Burcot and Clifton Hampden Clerk Vacancy

May 13, 2024 in News

Burcot and Clifton Hampden Parish Council is looking for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to support its activities.

The Parish Council has a precept of £ 15k per year and serves a population of around 660 people.

This is primarily a home-based position of 6 hours per week but also requires attendance at Parish Council meetings (typically up to 11 per year), and Annual Parish Meetings.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. SCP 13 -23 (£13.97 - £16.67 per hour).

The Council seeks an existing Clerk or someone who is interested to learn. Training and support will be provided.

Key skills include excellent communication, a high standard of accuracy and numeracy, good administrative organisation, tact and diplomacy.

A full range of IT skills including the use of Word, Excel, PAYE and online banking is also required.

Experience of local government or Parish Council work would be an advantage.

The key duties of the Clerk are:

  • Supporting the council in carrying out its duties and implementing its decisions.
  • Providing independent advice and support, including managing the Council's website.
  • Preparing the agenda for and taking minutes at council meetings.
  • Dealing with correspondence and enquiries from the public.
  • Managing the council’s finances preparing its annual accounts and managing the annual audit process.
  • Ensuring Insurances are up to date and any identified damage / risk to PC land / equipment or any potential insurance claim is dealt with quickly.
  • Booking ROSPA Playground Inspections and any required playground repairs.
  • In collaboration with the Chair, developing a set of standard operating procedures to assist the day to day running of Council business.
  • Managing all Council contracts (such as grass cutting and tree management)
  • Managing all Council contracts (such as grass cutting and tree management)
For more information or an informal chat, please contact Anne Davies (Clerk) by email at Parish.clerk@cliftonhampden.org.uk

Application deadline: 30th May 2024

Interview date to be agreed at a mutually convenient time.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Parish Council election

April 23, 2024 in News

Following the resignation of Glenn Pereira from the Parish Councillors a request was made (by 10 electors) to South Oxfordshire District council for an election to fill the vacancy.

Nominations will need to be submitted to the District Council between 8th and 13thMay.

Below is a link to guidance for completing the nomination form:

The nomination form | Electoral Commission

And a link to the nomination pack:

Nomination pack parish council election for use on or after 7 May 2024.docx (live.com)

If there are more than 1 nominee, the District Council propose to hold the election on 13th June 2024, and the polling station will be the cricket Club at the Recreation Ground.

If there is only 1 nominee, that person will be declared elected on 16th May 2024.