Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

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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 (2018/19) of £17,000. 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; 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 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 these 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 Council records. The successful applicant will be expected to attend meetings of the Parish Council which typically take place the first Monday of each month, as well as the occasional ad-hoc daytime/evening meeting where the Council would require the Clerk to attend. To develop and maintain good relations within the Parish and with the 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 Joe Brady

Tel: 01442 851 642 and/or 07545 017 252

Email: joe_a_brady@hotmail.com

Address: Cobwebbs Cottage, 31 Stocks Road, Aldbury, HP23 5RT

Closing date for applications: 14th January 2019


Starting at salary LC4 scale 52 -56, £48,138- £53,131 for a 37 hour week- subject to proven ability and experience (Local Government Pension Scheme). An appropriate qualification in local government administration is essential and therefore the successful applicant must hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or recognised equivalent.

Witham Town Council is looking to appoint a capable Town Clerk whose role is to

  • manage the strategic direction of the Town Council in order to meet the Council's priorities.
  • deliver high quality services to local residents and motivate and maximize the potential of staff.
  • engage the local community and community groups for the benefit of the town.
  • work constructively with elected members and officers and provide sound advice to the Council.

The successful candidate with the necessary skills will be part of a successful team at this proactive Town Council, comprising 16 Town Councillors and 11 Staff.

Applications are invited for this varied and interesting post from persons who have strong communication skills with a friendly and personable demeanour. A flexible approach is key to the role with an ability to 'think outside the box'.

Should you decide to apply for this post and are successful you would become part of a friendly and mutually supportive team in a good working environment.

The closing date for applications is C.O.B. Friday 23rd November 2018.

If asked for an interview the candidate will be asked to make a brief Power Point presentation, entitled 'What can you bring to Witham Town Council today and for the future' during the interview process.

An Application Pack can be obtained by email townclerk@witham.gov.uk or by phone 01376 520627. Please contact the Town Clerk, Mark Squire in this respect.

Arlesey Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

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 deputyclerk@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.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd November 2018.

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

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