Job Vacancy - Clerk/RFO

Published: 05 September 2022

We are recruiting!
Vacancy for a Clerk/RFO

Salary LC2 SCP 24-30, £15.16 to £17.87 ph
(actual pro rata based on 30 hours pw £23,649 to £27,877)
National pay award pending
dependent upon qualifications, skills, and experience,
plus generous local government pension

The village of Theale is a large village and civil parish in West Berkshire, 5 miles southwest of Reading and 10 miles east of Thatcham. The parish is bounded to the south and south-east by the Kennet & Avon Canal, to the north by a golf course, to the east by the M4 motorway and to the west by the A340 road. With a population of just over 2,800, Theale has a community spirit and many assets including several sports pitches, community buildings, play areas, allotments, church, shops, and a school. The Parish Council office is located adjacent to a sports field and the village hall. The Parish Council has 11 councillors all of whom work very hard to make the village a lovely place to live, work, and visit.

Theale Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk/RFO (Responsible Finance Officer). This is a permanent part-time post for 30 hours per week, 5 days per week. Hours to be agreed with the successful candidate. A flexible approach is needed, as attendance at regularly evening meetings required, and a presence at occasional weekend events will be required.

The main purpose of the role is to act as the Council’s Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer. As the Proper Officer of the Council, the Clerk is under a statutory duty to carry out the instructions of the Council and to serve or issue all the notifications required by law. The Clerk will advise the Council on, and assist in, the formation of overall policies to be followed in respect of the Council’s activities and in particular, to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be responsible for the management of staff and resources and will take the lead on the Council’s

major projects. The Clerk is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.

Key requirements and responsibilities: The ideal candidate will be CILCA qualified, or willing to obtain the qualification, and must have significant experience in senior management and a financial background with supporting wide variety of skills. Experience and qualifications in local government preferred but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate. A good knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel is essential.

Application pack
Application form

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 21st September 2022

Theale Parish Council is committed to equality of opportunity and actively
welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.