Council: North Hinksey Parish Council

County: Oxfordshire

Salary: Pro rata, NJC pay scales 24 to 28 (currently £31,099 to £34,723)

Closing date: 21/04/2023

Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Applications must be returned by 21/04/2023

North Hinksey Parish Council is recruiting for:

  • Parish Clerk – 27 hours/week
  • Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) – 10 hours/week

The roles can be combined into one full time role for candidates with appropriate experience. Other types of job share may also be considered.

Salary: Pro rata, NJC pay scales 24 to 28 (currently £31,099 to £34,723). Progression to scale points 29 to 32 possible with experience and training.Local Government Pension scheme.

With a population of c.5000 and an annual Parish Precept around £100k, Botley & North Hinksey is an active Parish Council with 14 members. We are seeking  committed and enthusiastic professionals to help us achieve our ambitious vision, including delivery of new leisure facilities and becoming a zero-carbon Council.

The Parish Clerk provides executive support for all NHPC activities and advises the Council on legal, personnel, planning, and regulatory matters related to Council business. Located in the Parish office in West Way Square with some home working also possible, you will attend all Council and Committee meetings, requiring evening work on Thursdays. The Clerk will have management responsibility for the part time RFO and part time groundskeeper.

Requirements: attention to detail, computer literacy, teamwork, a friendly and professional communication style, excellent organisational and time-management skills. CiLCA qualification and Local Government experience are highly desirable, but the Council can support training towards CiLCA qualification.

The Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) administers all of the Council’s financial affairs. The position requires strong organisational and interpersonal skills, experience with financial/accounting practices, a good working knowledge of Receipts and Payments bookkeeping, VAT, payroll processes, and use of commercial accounting software. The Council will support the successful candidate in any further training needed and continuing professional development.

The RFO will report to the Clerk and predominantly be a homeworker with options to spend some time in the Parish office.

Full job descriptions and person specifications can be found on the council website.

Application deadline: 21 April

You may also contact the Chair Caroline Potter to discuss the role: c[email protected], 07590 194768.