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
SG4 8RD

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Short Term Vacancy/Secondment Opportunity- Hertford Town Council – Civic Administration Manager

This position is for a three month period (to cover planned absence) and is for four days per week with the employment commencing late January/early February 2019.

Hertford is the county town with a population of approximately 26 000. The Town Council has sixteen elected members and the current precept is c. £1.1M .

This role plays a pivotal part of the management team of the Council, ensuring the effective management of the Council's democratic services, civic traditions and ground maintenance.

Applicants should have excellent organisational and administrative skills, be able to deal with competing deadlines and provide clear advice to Councillors, colleagues, customers and the wider public.

Applicants should ideally have previous experience working in local government.

The salary will be based on the National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay scales with the salary being £39 002 plus Outer London Weighting.

Applications on the Council's application form are to be returned by midday on Friday 25 January 2019.

For further information and an application pack, or to discuss this role, please contact Joseph Whelan Town Clerk on 01992 552885 or using town.clerk@hertford.gov.uk

WARE TOWN COUNCIL; TOWN CLERK

Salary within grade LC4 (currently £53,131 - £59,901 p.a.)(from 1 April 2019 - SCP 50 - 54 - £54,194 - £61,099 p.a.)

Full-time (37 hours per week)
Ware Town Council is a forward-thinking Council at the centre of a thriving local community, which is set to grow considerably over the next 20 years. The Council has just introduced significant changes to improve its governance and effectiveness. We are now seeking highly organised and committed applicants to undertake this key role which is responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council's services, staff, facilities and finances. This is a demanding job and you will need vision, a high level of motivation, excellent leadership, management, administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community.

Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management.

The post is full-time (37 hours per week) and some evening meeting attendance is required. We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this full-time post which involves evening and weekend attendance.

Please visit our website www.waretowncouncil.gov.uk to download a recruitment pack and an application form.

For an informal discussion feel free to contact our current Town Clerk, Jill Rowlinson on 01920 460316

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 25 January

Interviews week commencing 4 February

Ware Town Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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 current precept is c. £15,000.

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 qualification.

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 southmimmspc@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2019

ST STEPHEN PARISH COUNCIL CLERK & RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

Inclusive salary within range £39,961 - £42,806 p.a. plus £597 p.a. fringe allowance subject to NJC pay award from 1st April 2019

The Civil Parish of St Stephen is seeking highly organised and committed applicants to undertake this key role which is responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council's services, facilities and finances.

You will therefore need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focussed with excellent leadership, management, administrative, inter-personal, accounting and IT skills in order to work successfully with staff, Councillors, external organisations, stakeholders and the community. Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and ideally have a sound understanding and experience of local authority organisation and management.

The post is full-time (37 hours per week) and some evening meeting attendance is required.

For a full recruitment pack and application form, please text or call

Clive Payne, Locum Manager on 07970 381592 or 01923 681443 or

e-mail clivep@cpassociates.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 22nd January 2019

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

Arlesey Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Salary Scale: LC3 SCP 39 to 42 (E35,229 to E38,052) depending on experience. Participation in the local government pension scheme. Full time — 37 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements may be considered.
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. E250k.
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 MondayThursday and 9am to midday Fridays. Please note that CV's are not accepted.

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

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