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  • Thursby Parish Council have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk Responsible Financial Officer Applicants are invited for the above-mentioned post which will become vacant.  From April 17th 2022
    The working hours are 10hrs per week including attendance at evening meetings and paid in accordance with the NJC salary scale appropriate to experience and qualifications. The clerk will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Parish Council, dealing with correspondence, preparing meeting agendas and minutes, attending council meetings as well as liaison with local government bodies and partners. As Responsible financial Officer the duties include managing the Council Finances on a day-to-day basis, presenting the monthly accounts at the monthly Parish Council meetings. Compiling the year end accounts in the required format specific to Parish Councils and presenting for annual audit. Training in all aspects of the role will be given. Applications to Peter Hunter (Chairman) Email splashanddash@btopenworld.com Tel 07974221814 Closing date for applications Friday April 29th 2022


  • Skelwith Parish Council Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer - Vacancy. Paid on NALC SPC 4 hours per week £13.48 per hour, the pay is £233 per month plus £18 per month for home working allowance. Flexible working requiring some evening meetings
    • The role of Clerk is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support.
    • Skelwith PC is a small rural Parish consisting of a Clerk and five councillors. The Parish councils in the county are often viewed as the part of government closest to the people. They are the only local government tier that represents residents at parish level.
    • Importantly Parish Councils can "precept" - raising a council tax each year to improve facilities and services for local people.
    • Their powers and duties cover many things that help to improve life at a Parish level.
    • Parish Council also comments on planning applications.
    • All Parish Council meetings are open to the public. They are led by the Council's Chairman and advised by a Clerk who is there to see that business is conducted within the law. The clerk undertakes all administration relating to the Council.
    • Manages the Councils finances and prepares the Annual Accounts for the internal and external auditors
    • Looks after the Parish website and WhatsApp group
    • Listens and engaged with the community and works with other statutory agencies to help make improvements
    Full support, including the opportunity for further development and training via the CALC training programme offered.
    Good administration skills and ability to ability to manage council finances; prepare simple accounts which meet audit requirements, including the preparation of regular and annual financial statements. For more information and an application form please contact Suzanne Pender skelwithparishcouncilclerk@gmail.com 07501 806298.  Closing date 20th May.


  • Scaleby Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk, from 20th July. The Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions. The Clerk is also the councils Responsible Financial Officer.  Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with book keeping / financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council.  Working hours are 16 per month. With the exception of meetings attendance, the post holder will be expected to work from home and will be provided with a laptop. The Council meets in the evening on the third Wednesday of alternate months, with other meetings being called as required.  Formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available.  Salary £10.21 per hour (in accordance with nationally agreed scales).  For an informal discussion, and job description, please contact the Chairman, Cllr George McGarr on 01228 675132 or email George@scaleby.org.uk  An application form is available to download from our website; applications should be sent, marked "Private and confidential", to The Chairman, Scaleby Parish Council, High Hill Cottage, Scaleby, Carlisle, CA6 4LW, no later than 15th June 2022.



  • Penrith Town Council - RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER VACANCY. We are looking for an experienced finance officer to lead the Council's internal controls and accounts function. We are growing quickly and need someone with the drive, tenacity and passion to support best practice and efficient provision of day-to-day financial management. Reporting to the Town Clerk and Finance Committee, the successful candidate must have proven experience in local government and good finance practice. You will be required to have:
    • A full professional qualification AAT Level 4 or equivalent.
    • Experience in local government.
    • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills and be familiar with report writing, presentations and IT skills.
    We are ambitious about the future as we progress through local government reorganisation in Cumbria. We are keen to make a difference in Penrith. We are small friendly team who are positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working in a supportive and collaborative environment.
    Post details:
    • Part-time up to 16 Hour's pw and permanent contract.
    • 12 weeks probationary period.
    • Salary range - SCP3 33-41 - dependent upon qualifications and experience/£37,568 to £45,648 pro rata.
    • Contractually based at our office but home working is possible with Town Clerks agreement.
    • Requirement to attend an evening meeting approximately every other month.
    • Local Government Pension Scheme.
    If you would like to apply for the position, please do not send a CV. Please complete the application form and return by email, attaching your application form, a supporting letter and a copy of a report you have authored. The report must be your own work and must relate to a financial matter. The subject matter is your choice, however, the short-listing panel would like to receive a clear, well thought out report with recommendations and a comprehensive financial narrative and return to:townclerk@penrithtowncouncil.gov.uk 
    Closing Date: 20 May 2022
    Shortlist Date: 23 May 2022
    Interview Date: 9 June 2022
    The document application pack contains the following:



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