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Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer – Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council
18 hours per week
Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council is a substantial and very active Parish Council in Derbyshire. There are 11 Councillors.
The Council has achieved Quality status in the Local Council Award Scheme.
It owns and maintains; – Draycott Cemetery, Playing Fields, Leisure Green and St Chad’s Water LNR and acts as sole Trustee of the Draycott Millennium Green Trust.
The Parish Council maintains a web-site.
The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. Duties include;
- The day to day management of the Parish Council’s services and facilities
- Attendance at meetings, including preparation and distribution of agendas and minutes
- Carrying out decisions and resolutions made by the council
- Managing staff, payroll, finance and burial records
- Keeping accurate financial records, including preparation of monthly accounts, supplier payments and bank reconciliation
- Setting the council’s budget, liaising with auditors, completing year end accounts and financial returns
- Maintaining the council’s website
The successful candidate will have;
- Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills
- Good IT skills
- An understanding of local government law and accounting practices
- Sector relevant qualification CiLCA (or be willing to achieve the CiLCA qualification for Local Council Clerks within the near future).
The Clerk will work on their own from the Parish Rooms, Elvaston Street, Draycott, Derbyshire.
A full driving licence will be desirable with expenses being paid for mileage undertaken on council business.
The Council will require the successful candidate to work 18 hours per week. The Clerk will be required to attend a monthly full Parish Council meeting held on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding August), plus ad hoc meetings as required.
Remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC3 SCP 35 to 38, £30,785 to £33,437 pro rata to 18 hours
A copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Application form can be downloaded from the Parish Council web-site www.draycottparishcouncil.org (News page) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by application form with accompanying letter to the Clerk to the Council, Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council, Parish Rooms, Elvaston Street, Draycott, Derby, DE72 3PY or by e-mail to email@example.com
Closing date Friday 9 March 2018
Please download the application form, job description and person specification using the links below;
NEWS FROM DRAYCOTT IN BLOOM AND THE DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND
It has been announced that the village of Draycott in Derbyshire is a 2018 RHS Britain in Bloom finalist .
Britain in Bloom is a nationwide campaign intended to encourage and celebrate the positive impact of gardening in communities.
Draycott in Bloom is a volunteer group with members ranging from 8 to 80 years of age. 3000 plants raised by the group will be planted out around the village at the end of May to give a spectacular summer display.
Draycott entered the competition for the first time in 2014 gaining a Silver Gilt Award in 2014 & 2015, followed by a Gold Award in 2016 and 2017.
The regional judges will visit Draycott in early July and be followed by the national judges in early August.
DRAYCOTT OPEN GARDENS – 23 and 24 June -for further details please open the link to the posters.
DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND – please open link to the latest newsletter
DRAYCOTT PARISH COUNCIL
ANNUAL REPORT NEWSLETTER – please download a copy of the newsletter for 2017 using the link;
FREE DOG BAGS – are available from Draycott Off licence (Station Road), Sue’s News (Victoria Road) and the Parish Rooms (Elvaston Street). Please note you must be a Draycott resident.
Community speedwatch – our PCSO Karen Pykett carries out regular speed checks in the village. She would like your help. If you would like to help keep speeds down in the village and have a few minutes to spare now and again please contact the Parish Clerk and she will pass your details on to Karen.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Meetings in 2018 – to find out when the Parish Council meetings are in 2018 please visit the ‘Meetings’ page on the web-site.
Annual Parish Meeting 2018 – Tuesday 17 April at 7pm at the Parish Rooms – this is an opportunity to find out what the Parish Council and community groups in the village have been doing over the past year.
A copy of last years report can be downloaded using the link below;
Remembrance Sunday Service Meeting – Wednesday 25 April at 7pm in the Parish Rooms, Elvaston Street, Draycott to discuss arrangements for this year’s service. EVERYONE WELCOME
Precept (Parish Rates) – Each year Draycott Parish Council set a precept which is used to manage the village’s assets. The Parish Council also receives a grant from Erewash Borough Council to help meet the costs of running the open spaces in the village.
Over the last 6 years this funding from Erewash Borough Council has reduced by £12,366 and they now inform us that they will reduce the funding by a further £1,671 in 2018/19. The Parish Council cannot contain the latest reduction without a significant reduction in the high quality of the parish’s open spaces at St Chad’s Water LNR, the Playing Fields, Leisure Green and the Cemetery. The Parish Council also needs to carry out essential works to the path at St Chad’s Water LNR which was damaged by flooding last year. To carry out the works £3,000 will be used from the Council’s reserves which will need to be replenished in 2018/19. The Parish Council has therefore decided to set a precept for 2018/19 of £31,500. This is an increase of £4,600 on the precept for 2017/18 – an increase of £4.51 a year or 9p a week on a Band D property.
Risley Educational Foundation – FOR ALL STUDENTS ON A UNIVERSITY COURSE WOULD A GRANT BE OF USE TO YOU?
The Foundation offers educational grants to young people from 18-24 years who live, or parents live, in five local parishes including DRAYCOTT. For more details and an application form please contact the Clerk to the Trustees – Margaret Giller on 01332 883361.
WALKS IN THE AREA
Details of local walks can be found by clicking the following link and looking at the section – ‘Details of lovely walks in Erewash’
DERBY AND SANDIACRE CANAL TRUST – Draycott Canal Restoration Project –
MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE – please click on timetable below.
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST CHAD’S