Vacancy – Clerk to Arbory Parish Commissioners

Arbory Parish Commissioners have a vacancy for the position of The Clerk, which includes Responsible Finance Officer.

This post is part-time and salaried. Due to the varied nature of the work involved, the applicant will need to be able to work flexible hours.

The applicant will need to provide an office in their home. The ability to drive and to own a vehicle is essential.

Ideally, applicants should have a good knowledge of the Parish of Arbory and have an interest in Local Authority affairs. He/she should live either in or close to the Parish District of Arbory.

Technical skills required include:-

  • Computer literate
  • Working knowledge of accounts or book-keeping.

Desirable attributes include:-

  • Self motivation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Sense of humour

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th October 2017.

For further information and job description please contact the Chairman, Mrs Jane Glover, Ash Cottage, Main Road, Colby, IM9 4NS                                                                                         Phone 835013 or Email – janeglover68@gmail.com

Commissioners Rates 2017/18

The Commissioners have decided to increase the rate for next year to 117 pence in the pound, that is an increase of 2 pence or 1.74%.   The reason for the increase is a general rise of 1% in Manx inflation, the necessity to replace ageing lighting standards on Ballacriy and elsewhere, the increased areas and frequency of grass cutting on public open spaces, an increase in refuse disposal costs at the Incinerator from £79.50 to £82.87 per tonne, and an increase in the costs of the Southern Civic Amenity Site.   These increases have been partly offset by rates on the new houses on Cronk Cullyn, but the rates income from the two quarries in the Parish, based on tonnages extracted,  has reduced quite significantly this year.

 

Commissioners Accounts

In accordance with the Isle of Man Audit Act 2006 and Section 17 of The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2013 , Arbory Parish Commissioners advise all interested parties that their accounts for 2015/16 have now been received.

The accounts have been posted on this website and can be inspected at the office of Arbory Parish Commissioners by appointment at any reasonable time.