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Vacancy: Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Deadline: 17th July – Could you be our new Clerk and RFO, working with North Hinksey Parish Council to support our dynamic community through a range of exciting projects and services?

North Hinksey Parish Council (NHPC) is seeking a committed and enthusiastic professional to become its new Clerk and its Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). While these can be separate roles, the current post holder has undertaken both, and we would prefer to continue this arrangement but will also consider job sharing. North Hinksey is a busy Parish at the western boundary of Oxford, benefitting from the city’s history and resources but retaining its own community-minded identity. With a population of c.5000 people and an annual Precept around £90k, we are an active Parish Council with 14 members who provide leisure facilities, green spaces, annual events and local services for the community through 7 committees. 

As Clerk you will provide administrative support for all NHPC activities and advise the Council on legal, personnel, planning, and regulatory matters related to Council business. You will attend all Council and Committee meetings, requiring evening work on pre-set days. As a successful applicant you will demonstrate attention to detail, proficiency in Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel), a friendly and professional communication style, and excellent organisational and time-management skills. CiLCA qualification and work experience within Local Government are highly desirable.

As Responsible Financial Officer you will administer all of the Council’s financial affairs. This will require experience with financial/accounting practises, a good working knowledge of Income and Expenditure bookkeeping, VAT, balance sheet reporting and use of commercial accounting software. The Council will support you in any required further training and continuing professional development. 

The combined Clerk and RFO appointment is a full-time position of 37 hours per week. We will also consider part-time job share, particularly for applicants with previous Clerk/RFO experience. The successful candidate’s salary will be based on skills and experience and will fall within NJC pay scales 18 to 25 (£24,313 to £28,785 per year).

See the full job description here

To discuss the post further, please contact the Chair of NHPC: CllrDavidKay@hotmail.com

To apply please complete the application form and send with a CV by the deadline of Friday 17th July.