Council: Kingshill Parish Council

County: Kent

Salary: LC2 SCP range 33-36 (£36,922-£39,880) depending on experience and qualifications

Closing date: 28/07/2021

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 28/07/2021

Location: Kingshill Parish Council, Community Centre.

Remuneration: Scale LC2 SCP range 33-36 (£36,922-£39,880) depending on experience and qualifications. Further progression within the pay scales will be subject to negotiation with the parish council. Enrolled in Local Government Pension Scheme.

Hours: 37 hours per week (but flexibility available).

Council data: Precept: Of £484,279 with a budget of £576,585. Population: 8000. The Clerk is responsible for managing up to 4 full and P/T staff.

Kingshill is a modern parish near Maidstone and within Tonbridge and Malling Borough.

Kingshill Parish Council wishes to appoint a highly motivated proactive person to the vacancy of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, leadership and administrative abilities. The clerk reports to the parish council as a corporate body and will help the councillors implement and develop council policy.

The clerk must have excellent verbal and written skills in order to work well with councillors, colleagues, parishioners, borough and County Council officials and outside contractors. The successful applicant must either be CiLCA qualified or prepared to work towards this qualification, with the support of the parish council.

The position involves attending meetings of Kingshill Parish Council and preparing agendas and recording the minutes and resultant correspondence. It involves keeping the parish council accounts, preparation of the annual budget, and providing regular financial information to councillors. It involves regular contact with the public, officials and residents.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the current temporary post holder: 01732 870382 or emailing: [email protected]

Applications in the form of a CV, with two referees and a covering letter describing your suitability for the post, must be returned to [email protected] by 28th July 2021.