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Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07956 590094

Job Vacancies

Any current vacancies are displayed here. Please use the contact details specified in the advertisement.

Clerk to Batchworth Community Council

Salary Band: £26,822 - £30,153 pro-rata (within NJC SCP 30-34)

Part-time: 21 hours per week plus 4 hours to attend evening meetings

If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic new Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community then this post is ideal.

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 national bodies.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused individual who will bring sound administrative and good management skills. In return we offer flexibility in hours and excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment. Training appropriate to the role will be provided.

The Human Resources department at Watford Borough Council is acting on behalf of Batchworth Community Council.

To apply: Please email your CV and Supporting Statement (with the vacancy job title in the email subject line) together with the Equal Opportunities Form to jobs@watford.gov.uk

Interviews will take place on Thursday, 22nd March 2018.

Further information:

  1. Application Info
  2. Background Information
  3. Job Description
  4. Person Specification
  5. Batchworth Parish Council Map

For an informal discussion, please contact Carina Helmn (Interim Clerk) on 07891 452 832 or Cllr Patrick Heanen (Chairman) on 07912 275 398

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform all applicants as to whether or not they have been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

St Stephen Parish Council Assistant Clerk

St Stephen Parish Council is seeking highly organised, committed, community-focussed, flexible and approachable applicants to undertake successfully the following key role.

(Full-time 37 hours per week including some evening work)

(Inclusive salary within range £25,549 - £29,070 p.a.)

Applicants need to have relevant and sound administrative, organisational, planning and communication skills/ and experience of formal Committee meeting management, minute taking and ideally knowledge of allotments management and health and safety regulation.

For further information, please visit www.ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk/vacancies

For a recruitment pack and application form please text or call Clive Payne, CP Associates on 07970381592 or e-mail clivep@cpassociates.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th April 2018

St Stephen Parish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

London Colney Parish Council Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

London Colney Parish is recruiting a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer due to the impending retirement of the current post holder at the end of May 2018.

The new Clerk will be a proven leader and innovator, joining a dynamic and forward thinking Council. Working at the Caledon Community Centre in London Colney, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have experience in administrative management in a complex environment; an understanding of Local Government; experience in managing staff; excellent financial management and literary skills; good communication skills including community engagement and excellent knowledge of IT.

The preferred candidate will hold CiLCA or be prepared to gain this qualification within 12 months of appointment.

The role includes membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with 25 days annual leave. The role is 30 hours per week.

The application form, job description and person specification can be found on the Council's website www.londoncolney-pc.gov.uk or call 01727 821314 for more information and to have an application pack sent to you. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Salary Scale LC2/3, SCP 35-38: £30,480 - £33,106 pro rata

The closing date for applications is Thursday 5 April 2018, 12 noon

Interviews will take place w/c 16 April 2018

London Colney Parish Council, Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney AL2 1PU Tel: 01727 821314

Ashwell Parish Council; Deputy Clerk

Reporting to: The Parish Clerk / Chairman of the Parish Council.
Salary: £9.50 per hour (to be reviewed following the probationary period -see below*)
Hours: 14 hours per week (flexible but probably over 2 days -see below*)
Location: The Parish Council office is at the corner of Bear Lane and Back Street, Ashwell.
Ashwell Parish Council is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable person to carry out the duties of Deputy Clerk to the Parish Council. This position reflects the increased workload now undertaken by the council.
The position is one that supports the work of the Parish Clerk, the parish councillors and the buildings and services within the remit of the Parish Council. Details of the Parish Council's responsibilities and activities can be found in the Ashwell Yearbook. The role will particularly involve premises management and will include working with suppliers and contractors as well as user groups and volunteers.
The candidate should have a good level of education and be computer literate. They should have good interpersonal skills and be confident in dealing with members of the public. They should be able to work independently in a methodical way but also to be comfortable with the unexpected. The job is varied and involves working with members of the public as part of the local community.
The deputy clerk will be expected to stand in for the Clerk when she is on annual leave and, by negotiation, other occasions when she is not available, but only after the candidate is confident in the role. Minute taking, and writing, skills will be required for this. There will be a need to attend monthly evening meetings and the occasional weekend meeting.
Candidates are likely to have had previous office experience. Experience of the public sector and/or familiarity with how local government operates would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity of appropriate training and there may also be the opportunity of working towards the CiLCA qualification.
*There will be a six-month probationary period. Following a successful probationary period the salary would be reviewed in line with NALC (National Association of Local Councils) pay scales and other benefits including pension provision etc. During the probationary period more hours may be available to cover holiday, sickness or special events. As the Parish Council is considering taking on other management responsibilities in the village, there may be the opportunity to increase the hours of work.
The successful candidate will be community minded and have a 'can do' attitude.
An application form is available from Jane Porter, Parish Clerk on clerk@ashwell.gov.uk
or from the Parish Council office at 6A Back Street, Ashwell.
If you would like to discuss the position contact Jane Porter the Clerk on 01462 743706 or Councillor Madeleine Legg on 01462 742385 or at madeleine.legg@ashwell.gov.uk
Completed applications should be returned by 30th March and addressed to The Parish Clerk, Ashwell Parish Council, 6A Back Street, Ashwell, Herts SG7 5PE.
Office at Bear Farm 6A Back Street, Ashwell, Baldock, Herts, SG7 5PE
Mon-Thurs 08.30 -13.00 01462 743706 clerk@ashwell.gov.uk
Clerk: Jane Porter Chairman: Mark White 07977 099951

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