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PARISH CLERK & RFO - 5 Hours per week

PARISH CLERK & RFO - 5 Hours per week

Langley with Hardley Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to work alongside our team of Parish Councillors.

Langley with Hardley is a small parish with an electorate of about 490 with an active and enthusiastic group of councillors.

The position, which is home based, involves working 5 hours per week, flexibly, including attendance at Parish Council meetings. Parish Council meetings are held in the evenings six times a year, on the first Tuesday bi-monthly (frequency to be reviewed in November 2024). The Clerk is expected to attend all meetings. There may also be the occasional extraordinary meeting.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

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

  • Advising the Council

  • Updating the Parish Council website, Facebook page, and village noticeboards

  • Maintaining/updating files and documents, moving to an electronic file storage system

  • Actioning the Council’s decisions

  • Attending to all correspondence including, telephone calls, letters and emails

  • Distributing relevant information to Councillors

  • Acting as the Responsible Financial Officer, managing and reporting on the Parish Council’s finances, including HMRC PAYE, annual budget preparation, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT and preparing the accounts for annual audit

  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer for the Parish Council

  • Monitoring planning applications and circulating to the Council

  • Liaising with District and County Councillors

  • Assisting with the administration of Langley with Hardley Parish Trust Charity.

The successful candidate should be suitably qualified (ideally with or be willing to obtain CiLCA – the Certificate in Local Council Administration), have good IT, specifically MS Office, numerical and organisational skills. The salary will be paid in line with NALC guidelines within the scale LC1 (£11.63 to £13.95 per hour) as set out in the National Agreement on Salaries and Conditions of Service of Local Council Clerks in England and Wales, according to qualifications and experience.

This position will be available from May 2024. To apply send your CV stating work experience, qualifications and the qualities you would bring to the job with a short supporting statement letter to Parish Council Chairman, Nigel Sullivan via the Clerk: Emma Webster

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