Salary LC3 Scale 42 – 45 (currently £38,052 to £40,858) on appointment plus London Fringe Allowance (currently £857)
35 hours per week
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council is seeking to appoint a full-time Parish Clerk.
Working closely with the Chairman and Councillors, the Clerk is responsible for all aspects of the Council including overall responsibility for its two busy community halls, two children’s playgrounds and staffing the local library two days a week in partnership with Essex County Council.
The Clerk is responsible to the Council as Head of Paid Service, for the effective management of the Parish Council; for providing advice and guidance on major policy options and for ensuring the effective implementation of Parish Council policies. The Clerk attends and supports meetings of the Council and is responsible for preparing agendas and producing minutes. The successful applicant will have a flexible approach to work and will be able to attend at least two evening meetings each month and occasionally work at weekends.
In conjunction with the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk prepares regular financial reports, sets and manage budgets, analyses financial information and line manages a team of seven (Deputy Clerk/RFO, Finance and Administration Officer, Projects & Administration Officer, Library Volunteer & Administration Assistant and caretaking staff). Strong financial and administrative experience is therefore essential for this role, as is experience of managing staff and an understanding of HR.
Just as important is the ability to build relationships with a wide range of people and enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations, including organising community events. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and negotiator, with strong presentation skills and the ability to persuade and influence others.
Applications for this position must be submitted using the Epping Forest District Council online application form (www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk). CVs will not be accepted. If you would like more information or for an informal discussion please contact Kevin O’Brien on 0208 498 9933.
Closing Date: Monday 29th October.
Interviews for this post will be held during week commencing November 5th.
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