Doveridge Parish Council: Vacancy for Clerk/RFO
Doveridge Parish Council requires a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to provide professional support and advice in all aspects of the Council’s work.
Doveridge is a medium rural parish. The Parish Council comprises nine Councillors who meet monthly throughout the year, normally on the first Tuesday of the month. Occasional additional meetings may be required to comply with deadlines or urgent issues. The Parish Council is responsible for the recreational facilities and will in time become responsible for the village cemetery when the Church Yard closes and also hires the services of a self- employed handyman/groundsman to carry out mowing and general maintenance around the village.
As Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer you will be responsible for:
- The preparation of meeting agendas and taking accurate minutes of Parish Council meetings
- Taking action on resolutions passed by the Council
- Dealing with the Parish Council’s financial accounts
- Preparing the Parish Council accounts for audit
- Liaising with Derbyshire Dales District Council and Derbyshire County Council as required
- Keeping the Parish Council website page up to date
- Posting notices on the village notice boards
The Council is looking for someone with previous administrative experience, with drive and enthusiasm and a real interest in serving the community. The ideal candidate would hold a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA), have local government experience with knowledge of the parish council sector. A successful candidate who does not hold the CILCA qualification would be expected to undergo the DALC Essential Clerk training.
Applicants should have good administration and communication skills, a sufficient level of IT skills (Word and Excel) and knowledge of financial accounting.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
- Travel in and around the district (therefore a car/driving license is desirable)
- Be willing to attend any relevant training
A laptop will be provided for Parish Council use. The starting salary will be NALC/SLCC Scale LC1 SCP 1 Point 21 £10.47 per hour, working an average of 8-10 hours per week.
For further information and an application form please contact the Acting Clerk – Janice Jackson on 01629 650727/07801 421890.
Closing date for applications is Monday 31 July. Please send your completed application form and supporting letter, detailing experience, qualifications and the names of two referees to the Acting Clerk: Mrs Janice Jackson, 8 Bradley Close, Birchover, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2BG electronically to: email@example.com
Entry last updated on 19 July 2017
Doveridge update – April 2017
Due to a commercial decision made by Midland Classic bus company, buses will no longer be following a route through the village.
New Bus stops are situated at the top of Bell Lane, Bakers Lane and Sand Lane.
The Parish Council are speaking with the County Council and planning an on site meeting to discuss Bus Shelters and will let you have any information once they know anything further.
Entry last updated on 13 April 2017
Neighbourhood Plan update – March 2017
On Tuesday 7th March Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan, along with the Consultation Document and the Basic Conditions Statement were submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council.
We are awaiting a timetable from the Council for the next steps which include a six week consultation, scrutiny by an examiner and finally a referendum. At that stage the residents of the Parish of Doveridge will be able to vote and say if they support the adoption of the Plan.
The formulation of a Neighbourhood Plan is a very detailed task and has to be completed according to rules laid down by the government. On the way it has to receive ongoing scrutiny from DDDCouncil, has to be in convergence with their Local Plan and must have been consulted on by the residents within the Parish. The small team of volunteers has worked tirelessly for almost two years to achieve the completion of the three documents necessary for it to go to examination.
Visit our Neighbourhood Plan page and click on “Latest Draft” to view the documents.
Entry last updated on 10 March 2017
New village web pages for Doveridge
Did you know that the previous Doveridge web pages (see image shown) were first published over ten years ago in March 2006?
Since that time there have been major changes in the way that people use the web, with mobile phones and tablets now supplanting computers as the principal choice for viewing pages.
In view of this, Doveridge Parish Council recently commissioned a revitalisation of the village pages to adapt them for mobile viewing and to refresh some of the out-of-date style and contents.
The draft of the new pages was demonstrated to the Parish Council at their meeting on Tuesday 13th December 2016, and it was agreed that these new pages be published.
Within the information section of the pages, there are details for many local businesses, organisations and services. Perhaps you could check that any you are connected with are accurately represented and use the feedback form to let us know of any errors or omissions?
Some of the changes
Apart from updating the appearance, other changes to the pages include:
- Making navigation around the site easier by providing the “Quicklinks” and breadcrumb trail at the top of the pages
- Replacing the static map of Doveridge with a Google map that can be zoomed and provide satellite and “Streetview” images
- Enabling easy access to the planning applications on Derbyshire Dales District Council web site
- Providing a framework that will enable the Parish Council to publish more documents that meet the requirements of the Transparency Code
Entry last updated on 14 December 2016