Vacancy for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

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Gedney Hill is a small rural Parish in the South Holland District of Lincolnshire. The Parish Council’s responsibilities include management of the cemetery, grass cutting, village maintenance and noticeboards.  The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated and efficient.

The role requires:

  • Attendance at Parish meetings, usually held on the third Monday bi-monthly.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, as you will need to liaise with Councillors, District and County Council representatives, members of the public and third-party organisations both in writing and verbally.
  • A proven record in bookkeeping and budget planning
  • To be well organised and able to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office packages
  • Proficiency with social media and IT including website updates.
  • To be willing to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time. You may be required to attend additional evening or daytime meetings.
  • To be able to attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be a qualified clerk or prepared to study for and attain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification within the first 12 months in post and be able to demonstrate knowledge of local government procedures, finance and law. However, candidates new to clerking who fits the job specification are welcome to apply.

The successful applicant will work from home; a laptop and printer are supplied, and it will be required to hold a modest quantity of confidential documents in a locked cabinet. A small non taxable home-working allowance will be payable.

This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period. 

The role is for an average of 8 hours per week. Salary dependent on experience and in accordance with National pay scales. 

Applicants to send CV and covering letter to Chairman, Cllr Neil Watson at  neil.watson@gedneyhillparishcouncil.gov.uk .

Closing date: 29th February 2024. Interviews will take place in mid-March with a proposed start date of 1st April 2024.