Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

Duffield Cemetery Lodge

Clerk: Jane Terry
Cemetery Lodge, Duffield
Cemetery, 43 Hazelwood Road
Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire
DE56 4DQ

  • Town Street, Duffield

    Town Street, Duffield

  • Eyes Meadow by night, Fireworks display 2019

    Eyes Meadow by night, Fireworks display 2019

  • The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield

    The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield

  • Gray Recreation Ground

    Gray Recreation Ground

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Latest News

Vacancy: Responsible Financial Officer (Part time - 8 h/w) closing date 4/11/20

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 16:07 by Jackie Clements

A vacancy has arisen for a Responsible Finance Officer.

Duffield Parish Council needs a driven and enthusiastic Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) to come and share their vision, drive and leadership. Working from the Parish Council's offices at Cemetery Lodge, Hazelwood Road, Duffield, this role will provide the Council with a top-quality finance service.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day financial management of the Council, including data inputting, monitoring and producing Management Accounts, preparing records for audit purposes and VAT, Debtor and Creditor ledgers, the budget setting process, preparing reports to present to the Council, raising and payment of invoices, payroll and pension administration including year-end and HMRC returns. The RFO will carry out all the statutory functions ensuring the implementation of, and compliance with the Council's financial regulations. They will work closely with the Clerk advising councillors on finance matters, insurance and risk management strategy. More »

The ideal candidate will have the ability to use financial packages with training given on the Council's accounts package.

Local government/parish or town Council experience is an advantage but not essential as training will be provided. Excellent computer skills are essential.

The RFO will be required to work 8 hours a week from the Parish Office. These hours include attending some of the Council's evening meetings. Additional hours may be required at End of Year.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Either, a relevant financial qualification and excellent analytical skills or substantial experience in a similar role
  • good organisation, interpersonal and computer skills
  • be familiar with local government procedures and finance

Essential training will be provided as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 SCP range 18-23 (currently £12.98-£14.42 per hour, 2020-2021 National Salary Award)

Closing Date: 4pm Wednesday 4th November 2020

Shortlisting: Friday 6th November and Interview Date: Monday 9th/Wednesday 11th November

For an informal chat you can also contact Councillor Roger Harrison(Chair), Email: r.harrison@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk Tel: 07776 201579

To apply, read the job description and person specification found on the Parish Council Vacancies page, and then complete the application form, outlining how you meet the person specification. Return the form, along with your CV, to clerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk (preferred) or download and print the PDF and complete, returning with a copy of your CV to: Jane Terry, Parish Office, The Cemetery Lodge, 43 Hazelwood Road, Duffield, Belper, DE56 4DQ, by the closing date above. (CVs without the application form will not be accepted). » Less

Information for dog walkers at Eyes Meadow

Posted: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:54 by Jackie Clements

The Parish Council has received a report of a large dog being walked off-the-lead at Eyes Meadow attacking another dog. The incident has been reported to the police.

Please be aware of your responsibilities regarding out-of-control dogs, if your dog is likely to be a risk to other dogs, their owners or other users of the Meadow, keep your dog on a lead.

It is against the law for a dog to be dangerously out-of-control in a public place. Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public

Gray Rec play area

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:56 by Jackie Clements

UPDATE: The playground has now reopened (Friday 18th Sept).

We apologise for the continued closure of the playground, this is not due to Covid but because there is a fault with the seesaw which means it is unsafe to use. We will repair the equipment as soon as possible, in the mean time we are arranging to fence it off in the same way as the roundabout.

As soon as the fence panels are installed we will re-open the playground. We will post a notice when it is re-opened.