Are you an organised person, want to be paid to work for your community, from home, flexibly? Hever Parish Council have a vacancy for the Parish Council Clerk.
We would like to hear from you if you have excellent computer literacy skills, the ability to multitask and provide both written and numerical support to the council and have some knowledge / interest of the area. The Clerk provides independent support to the Councillors, who vote on decisions.
The post is interesting and varied and the successful applicant will be required to provide professional guidance in respect of all aspects of the Council’s work. It is not essential to have experience of working in Local Government.
Evening meeting attendance will be required for ~ 6 evening parish meetings / year, the rest of the hours (16 hours / week in total) can be worked flexibly.
The salary will be in the range of £10.65 – £15.37 per hour depending on experience and annual appraisal. There is a generous pension and working from home allowance.
The Clerk provides all the administrative functions of the Council and is the principal point of contact for Hever parish residents, other local councils, contractors and professional organisations. This includes preparing minutes, agendas and project plans, all correspondence and financial matters / annual audit and planning applications. Maintaining the parish council website / noticeboards / social media also required. The Clerk is also the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council.
The Council – Hever Parish Council has 10 Councillors, who make decisions and represent ~ 1,200 residents in Four Elms, Hever and Markbeech, Kent. See www.hever.org The Council owns and maintains two play areas / recreation grounds, one closed cemetery, a pond and surrounding bank and a large “hut”.
The Role/ The Person
The ideal candidate will have previous office based experience with a good working knowledge of IT (emails, documents and spreadsheets and the internet). Confidence in basic accounting / finance are also required.
We are looking for someone with a professional attitude, excellent time management skills together with flexibility and a can-do, hands on, proactive attitude and who is confident that they can work on their own and their own initiative.
The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, they must have good interpersonal skills
Whilst relevant experience is preferred, specific training will be provided where required e.g. finance, planning, local government. There will be a comprehensive handover and support from the Council members and experts.
16 hours of work / week will be flexible. All the work is from home so it is essential to have good broadband access. A computer / webcam will be provided and there is professional IT support. Interested applicants should contact the Clerk asap, Charlotte Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries and for a formal job description and subsequently send a brief CV and set out reasons for applying in a covering letter.
The closing date for Applications is 14th May – which may close early subject to interest, with interviews being held by Zoom. Start date asap.