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Gotherington PC (Tewkesbury District)

Gotherington Parish Council: Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful applicant will be required to provide professional support and guidance in respect of all aspects of the Council's work.

Duties include preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with residents, anyone undertaking work for the Parish Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council.

The Clerk is responsible for all aspects of the Parish Accounts including making payments, bank account reconciliation as well as reports to present at the monthly Parish Council Meetings. Also, for dealing with all aspects of the budget and year end audit and annual reports.

The role is home based but attendance is required at the monthly Parish Council Meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at 19:30. There may be additional meetings called during the year as and when required.

Candidates should have experience in council issues, IT skills, online banking and financial appreciation with spreadsheet skills. The Clerk is also responsible for maintaining the Parish Council website and ideally should live within a reasonable distance from Gotherington (30 minutes).

The ability to communicate effectively at all levels is a key requirement of this role and Clerk qualifications would be desirable.

The role is expected to be around 12 hours per week and the salary will be calculated according to the National Joint Council rates dependent upon qualifications and/or experience but will be within the range SCP20 to SCP23 (£20,334 to £22.462 pro rata),

For further details please contact the Chairman Howard Samuels


Further details of the Parish can be found at:

Please include in your application, details outlining relevant experience, a detailed CV and the date by when you would be able to commence employment.

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th September 2019

Interviews will be held the week commencing 23th September 2019

Cricklade TC (Wiltshire)


Council: Cricklade Town Council

County: Wiltshire

Salary: SCP 29 – 32 (£32,029 - £34,788) plus increment for qualification

Cricklade is a Saxon Town with a population of about 4,500. Well-known for its community spirit, the town is served by a politically independent Town Council. The current Town Clerk is retiring.

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and the Responsible Financial Officer and is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority's proper officer.

The position is full time (37 hours per week), with the need to attend evening meetings and occasional weekend events as required and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified (or equivalent), but consideration will be given to a suitable candidate willing to study for this. Local government experience would also be an advantage.

The applicant must have good financial and book-keeping skills and have practical ICT skills in Microsoft Office packages and spreadsheets, Social Media and the Internet.

In addition to outstanding organisational, administrative and business skills, strong leadership and personnel management skills are vital. The ability to enthuse and motivate the team is key.

Job Description, Personal Specification, Terms and Conditions and the Application Form are available by telephoning 01793 751394 or by email to:

The closing date for applications Monday 5th August 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 16th and Monday 19th August 2019

We welcome applications from all sections of the community

For further information about Cricklade and Cricklade Town Council please refer to the website:

Lower Slaughter PC (Cotswold District)


Closing Date for Applications - 30th August 2019

The position will include attending Parish Council meetings (typically two meetings every two months), taking and writing up Parish Council minutes, writing letters when requested, updating the Parish Council website and advising the Parish Council in respect of the performance of its statutory duties.

Training is available for all aspects of the clerk's role.

The role will also include liaising with the district and county services when required.

The position is home based apart from attendance at the meetings noted above which are held in Lower Slaughter. A laptop will be provided solely for council use along with other necessary equipment.

Salary will be negotiable but within the National Association of Local Councils 2019 scale range LC1 (13-17)

The actual hours are variable but expected to be approximately three hours per week which includes meetings. A sum of £4 per week is payable for the cost of an office/safe storage area for council documentation. Use of your own car is essential for which an allowance of 45p per mile is payable.

The council are looking for a proactive team player to work with a supportive and friendly team. The successful candidate will be prepared to deal with a diverse range of issues in a 'hands on' manner and be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of people, have good numeracy skills and be computer literate.

Applicants do not have to have specific experience as a council clerk but must have several years' experience in a similar role.

Application forms can be downloaded from the parish website at

or by emailing