Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a new Clerk who can manage the Council’s statutory obligations, organise and record the Council’s activities, assist the Parish Councillors and promote the interests of the Parish. The Clerk to the Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority’s activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

The Clerk is not required to live in the Parish but will need to attend the meetings held in the Parish and the Clerk may also be required to represent the Parish Council at local authority and partner meetings.

Temple Cloud with Cameley are part of the Mendip Ward and it is located within the Chew Valley in Somerset in the Bath and North East Somerset Council area. It is placed conveniently on the A37 between Bristol, Bath and Wells.

Full Job Description: Download from the link below.

To Apply: submit a current CV and a personal statement describing how you meet the requirements of the role. Completed CV’s will require details of two references, one of whom should ideally be a past or present employer. References will only be contacted should an offer of employment be made.

Closing Date for Applications: 18 October 2019

For further background information or to discuss the requirements of the job, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair, Tony Hooper at Email:  Tel: 07976 028651


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