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Parish Council Clerk

  • Salary: £29000 - £31000 per annum
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference 36500

Our client, a local Parish Council is offering a wonderful opportunity to work as a Clerk to the council. The person appointed will be accountable for the effective management of its resources and be responsible for the administration of its finances.

This is a great chance to be a part of the local community and become a qualified clerk. 37 hour working week, as a part of the role you must be able to attend evening meetings and events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and balance the Council's accounts
  • Prepare records for audit with the finance assistant
  • Risk assessment and health and safety duties
  • To prepare agendas for meetings of the Council
  • Attend meetings and prepare minutes for approval
  • To draw up proposals for consideration by the Council
  • To prepare press releases, flyers and items for social media.
  • Attend training courses leading to the formal Qualified Clerk status
  • Ability to enable the creation and application of budgets and accounts.

Key Requirements

  • Demonstrate effective project management skills
  • Strong minute taking ability
  • Ability to give professional, supportive and constructive advice
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Flexible to work evenings as part of 37 hour week
  • Full UK driving license and car owner
  • Good analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in Town, Deputy Town or Parish Clerk role or in a senior position
  • CiLCA qualification or a Certificate in Local Policy or willing to obtain within 12 months
  • Understanding of Local government democratic processes
  • Practical experience in Local Council accounting procedures

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills that they identify. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days from your registration, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).