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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South Mimms Parish Council
Part-time Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

This position is immediately available and is for part-time working from the applicant's own home
for an average of 40 hours a month. This paid time includes attendance at the Parish Council's 10
evening meetings a year, held at the local Village Hall, and any other occasional meetings, visits,
seminars and courses that may arise.
South Mimms is a small settlement with a strong community spirit and a population of around 855,
situated near Potters Bar in the district authority of Hertsmere Borough Council. The Parish Council
has five elected members and the precept is in the range c. £13,500 - £15,500.
The Clerk is the only employee and is responsible for the day to day running of the Parish Council,
which would commonly include the tasks of preparing agendas, taking minutes, liaising with
residents, contractors and local government officials, the administration of the website and
implementing the Parish Council's decisions and policies. Managing the Parish Council's finances is a
significant part of the role including overseeing all financial transactions, preparing budgets, VAT
reclaim, PAYE, organising audits and the annual statutory governance and accountability returns.
The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure that it
acts within its powers.
For this varied position, applicants should have excellent organisational and administrative skills, and
be able to demonstrate a high degree of competency in financial management. They must be
computer literate and have internet access. Applicants should ideally have previous experience
working in, or have knowledge of, local government or as a Parish Clerk, although training can be
provided and there will be opportunities for handover meetings. The ability to communicate well at
all levels is essential.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and committed and who is prepared to undertake
continued development training throughout employment. If not already holding the Certificate in
Local Councils Administration, the successful candidate should ideally be prepared to study for the
The salary will be based on the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) newly
restructured pay scales from 1 April 2019 and will depend on existing qualifications and experience.
It is expected that the starting salary will be within the NJC's band LC1, points 13-17, which is above
the substantive benchmark range and equates to £11.45 - £12.39/hour. For an exceptionally
experienced and well-qualified candidate the Parish Council will consider a re-evaluation of the role
to fall in the lower range of salary points in band LC2. Membership of the Local Government Pension
Scheme is also offered.
A laptop computer and printer will be provided. The successful candidate must be able to undertake
the safe storage of relevant equipment, files and records.
You are welcome to contact the Chair (01707 659706) for an informal discussion.
CV and a covering letter to be sent to 5 St Giles Avenue, South Mimms, Potters Bar, EN6 3PZ, or
June 2019 - the closing date for applications has been extended until an appointment is made


29 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Salary range: NJC SCP 13 - SCP 17 (pro-rata) depending on experience, plus Nest Pension.

flexible working hours may be considered.

This public sector role provides an interesting and varied opportunity to work within an active growing community.

The Town Council is committed to protecting and enhancing the social, recreational and environmental well-being of Arlesey and its residents. The Assistant Clerk plays a key role in ensuring the success of this mission.

The successful candidate will:

  • possess excellent IT and communication skills
  • be self-confident in representing the Council
  • have proven relevant office/admin, proof-reading, bookkeeping and customer service experience
  • be able to organise and prioritise workloads
  • demonstrate a commitment to achieving high standards and good working relationships
  • be adaptable and flexible to meets the needs of the Council; particularly in terms of additional hours.

Further details: To view or receive an application pack visit Arlesey Town Council website http://www.arleseytc.co.uk/documents/

or contact: Janet Bailey, Town Clerk

Email: townclerk@arleseytc.co.uk

Tel. (01462) 733722

Alternatively, call into the Town Council Office, Community Centre, High Street, Arlesey, Beds SG15 6SN: Mon-Thurs. 9am-3pm, Fri, 9am-12noon

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 8th July 2019.

Westmill Parish Council; Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The Key Responsibilities are as follows:-

  • Provide full administration support to the Parish Council
  • Produce the agenda and, together with the chairman, prepare documentation for PC meetings
  • Attend Parish Council meeting (4 per annum), take minutes and distribute to the parish councillors
  • Manage the finances of the Parish Council in the role of Financial Officer
  • Communicate with East Herts Council, parishioners and the general public regarding PC matters
  • Manage and update as necessary the WPC website

Main Activities

  • Distributing PC meeting agendas, display on the village notice board
  • Preparation and distribution of supporting documents, including planning applications
  • Raising of cheques and payment of services (inc Village litter picking, village green maintenance, etc)
  • Taking, writing, agreeing and distribution of all PC meeting. Recording all funds received and payments made.
  • Receiving correspondence on behalf of the PC and informing Councillors to ensure they are aware of matters concerning the PC and the village.

This is a part time role with varying amounts of time spent of carry out these duties. Applicants must be computer literate with common Microsoft office applications. Office equipment will be provided.

It is envisaged the duties will not exceed 50 hours per annum.

Reporting to:- Chairman, WPC. Working relationship with all WPC Councillors

Anyone interested please contact our present clerk Bernadette King Telephone:- 01763 273356


Closing date for applications: 31st July 2019

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