Helsby Parish Council

30 hrs pw – £22.6k

As Proper Officer of the Council the Clerk is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of the role, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law.

The Clerk is expected to advise the Council and produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

The Clerk will also be responsible for:

  • line management of 2 maintenance workers
  • management of cemetery and burial arrangements in Helsby
  • undertaking a range of associated functions

The Council seeks an enthusiastic and positive person with a knowledge of administration and finance.

They must be flexible and have good interpersonal skills. A knowledge of administration and basic finance is required with the ability to use all aspects of modern office IT.  They must be mobile and willing to undertake training.  The Certificate of Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential.  The successful candidate must be willing to work to attain the qualification.

Knowledge of town planning, web site maintenance, Local Government or grounds maintenance would be very useful.

Working 30 hours a week at times to be mutually agreed and based initially at the Chester Road office, the role will include attendance at about 30 evening meetings a year.

Ideally you will be an experienced parish clerk – but great administrative experience will be considered, especially where that includes working with a governing body.

Applications in writing with CV to mags.porter@bjpassociates.co.uk or call 07852177370

SPC 24-28 £27,905 – £31,371 FTE (depending on experience)

Closing date 14 February 2020