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Appointment of Clerk to Batchworth Community Council

Salary: £27,358 – £30,756 pro-rata: Part-time: 22½ hours per week including attend evening meeting


Batchworth Community Council is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused individual who will bring sound administrative and good management skills. In return we offer flexibility in hours and excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment.

CALL Mike Kennedy on 01923 590201 for an informal chat or

email for an application pack

Closing Date 16 September



Steeple Claydon Parish Council


Due to the resignation of the Parish Clerk, the Steeple Claydon Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk to the Council. This is a role which combines the Clerk to the Council with the role of Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).  This appointment is for 25 hours per week for the combined role with remuneration based on national local government pay scales.  The council is considering splitting the role with around 20 hours/week for the clerk position and 5 hours / week for the RFO and is keen to receive applications for both the combined role or the individual positions.

Full details of the positions are included in the application pack which is available from the Parish Council via the clerk. Please email or write to Steeple Claydon Parish Council, The Village Hall, Queen Catherine Road, Steeple Claydon MK18 2PY.


Closing date for applications is 28th August 2018. 


Council: Cholesbury-cum-St. Leonards Parish Council

County: Buckinghamshire (31/7/18)

Salary: SCP 18 (LC1) (£18,870 pro rata) +

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to commence 3rd September 2018.

For this varied position, candidates must be computer literate and have internet access. Candidates ideally should have previous experience working as a Parish Clerk and/or have knowledge of local government, although training can be provided.

Candidates should be prepared to undertake continuous professional development training throughout their period of employment, including studying for the Certificate in Local Councils Administration if they don’t already have it.

The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing the Parish Accounts, organising audits and the updating the Parish Council website. The successful candidate will be expected to be aware of, or to make themselves aware of, the requirements of the GDPR and to act as the Council’s Data Controller.

The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers. The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential.

The salary is based on approximately 9 hours per week and will be calculated according to the National Joint Council rates, with mileage reclaimable at 45 pence per mile.

Attendance is required at the Parish Council Meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 8:00 p.m, except for August and December. Other extraordinary meetings may be arranged as necessary throughout the year.

Please send your CV and covering letter addressing the requirements outlined to: (all applications to be submitted electronically).

Enquiries tel. 01494 758843


Closing date for applications: 10th August 2018.


Marlow Town Council

Vacancy for an Operations and Administrative officer (30/7/18)

Operations and Administrative officer

To provide a support service for the effective and efficient management and communication of the Town Councils activities and the first point of contact for visitors.

Specifically, responsible for planning, cemetery, banner and allotment administration. The role involves attendance at meetings and Civic events outside normal office hours.



The successful applicant will have excellent and accurate administration skills and be a competent user of the office suite of products, website and social media platforms. Must be able to produce accurate minutes of meetings. A proven record of excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills is essential as is the ability to act on their own initiative.


A working knowledge of Local Government and or experience of planning procedures is desirable.


Must have experience in an administrative, customer-facing environment.

30 hours per week with flexibility £17,570 per annum

Please apply by completing the application form together with your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Job Description and Application form available here. Please forward to

Application Form

Job Description



Deputy Town Clerk

Salary scale £35,229 – £38,052 (SCP 39-42)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced person for the full time position of Deputy Town Clerk, to assist the Town Clerk in the administration of the business and finances of the Council.  Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience in finance, personnel or administration. The post includes some evening and weekend work and occasional attendance at civic functions.

The successful applicant would be expected to have or be prepared to obtain CiLCA.  He or she must be computer literate, with good communication skills. Friendly and positive outlooks are essential.


Closing Date for Applications: 7th September 2018

Interviews to be held: 19th September 2018

Please note: CVs must be accompanied by an application form

For a job description, person specification and application form please visit the website




        Salary: (SCP 35 – 42) £31,401 – £38,052 (Dependent upon experience and qualifications)
       Full-Time (37 hours)

Working from the Council office in Wendover’s Clock Tower, the Clerk will take overall responsibility for the Council’s operations as well as both financial and staff management. The Clerk reports to the Council as a corporate body.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to understand and interpret local government law; possess skills in financial management; experience in line management; a willingness to learn and show a positive response to challenge and change.

Further details of the post and application forms may be obtained by
e-mail to: or by telephone: 01296 623056.


Closing date for application: Friday 31st August 2018 at 9am.

Interviews will be held in early September.

Candidates called for interview will be asked to give a five minute presentation: “Changes faced by Local Government in the near future.”


Wendover Parish Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Bradwell Parish Council, Milton Keynes

Clerk and Responsible Finance Office

26 July 2018

Bradwell is an urban parish adjoining the north side of Central Milton Keynes.  

Bradwell Parish Council wishes to appoint a highly motivated proactive person to the position of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer. This position is currently 37 hours per week (flexible and open to negotiation), which includes attendance at up to two evening meetings per month. The clerk will work from the Parish Office in Heelands, Milton Keynes. The salary offered will be in scale LC2 SCP range 31 to 38 depending upon experience and qualifications. The clerk would be enrolled in the Local Government pension scheme.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, leadership and administrative abilities.  The clerk reports to the Parish Council as a corporate body and will help the councillors implement and develop Council policy and act as line manager to five part-time employees.

