PITCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL – CLERK and RFO VACANCY
The Council seeks to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). The appointment is for an average of 5 hours per week and the salary will be as per the national recommended salary scale commensurate with experience for part time Clerks (WEF 1st April 2019) SCP LC1 7 – 12.
The Parish Clerk is responsible for organising all meetings of the Council, publishing agendas and minutes, dealing with correspondence, maintaining the Parish Council website, liaising with other organisations and overseeing certain projects. In addition, as RFO, the Clerk will be responsible for all aspects of financial administration of the Council.
The Clerk works from home and must be computer literate. A laptop, scanner and other equipment are provided. The successful applicant ideally should be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to undertake training to obtain the qualification. Attendance at the evening meetings of the Council is a requirement of the position. Normal meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month.
For further details, a copy of the job description, person specification and application form please contact the Council at email@example.com. For an informal chat about the role please contact the locum Clerk, on the above email or by calling 07742 930521.
The closing date for applications is Monday 31st August 2020 and interviews are planned for the week commencing Monday 31st August 2020. To apply please send the application form to the above email address.
All “business as usual” materials are now being accepted at all 16 recycling sites in Somerset.
That includes cardboard as well as commercial waste and other waste you pay to dispose of – including tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts, plasterboard and asbestos (card payment only).
Trailers and vans can access the sites at any time, as long as they have the appropriate permit.
Although sites have been busy, the recently introduced “shop-style” social distancing arrangements – floor markings and signs – have worked well.
However, please note, staff are unable to offer any assistance with unloading or handling any waste or items.
Unfortunately, no items brought to sites can be put forward for reuse at the moment. They will be recycled where possible until a safe way to handle them has been agreed. Anyone planning to bring items that are fit for reuse is asked to keep hold of them for the time being.
Once on site, safety restrictions remain in place, including:
- Gloves to be worn when outside the vehicle
- Maximum of two people per household
- Strict social distancing
- On busier sites traffic, may still be directed by staff
All sites are open for their usual summer hours. There have been long queues at peaks times, notably first thing in the morning, and we will continue to encourage people to only visit the sites when they really need. Quieter times tend to be 4pm-6pm on weekdays.
Queue cams are operating for Bridgwater, Chard, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil, and we would advise people to check these before they visit.
There have been significant improvements with collection services, with far fewer missed collections and quicker return visits when collections are missed. Customer services teams have also considerably reduced the backlog of requests.
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