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Project Manager to Support the Civility and Respect Project
NALC are currently recruiting a project manager to support the Civility and Respect Working Group which has been set up with county associations, One Voice Wales and the Society of Local Council Clerks. The purpose of the role is to manage this important project's extensive package of initiatives and workstreams, from concept to delivery to time and budget. Full details on the role and how to apply are here, the closing date is 2 August.

Codicote Parish Council Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
The Parish of Codicote is located in North Hertfordshire and includes the villages of Codicote and Rabley Heath, along with various hamlets. The parish has a tax base of 1,682, an electorate of 2,179 and a turnover of around £127,000 p.a.
Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to the Council, which includes the role of Responsible Financial Officer. This is a part time, permanent vacancy for around 25 hours per week (subject to review). The role can be office or home based. Where necessary, home office equipment will be provided.
Salary scale will be subject to experience and qualification, plus pension and, where required, a home working and equipment allowance. The role will include preparation for and attendance at evening meetings, agendas and minutes for these meetings together with providing comprehensive administration support, procedural advice, and managing staff (currently 2 part-time) and contractors.
The clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer and as such will be responsible for all financial records of the council and the careful administration of its finances and preparation of budgets, the AGAR and liaising with internal and external auditors. The council is planning to switch to a new accounting software package and training will be provided.
The clerk is also the webmaster for the council website (, and is responsible for content, but hosting is outsourced together with most maintenance and site administration tasks.
The ideal candidate will be CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualified or willing to work towards this qualification, with a working knowledge of local government procedures, excellent communication skills, IT literate and a flexible approach with regards to the needs of the job. The clerk is required to give advice to councillors on parish council law and procedure.
Codciote parish council owns several play areas and recreation grounds, a sports field with cricket and football pitches, changing rooms and a spectator stand and provides allotments.
To apply for the position, please contact the acting clerk, Tom Brindley by email:
The closing date for applications is Friday, 3rd September 2021. The anticipated start date is October 2021.

SCP 11, £21,748 (pro rata per annum) Part-time (15 hours per week, flexible) Monday to Friday, plus attendance at Parish Council meetings.
We are seeking a highly organised and dedicated individual with a proven track record of leadership/managerial skills to undertake this key role. This is a combined role covering the duties of the Clerk and RFO. You will be responsible for the day-to-day administration (including risk-assessments, policies etc.), line-management of staff, organisation and management of the Councils' services and facilities, as well as the Councils' finances. You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focused with a hands-on style and sound administrative, inter-personal, finance and IT skills (Microsoft Suite) in order to work successfully with Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and community groups. Ideally you will have experience of working in a leadership/managerial role and have excellent admin skills. Any relevant qualifications (e.g., GDPR, H&S, safeguarding etc.) would be advantageous. You will either possess or be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration qualification (CiLCA) within 12 months, which is a requisite of the role. Evening meeting attendance is required at least once a month. This is a home-based role. Datchworth Parish Council is a dynamic, forward-thinking, and proactive Council at the centre of a local community. We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme. In the first instance, please submit your CV with a covering letter to Councillor Dodson, Chair of HR Committee: Datchworth Parish Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Closing date: Monday 2nd August 2021. Interviews: w/c 9th August.

Tring Rural Parish Council Temporary Clerk/RFO (maternity cover)
Cover is required for a period of 9-12 months to start in September/October 2021.
44 hours per month to be primarily worked from home and for Parish Council meetings which for 2021/22 are to be held in January, February, April, May, July, September, October, December usually on the first Wednesday of the month. In addition, attendance will be required at Planning committee meetings on an ad-hoc basis.
Salary offered for this position will be based on experience and any professional qualification achieved.
This is an ideal role for someone with a genuine interest in working with the public at the heart of our thriving community. 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 good working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.
You will need to be highly motivated and a good team player, with excellent organisational, numerical, communication, and IT skills. A 'people person' you will have a flexible approach and be able to meet deadlines.
Experience in a similar role or knowledge of local council work would be an advantage, but training can be provided.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact the current Clerk to the Council on Please provide a copy of your CV.
If you require any further information, please Contact us.
Closing date for applications is Friday 6th August 2021.

Salary: £11.76 - £12.73 per hour (SCP 13-17) Part-time (30 hours per month)
Hertingfordbury Parish Council is a small rural community west of Hertford comprising Birch Green, Cole Green, Letty Green, Staines Green, East End Green and encompassing Panshanger Park.
This is a rewarding opportunity for highly organised and community focussed applicants to make a valuable contribution to the effective management our Parish Council. It is a key role which is responsible for ensuring that all statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed and implemented. You will need therefore to be self-motivated, flexible in approach, able to prioritise and meet deadlines. You will bring with you sound administrative, inter-personal, financial and IT skills in order to work successfully with Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community.
Experience of a similar role would be ideal but if not, your commitment to develop into this role will be supported with training and development opportunities. Ideally with or willing to obtain CiLCA qualification within an agreed time period.
The post is part-time (30 hours per month) working from home and some evening meeting attendance is required. We offer nationally based terms and conditions.
Please contact for a recruitment pack and applications are invited by CV and covering letter
Closing date for applications: 31 July 2021
Hertingfordbury Council welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Last updated: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:46