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Charlesworth Parish includes St Johns Ward Charlesworth, parts of the neighbouring village Simmondley and large areas of countryside. The Parish Council strive to make the Parish a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Vacancy - Clerk to Charlesworth Parish Council



Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. Duties include:

  • Attendance at meetings - held the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m.
  • The preparation of meeting agendas and the taking of minutes of Parish Council meetings.
  • Keeping accurate financial records, banking, invoices, and payment of accounts.
  • Setting the council's budget, liaising with auditors, preparing end of year accounts.
  • Acting on decisions and resolutions taken at council meetings.
  • Dealing with correspondence from Councillors, members of the public and external organisations.
  • Maintaining and updating the council's website.

The successful applicant will have: More »

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Good IT skills.
  • An understanding of basic accounting processes.
  • An ability to understand and interpret local government law.
  • Ability to work on their own.
  • A relevant qualification (CiLCA) or the willingness to work towards achieving this.
  • Knowledge of the area would also be an advantage.

The Clerk will be required to work from home, for which an allowance is paid, a laptop and printer/scanner is provided.

The council would require the successful candidate to work some set hours to cover meetings and the total hours will be 7.5 per week. The council holds 10 parish council meetings per year.

Training will be offered as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 SCP 23 to 26, £11.27 to £12.40 per hour.

The Job Description and Person Specification can be found on our website at: http://www.charlesworthparishcouncil.org.uk/news.html as well as information about the Parish Council including agendas and minutes of previous meetings.

Closing Date for applications: 13th July 2018

Interview Date: 1st August 2018

Application: To apply please send a current CV plus a letter of application giving full details of relevant experience, your suitability for the role and reasons for applying to: charlesworthparishclerk@hotmail.com

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:49 by Sarah Wingrove

Derbyshire CC Action Grants Scheme

A new grant scheme for community groups in Derbyshire has gone live today offering grants up to £500.

Derbyshire County Council has launched their new Action Grants scheme and groups, clubs, local charities and other non-profit organisations working in communities across the county can download the online application pack and apply.

The themes of the grants are:

· Youth activity

· Community safety More »

· Community activity

· Physical activity and sport

If a group's planned project is based on any of those themes, the online application pack will let you know what you can and can't apply for.

Decisions on grant applications will be made after regular application round deadlines. The first deadline is 30 June 2018.

Derbyshire County Council is also inviting applications for a limited number of medium grants of up to £5,000 and larger grants of up to £10,000 for projects which can have clear local support and will provide a lasting benefit for a Derbyshire community.

The full criteria for these grants is also in the application pack.

Applications for medium and larger grants will be considered annually, with the first deadline also 30 June 2018.

The Action Grants scheme will run until 31 May 2020. » Less

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:06 by Sarah Wingrove

Rural Crime Survey

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is urging anyone living or working in the county's rural towns and villages to make time to share their views and play a positive part in the response to rural crime and antisocial behaviour by completing the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey.

The survey and further information can be found here www.derbyshirepcc.gov.uk/RuralCrimeSurvey

The survey has been adapted specifically for Derbyshire residents from the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey, being carried out by the National Rural Crime Network. It is designed to provide the Commissioner a clearer picture of rural criminality in the county, preventative measures that are being taken by members of the rural community and identify particular problems in different areas of the County. More »

A similar survey was carried out in 2015 and the Commissioner is keen to see what changes have occurred since then.

Mr Dhindsa said: "We really do want to get it right for our rural communities and spare hardworking families and business owners the misery of dealing with crime. Our new Rural Crime Team and Wildlife Crime Officers have improved relationships with farmers, agricultural businesses, residents and traders and this has helped to increase reporting of crime but we need to reach everybody and give everyone a chance of airing their views."

Please share this email with all contacts, families or friends who may have an interest in rural communities.

Whatever your views - positive or negative - we want to hear them. Make your voice heard.

Kind regards

Tim Parkin
Digital Engagement Officer » Less

Thu, 03 May 2018 17:34 by Sarah Wingrove