Longhope PC (Forest of Dean)

Longhope Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The job requires practical knowledge and judgmental skills, and involves:

  • Exchanging information orally or in writing
  • Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills
  • Working within recognised procedures
  • Organising own workload
  • Reporting back to councillors on any issues
  • Responsibility for the supervision, direction, and training of other employees in liaison with the staffing committee
  • The allocation of work to staff and contractors, as per Council Policies
  • Maintaining the Councils Website
  • An impact on the well-being of local people

Candidates will need:

  • Accurate administrative and financial skills, attention to detail
  • Availability to attend monthly evening meetings (1st Monday of the month, excluding August & January, with the possibility of occasional Extraordinary General Meetings)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy with confident knowledge of MS Office applications, internet, email, and webinar software
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work alone, use of initiative
  • Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or equivalent, or have a willingness to actively work towards it
  • An interest in community life
  • A friendly and positive outlook
  • To be approachable with good interpersonal skills.

The role includes preparing agendas, attending meetings, preparing minutes, and dealing with issues arising from meetings. As the RFO you will be responsible for the maintenance of proper financial records, producing reports for members as required and completing the Annual Return for audit.

The position is a part-time and home-based role between 6 and 8 hours per week.

Hours/days to be agreed, with a 6 months' probationary period. Salary is dependent on experience and will be in accordance with NJC scale points LC2 that start from SCP18. Equipment, such as a Council laptop computer etc, will be provided. Any expenses such as essential travel etc will be reimbursed in accordance with the Councils published expenses policy.

To apply for the role please email a CV and covering letter to Applications should be received no later than noon on Friday 17th of June, with Interviews held, and potential employment start date, being as soon as possible thereafter.

The Council is keen to welcome a new Clerk as soon as possible.

For further information on our Council please visit

Minchinhampton PC (Stroud district)

A part-time locum or temporary clerk is required to administer this council's Neighbourhood Development Plan implementation.

CILCA qualified candidate preferred, specialist interest/experience in planning matters an advantage.

This post is expected to last at least a year, possibly two, and will include compilation of agendas and minutes of an NDP working party and its sub-groups' meetings, and actioning recommendations after their approval by full council. Hours to some extent flexible and likely to expand, and NALC salary scale point negotiable depending on experience.

To register your interest in this role please e-mail:

Southam PC (Tewkesbury borough)

Southam Parish Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer. The parish covers the village of Southam, the Noverton estate in Prestbury and much of Cleeve Common.

We are a friendly Parish Council comprising 7 councillors and we meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month.

The main duties are:

  • Preparing agendas, attending meetings, taking minutes, advising Councillors on procedural and legal matters, and progressing actions, as well as keeping policies and procedures under constant review.
  • Handling all incoming and outgoing correspondence and acting as the first point of contact for residents.
  • Managing the Council's finances. (Precept £12,000) Settlement of invoices, collection of newsletter income, VAT reclaim, budgeting, bank reconciliations, financial monitoring and reporting, preparation for internal audit and completion of year end procedures.
  • Coordinating and submitting responses to planning applications.
  • Uploading statutory information to the village website. The Council plans to have its own dedicated website.

The hours of the post are 6 per week (working from home - £6 per week allowance payable) which can be worked flexibly other than attendance at the meetings.

Salary SCP 13 -17 (£11.97 - £12.95 per hour) dependent upon experience and qualifications (Negotiable). Applicants will be expected to be CiLCA qualified or to be willing to work towards the qualification. The post may suit an existing Clerk seeking to increase their hours.

Applications for the post should be submitted by way of a covering letter and CV to the following e-mail address: Please contact the Clerk, Liz Dowie, on 01242 224562 for additional information about the role.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th June 2022.

Bushley PC (Malvern Hills, Worcestershire)

Bushley Parish Council is seeking a self-motivated person to fill the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Council.

30 hours per month. Salary: SCP 7 (£10.63 per hour) - 12 (£11.73 per hour) pro rata (based on experience & qualifications and subject to discussion).

Training will be provided for as necessary.

Applications, including experience and qualifications should be sent to by 31st May 2022.

Moreton in Marsh TC (Cotswold district)

Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

Clerk / Proper Officer / Responsible Financial Officer

Salary grade SCP 31 - 35 (£35,336 - £39,571 p.a.)

Full-Time (37 hours per week)

Location – Town Office, Moreton-in-Marsh with flexibility for home working when possible.

This historic Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh with approximately 2500 residences is seeking applicants for the post of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

You will have a proven record in administration and financial management with experience of managing a small team. You will be required to attend evening Town Council meetings and other meetings as needed. This may involve some weekend work during the year.

