Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Job detail:

Salary: £13.21 p/h - £14.30 p/h

Job Part time:

Benefits: Flexitime/work from home.

Full Job description.

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Bunny Parish Council is seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial officer due to the impending retirement of the current clerk. Bunny is a small village in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire.  The Parish council has a precept of approximately £22,350 per year and serves a community of around 700 people.

This is primarily a home-based position typically requiring 7 hours per week (30 hours pcm.)  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications (e.g, CiLCA) and experience and referenced to the scale LC2 18- 22, SCP (£13.21 p/h - £14.30 p/h).

The Council seeks an experienced Clerk but will provide training and support for any aspects of the role that an applicant may not be familiar with.

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

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

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

The key duties of the Clerk are:

  • attending and supporting the 8 Councillors at meetings normally held third Thursday of month at Bunny Village Hall.
  • preparing meeting agendas and minutes and statutory returns
  • following up and actioning Council resolutions
  • dealing with incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • administering bank account (on-line), including payments & receipts
  • preparing budgets, annual accounts, and precept application
  • Administration for the Bunny Village Hall.
  • maintaining records and key documentation.

For more information, please refer contact the Chair of Bunny Parish Council. Izumi Featherstone, email: Izumi.featherstone@bunny.parish.email .

Application deadline: 12th July 2022.

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Supporting Voluntary groups

We are the Voluntary Sector Development Team, and we would like to introduce ourselves to you, to let you know that we are here to support you and the voluntary sector organisations, groups, or clubs that work with children and young people in Nottinghamshire.

We would like to reach as many play/youth settings across the county as possible, following the covid pandemic many play/youth settings are just going back to normal, we can support groups by developing committees, reviewing policies, and finding out about funding opportunities.

We are hoping you could promote our service through your local networks and together we can increase opportunities for local children and young people.

Please see the link below that provides further details on how we can support the voluntary sector.

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/youth-services/voluntary-sector-development-team

The Voluntary Sector Development Team can work with groups to:

  • Develop existing organisations/groups
  • Identify the legal requirements that are compulsory for voluntary sector groups/organisations g. policies and training
  • Help with the recruitment of Volunteers /Committee Members
  • Identifying funding and support you with your applications
  • Signpost you to training
  • Help apply for DBS clearance for volunteers and paid staff

Please find attached a leaflet about our service and what it can offer groups. We would be most grateful if you can share the information attached with colleagues, groups, and others who may find it useful.

If you have any questions or want any more information please email the team at VoluntarySectorDeveloprnentTearn@nottscc.gov.uk

Lee Marshall
Voluntary Sector Development Technical Specialist Bilsthorpe Young People's Centre,
Eakring Road, Nottinghamshire NG22 SPY

Bunny and Bradmore Charities

Student Grants

The Charities may be able to help students with a grant towards the costs of books or other course materials.

Young persons under the age of 25 years living in the parishes of Bunny, Bradmore or Costock undertaking a course of higher education are eligible for a one-off grant. The scheme is not limited to new students and those already on a course who have not previously applied for a grant may be eligible also. If you feel that you meet the criteria or have sons or daughters who meet those criteria, they may apply in writing to the clerk to the trustees at the address below providing evidence of acceptance onto their chosen course. Applications will be considered by the trustees at the next quarterly meeting following their receipt. The next meeting is scheduled for 7th September 2022. Applications may be made after that date.

Harry Barr
Clerk to Bunny and Bradmore Charities
63 Musters Road, Ruddington, NG11 6JB
Email: harry@handmbarr.plus.com

Tour of Britain visits our village, make sure that you don’t miss it!

With The Tour racing through the Borough on September 8, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your town or village as some of the world’s most famous cyclists race through in a mass of noise, colour and fun all live on ITV4, building on the wonderful efforts of your communities for the 2018 race!

All schools on the route will be closed for the morning to enable the children to support the riders. The race starts at West Bridgford and finishes at Mansfield.

The route through your community and approximate timings will be available soon.

  • Start planning celebrations and have a chance to start assessing potential items you can purchase through external suppliers for common items such as bunting, flags and banners.
  • Make the most of showcasing the efforts your councils, groups and individuals invest in celebrating the race
  • Business owners on or near the route can join in the celebrations before or on the day.
  • There will be the County Council’s Best Dressed Town or Village and land and water art competitions.

Jubilee Celebrations Website Photo Appeal

The parish council are appealing to residents in the village who may have access to Queen's Jubilee photographs taken in the village during he first few days of June to send them to us for use on the village website.

The council hope to be able to create a colourful record of the elebrations residents organised for the wonderful and historic achievement of Her Majesty in serving our country for 70 years.

Please send your photographs to parish clerk Mike Elliott at clerk@bunny.parish.email

The Annual Parish Meeting

The meeting will take place on Thursday May 19, 2022, at 6.45pm at the Village Hall followed by the parish council meeting at 7.00pm

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Energy solutions for Bunny village

The parish council have received a Briefing Report produced by Mr John Berridge and Cllr.   Chris Rogers which is intended to involve as many of the 214 households in the village  as are willing and for whom it would be possible and affordable.
Anyone wishing to receive a copy can download it here..

Carework

As you may be aware the Care Industry is looking to recruit people to help out their short staffed businesses.

If you are able to help, please contact Nottinghamshire County Council at https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/carework

Rushcliffe Memorial Grant Fund

Rushcliffe Memorial Grant Fund

Rushcliffe Borough Council have launched the Covid-19 Memorial Grant Fund to support parish councils in creating public memorials to commemorate the impact of Covid-19 upon communities in the Borough.

The scheme aims to support the creation of memorials that are fitting for their communities and therefore thar is no formal template to follow. Example ideas include memorial planting schemes, plaques, public art or benches. The memorial should be publicly accessible and not on private land such as a school or a members only-club.

Parish councils have been encouraged by the Borough to engage the local community in the planning of the memorials and build-in sustainable, plans for the on-going maintenance of the memorial.

The maximum grant from the Borough will be £500 with parishes expected to provide match funding from their own reserves.

If any resident has a suggestion as to a memorial please contact the clerk, Mike Elliott.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Next year, in June, Her Majesty the Queen, celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, and will be the oldest and longest serving monarch in the World.

The parish council are inviting residents to put forward ideas of how the village can mark this historic occasion during the special four day Bank Holiday period which the Government have declared for June 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Seventy years of service that the Queen has given is, say the Council, worthy of action by the village as a whole, and so would appreciate ideas for them to consider how the achievement can be suitably celebrated.

Please contact the clerk or any member of the council with any ideas.