Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Parish Council CLERK & Responsible Finance Officer
60 hours per month
Starting Salary range: LC2 SCP 24 – 28; £28,672 – £32,234 (pro rata)
Warndon Parish Council, Worcester was inaugurated in 1984, from the Residents’ Associations set up in the extensive, well-planned housing developments of Warndon Villages and beyond. Our Parish Clerk is retiring so we are looking for an organised, capable person to provide support to the Council, servicing committees and dealing with correspondence from residents, the City and County Councils and other community bodies – as well as managing the statutory legal and financial obligations of the Council.
The role is homebased and the contractual hours are 60 per month, working flexibly; the Clerk attends the monthly Council meetings and some committees, held at the Lyppard Community Hub in the evenings. The Clerk is the only employee of the Council and hence must be self-motivated.
While previous experience of local government administration would be helpful, this is not essential. Applicants should have knowledge of operating within legal constraints and advising on the interpretation of these, as well as experience of basic financial accounting. As the first point of contact for the Council, excellent communication skills are vital; ability with Microsoft Office (ideally including TEAMS data management systems) is also required.
Further details and general information about the Parish are available on our website, which is also maintained by the Clerk - https://warndonparishcouncil.org (in 'News' section)
To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why this appointment interests you and what you believe you can contribute to the smooth working of the Parish Council, to the current Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday 30th April.
Panel interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 24th May and ideally the successful candidate will take up the post by 1st July.