VACANCY - Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to Chieveley Parish Council

Part-time: 16 hours per week

Chieveley Parish Council is seeking an innovative forward-thinking and proactive Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to work with a committed and professional Parish Council body to serve the residents and businesses of the Parish.  As Clerk and RFO you will be responsible for all aspects of the Parish Council business including meetings, policy reviews and development, project management, risk management and budgetary controls and all governance requirements.

It would be an advantage to have a sound knowledge of local government and procedures as well as CiLCA or “Working with Your Council” qualifications although training would be available to the right candidate.  The Clerk is the first point of contact with the public and other bodies, therefore excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy essential. The successful candidate must be able to work on their own initiative and have good organisational skills.  Financial experience, computer literacy in Word and Excel, electronic banking and confidence in using email and internet preferred.  The role is currently home based. Start Salary NJC SCP 7 £19,554 pro rota (£10.16 per hour) 16 hours per week.  Attendance at evening meetings will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.  The Parish Council evening meetings are currently on the 2nd Tuesday of each month with additional ad hoc meetings as the business requires.

If you would like further information please contact Tracy on 01635 247507 or by email at   A detailed job description will be sent upon request.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Tracy Snook, Chieveley Parish Clerk, 16 Middle Farm Close, Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8RJ

Closing date for applications:  8 January 2020.

Interview date:  Friday 17th January 2020