The clerk must have excellent verbal and written skills in order to work well with councillors, colleagues, parishioners, Milton Keynes Council officials and outside contractors. The successful applicant will either be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to work towards this qualification, with the help and support of the Parish Council.

The position involves attending meetings of Bradwell Parish Council, preparing agenda and recording the minutes and processing resultant correspondence. It involves keeping the Parish Council accounts, helping to prepare the annual budget and provide regular financial updates to councillors. The role requires regular contact with the public, officials, the police and residents.

Further information and an application pack can be obtained by obtained from the parish website at .

The closing date for applications is 17 August 2018


Bierton with Broughton Parish Council

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

26 July 2018

Bierton with Broughton Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council from September 2018.

The Clerk is responsible for managing the Council’s day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions.

Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with financial procedures including the use of a computerised accounting system and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council.

Working hours are about 19 per week and the salary is in accordance with nationally agreed scales depending on experience.  The postholder will be expected to work mainly from home, there is a parish office which can also be used.  Allowances are paid for the use of the home and equipment, eg computer and printer, etc.

The Council meets in the evening on 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December, with other meetings being called as required.

Formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available.

For an informal discussion and an application form and job description, please contact the Clerk, Margret Smith, on 01296 326128 or

Applications should be sent to The Chairman, 13 Burcott Close, Bierton, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5DH by no later than 11th August 2018.


Haddenham Parish Council 

(4 July 2018)

Deputy and/or Assistant Clerk 

Deputy Clerk:                    SCP 30-34            £27,358 – £30,756 + pension

Assistant Clerk:                 SCP 24-25            £22,401 – £23,111 + pension

Haddenham is a large village in the Vale of Aylesbury identified for significant growth in the new local plan. The number of homes in the village is set to increase from around 2,000 to over 3,000, with around two-thirds of the new homes already being built. With the new development the village will receive substantial funding for new facilities through section 106 funding. This includes sports pitches with associated pavilions, and a burial ground. There is also funding available to improve existing facilities. Since 2015 the Parish Council has signed up to a devolved service agreement with Bucks County Council, this is principally highway verge maintenance, but is likely to be extended to include additional responsibilities from 2019.

The Parish Council is actively planning ahead for this growth and the additional responsibilities it will be taking on and is therefore recruiting for the equivalent of 1FTE to work alongside the Clerk. There is some flexibility to how this role will be filled which is open to negotiation. Applications are invited from those with relevant experience and qualifications who could fulfil the role of Deputy Clerk, or from those who may be looking for a new opportunity and would be willing to learn for the role of Assistant Clerk. Dependant on applications received the role can be filled by one full-time person or two part-time.

This is an interesting time to be joining an evolving team, particularly for those who are looking for a new challenge and potential for career growth.

For more information go to:
Sue Gilbert, Parish Clerk email: or phone 01844 292411

Closing date for applications: 27th July 2018




(13 June 2018)

This is an interesting and varied role with a Salary range between SCP23-25 (£11.275 – £12.012/hr) depending upon experience for 28 hours per month which involves working from home and attending monthly meetings (evenings).

Clerks should be willing to undertake Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) training if not already in possession of this qualification and other training will be available as required.

Closing Date for Applications is 31st July 2018. It is anticipated that the post will commence on 3rd September with a full handover available.

We are looking for someone with:
Administrative skills

Ability to liaise with Parish Councillors, District and County Council Officers, contractors and residents
Experience of project management

Internet access (a laptop and printer will be supplied)
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Knowledge of budgeting, financial reporting and book-keeping

For further information please contact the acting Parish Clerk,

To apply for the position, please submit a copy of your C.V. to the Chairman:

Cllr Mike Long  or

Padbury Parish Clerk,

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Vacancy for Parish Council Clerk

(13 June 2018)

The Parish Council Clerk has a central role in the work of the Council. The post is full time (but there might be some flexibility for the right candidate) in the Parish Council office in Farnham Common including approximately 12 evening meetings per annum. The primary role of the Clerk is to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of this local government body and to manage the assets of and the services provided by the Parish Council. The Clerk is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. The Clerk reports to the Council. A salary of between £28,000 and £35,000 depending on experience will be paid plus a pension.

Ideally applicants should have relevant experience but training will be available if required.

The successful applicant would be self motivated with good communication and IT skills. A job description can be obtained by emailing or by phoning on 01753 648497. The closing date for applications is 29th June 2018



Simpson and Ashland Parish Council

Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer

We are a small parish with big ambitions to help shape vibrant and active communities in which people love to live, work and visit; one where all residents feel they can contribute to a happy and healthy community.

A clerk/responsible finance officer is needed to support Simpson and Ashland Parish Council (SAPC) and the communities it serves. We are looking for a strong administrator and people-person, confident with IT and social media. Your ability to work hard, be flexible and aim for the highest standards is more important than formal clerking qualifications, but you must be ready to take responsibility, to learn and develop professionally, alongside us and our residents.

We are offering a competitive salary for 40 hours work per calendar month.

We have been told we punch above our weight as a parish council. If that intrigues you – get in touch.

Anyone interested in the position should contact David, our Chair, for an informal discussion on 01908 395415.

Job description and more information can be found on the website at: