Witham Friary Parish Council – Parish Clerk & RFO

Witham Friary Parish Council is looking for a self-motivated person to become its next Clerk to the Council. The role is part-time and includes being the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer. The vacancy has arisen because the current Clerk is moving away.
The role involves advising the parish council, managing the accounts, minute taking, preparation of agendas for monthly Parish Council Meetings and attendance at those evening meetings.
Experience of local government or parish council work will be an advantage, as will experience of monitoring budgets and preparing financial statements.

Good computer skills are essential.
The job has to be home based and will require evening working once a month, currently held on the second Tuesday.
This permanent role is for up to 10 hours per week and is paid on the NJC scale of 18-25, currently £17,891-£22,434 (pro rata), depending on qualifications and experience. A workplace pension is provided.
Candidates will be expected to hold a Certificate in Local Council Administration (Cilca) or be prepared to study for the qualification and obtain it within two years. Relevant training would be provided if required.
Please apply on-line to the Chair of the Council, Hugo Brooke <hugobrooke@gmail.com> . Telephone: 01749850693. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th August 2021. Interviews will be held week commencing Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Witham Friary is a small parish five miles south of Frome. Despite having no school, shop or bus service, it enjoys an excellent community spirit among its 400 inhabitants.

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