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

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Westmill Parish Council; Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The Key Responsibilities are as follows:-

  • Provide full administration support to the Parish Council
  • Produce the agenda and, together with the chairman, prepare documentation for PC meetings
  • Attend Parish Council meeting (4 per annum), take minutes and distribute to the parish councillors
  • Manage the finances of the Parish Council in the role of Financial Officer
  • Communicate with East Herts Council, parishioners and the general public regarding PC matters
  • Manage and update as necessary the WPC website

Main Activities

  • Distributing PC meeting agendas, display on the village notice board
  • Preparation and distribution of supporting documents, including planning applications
  • Raising of cheques and payment of services (inc Village litter picking, village green maintenance, etc)
  • Taking, writing, agreeing and distribution of all PC meeting. Recording all funds received and payments made.
  • Receiving correspondence on behalf of the PC and informing Councillors to ensure they are aware of matters concerning the PC and the village.

This is a part time role with varying amounts of time spent of carry out these duties. Applicants must be computer literate with common Microsoft office applications. Office equipment will be provided.

It is envisaged the duties will not exceed 50 hours per annum.

Reporting to:- Chairman, WPC. Working relationship with all WPC Councillors

Anyone interested please contact our present clerk Bernadette King Telephone:- 01763 273356


Closing date for applications: 31st July 2019

Hertingfordbury Parish Council
Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Hertingfordbury Parish Council.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of the Council's business and will also be the Responsible Financial Officer. You will need to be enthusiastic and flexible with excellent administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills.

The post is 30 hours per month and involves working from home and storing relevant Council records. The successful applicant will be expected to prepare for and attend meetings of the Parish Council which typically take place on the second Wednesday evening of each month, as well as the occasional ad-hoc daytime/evening meeting where the Council would require the Clerk to attend.

An hourly rate in accordance with nationally agreed conditions is payable and will depend on ability and experience. A detailed job description is available.

Applications should be emailed on hertingfordburyparishclerk@outlook.com

Closing date is 31 May 2019.


The Nettleden with Potten End Parish Council is looking to appoint a qualified, self-motivated and innovative individual who will be able to bring experience to the position of Parish Clerk. The Parish Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and its Responsible Financial Officer, and is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority's Proper Officer.

The Clerk's responsibilities include producing agendas and minutes for council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, implementing the council's decisions, acting as the council's financial officer and keeping the council's financial records. Some evening and out of hours work is required.

As a significant proportion of the post is administrative, the applicant must have good financial and book-keeping skills, be computer literate and highly competent in using Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of local government would be an asset Good organisational skills and prioritisation skills are essential as a large degree of tact, diplomacy and flexibility in dealing with members of the public and other bodies. Local knowledge of Nettleden, Frithsden and Potten End would be an advantage.

Working hours are 13 hours per week and the salary will be pro-rata within the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) pay scale points 26-29 (£23,398 -£25,951 pro rata), according to experience and qualifications.The post holder will work from home and be provided with a computer etc.

The Council meets on the evening of the third Thursday of each month, except in August, with other meetings being called as required.

For more information or an informal discussion and an application form and job description, please email: nettledenwithpottenendpc@yahoo.co.uk

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