About Kilsby Parish Council

What Powers and Duties do Parish Councils Have?

Parish councils have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community.
The following can be under the remit of the parish council:
Bus Shelters
Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
Seats (public)
Land – acquisition and sale of
Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
Litter - provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
Planning – parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
Postal and Telecommunication Facilities – power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
Recreation – provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance

Applications invited - Kilsby Parish Clerk

Applications invited - Kilsby Parish Clerk

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Council: Kilsby Parish Council
County: Northamptonshire

Salary: Scale LC2 NJC Salary Point 26 – 29 (£23,398 - £ 25,951) subject to qualifications and experience pro rata to part time (pay award pending).
Contract: Permanent Part time 14 hours per week including scheduled evening meetings.
Pension: Post holder eligible to join the NEST pension scheme
Location: To work from home

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk & RFO which will become vacant in mid-June 2018.

Kilsby Parish lies in Northamptonshire, 5 miles from SE of Rugby and 6 miles from the District town of Daventry. Part of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal lies within the parish.
It has a population of 2000, a Primary School, Church, Chapel, Village Hall and recently opened Community Shop and administers a Cemetery.

The Parish Council has 11 seats, and a precept of £45,910. The Council holds the General Power of Competence and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The successful post holder will be expected to carry out the functions of the RFO and be the Proper Officer, serving all statutory notifications for the local council.
The Parish Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Parish Council services and functions.

The successful candidate will require excellent management and leadership skills enabling them to work in partnership with staff, councillors, contractors and the local community and external partners.

This post requires an excellent track record in administration, accounting, policy, project management, communication and strategic thinking. Experience of working in local councils is desirable as is experience of budget monitoring and using “Office”.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or who would work to achieve the qualification within 18 months of commencing employment.

Informal discussions concerning the role can be made by contacting the current Clerk, Catherine Camp on 01788 891184 or email parishcouncil@kilsbyvillage.co.uk

Links to the application Packs including job description, person specification and application form are included below www.kilsbyvillage.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 11th May 2018

Interviews are planned for Friday 18th May (requests for alternative interview dates to be considered in exceptional circumstances).


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