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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Colney Heath Parish Council, Assistant To The Clerk

Part-time 12 - 15 hours per week by agreement including some evening work – inclusive salary pro rata £20,163 to £22,198

The Parish Council is seeking highly organised, committed, flexible and personable applicants to undertake successfully this new role to support the Clerk.

Applicants need to have relevant and sound administrative, organisational, planning, communication and IT skills along with some experience of formal Committee meeting management, minute taking and ideally health and safety regulations.

For further information on the Council visit


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

on 07970 381592

Closing date for applications is Monday 14th October 2019

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


Permanent position - 20 hours per week - Salary scale SCP 19
Actual salary for £13,405 (FTE £24,799 ) Membership of Local Government Pension Scheme
Based at The Civic Centre, High Street, Berkhamsted
Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 30 September 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 9 October 2019
Berkhamsted is a lovely historic market town located in the Chiltern Hills adjacent to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Grand Union Canal runs through the town and there is a Norman motte and bailey castle where the Anglo Saxon crown was ceded to William the Conqueror in 1066. Since that time numerous historic and literary associations have been established in the town. In March 2018, Berkhamsted was named the best place to live in the South East by The Sunday Times.
The Town Council offices are on the second floor of the Civic Centre in Berkhamsted High Street with staff parking to the rear. The Council is made up of 15 elected councillors and this year the Town Mayor is Cllr Garrick Stevens. The Town Council owns four large allotment sites in the town and runs Lagley Meadow Youth Centre which is currently leased to a pre-school. We work closely with other organisations to enhance the assets and character of Berkhamsted, often contributing financially to such initiatives. The Town Council lobbies other organisations such as Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council for improved facilities in Berkhamsted. Following the May 2019 elections there are a number of new and very interesting environmental projects underway. The Town Council's budgeted income for the current year is £262,498 and budgeted expenditure is £304,861.
The vacancy has arisen following the retirement of a staff member earlier this year so we are looking for an experienced Finance Officer. The opportunity has been taken to review and revise the role to enhance job satisfaction. The town council is currently migrating to a new computer software package and the post holder will be the first to operate the system, called Omega, which is designed specifically for Town and Parish Councils. Full training will be given. The package is extremely user friendly and is supported by an excellent help desk. The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining the allotments letting software which records tenancies, waiting lists and issues the annual invoices. We are a small organisation and this is reflected in the relatively small number of financial transactions per month, however, this gives the post holder the opportunity to experience the whole spectrum of financial transactions so making for an interesting and varied role.
Berkhamsted Town Council is an equal opportunities employer. There are four members of staff, including the post being advertised, forming a friendly, hardworking and professional team. The post holder will work with the councillors, the Town Clerk, other colleagues and partner organisations to further enhance and improve Berkhamsted for the benefit of residents. A thorough programme of induction training will be given to ensure a smooth transition into the job and the organisation. If you think this is just the job for you click here for more details and an application pack: www.berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk/job-vacancies;


£39 782 - £43 662 per annum + £609 Outer London Weighting + 5% Loyalty bonus (after 3 years) + appropriate professional fees paid.

Hertford is an historic and significant county town with the Council proud to serve its growing population of 26,000, investing over £1.7M m each year. If you are looking for a new challenge, and want to help us provide the best possible services for Hertford then please get in touch. .

The Council's work includes:

  • Managing and enhancing the prestigious setting of the Council's offices at the historic Hertford Castle and Castle grounds
  • Continuing a proud history of civic tradition & ceremony of the Mayor of Hertford
  • Playing an important role in local partnerships.
  • Providing local services and local amenities including Hertford Cemetery and the Council's allotment sites
  • The busy and growing range of events at the Castle and Hertford Town Centre
  • Providing a well-regarded Town & Tourism Information Centre
  • Developing the high and growing reputation for the private and corporate hire at Hertford Castle and the Seed Warehouse.

We need an experienced and motivated Civic Administration Manager, with strong management capabilities, to contribute positively towards to our work.

If you can bring the necessary drive, vision and commitment, then we would like to hear from you.

Closing date: 20th September 2019

Interview date: 3rd or 4th October 2019 – you will only be required to attend on one of these days

For an informal discussion call Joseph Whelan on 01992 552885

Application pack available from the website: www.hertford.gov.uk

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