Hartford Vacancy 2018

Hartford Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk.

Hours: 15 pw
Salary: £9,391 – 11,433 pa

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk for Hartford Parish Council. The members of Hartford Parish Council are extremely committed and we are looking for a person who will assist us in continuing to provide a high quality service to the people of Hartford. This is a varied and stimulating post, which will involve some regular evening meetings. It would ideally suit a candidate with previous experience of working in Local Government or in a equivalent role. However, full training will be provided to the successful candidate, who will be expected to obtain suitable qualifications in Local Council Administration.

The successful candidate will primarily work from an office at Hartford Village Hall, which is equipped with super-fast Broadband internet and this location will be the primary point of contact for the Parish Council. He/she will be responsible for the day to-day running of the Parish Council’s services. Main duties will include the preparation of agendas and minutes for the various Council meetings and will also involve maintaining the Council’s accounts, including preparing them for setting the budget and independent auditing. The role will also involve liaising with members of the public and various local organisations.

The post requires candidates to have an excellent track record in administration, financial accounting procedures, project and event management and strategic thinking. The person appointed will have good computer and website management skills. He/she will be expected to advise the council in ensuring that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed. Closing date for applications 31st January 2018.

To apply, please download and read the draft job description (subject to being finalised by the full council), sending your CV with covering letter to Martin Llewellyn whose email address is: docmblpc@btinternet.com