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Closes October 27th

Codicote Parish Council Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
The Parish of Codicote is located in North Hertfordshire and includes the villages of Codicote and Rabley Heath, along with various hamlets. The parish has a tax base of 1,682, an electorate of 2,179 and a turnover of around £127,000 p.a.
Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to the Council, which includes the role of Responsible Financial Officer. This is a part time, permanent vacancy for around 25 hours per week (subject to review). The role can be office or home based. Where necessary, home office equipment will be provided.
Salary scale will be subject to experience and qualification, plus pension and, where required, a home working and equipment allowance. The role will include preparation for and attendance at evening meetings, agendas and minutes for these meetings together with providing comprehensive administration support, procedural advice, and managing staff (currently 2 part-time) and contractors.
The clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer and as such will be responsible for all financial records of the council and the careful administration of its finances and preparation of budgets, the AGAR and liaising with internal and external auditors. The council is planning to switch to a new accounting software package and training will be provided.
The clerk is also the webmaster for the council website (, and is responsible for content, but hosting is outsourced together with most maintenance and site administration tasks.
The ideal candidate will be CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualified or willing to work towards this qualification, with a working knowledge of local government procedures, excellent communication skills, IT literate and a flexible approach with regards to the needs of the job. The clerk is required to give advice to councillors on parish council law and procedure.
Codciote parish council owns several play areas and recreation grounds, a sports field with cricket and football pitches, changing rooms and a spectator stand and provides allotments.
To apply for the position, please contact the acting clerk, Tom Brindley by email:

Tring Rural Parish Council Temporary Clerk/RFO (maternity cover)
Cover is required for a period of 9-12 months to start in September/October 2021.
44 hours per month to be primarily worked from home and for Parish Council meetings which for 2021/22 are to be held in January, February, April, May, July, September, October, December usually on the first Wednesday of the month. In addition, attendance will be required at Planning committee meetings on an ad-hoc basis.
Salary offered for this position will be based on experience and any professional qualification achieved.
This is an ideal role for someone with a genuine interest in working with the public at the heart of our thriving community. You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing good working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.
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.
Experience in a similar role or knowledge of local council work would be an advantage, but training can be provided.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact the current Clerk to the Council on Please provide a copy of your CV.
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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 29th October 2021.

Finchingfield Parish Council is seeking a highly organised and committed applicant for this key role which is responsible for all the day-to-day organisation and management of the Council's services, facilities and finances. You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focussed with excellent leadership, management, administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with Councillors, external organisations, and the community. You should, at a minimum, be proficient in Word, Excel, Zoom and Scribe. Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification (or be prepared to obtain it) and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management.

The post is part time (52 hours per calendar month).

The role has been assessed as LC2 at SCP 25 which currently attracts an hourly rate of £15.37.

The Council meets approximately 22 times annually, generally in the evening, to which attendance is required.

Travel expenses will be paid as appropriate.

We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this position based on NALC pay scales and the salary offered will depend on experience. A dedicated computer and telephone will be provided for use solely for this position and expenses will be paid for all associated consumables.

To apply for the post please send an overview of your experience and resume to HR Committee at

Interviews will take place shortly thereafter. Employment equality The Council confirms that it aims to offer full equality of opportunity. Employees and prospective employees will not be unfairly discriminated against on grounds of their sex, marital status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, trade union membership or non-membership. Where an employee may be disadvantaged on these grounds, the Council will make every reasonable effort to rectify such disadvantage(s). Employment terms and conditions and decisions on recruitment, selection, training, promotion and dismissal will be made solely on the basis of objective criteria.

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Last updated: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:03