General Info

Council: Congresbury Parish Council

County: North Somerset

Salary: SCP29-32 £32,910 to £35,745 (unqualified), SCP33-36 £36,922 to £39,880 (qualified)

Closing date: 04/02/2022 17:00

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 04/02/2022 17:00

Salary: SCP29-32 £32,910 to £35,745 (unqualified), SCP33-36 £36,922 to £39,880 (qualified)

Hours of work: 37 hours per week offered as full time although part time hours on request

Contract: Permanent

Leave entitlement: As a full time employee your leave allowance will be confirmed on appointment. The allowance will depend on working pattern, plus bank holidays and will be pro-rata if you work part time.

Diversity: We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We aspire to be a best for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and want all our staff to feel valued and respected and to see our council as a great place to work.

Reporting to: Congresbury Parish Council

Location: Hybrid of home working and Parish Council Offices at Orchard House, Station Road, Congresbury, Avon, Bristol BS49 5DX

Staff responsibilities: Admin assistant and contract staff such as cleaners

The Role and Job Description

The Clerk of the Congresbury Parish Council (CPC), as Proper Officer is accountable for the overall Administration of the business of the Council. The Clerk also has a number of specific legal responsibilities and undertaking work agreed by the Parish Council. This will require effective project management skills to ensure work is completed on time, to necessary quality and on budget. The Clerk will be expected to play a key role in ensuring that good public engagement is maintained between the Council and the residents of Congresbury including use of social media. The Clerk will be responsible for the line management of other staff employed by the Council.

The clerk will undertake the role of responsible financial officer (RFO) who will specifically be responsible for the financial services of the Council.

Together with the admin assistant you will be responsible for the management of the assets of the Council, e.g. Old School Rooms, Burial Ground, Allotments, and other items in the Council’s Register of Assets.

General clerk experience, specifically covering:

  • Meetings, writing agenda and minutes
  • Project management skills
  • Communications skills
  • Achieves results
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • IT skills

Click here to download a candidate pack with further information

Our role is open to both qualified and unqualified clerks, ideally with previous experience working in local government or as a clerk. However, if you have other relevant experience, with transferable skills such as office manager, we will be pleased to hear from you. If you don’t have the necessary qualifications, the Parish Council will support you in gaining your qualified status as soon as possible. Expected qualifications would be Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

To apply please submit a CV stating your work experience, qualifications (to at least A level or equivalent), referees and a personal statement about why you think you are suitable for this role.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 4 February 2022.

If you need to know more, please get in touch by emailing us at jobs@congresbury-pc.gov.uk. If you would like to talk through the post, please send us an email with your name and telephone number and we will get in contact.