Utkinton & Cotebrook Parish Council Vacancy

Utkinton & Cotebrook  Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk. 

Hours: 6 pw
Salary: £3,479 pa

Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council, is seeking a part-time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (average 6 hours per week) to manage the finances and correspondence of the Council and support 11 Parish Council Meetings per year.

The Clerk is the official point of contact for the Council and is responsible for carrying out its instructions, dealing with all correspondence (mainly e-mail plus some telephone and post), managing the council’s finances and keeping the books of account. Applicants will be responsible for agendas and minutes for all Parish Council and Public meetings and will be required to manage aspects of the Parish Council’s web site and can view the site at http://www.utkintonandcotebrook.com as well as its ‘Facebook’ and other Social Media accounts. The current precept is approximately £7,000 per year and finances are quite simple and straightforward. In addition the Clerk will be responsible for managing the budgets, precept and other income including expenditure for the Utkinton and Cotebrook Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The Clerk will be required to work from home, apart from attending Council meetings.  Applicants will be provided with a Laptop and Printer but will require filing capacity. He/she would ideally have relevant previous experience of Microsoft Office products, but full training can be given. Full Job Description and List of Duties will be provided.

Pay is at the approved rates commensurate with experience, and approved expenses are reimbursed in full. The role is currently remunerated at £11.155 per hour (gross) and certain expenses related to work from home plus some travel will be offered. The role will be subject to annual review and the post subject to a probationary period of six (6) Months.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, telephone Frank Tunney (the Chair) on 07860 917446 or e-mail utkintonpc@gmail.com  or to apply please send a letter highlighting your relevant qualifications, skills and experience to:

Mr Frank Tunney
Chairman, Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council
‘Long Meadow’, Tirley Lane
Utkinton
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 0JZ.