Competence in IT such as word and XL is essential with knowledge of website administration. The role will involve the management of large projects and the preparation of reports and funding applications for the Council.

You will need excellent inter-personal skills in order to work successfully with external organisations, Councillors and our community.

Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and have an understanding of local authority organisation and management, but this can also be covered by training during the first 12 months if necessary.

Please email for more information and an application form.

Closing date for applications: 4pm on 24th June 2022.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible following short-listing.

Moreton-in-Marsh Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Newent TC (Forest of Dean district)





Salary SCP 19-24 £25,278 - £29,167 per annum

Dependent upon experience and qualifications

37 hours per week – flexible working hours

Newent Town Council is a proactive Council in the Forest of Dean which provides a wide range of quality services.

The Town Council is seeking a highly motivated forward-thinking individual who has excellent organisational, leadership, IT and administrative abilities and a good knowledge of local government; as well as a proven track record in financial management.

Benefits include membership of the Local Government Pensions Scheme.

Further details including Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form are available by emailing or visit the Council's website

Closing date for applications is Friday 27th May 2022

No CVs will be accepted without completion of an application form.

Interviews will be held between Wednesday 15th June 2022

& Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Minsterworth PC (Tewkesbury district)

Clerk and Finance Officer to Minsterworth Parish Council

Minsterworth Parish Council (MPC) is looking for a new Parish Council Clerk & Finance Officer. We are a friendly Parish Council, with good resident support for our ongoing activities.

We meet monthly on a Monday evening, although the Clerk's duties require additional work spread throughout each month. The main duties are:

- Completing the administrative arrangements for the monthly MPC meetings, including the drafting and publication of the Agenda and the Minutes.

- Handling all incoming and outgoing correspondence on behalf of MPC.

- Managing the MPC budget, including the payment of invoices and the monthly reconciliation of the online bank account. This also includes producing the annual budget estimate, providing forecasts of expenditure, and submitting the accounts for external audit.

- Coordinating MPC's response to planning applications.

- Maintaining the MPC website (using the WordPress software) to provide regular updates and access to information.

The hours of the post are 8 per week which can be worked flexibly other than attendance at the meetings which is fixed.

The post will be paid in accordance with the National Association of Local Council pay scales, likely to be around Scale Column Point 11 (currently £11.50 per hour) dependent upon experience and qualifications. The post holder will be expected to undertake relevant training which when agreed will be funded by the Parish Council.

Applications for the post should be submitted via a covering letter and a CV to the following e-mail address: Please use the same email address for any questions about the role.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2022.

Interviews will take place on the evening of 14th June 2022.

Todenham PC (Cotswold district)

Parish Clerk Vacancy, Todenham Parish Council

Todenham Parish Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Parish Clerk to undertake the management and financial duties that keep the Council efficient and operational.

Candidates must be well organised, dynamic and happy to work alone to prioritise their activities in support of elected Councillors. Candidates should have good secretarial and administrative skills and strong numerical and financial acumen.

Todenham is a small parish with 5 Councillors in Cotswold District. Although the volume of work generated is relatively small, it covers a wide range of subjects which require flexibility and a broad base of knowledge to allow candidates to be able to manage their work effectively.

Part-time (approx.. 5 hr/wk), working from home. Permanent role.

Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience and hours, based on NJC scale LC1s.

Start date: 1 June 2022.

Key Areas

Meetings, Policies & Procedures: Support meetings of the Council. Tasks include preparing agendas, attending meetings, taking minutes, advising Councillors on procedural and legal matters, and progressing actions, as well as keeping policies and procedures under constant review.

Managing the Council's finances: Act as the Council's Responsible Financial Officer. Tasks include payments, income collection, banking, VAT reclaim, budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting, final accounts, internal and external audit liaison. Previous experience in accounts is a requirement of the role.

Managing the Council's assets: Ensure the Highways, Footpaths, the Village Pond, verges, and open areas are maintained by liaising with the relevant Councillors and contractors.

Planning applications: Ensure planning applications are circulated to Councillors, meetings are convened and submit agreed responses to the planning authorities as required.

Administration: Handle all correspondence, draft public notices and undertake all necessary administration.

Candidates should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the duties of a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. CiLCA qualification is preferred.

Strong oral and written communication skills are required and proficiency in Microsoft Office is necessary. Tact, diplomacy, and good interpersonal skills are key as the Clerk is often the point of contact for the Parish Council and its public face through contacts with parishioners, suppliers, and other agencies.

Please contact Bill Joss, Chair, Todenham Parish Council by email to: for more details and a discussion on the position.

Last updated: Fri, 27 May 2022 14:50