Job vacancy: Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council


Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council is looking for a parish clerk and responsible financial officer to join their team.


Job title: Parish clerk and responsible financial officer
Organisation: Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council
Salary: NJC Scales 14 - 28
Application deadline: 31 May 2021
County: Hampshire
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Phone number: 07510 371 440


The parish council are seeking to recruit a parish clerk and responsible financial officer to work 19 hours per week from home. 

The parish of Ashurst and Colbury is situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest National Park. Ashurst is the gateway village to the NFNP, it has a population of approx. 2100 and a precept of £44,100. 

The parish clerk and responsible financial officer is responsible for managing all areas of council business including advising parish councillors in all aspects of local governance and council finances. Experience in local council administration and accounts management is essential. The candidate should be well organised with good communication and IT skills, be motivated and confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and preparing a budget, and most importantly have integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality. Full Council and Planning and Development Committee meetings are held every third Tuesday evening, with other committee meetings by arrangement. The salary is negotiable (NJC Scales - SCP 14 (£12.00) to SCP 28 (£16.75)) depending on qualifications and experience. 

Applications will be welcomed from clerks already in post at another council who may wish to take on a dual role. 

This is an interesting and diverse role giving the applicant the opportunity to make new contacts and to work alongside other agencies in the surrounding area. 

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