Job Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Caddington Parish Council seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Finance Officer.

The successful candidate will be employed for 28 hours per week, working from home.

Working hours to suit, with attendance at monthly full council evening meetings in Caddington required. Additional meetings arranged as necessary.

The post-holder will need to possess excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to prioritise their own workload.

The role of Clerk is to ensure that the Council conducts its administrative functions and services professionally and in accordance with all relevant statutory obligations.

The Clerk is the main point of contact for all other authorities, contractors, suppliers and the public and plays an important role in Council meetings.

Terms & Conditions include:

  • Starting salary between £26,790 and £28,974 (hourly rate £18.40 to £19.90) based on experience and qualifications
  • Employed for 28 hours per week.
  • Membership of Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 21 days paid holiday per year pro rata plus public holidays
  • Working from Home Allowance and Mileage Allowance

Duties include:

  • Acting as impartial advisor to the Council
  • Organising & attending meetings, preparing agendas & reports, & taking minutes
  • Produce information required for effective discussions and implement decisions
  • Management of budget, & day to day management of accounts
  • Payment of invoices & management of on-line banking
  • Production of annual accounts for audit purposes
  • Management of Parish Warden
  • Completion of all statutory returns as required
  • Management of website
  • Dealing with enquiries & correspondence from the public & other bodies
  • Key contact for contractors

Our ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Good understanding of Local Council administration & legal framework
  • Applicant to hold or consider working towards a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) Training will be provided
  • Competent use of email, Microsoft Office Word & Excel
  • High degree of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent organisational, written & verbal communication skills

To apply, please email your CV along with a one side A4 sheet detailing why you wish to be considered for the post and what skills you can bring to:

Maxine Whiting, Clerk to Caddington Parish Council

Closing date for applications is Monday 6th February 2023.

Interviews of short listed candidates will take place Monday 13th February.

Start date is Wednesday 1st March.