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Name of CouncilScaldwell Parish Council
Job TitleParish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer
Vacancy StatementScaldwell Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and responsible finance officer. 
RequirementsApplications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons, although training will be offered and enthusiasm to learn may be seen as an alternative to formal qualifications. The parish clerk will be responsible for the administration of the business and finances of the council.The post includes some evening work and occasional attendance at civic functions. The successful applicant would be expected to have, or be prepared to obtain, CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration).  He or she must be computer literate, including excel, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.
SalaryStarting Salary – scale LC1, SCP 6: £19,171 pa, pro rata.  (Pay award pending) 
Hours35 hours per month.
Place of workWork from home.
Please apply in writing to: –
ContactEugene O’Leary
PositionChairman, Scaldwell Parish Council
email eugenejoleary@aol.com
Closing date for applications:Friday 24th July 2020
InterviewsTo be held week commencing 27th July 2020

To find out about the role of the Clerk download an introductory booklet entitled “The Essential Clerk” at http://www.northantscalc.com/uploads/essentialclerk.pdf

A Covid risk assessment has been carried out as has a health and safety check.The equipment has been cleaned and the park tidied up.
There are guidelines all users have to follow and these are displayed at the entrances, by the outdoor gym and on the table near the fort.

For the safety of all, we would ask you to please adhere to them.

As posted earlier, we have to do some things before opening the playing fields: carry out a Covid-19 Risk Assessment, a health and safety check, a thorough clean, tidy up and placing of new signage. The good news is that this is all in progress. Once the jobs are done, the Parish Council has to formally agree the opening.

The even better news is that we are hoping to get all of this done by next weekend!

We know that many people – especially younger residents – are keen for the Playing Fields to be re-opened as soon as possible. There are a number of steps that need to be taken before we open that gate though – as you might imagine, insurance terms and risk assessments all need to be considered first. Please be assured that there is a lot of work going on to get the Playing Fields re-opened!

It’s been three months since the bishops ordered the closure of church doors (interestingly for the first time since 1213, when the Pope was having a row with bad King John). The good news is that the bishops are now allowing us to open up – slowly and carefully. So our church will be open between 10 and 4 each day; inside are a few simple instructions to keep the building Coronavirus-free.

Do enjoy our wonderful church building, a reminder that whatever horrors can be cooked up by man, some things remain good, beautiful and eternal.

Because of the…well you know why….the Brixworth Bulletin won’t be popping through your letterbox this time around. However, if you click on the link here you will be taken to the latest copy!

Chris Heaton-Harris, the MP for Daventry, is collating a list of takeaway and delivery services being offered locally within the district, with contact details and any specific information that’s been provided by the businesses themselves. See the link here

Unfortunately there are some people who see the current pandemic as an opportunity to try and fleece others. We’ve had the following warning from the Peterborough Diocese about attempts to get personal data.

‘Calls from somebody claiming to be from Public Health England, asking residents if they had received their letter from the government and then asking if they have support from family and friends, etc. and trying to obtain personal details’

Needless to say, we all need to be extremely careful and not give out personal data over the phone unless we are 100% confident about the identity of the person on the other end of the line! If you get such a call as above, please decline to give any information.

For everyone self-isolating or needing help which the Scaldwell Helping Hands group can’t provide, please see the information below from Daventry Council, which has launched a help-line.

New Coronavirus support line launched A new support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community. The new support line – which can be reached on 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) – allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require. There are a large number of people across Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above. The Customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council will be managing the helpline, ensuring that each call is appropriately triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs. The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the District and Borough Councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support 

Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number: 0300 126 1000 (option 5) People can also email nccg.communityresilience.covid19@nhs.net and ask for help, or fill in our online form

Find out more about the range of support on offer during this time on our Coronavirus advice pages

A couple of cars have been parked on the piece of ground between the gates leading into the playing field. Please note that the whole of the playing field, including this area, is closed under government orders and the bottom gates will be locked soon. Thanks from Scaldwell Playing Field Committee