Leafield Parish Council Vacancy: Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer role

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and RFO to Leafield Parish Council on a permanent basis.

This is a part-time position for 15 hours per week, working from home and to include some evening meetings, including monthly Parish Council meetings held on the last Wednesday of each month (excluding December).

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

> Managing the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the Agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. There may also be some attendance of meetings for sub-committees;

> Ensuring planning applications are considered, and submitting responses to the District Council;

> Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparation of monthly accounts and reconciliation, 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;

> Managing the Village website – adding on news items and events and publishing a monthly 2 page newsletter.

Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook), 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 council would be an advantage.  Salary is in line with the NALC salary scales 2016-2018.

A Job Description of the role can be found here: Role of the Parish Council Clerk

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 16th December 2016

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like any further details.  Helen Fallows, leafieldparishcouncil@outlook.com or 07926 499772.