Helmdon Parish Council has an immediate vacancy for a
Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn will be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications.
You will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the council. Duties will include attendance at evening council meetings, which are currently held bimonthly on the fourth Wednesday the month (6 meetings per annum), plus additional meetings as required. You would be expected to have or be prepared to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). You must be very computer literate (particularly Excel, E-mail and Word) and must have excellent communication skills. Numeracy, accuracy and neatness are essential attributes. A friendly and positive outlook is essential.
Salary scale LC1, SCP 18 – 22, £9.21 - £10.53 per hour
8 hours per week, flexible, working from home
Working with the chairman and other councillors you will join a team whose job is to represent the interests of the community. You will be a professional officer employed by the council to provide administrative assistance and professional advice. You will support the council before, during and after meetings, preparing councillors for their decision making role and putting their decisions into practice.
Please apply in writing enclosing your curriculum vitae to:-
Cllr. John Coatsworth
Chairman, Helmdon Parish Council
83, Wappenham Road, Helmdon, Northamptonshire, NN13 5QA
to arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Monday 3 August 2015
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 10 August 2015*
(*Please indicate in your covering letter if it will not be possible for you to attend interview that week)
For more information please visit www.helmdon.com/parishcouncil
or for a pre-application discussion contact Cllr John Coatsworth on 01295 760675