28th February 2018: CASUAL VACANCY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor Michael Abraham, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.Casual vacancy feb 2018

If by 22nd March, 2018 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below TEN electors from the Parish of Keevil, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 31 May, 2018

Dated 2nd March 2018: Dr Carlton Brand, Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

Posted by: Mr George Goodwin, Magpies, 69D Martins Road, Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6NA

In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, bank or public holiday, or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Vacancy also appears on the Wiltshire Council website

Update 8th January 2018

There having been no requests to hold an election for the post of Councillor left vacant last October by the resignation of Andrea Hunter, the position was filled by co-option at the meeting of the Parish Council on 8th January 2018 by Councillor Juliette Goodwin

The co-opted councillor will serve until April 2021 and will be expected to attend Parish Council meetings which are held every two months. Further details from the clerk or any serving Councillor.

Update 14th November 2017: , as advertised on 20 October 2017, in respect of Keevil Parish Council.

Please see the attached a letter confirming that the Parish Council can now proceed with the co-option of a new Councillor. Keevil Co-option

Any queries, please contact the Electoral Services Team.

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Applications for this post are now closed

The current Clerk is looking to step down after 15 years in post, and the Parish Council is seeking to fill this important role from 1st January 2018. Keevil has 372 persons registered on the Electoral Roll and an Annual Precept of £6,500.

The job is part time with an average of 4 hours per week. (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience. A job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to a room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. The Clerk is reimbursed for consumable expenses. The successful applicant will be flexible in their approach to the work and be capable of minute taking and correspondence. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and/or public administration is desirable but not essential as training is available. Good literacy and IT skills are essential as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is responsible for managing the Council’ finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and overseeing the completion of actions arising. The Parish Council meets on alternate months in the evenings of the first Monday of the month in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required: this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May each year.

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 4 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. Current hourly rates range from £9.392 (point 18) to £10.739 (point 22). For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply please write a personal statement and send it the current Clerk whose Email address is georgefw.goodwin@gmail.com.

A Job Advertisement has been produced and is on the WALC web site.

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