Parish Clerk

Parish Clerk: Vanessa Oliveri
RFO: Vanessa Oliveri
Telephone: 01451 810839

Address: Upper Rissington Village Hall
Wellington Road
Upper Rissington
Cheltenham, GL54 2QW

Office Hours: Undetermined. However, the position is full time therefore expect the office to be manned 8 hours per day.

Salary: Undetermined – depends on the SCP grade in LC2. The highest LC2 is £35,745 and lowest is £28,672 plus pension.

Role of the Parish Clerk (source

  1. To ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.
  2. To monitor and balance the Council’s accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT or if appropriate to monitor the work of a designated other officer designated the Responsible Financial Officer.
  3. To ensure that the Council’s obligations for Risk Assessment are properly met.
  4. To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas for meetings of the Council and Committees. To attend such meetings and prepare minutes for approval other than where such duties have been delegated to another Officer.
  5. To attend all meetings of the Council and all meetings of its committees and sub- committees other than where such duties have been delegated to another Officer.
  6. To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with the correspondenceordocumentsorbringsuchitemstotheattentionof theCouncil.Toissue correspondence as a result of instructions of, or the known policy of the Council.
  7. To receive and report on invoices for goods and services to be paid for by the Council and to ensure such accounts are met. To issue invoices on behalf of the Council for goods and services and to ensure payment is received.
  8. To study reports and other data on activities of the Council and on matters bearing on those activities. Where appropriate, to discuss such matters with administrators and specialists in particular fields and to producereports for circulation and discussion by the Council.
  9. To maintain a good understanding of community needs through surveys and other methods. To develop and recommend plans and long term strategies for the Council and ensure their successful implementation.
  10. To draw up both on his/her own initiative and as a result of suggestions by Councillors proposals for consideration by the Council and to advise on practicability and likely effects of specific courses of action.
  11. To supervise any other members of staff as their line manager in keeping with the policies of the Council and to undertake all necessary activities in connection with the management of salaries, conditions of employment and work of other staff.
  12. To monitor the implemented policies of the Council to ensure they are achieving the desired result and where appropriate suggest modifications.
  13. To act as the representative of the Council as required.
  14. To issue notices and prepare agendas and minutes for the Town Meeting: to attend the assemblies of the Parish Meeting and to implement the decisions made at the assemblies that are agreed by the Council.
  15. To prepare, in consultation with the Chairman, news releases about the activities of, or decisions of, the Council.
  16. To oversee or make arrangements for the management of any Council projects undertaken or any functions or services that the Council is committed to provide for the community.
  17. To attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.
  18. To work towards the achievement of the status of Qualified Clerk as a minimum requirement for effectiveness in the position of Clerk to the Council.
  19. To continue to acquire the necessary professional knowledge required for the efficient management of the affairs of the Council: Suggested is membership of your professional body The Society of Local Council Clerks.
  20. To attend the Conferences of the National Association of Local Councils, Society of Local Council Clerk’s, and other relevant bodies, as a representative of the Council as required.

Page amended: 26 November 2021