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Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Council: Great Missenden Parish Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: Salary in accordance with NALC & SLCC recommended rates – LC2 - 30 to 38 pro rata depending on experience.

Great Missenden seeks an organised, forward thinking and adaptable individual to work as Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer based in the parish council’s office next to the Memorial Centre in Great Missenden. As well as Great Missenden, Prestwood, Heath End, Ballinger and South Heath are also within the parish.

Parish Clerk & RFO – Part Time / Full Time – negotiable

Salary: Salary in accordance with NALC & SLCC recommended rates – LC2 - 30 to 38 pro rata depending on experience.

This is a pensionable position (LGPS)

  • Precept (£192,904)
  • Electorate (approx. 7,900) and population (approx. 11,000)
  • Staff – part-time Assistant Clerk
  • Assets – 6 allotments, 3 open spaces/recreation areas, a community centre and 7 play areas

We are looking for someone with good communication and administration skills and ability to multi-task and effectively organise and prioritise. A confident and mature manner is essential together with an ability to work on one’s own initiative. Competence and confidence in all aspects of IT, governance and financial management are essential. Duties include attending evening meetings so the ability to be flexible is also required. 

Responsible for all aspects of finance & administration of the parish council, the Clerk will be required to provide advice and implement decisions across the complete range of council’s activities. The ability to work independently and effectively with councillors, members of the public, and both the business and third sectors, and other bodies are essential. 

Previous administrative or management experience is essential perhaps with a legal or financial bias. A background in local government would also be desirable. Candidates with CiLCA qualification would be preferred although those already working towards qualification or who commit to do so will be considered. 

If you believe that you are the person we are looking for then we would like to hear from you. 
The detailed job description is available upon request by emailing [email protected]  or by clicking here

Please apply in writing or by email to [email protected] enclosing a copy of your C.V.

Parish Office, Memorial Centre, Buryfield, Link Road, Great Missenden, Bucks. HP16 9AE

Tel: 01494 864792

Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017 with interviews held shortly thereafter.

The council is looking for someone to start August / September 2017.

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