Standish PC (Stroud district)


Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Standish is a small but expanding rural parish near Stonehouse. There are currently 130 households but numbers will more than double in the next 2-3 years, as a housing development is currently underway on the old Standish Hospital site.

The Parish Council is seeking applicants for the role of Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer to commence as soon as possible. We are a friendly and proactive group of 5 councillors (6 from the May 2021 elections), seeking a clerk able to work on their own initiative and in partnership. The clerk's hours are 30 hours per month. Main duties will include the preparation of agendas and attendance at monthly evening meetings: the writing of minutes and implementation of decisions; maintaining the Parish Council's website; and administering the Council's finances as Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will work from home, with a laptop and printer provided. They will be computer-literate with good communication, literacy, administration and financial skills. An allowance of £6 per week is given for "home as office" use. Apart from meetings, which are monthly on Thursday evenings, the hours are flexible.

We would prefer a candidate who is CiLCA-qualified, but will also consider applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience and who are willing to work towards the CiLCA qualification. The salary will be in accordance with NJC salary points 7-17 (currently £10.16-£12.39 per hour), depending on experience and qualifications.

The closing date for applications is 23rd April, 2021.

For further information and an application form, please contact the Council Chair, Sue Hartley suehartley@outlook.com or Vice-Chair, Robert Kellie robert@rdkemprise.co.uk

Newent TC (Forest of Dean district)

Salary SCP 35-37 (£38,890 - £40,876) per annum
dependent upon experience and qualifications

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 CiLCA qualified, 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.

The Town Clerk is responsible for carrying out all the functions of the Proper Officer and also the Responsible Financial Officer, providing effective leadership and management of staff, services and facilities. The role is challenging and you will be required to work evenings regularly and occasionally at weekends. You will be supported by a committed team of 5 staff.

The post is for 37 hours per week. Benefits include membership of the Local Government Pensions Scheme.
Further details including Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form are available by emailing townclerk@newenttowncouncil.gov.uk or visit the Council's website www.newenttowncouncil.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Midday on Friday 16th April 2021.
No CVs will be accepted without completion of an application form.
Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd April 2021.
1st Floor
Newent Community Centre
Ross Road
Glos. GL18 1BD
Tel: 01531 820638

Ripple PC (Worcestershire)

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Ripple Parish is located on the South Worcestershire, North Gloucestershire borders and is made up of five distinct hamlets, Ripple, Uckinghall, Stratford Bridge(part), Naunton and Ryall which borders the town of Upton Upon Severn.

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

This is a home based part time post of 12 hours per week. Equipment will be provided and you will be required to store Parish Council records and documents securely.

Salary range NALC SCP 18-23 pro rata dependent on qualifications plus home working allowance.

The role will include attendance of evening meetings, documenting and circulation of minutes for those meetings together with providing comprehensive administration support. The Clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer and as such will be responsible for all financial records of the Council and careful administration of its finances.

The ideal candidate will be a CILCA qualified Parish Clerk or a person willing to work towards this qualification, have a working knowledge of Local Government procedures, with excellent communication skills, high level of IT expertise and an ability to be flexible with regards to the needs of the job. A full job description is available on request.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to the Chair.


Alternatively by post to Chair, Ripple Parish Council, Orchard House, Ryall Lane, Ryall,

Upton upon Severn. WR8 0PN

Closing Date 12th April 2021

Eastleach PC (Cotswold District)

Eastleach Parish Council

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Location: Home working however will be required to attend 6 Parish Council Meetings in Shilton.

Hours: 12 hours per month on average

Salary: Dependent on experience, Range SCP20 £13.50 per hour.

Job Description

To carry out the administrative and financial tasks of the Parish Council, provide guidance on compliance and legal matters and as the Responsible Financial Officer manage the Council's finances.

We are friendly group of 5 Parish Councillors serving the community of Eastleach, GLoucestershire

Duties as Parish Clerk include:

  • Preparation of agendas, notices and administration of Parish Council meetings

(6 per year).

  • Taking minutes at meetings, follow up actions, ensuring compliance with local government protocol;
  • Managing the Council's response to Planning applications and correspondence

Maintaining the Council's register of member interests

a) Registration and compliance with the Data Protection Act

b) Ensuring Council Insurance is in place and compliance with Health and Safety legislation

c) Updating of the Council website

d) Dealing with electoral process at times of elections

Duties as Responsible Financial Officer include:

  • Financial control of income and expenditure
  • Ensure legality of all Council transactions
  • Provision of a financial update, against budgets, to the Council at each meeting
  • Issuing purchase orders and payment of invoices
  • Production of annual accounts and preparation for audits
  • HMRC VAT reclaims
  • Setting, in conjunction of the Council, a balanced annual budget and required precept

The ideal candidate will have good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. A good working knowledge of IT systems including Microsoft Office, email and online document management is essential. Attention to detail is required especially for online banking and accounts management.

For further information or arrange an informal chat, please contact the clerk, Ann Tyldesley, eastleachclerk@gmail.com to apply and email your CV with a covering letter setting out your suitability for the post.

Deadline: Closing date forapplications 8th of April 2021

Interviews will be carried out remotely (via Zoom)

Last updated: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:04