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.


Salary scales LC2 26-29 (£23,398—£25,951 + Inner Fringe Allowance pro rata)
Part-time (20 hours per week)

This is an ideal role for someone with a genuine interest in working with the public at the heart of this thriving community.

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. You will work from home but must also be able to attend Council meetings which occur in the evening on the 2nd Monday of each month (except August).

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

Experience in a similar role or knowledge of local council work would be an
advantage, but training can be provided.

Please email Cllr Louise Gross, The Chair of Personnel
at nashmillsparishpersonnel@yahoo.com
for a recruitment pack and full job description

Closing Date for Applications: 27th September 2018

Arlesey Town Council, Bedfordshire:
Town Clerk and RFO

Salary Scale: LC3 SCP 39 to 42 (£35,229 to £38,052) depending on experience. Participation in the local government pension scheme. Full time – 37 hours per week.

Arlesey is a growing rural commuter town with a population of circa. 6,000. Situated on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border, the town benefits from a train station offering a direct service to London's Kings Cross and Peterborough. The adopted Arlesey Cross Masterplan is set to deliver major residential and infrastructure development in coming years. A strong community spirit exists alongside a forward-thinking and motivated Town Council.

The Town Council is advertising for a Town Clerk who will be responsible for all aspects of the managerial, financial and administrative areas of the day-to-day work of the Council.

As well as being the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk will provide leadership to a group of employees in addition to support and guidance to the elected members. We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is technically competent as well as skilled in managing and developing a team. A good working knowledge of HR/Payroll process, and Employment Law would be beneficial.

In recent years the Council has undergone a period of change resulting in the positive development of administration and managerial processes, alongside the progression and completion of a number of community projects. The successful candidate will be required to build on this work and provide leadership to guide the Council in managing the impact of major development in Arlesey over the coming years.

The Town Clerk is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources which will require applicants to have a detailed knowledge of Local Government Law. The successful candidate must have, or be willing to obtain, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) and have sufficient financial management experience to manage an annual budget of circa. £250k.

A full recruitment pack is available to download from the Town Council's website, on request by email to assistantclerk@arleseytc.co.uk or by telephoning 01462 733722. Paper copies can also be collected from the Town Council office during our normal opening hours: 9am to 3pm Monday-Thursday and 9am to midday Fridays. Please note that CV's are not accepted.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 24th September 2018. Interviews will be scheduled with shortlisted candidates.

Arlesey Town Council is committed to equality of opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

South Mimms Parish Council which was formed on 1st April 2008 is seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to commence employment as soon as possible. This is a part time post for 10 hours a week.

South Mimms is a village with a population of about 900, close to junction 23 of the M25 where it crosses the A1.

The Parish Council is keen to serve the local community and the new Clerk will be instrumental in helping to achieve this. He/she will be responsible for the day to day management of the Council's services and will be the Responsible Finance Officer. Meetings are held once a month, usually on the first Thursday.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and preferably have previous local government experience. He/she will need to be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

Salary in accordance with NALC Payscales dependant on qualifications and experience

Please send CV to the Parish Chairman Yvonne Harverson email y.harverson@yahoo.co.uk

Closing date for applications 30th September 2018

To publicise your vacancy

please contact the HAPTC office by email or phone. This service is free of charge for member councils.