Vacancy

Bishopstone Parish Council are looking for a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to replace our existing clerk who has served the Parish for the past 21 years.

The council wishes to appoint an energetic and self-motivated individual to manage its business and to carry out all aspects of its financial administration. The ideal candidate will have good organisational, numeracy and computer skills, be a good communicator and have the ability to work independently.

The role is part-time up to 35 hours per month including holidays. 

There is some flexibility in the management of the hours and additional hours may be necessary to manage the administration during busy times.  These will be paid at the normal hourly rate.

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month unless there is a Bank Holiday when it is postponed until the  following Monday.  The Clerk is responsible for organising the meetings with an agenda which must be issued 1 week before the meeting, with minutes being completed within 1 week.  Emails should be checked daily.  A monthly newsletter is produced by the Clerk with input from a variety of sources.  The Clerk is also the main contact for Swindon Borough Council and the Borough Councillor.  There are meetings for Clerks which it would be advantageous, but not mandatory to attend and these take place in nearby villages or Swindon.

The role of Responsible Financial Officer involves maintaining a set of accounts, organising the annual audit in a timely manner, dealing with all income and expenditure.

Interested parties should be able to use a computer, the internet and have good people skills.  They will need to be dedicated in supporting Councillors in their work in the Parish and helping Parishioners with any queries or problems.

The successful candidate will need their own computer and connection to the internet.  The Council does not have an office so the Clerk will be expected to work from home and provide some document storage.

To commence on 1st April 2020 with an overlap with the present Clerk.

To apply, please email clerk@bishopstoneandhintonparva.org with a letter of application and cv.