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20 hours per week – flexible working hours will be considered
£12.40 per hour

Role Objectives

·         The Clerk to the Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

·         The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. The Clerk is expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.

·         The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.

·         This position will be based in the Longburrow Hall, Stokenchurch Parish Council office.

·         To issue agendas and minutes to councillors, district councillors and members of the public by means of e-mail, notice boards and the council website.

Specific responsibilities

·         To ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

·         To ensure that the Council’s obligations to insure are properly met.

·         To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas for meetings of the Council and its committees; to attend such meetings and prepare minutes for approval.

·         To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with the correspondence or documents or bring such items to the attention of the Council. To issue correspondence as a result of the instructions of, or the known policy of, the Council.

·         To study reports and other data on activities of the Council and on matters bearing on those activities. Where appropriate, to discuss such matters with administrators and specialists in particular fields.

·         To draw up both on his own initiative and as a result of suggestions by Councillors proposals for consideration by the Council and to advise on practicability and the likely effects of specific courses of action.

·         To monitor the implemented policies of the Council to ensure they are achieving the desired result and where appropriate suggest modifications.

·         To act as a representative of the Council as required.

·         To issue notices and prepare agendas and minutes for the parish meeting: to attend the assemblies of the parish meeting and to implement the decisions made at the assemblies.

·         To attend all meetings of the Council .

·         To prepare, in consultation with the Chairman, press releases about the activities of, or the decisions of, the Council.

·         To attend training courses on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council.

·         To be responsible for the all of the daily administration of the village hall.

·         Responsible for all maintenance, Health and Safety checks, repairs and supervision of contractors employed for repairs.

·         Act on their own initiative, working to promote the use of the hall and its facilities.

·         Set up and maintain computer records and booking system. Control the Parish website and Face book page daily/weekly updates.

·         Take telephone calls, deal with enquiries, open mail and act on their contents as appropriate.

·         Show potential users around the hall, explain and discuss the services available and charges and conditions of hire.

·         Maintain a weekly rota of bookings to ensure the rooms are open for each booking and correct furniture and equipment is available for use by the hirer.

·         Keeping of the Burial Register, Register of Grave spaces providing a professional service to Funeral Directors and members of the public.

·         Administration of the Allotments and deal with any enquiries.

·         Deal with any faults and issues concerning street lighting, foliage, signage, potholes, fly tipping, vermin and recycling.

·         Liaise with other Local Authorities, Councillors, Contractors and members of the public when required.

·         Annual Inventory of cutlery & crockery.

·         Order stationary, Parish Warden supplies, hall supplies and signage.

·         Responsibility for parish noticeboards.

All interested applicants are invited to send their CV and covering letter to the Chairman, Stokenchurch Parish Council either by e-mail to or by post to Longburrow Hall, Park Lane, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TQ. Closing date for applications is Monday 1st October.




·         Hours: 28 pw, includes some evenings

·         Actual salary: £23,274 (LC2 point 34)

·         Local Government Pension Scheme

·         Closing date for applications (application forms only): Monday 17 September 2018

·         Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 26 September 2018

This is a new post and the successful candidate would have the opportunity to develop within the role.  It is ideally suited for someone with previous, broad ranging managerial and administrative skills and experience.  A thorough programme of induction training would be given together with the opportunity to study for the Certificate in Local Council Administration. The new post holder will have particular responsibility for the Town Planning Committee. This committee meets every three weeks, on a Monday evening. The post holder would also be involved in a number of new and exciting projects including project work associated with the spending of Community Infrastructure Levy funds together with various environmental and  heritage initiatives in the town.

The Town Council offices are on the second floor of the Civic Centre in Berkhamsted High Street with staff parking to the rear. The Council is made up of 15 elected councillors and this year’s Town Mayor is Cllr Sue Beardshaw. There are four members of staff, including the position being advertised, who work together as a friendly and professional team.

In conclusion, the post holder will work with the councillors, the Town Clerk and partner organisations to further enhance and improve Berkhamsted for the benefit of its residents.

The application form, person specification and job description are available here or can be downloaded from the Town Council’s website at Please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk, Janet Mason, on 01442 800152 if you would like more information or e-mail  





Hours: 20 hours a week

Salary: £13,328 – £15,254 negotiable depending on qualifications and experience 

Closing Date for applications: 14th September 2018

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you like lots of variety in your working day? Are you proactive? Do you enjoy using your initiative? Do you like dealing with a wide range of people from all walks of life?  Are you well organised? Is flexibility your middle name? If your answer to all these questions is “Yes” then you could be just the person we need to fill the post of Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer at Little Marlow Parish Council which has unexpectedly become vacant.

Candidates should either already hold or be willing to work towards obtaining the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).  Specialist training to support the Council activities will be provided.  They must also be computer literate, have strong administrative abilities and excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

The job involves attending meetings of Little Marlow Parish Council and its subcommittees, preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with local contractors and local Government officials, managing the Parish accounts, helping prepare the annual budget, organising audits, keeping the website up to date and looking after the Council’s assets which include two halls, a recreation ground, children’s play area, cemetery and allotments.

This post is for 20 hours per week, paid pro rate in accordance with the LC2 range of the National Joint Council pay scales, giving a starting salary of £13,328 – £15,254 negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. A workplace pension is provided.  Based at The Community Office, The Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Church Road, Little Marlow, SL7 3RS, the Clerk is required to attend the regular six weekly Council meetings on Tuesday evenings as well as occasional other evening meetings.

A job description, person specification and application form may be obtained by emailing or by phoning 01628 890301.

The closing date for applications is 14 September 2018. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 17 September 2018.

Little Marlow Parish/Town Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Please advise us if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process.


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.

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


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.

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: