Job Vacancies & Jobs Wanted

If your council has a vacancy or anticipates having a vacancy OALC has a number of resources which can assist your council:

  • A template for the advert to ensure your council provides all the necessary information including a job and person specification
  • Information on salary scales
  • A step by step guide to recruitment
  • The NALC/SLCC Model Contract is very out of date, we offer a more up to date generic contract written by our HR/Employment consultant
  • NALC publication Being a Good Employer (in members area of the website)
  • Access to OALC HR/Employment consultant for advice or an independent job evaluation (chargeable service) which we would advise if your current clerk has been in post some years
  • Library of employment briefings (in members area of the website)

If your council would like to advertise a vacancy please contact OALC - info@oalc.org.uk 

There is no charge to member councils if they wish to advertise vacancies here on our website and in our monthly Update.

Abingdon Town Council - Committee Clerk

Posted: 1st July 2022, 1:21 PM


ABINGDON TOWN COUNCIL

 

COMMITTEE CLERK FULL-TIME

36 ½ HOURS PER WEEK

(SCP SCP 18 – 23,   £25,419 - £28,226 )

 

The Council is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed person to join its small team at its Roysse Court Offices.

The postholder will be responsible for ensuring comprehensive management of all Town Council and Committee meetings including publishing agendas, attending meetings and drafting minutes.  The postholder will be a specialist or develop an expertise in governance and meetings and, amongst other duties,  be responsible for ensuring that council decisions are documented and tracked in its management system.

 

Further details and application forms are available to download on the Council’s website www.abingdon.gov.uk or e-mail enquiries@abingdon.gov.uk for paper copies.

Closing date: Thursday 21 July 2022 (1700 hrs). Interview date Tuesday 26 July 2022.

Stadhampton Parish Council - Clerk/RFO

Posted: 16th June 2022, 7:48 AM


Stadhampton Parish Council

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

 

Location: home-based

Hours: 7.5 per week

Salary: NJC Scale LC1, scale points 7 to 17 (£10.63 to £12.95 per hour), depending upon experience, CiLCA qualification and transferable skills.

 

Job Description: The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and, as the Responsible Finance Officer*, is required to manage the Council’s finances. Duties include:

 

Clerk:
• Managing parish council meetings, including agenda preparation, taking and distributing minutes and working with councillors to ensure that outcomes are actioned
• Ensuring that planning applications are considered and responses submitted in timely fashion to South Oxfordshire District Council
• Dealing with correspondence and enquiries
• Liaison with contractors and other service providers
• Arranging the maintenance of the Village Green, trees and other village assets routinely and as required
• Liaison with the allotment officer and the Sports Pavilion Management Committee
• Updating the village website with meeting agendas and minutes, news and required financial and governance-related information.
• Other duties as and when required.

 

Responsible Finance Officer *

·      Managing the Parish Council’s finances, including preparation of accounts and reconciliations, payroll and PAYE, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing the annual budget and requesting the precept

 

* For the right candidate as Clerk it would be possible to split out the role of Responsible Financial Officer

 

Qualities

You will be required to attend the monthly parish council meeting, which usually takes place on the third Monday of each month. You must have some administrative experience and in the role of Responsible Financial Officer be able to maintain accurate financial records using the Council’s accounts software, Scribe and online banking. Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently and using your initiative, and be able to deal with a range of issues.

 

Previous experience in local government at any level will be helpful but is by no means essential.

 

Please contact the Chairman cllrstuartwells@stadhampton.org or the outgoing clerk if you have any questions otherwise if you wish to apply for the post please send a covering letter with a complete and current CV to clerk@stadhampton.org

 

 

Highmoor Parish Council Clerk/RFO

Posted: 8th June 2022, 10:32 AM



HIGHMOOR PARISH COUNCIL

POSITION:      Clerk/RFO (Responsible Financial Officer)

SALARY:         commensurate with qualifications and in particular experience of local government and commencing at  NALC salary scale SCP 23 - £27,741 per annum pro rata £14.67  per hour with a home office allowance of £26 per month

HOURS:           4 hours per week

LOCATION:    working from home – a laptop will be provided

 

Highmoor Parish Council is one of the smaller parish councils in south Oxfordshire and includes the hamlet of Satwell.  Highmoor village is located along the B481 between Nettlebed and Rotherfield Peppard with an electorate of circa 212 and an annual precept of £8885.  The Council has 5 councillors (next elections to be held May 2023)

 

DUTIES:          Clerk provides administrative and clerical support the Council as well as being responsible for managing the Council`s finances

Duties include:-

  • preparation/publication of agendas and minutes
  • attendance at Council meetings ( 6 per annum)

+ the Annual Meeting and also arranges the Annual Parish Meeting - meetings are held in the Memorial Village Hall, Highmoor commencing at 7.00 pm

  • actioning Council`s resolutions/preparing and monitoring accounts/preparing budgets, annual accounts, audit papers

 SKILLS:             Basic knowledge of local government (training will be provided for unfamiliar areas of the post) and outgoing Clerk will offer assistance). A full range of IT skills including Word, Excel and PAYE tools. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Organisational skills with tact and diplomacy.

