COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT PARISH CLERK?
A vacancy has arisen to replace the retiring Clerk, and the Council is seeking applications for this role.
The Clerk advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers and in accordance with local government legislation, and to make sure that correct procedures are followed in all of the Council’s decision making processes.
The Clerk’s role includes preparing agendas and producing minutes in respect of Council and some Committee meetings, and is also involved in the maintenance of Council’s assets, which include a Cemetery, allotment sites and play areas, as well as the running of the Community Centre.
This work involves administration of various commercial and residential tenancies, room hire bookings, and issues relating to maintenance of the Grade II Listed building.
The Clerk will also be responsible for employment issues for 3 other members of staff. The job is based at the Council office within the Community Centre in Bourton, and will be a full-time position for 37 hours pw including some attendance at evening meetings. Remuneration for the role of Clerk will be in line with NALC pay scales, with the salary dependent upon experience.
The successful applicant will be a confident communicator, who is able to multi task with a close attention to detail in all their work. Previous administrative experience is essential, and they must be able to demonstrate they possess good organisational, communication, IT and financial skills. Ideally, applicants should have previous experience working in or knowledge of local government; a CiLCA qualification and knowledge of the local area will be a definite asset.
Please forward a CV with a covering letter by post to Bob Hadley, Chairman, Bourton on the Water Parish Council, by Friday 15th March..