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Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Parish Council Vacancy

5 September 2023


Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Parish Council Vacancy

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen PC.

Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and self-motivated person to take on the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.  

Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen is a small village with an electorate of about 600.

36 hours per calendar month (home based).   

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications (in the region of SCP14).

As Clerk to the Parish Council you will be home based, but work closely with the elected parish councillors, using your knowledge and expertise to help develop and maximise the facilities and services we have to offer our village.

You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial, and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered, and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.

Suitably qualified to CiLCA, or above, highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, you will bring sound leadership, administrative, communication, IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.

We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this post, which will involve working evenings.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

•Organising and attending council meetings, preparing agendas, and writing minutes

•Maintaining and updating the village noticeboard

•Maintaining/updating files and documents

•Implementing the Council’s decision

•Attending to all correspondence including letters and emails

•Distributing relevant information to Councillors

•Act as the responsible Financial Officer, manage and report on the Parish Council’s finances, including HMRC PAYE, annual budget preparation, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT and prepare the accounts for annual audit

•Preparing end of year accounts liaising with both internal and external auditors

•Apply, monitor and report on any grants/funding which is applied for

•Acting as the Data Protection Officer for the Parish Council

•Monitoring planning applications and circulating to the Council

•Liaising with Borough and County Council/lors

•Advising the Council

•Allotment/Paddock Management, including invoicing

Please send your CV stating work experience and the qualities and skills you would bring to the job with a short covering letter to the Chair of the Parish Council 

Closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September, with interviews taking place in October.  The successful applicant will be required to supply 2 references.

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