Loddon Parish Council has four employees, two part time employees in the office – the Clerk, and the Responsible Financial Officer. The Council also employs a Litter Picker/Play Area Inspector and Tourist Information Centre Officer.
RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER
Loddon Parish Council is seeking to appoint an experienced financial administrator to the role of responsible finance officer. Reporting to the clerk, the key responsibilities will be to provide day to day financial management of the parish council and to manage the parish council’s financial affairs within the legal framework for local authorities and to comply with current legislation and recommended practice. It will also include preparation of end of year accounts, annual budgeting, management of expenditure within budgets and regular reporting to council on all financial matters.
The Parish Council is seeking someone with book-keeping experience as a minimum but preferably with accounting qualifications and/or local government experience.
The successful candidate will also be required to deputise for the clerk when necessary, provide administrative assistance to the clerk and to deal with members of the public on a day to day basis. We are therefore seeking a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you will need to be flexible to attend evening meetings as required outside of your normal working hours.
Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. The professional development of staff is supported and funded by the Parish Council.
The post is for 12 hours a week over three days – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am – 1pm – and is based in the Parish Council Offices in Church Plain, Loddon. The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates and will range from SCP 18 (£24,313) – SCP 21 (£25,801) pro rata. This position offers the Local Government Pension Scheme and the standard employment terms and conditions agreed nationally.
In the first instance please contact the Parish Council for an Application Form and Job Description: email@example.com
Applications close at midday 31 July 2020.
THE ROLE OF PARISH CLERK
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. She is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to her as the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, and carry out or manage the actions taken at meetings.
Locum Responsible Financial Officer
Information Centre Officer