Minchinhampton PC (Stroud District)

Temps needed!

Minchinhampton Parish Council is restructuring its staffing. Temporary office assistance, which could lead to offers of permanent part time employment, is urgently required.

Bookeeping expertise is high priority and would be especially welcomed, as well as sound general IT and administration skills, and parish authority experience.

Interested? Please e-mail: clerk@minchinhampton-pc.gov.uk without delay.

Thornbury TC (South Gloucestershire)

Email: info@thornburytowncouncil.gov.uk Website: www.thornburytowncouncil.gov.uk
Council Offices: (01454) 412103 Town Hall
Tourist Information Centre: (01454) 281638 35 High Street
Mundy Playing Fields: (01454) 413645 Thornbury
Fax: (01454) 281638 Bristol BS352AR
Town Clerk: Mrs Louise Powell

Thornbury Town Council is seeking a new Responsible Finance Officer
This is an exciting time to join the Council and help lead its work to support the community, as Thornbury goes through a period of significant change and growth.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience of using accountancy systems (such as RBS Omega), previous experience within a Town or Parish Council and be a team player.
This is a part time role (12hrs a week), which involves managing and monitoring the Council's finances. In return the council offers a generous salary package (£32,029- £34,788 pro rata, SCP 29-32 LC2) depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. This post is also entitled to join the local government pension scheme.
Further information about this role and an application pack is available from our website: www.thornburytowncouncil.gov.uk or by email: clerk@thornburytowncouncil.gov.uk
If you would like further information or an informal discussion about this role, please contact the Town Clerk on 01454 412103
The closing date for applications is Monday 19th October at 12 noon. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 2nd November 2020.

Gotherington PC (Tewkesbury District)

Gotherington Parish Council (Tewkesbury District)


The council are looking for an experienced Clerk who is capable of fulfilling the role for Gotherington. Ideally CILCA qualified, though consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical experience and who are working towards CILCA qualification.

The council is looking for someone who can demonstrate ability to fulfil the core duties of preparing agendas, taking minutes and maintaining financial records including regularly submitting VAT returns.

Pay will be in line with experience and ability and based upon NJC pay scales for 2020-2021 SCP 11 to SCP 25 (£11.27 to £15.33 / hour)

Candidates should have good IT skills including the use of spreadsheets.

A laptop computer and printer will be provided.

The council would expect the Clerk to work from home, with attendance (during normal times) of the monthly Parish Council meeting which meets at 7.30 pm, on the second Wednesday of every month.

For more information and full job description please contact the Chairman at chair@gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Further details about the parish can be found at: http://gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Closing date for application: 5 pm Friday 16th October 2020

Interviews will be held during the week commencing: 19th October 2020

Upper Rissington PC (Cotswold District)

UPPER RISSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL – Vacancy for a combined role of Programme Manager, Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Upper Rissington is a village and civil Parish 2.5 miles from Bourton on the Water within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Transformed from a former RAF Base, the village is today home to around 1,400 people and has a new primary school (rated outstanding), a village hall, playing fields and convenient amenities such as the Co-operative store, Badhams Pharmacy and the Runner Bean Health and Fitness studio.

Having recently designed and deployed a highly impactful response to Covid-19 challenges within the Parish, Upper Rissington Parish Council is now focussed on adopting and maintaining its large Public Open Spaces alongside a busy day-to-day agenda for the village. The Parish Council recently refreshed its membership, comprising up to 11 resident volunteers who are passionate and committed to helping the village develop and thrive, and now seeks to appoint an energetic and supportive person for a combined role of Programme Manager, Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The primary role would be to provide proactive admin and project support with financial oversight as the Proper Officer for the Parish Council.

LOCATION - Ideally working 2 days per week based in the Parish Council's office with the remaining working hours as home based.

HOURS – 18hoursper week to include 12 evening meetings per annum. There are also 7 additional hours overtime per week available, if required, and with occasional weekend work.

SALARY – Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.There is also an element of working from home allowance per month and travel expenses.


Upper Rissington Parish Council are inviting applications for the role of a combined Programme Manager, Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer. This busy and stimulating part-time role will put you at the heart of a great local community and involve a varied and busy workload during a period of change, reporting to the Parish Council Chairman and Councillors. As Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) you will administer all the Council's financial affairs. This will require experience with financial/accounting practices, a good working knowledge of Receipts and Payments bookkeeping, VAT, balance sheet reporting and use of commercial accounting software.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities and essential requirements:

  • Being organised and proactive in various projects
  • Accurate administration skills - minute taking and agenda setting with attention to detail
  • Take initiative and be disciplined to work independently
  • Be able to prioritise and adapt in an ever-changing environment
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Financial experience with bookkeeping, VAT, reports and accounting software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, working collaboratively with councillors in responding to local issues with a friendly and positive outlook
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders through a period of change is highly desirable.
  • Experience or understanding of Parish Councils would be helpful but not essential.

To apply, please send your CV and short covering letter summarising your key experience to the Acting Clerk at clerk@upperrissington-pc.org.uk

or by post to the Parish Office, Upper Rissington Village Hall, Wellington Road, Upper Rissington, GL54 2QW, by Friday 2nd October 2020.

For further information please contact the Acting Clerk at clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk . Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, clerk interviews may be held virtually via zoom (further details to be provided if invited to interview).

Honeybourne PC (Worcestershire)

Honeybourne Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. This is an administrative role for 20 hours per week working from home, reporting to the Parish Council with attendance at meetings at Honeybourne Village Hall, correspondence to other local authorities and parishioners and any other associated responsibilities.

The applicant needs a high level of professionalism, excellent administrative skills and some bookkeeping/accountancy knowledge. Computer literacy is required with full knowledge of Microsoft Office and familiarity with website control would be an advantage. The applicant also needs to be an excellent communicator who can work well both on their own or within a team and dealing with members of the public.

The clerk is responsible for the day to day running of the parish council, keeping up to date financial records, attending parish council meetings and recording minutes of those meetings and completing all actions arising from those minutes. There will also be the need to deal with issues reported by residents or District/County Councillors.

Remuneration is based on the NJC salary point (LC1) and (if part-time) is calculated by pro-rata reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours and will be negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience. There is also an element of working from home allowance per month and travel expenses.

To discuss the position or to request an application form please contact

Cathryn Steward

Vice-chair Honeybourne Parish Council

T. 01386 833 278

E. vicechairhpc@gmail.com

Last updated: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:19