Parish Clerk / Proper Officer / Responsible Financial Officer

Person Specification

CompetencyEssentialDesirable
Education, Professional qualifications and trainingHigh level of numeracy and literacy

Completion or working towards the Certificate of Local Council Administration or Certificate of Higher Education in Local Policy

A desire to engage in Continued Professional Development
Administration/Finance qualifications

CiLCA module on General Power of Competence

Diploma or Degree in Local Council Administration
Abilities: Practical and Intellectual SkillsAbility to work effectively on your own or in a team

A good working knowledge and understanding of Local Government structure and practices

Knowledge of computer packages including Word, Excel and e-mail

Experience of advising and servicing committees (including minute taking) and working with members

Experience of using a computerised finance package

Confident public speaker

Competent in all areas of administration, including financial administration and IT skills

Experience of working in an office and dealing with the public, especially in confrontational circumstances

Ability to recognise political/legal consequences of action being recommended by Members

Ability to communicate at all levels in the community both orally and in writing, with good presentation skills

Excellent organisational skills

Experience of staff management including experience of delegation

Ability to produced reports on financial and other subjects

Ability to problem solve
Experience as a Clerk or Deputy Clerk

Experience of risk management and insurance

Experience of project management

Knowledge of website management

Knowledge of computerised finance package

CircumstancesMust be able to attend evening meetings when Council or committees met

Flexible and committed to the Council

Current driving licence, own transport, and ability to travel