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Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Waldringfield Parish Council
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30 June 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £19,698 - £20,493 FTE pro rata 
  • Average 46 hours per month (working remotely and attendance at monthly Parish Council meetings)

Waldringfield is a small but very lively village in the AONB on the banks of the River Deben.  As well as our full time residents the village also attracts a high number of visitors, leisure sailors and tourists. 

There are 9 parish councillors from a range of ages, backgrounds and interests. Each has an area of particular responsibility.

The Clerk plays a vital management role in the council and has the legal status of the Proper Officer of the Council

In addition to ensuring that the council acts within its legal powers, the combined role of Clerk/RFO has a broad range of responsibilities including:

  • setting meeting agendas
  • recording minutes
  • data protection compliance
  • dealing with correspondence
  • preparing annual financial statements
  • budget preparation and monitoring
  • keeping financial records and reconciliation.

Also, uploading information onto the Council's website and organising the council's day-to-day administration.

You will be able to show you have good interpersonal, organisational, communication, IT and numeracy skills.  An understanding of basic accounting would be desirable but not essential.  Experience as a Clerk/RFO is not necessary as you will be offered lots of support and the parish council will fund appropriate training as required. 

The role can be occasionally challenging and always stimulating and rewarding.  It offers the opportunity to play an important part within our friendly, energetic and active community.  

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the council Chairman on (01473) 736384 or email: ian.kay1@btinternet.com

Applications in the form of a covering letter and a short CV should be submitted to the Chairman via email as above.



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