 

       Interested applicants should reply with handwritten covering letter,  current CV plus names and addresses of two referees to –

       clerk@highmoorparishcouncil.gov.uk or by post to Clerk to the Council,

       c/o 28 Gravett Close, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 1XW by close of  business on Monday 27 June 2022.

 

      

 

                          

Great Milton PC - Clerk/RFO

Posted: 26th May 2022, 10:13 AM



CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
GREAT MILTON PARISH COUNCIL


Location: home-based
Hours: 10.5 per week
Salary: NJC Scale LC1, scale points 7 to 17 (£10.63 to £12.95 per hour), depending upon experience, CiLCA qualification and transferable skills.


Job Description
The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and, as the Responsible Finance Officer, is required to manage the Council’s finances. Duties include:
Managing parish council meetings, including agenda preparation, taking and distributing minutes and ensuring that outcomes are actioned
Managing the Parish Council’s finances, including preparation of accounts and reconciliations, payroll and PAYE, payment of invoices, banking, end of year
accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing the annual budget and requesting the precept
Ensuring that planning applications are considered and responses submitted in timely fashion to the District Council
Dealing with correspondence and enquiries
Liaison with contractors and other service providers
Arranging the maintenance of trees and other village assets routinely and as required
Liaison with village representatives, including the allotment coordinator, Rec Committee, PCC and Neighbourhood Watch group
Receiving, collating and sending copy and advertisements to the editor of the Great Milton Bulletin, and invoicing for and managing advertising
Updating the village website with meeting agendas and minutes, news and required financial and governance-related information.
Other duties as and when required.


Essential criteria
You will be required to attend the monthly parish council meeting, which usually takes place on the third Monday of each month. You must have some administrativeexperience and be able to maintain accurate financial records. Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently and using your initiative, and be able to deal with a range of issues.


Previous experience in local government at any level will be helpful, but is by no means essential.

For further information and an application form please e-mail contact@clerkgreatmilton.co.uk or call Tim Darch, current GMPC Clerk/RFO on 01844 278347

Kennington Parish Council - Clerk/RFO

Posted: 24th May 2022, 8:15 AM


Kennington Parish Council

 

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Kennington Parish Council. This is a permanent, part-time position for 22 hours per week, working from home and to include some evening meetings, including monthly Parish Council meetings. The Clerk provides administrative support to the Council, and is the Responsible Financial Officer, with the administration of Council finances.

Duties include:

➢ Managing the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. There will also be attendance of meetings for committees.

➢ Ensuring all planning applications are considered at the Planning Committee meetings and submitting responses to the District Council.

➢ Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparing the monthly accounts and reconciliation, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim on a quarterly basis, preparing for budget review and precept.

➢ Managing a number of village contracts and any other goods and services as may be required from time to time by the Council.

➢ Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices.

Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently without supervision and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. Experience in a similar role or knowledge of local councils would be an advantage but is not essential. This position is paid at NJC Scale Points 18-23 (£25,419 - £28,226 pro rata; actual salary £15,114 - £16,783), depending on skills and experience.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 1st July 2022. Interviews will be held in early July.

A job description and person specification are available on the website at https://kennington-pc.gov.uk/vacancy-clerk-and-responsible-financial-officer/

Please contact the Chairman or Clerk if you have any questions.

Chairman: Colin Charlett, chairman@kennington-pc.gov.uk, 01865 326797, 07790 702379

Clerk: Rachel Brown, clerk@kennington-pc.gov.uk, 01865 421126

Claydon with Clattercote Parish Council - Clerk/RFO

Posted: 10th September 2021, 11:43 AM


PARISH COUNCIL CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER VACANCY

Claydon with Clattercote Parish Council is seeking applications for the post of Clerk / RFO. 

Working from home

Hours: 15 per month

Salary: NJC Scale LC1 or 2 scale points 5 to 21 (£10.04 to £13.78 per hour), starting point depending upon experience, CiLCA qualification and transferable skills. 8% pension contribution subject to employee making 1% contribution.

Job Description

The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and, as the Responsible Financial Officer, will be required to manage the Council’s finances.  Duties will include:

  • Managing the meetings of the council meetings and trustee meetings including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions
  • Ensuring planning applications are considered, and submitting responses to the District Council
  • Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparation of accounts and reconciliation, payroll and PAYE, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept
  • Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices

Qualities

You will be required to work from home and attend evening meetings on the second Thursday of every other month.  You must be computer literate, have some administrative experience and able to maintain accurate accounts.

Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently and have the ability to deal with a range of issues.

How to apply:

To apply or for further information please e-mail cwcclerk@outlook.com