Welcome to Abertillery & Llanhilleth Community Council

ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL is your local elected Council, representing people of the local area at the grass roots level, from Swffryd in the south, through Llanhilleth, Brynithel, Aberbeeg, Six Bells, Abertillery and Cwmtillery, to Bournville in the north. We help run local events, including the Christmas concert, St David's Day concert and Remembrance events, we are involved in Aberfest and Winterfest (where we fund the children's activity zone), we celebrate local people's achievements at Council meetings, provide Christmas lights and defibrillators throughout the area, pay for additional detached youth workers and a local youth food project, to help engage young people better and reduce anti-social behaviour, run Council meetings, serve on local school governing bodies and other organisations, provide grants to local organisations and groups, organise the annual Party in the Park, organise other events such as a Fun Run to be held in 2020, look after War Memorials and lease allotments, represent local people's views to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Heddlu Gwent Police and work in partnership with many local groups and organisations, to significantly and continuously improve community well-being now and for future generations. 

The council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration Ref: ZA228345

JOB VACANCY - Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer


Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

25 Hours per week

Abertillery and Llanhilleth community council is Council based in South Wales, it consists of 19 Councillors and 2 officers and is based in its own offices in Abertillery. Its budget for 2021/2022 is £260,00. Further details can be found on the Councils website at abertilleryandllanhilleth-wcc.gov.uk

The community council is looking to appoint a Clerk & RFO in an exciting opportunity to provide excellent services to the local community. The Clerk will be the ‘Proper Officer’ and the ‘Responsible Financial Officer’ of the Community Council, responsible for executing their legal, financial and administrative requirements. Supported by a deputy Clerk who they will be the line manager for.

The Clerk is responsible for ensuring that all instructions of the Council are effectively carried out.

The Clerk will advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, policies in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular to provide the necessary information to enable the Council to make decisions and to implement those decisions as required.

The Clerk also provides advice to the Council as when required concerning any current legislation that has relvance to the Council

The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the proper management of its resources and staff and to report on this as and when required.

The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the administration of its finances.

The post is 25 hours a week, primarily based in the council offices in Abertillery with evening meetings. The Clerk is responsible for the agendas and the minutes of the meetings.

Salary Pay Point - starting at £19.19 per hour (SCP point 33 on NALC scales), depending on experience and qualifications.

Full training is available.

Please contact the acting Clerk Mr Steve Edwards on: Tel: 01495 217323 Email: clerk.alcc@gmail.com

For the application form and additional details for the role.

Please submit your application to Mr Steve Edwards (Acting Clerk) at clerk.alcc@gmail.com. Applications will only be considered if received via email and using the official application form.

Closing date 20th August 2021 with interviews being held during September 2021

COVID 19

The best source of information will be the Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council website and the update page. It is being updated on a regular  basis. 

https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/resident/emergencies-crime-prevention/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information/ 
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Just to remind you all that the Citizens Advice Bureau are continuing to operate a free telephone service for the people of Gwent. So if you or anyone you know are worrying about paying bills, budgeting or accessing financial support during the COVID-19 crisis, an adviser can provide advice, information and support

 

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If you’re finding staying at home difficult and would like confidential advice and support, here’s a list of NHS approved helplines that we hope you’ll find useful

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/?fbclid=IwAR02DALpsJZ_gGNT2BNYYJyoJdwriscyfk7qaVbNz4STKNveupG7RGny5fY

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Blaenau Gwent Community Hubs

You may have heard that due to the closure of the Civic Centre we have been working on the development of a new Community Hubs approach is to facilitate Face to Face Customer Service delivery with our residents out in the community.

I am pleased to confirm that Phase 1 of this new delivery model will be going live Monday 21st June.

Due to Covid restrictions we will be operating out of the Libraries on the days that they are closed, current planning assumptions is that we will then operate phase 2 delivery from the Libraries on the days they are open from Monday 26th July (subject to any Covid changes).

Not only will this approach enable us to launch the service in a safe environment , phase 1 delivery will also enable us to start the discovery piece of work with our residents, help us understand what residents want from Customer Service delivery and build up a resilient service to take forward over the coming months.