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Appointment of Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

St Georges & Priorslee Parish Council is seeking to appoint a motivated, dynamic and forward-thinking individual to the role of Parish Clerk/RFO. This is a varied and interesting role within Local Government requiring excellent communication skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and a broad range of skills.

This post is a dual role of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, leading a team of four part time staff.

The Clerk is responsible for the smooth running of the Parish Council’s administration, the delivery of services and projects and ensuring that the Parish Council meets its statutory requirements and obligations. The Clerk is supported by a Deputy Clerk, Community Projects & Events Officer and a Parish Support Officer.

The Responsible Finance Officer is responsible for the administration of the council’s financial affairs.

Candidates will be expected to have Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. However, the successful candidate will be expected to study and obtain the CiLCA qualification within 18 months of appointment. The professional development of staff is supported and funded by the parish council.

The salary is based on 24 hours per week and is calculated according to the National Joint Council rates dependent upon qualifications and/or experience but will be within the range SCP 26-28 (£17.10 to £18.05 hourly rate), with mileage reclaimable at 0.45 ppm.

The role is flexible, with evening meetings and occasional weekend events.  No overtime is paid, but Time Off in Lieu can be taken.

For further details (or an application form) please contact: or telephone the parish office: 01952 567700.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the parish office, by appointment with the Clerk.

Closing date for applications:  5 p.m. on Monday 22nd May 2023

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 5th June 2023