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  • Parish Clerk and RFO Irton with Santon Parish
    Salary : NJC pay scale 18 
    Hours: 10 hours per month
    Responsible to :   Elected members of the Council

    Job Purpose
    The role of the Clerk is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support.
    The Clerk will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and assets and will report to them as and when required
    The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and as such is responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances including payment of wages and statutory deduction schemes as relevant.
    The Clerk is expected to produce all the information required for the council to make effective decisions.
    The Clerk administers all the Council's paperwork and ensures that all meeting papers are properly prepared and the public is informed of all meetings. 
    Key Responsibilities
    • To ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.
    • To act as the Responsible Financial Officer and manage the financial records of the Council in accordance with legal requirements and best practice.
    • To ensure the confidentiality of those Council matters which are not in the public domain; to ensure compliance with the Data protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
    • To ensure the Council has the documentation and information for operating lawfully. 
    • To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas for meetings of the Council and Committees. To issue notices on public noticeboards and the Council website and circulate as appropriate. To attend all such meetings and prepare minutes for approval. 
    • To attend all meetings of the Council other than where such duties have been delegated to another Officer.
    • To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with such items or bring such items to the attention of the Council. To issue correspondence as a result of instructions of, or the known policy of, the Council.
    • To manage the Council's purchasing procedures and award of contracts.
    • To ensure the Council's obligations for risk management including risk assessments are properly met and, where necessary, risks are properly insured.
    • To act as representative of the Council as required. 
    • To attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council. 
    • To promote the Parish Council through its website and ensure information is regularly and accurately updated. 
    • To maintain all deeds, leases, contracts and other legal or confidential documentation in a safe and secure manner.
    • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the post, as notified and agreed by the Council.

  • Distington Parish Council - Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.  Applications are invited for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer  to Distington Parish Council to work 5 hours per week  £3057.60 per annum. -commensurate with SCP 13 on the National pay scale.Local government experience preferred.Job specification available on request. Applications should be forwarded to Closing date - 5th February 2021 

  • Parish Clerk Vacancy for Thursby Parish Council. Applications are invited for the above post which will be vacant from 2nd January 2021. The hours are 10 hours per week, paid in accordance with the NJC salary scale appropriate to level and experience. Some experience working with or for local government would be advantageous. Initially the successful applicant will be expected to work from home, and a laptop computer and printer will be provided to facilitate this, but once we are able to the clerk will hold two surgeries per month in the Parish hall. The Clerk will be responsible for the day to day administration of the Parish Council, to advise the Council on legal decision making, dealing with correspondence, preparing agendas and minutes, and attending Council meetings as well as liaison with other local government bodies and other partners. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer of the Council managing all finances on a day to day basis and would be expected to prepare the financial records for audit, in accordance with the audit regulations which apply to Parish Councils. Please see job description and person specification for further details.If you are interested in applying for this position please provide a written application with the name, address, telephone number and email address of two referees to the Chair no later than Friday 15th January 2021. 

    Wendy Bowe
    Thursby Parish Council
    2 Matty Lonning 

    or e-mail her at  Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the Chairperson on 07856702532 to discuss the role.

PDF Thursby Job Description - 68KB
PDF Thursby Person Specification - 14KB