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Hertford Town Council; Casual Venue Hire Co-ordinator

Hertford Town Council; Project Officer

Aldbury Parish Council; Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Aldbury is a rural parish in the West of Hertfordshire encompassing the village of Aldbury and the neighbouring hamlet of Tring Station. It is a thriving and friendly community, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The council has 8 members and an annual precept (2019/20) of £20,066. The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of the parish council's business and will also be the Responsible Financial Officer. In the execution of these duties the successful applicant will be expected to be competent in the use of appropriate computer word processing and financial packages.

In support of the general administrative aspects of the role, the successful applicant will be expected to have or to develop a strong awareness of the obligations and opportunities of the Parish Council within the local government structure of the UK and to constructively assist the Parish Council in both meeting the obligations and in representing the views of its constituents.

The position is for 8-16 hours per week and involves working from home and being prepared to store relevant Parish Council records. The successful applicant will be expected to attend meetings of the Parish Council which typically take place on the first Monday of each month, as well as the occasional ad-hoc daytime/evening meeting when the Parish Council requires the Clerk to attend. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop and maintain good relations within the Parish and with appropriate representatives of the Borough, County and neighbouring Parish and Town Councils. An hourly rate in accordance with nationally agreed conditions is payable and will depend on ability and experience.

For further details please contact

Rob McCarthy (Chairman)

Tel: 01442 825534


Or Peter Moore (Vice Chairman)

Tel: 01442 851337 or 07973 752744


Closing date for applications is Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Clerk to The Ivers Parish Council (Responsible Financial Officer and Operations manager)

This role is an opportunity for an individual who wants to develop their skill sets and knowledge in the public sector.
The Ivers Parish in South Buckinghamshire encompasses three principal village communities and has a key, strategic position in the Green Belt. The community has around 12,000 residents.
It is a time of change in local government in this area with the introduction of a single Unitary authority for Buckinghamshire in April 2020. As a result, this role may evolve to take on new responsibilities or activities offering further opportunities for development.
The position involves the statutory role of Proper Officer of the Council.
The jobholder will be able to:
• Demonstrate strong people skills
• Manage multiple workstreams from design to implementation.
• Perform the day to day activities required to ensure the Council is compliant with all statutory requirements
• Display a proactive approach to designing ways of working and identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness
• Manage a team of staff – office and field based
• Display financial competence in preparing, tracking and reporting on Council finances
• Work with partners including other local authority bodies
• Communicate effectively and proactively with Councillors
• Engage with the community and communicate the Council's objectives and activities effectively.
The job requires flexibility as work in the evening (to attend meetings) and occasional weekends will be essential in the role. Time off in lieu applies.
A full induction plan will be designed to meet the needs of the successful applicant.
Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter should be sent to:
Closing Date 5pm Tuesday 4 February 2020
First Round of Interviews Tuesday 11 February 2020
Second Round of Interviews Monday 17 February 2020

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