Sandwich Town Council is seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced administrator to act as Town Clerk to cover Maternity Leave with immediate effect.

The appointee will be in charge of the Council’s day-to-day operations and development of future growth strategy, heading up a small team of staff at the Town Council’s offices in the Sandwich Guildhall.

The right candidate must have proven financial, administrative and staff management experience, be able to understand local government law and procedures, and implement decisions across the complete range of Council activities.  S/he will be expected to work effectively with Local and District Councillors, members of the public, business and third sector organisations and to represent the Town Council in discussions with external bodies.

The ability to adapt to varying levels of workflow is important.  The job also requires some evening work attending Council meetings.

Candidates with no direct former experience of working in this specialised capacity are encouraged to apply as the position will be fully supported by the appropriate Local Government sources. This short-term post could be seen as a career move into Local Government service.

This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing development of the historic ancient Town and Cinque Port of Sandwich, a civil parish within the District of Dover, Kent, with a population of approximately 5,000. 

Salary:  Full-time position with an initial contract until June 2018, with a pro-rata salary of £32,164 depending on experience plus a terminal bonus to be agreed.

Start Date:  Immediate

Application Forms available from:

Closing Date: 31st October 2017









RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER - part time 10-12 hours per week, NJC pay rates.  Based in the Parish Council office in Briar Close, with flexibility for working from home, this post provides an opportunity for a bookkeeper to serve the Parish Council. The RFO is responsible for maintaining all appropriate financial records and control. If appropriate, the successful applicant will be given support to gain the CiLCA qualification.


The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • demonstrate a strong knowledge of receipts and payments, reconciliations, VAT, cash book, budgeting, year-end returns and preparing documentation for internal and external auditors. 

  • manage cash flow of the council’s bank accounts and ideally have an understanding of Local Council finance.
  • keep an accurate record of the council’s finances, ensuring that funds are available, and maintain the accounts in line with the Council’s Financial Regulations.
  • demonstrate a strong customice background.
  • work well in a team as well as on their own initiative
  • attend training and conferences to maintain and enhance their knowledge.


The target start date for the successful candidate is during November 2017.

Please visit the Parish Council’s website for a job description, person specification and application details.


The closing date for applications is 10 am Monday 30th October



All applications must be addressed to The Clerk, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council, 2B Briar Close, Bramble Lane, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5HB.    Tel: 01233 812459   email:





Westgate-on-Sea Town Council is seeking to appoint a Town Clerk/RFO who will take overall responsibility for the Council’s day to day operations whilst helping develop and implement its future growth strategy and associated plans.  As a newly formed Council, Westgate is primarily taking back assets and services from Thanet District Council in order to improve the quality of

life for its residents.

Working from the Council’s new offices in the Town Centre, applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to think and act strategically, have experience of administrative management; an ability to understand local government law and procedure; experience of line management of staff; financial management knowledge; the capacity to successfully represent the Town Council in discussions with external bodies; and competent IT skills.

The Town Council is ideally looking for CiLCA qualified candidates, with consideration given to those already studying towards their qualification.

The position is full time with a starting salary of SCP 35 – 38  dependent on experience.

Email: for a candidate information pack.

Tel: 01843 836182




Located to the west of Faversham with the Swale forming its northern boundary, the Parish of Oare comprises the village of Oare and the hamlet of Uplees. The Parish is home to the church of St. Peter’s and has two pubs, the Three Mariners and the Castle. The area attracts visitors for the Saxon Shore Way and birdwatching at the Oare Marshes Reserve in addition to other recreational activities such as sailing and walking.

The Parish Council is currently recruiting a new Clerk whose principle responsibility will be as the Proper Officer of the Council, duties being aligned with NJC guidelines.  The post is a part-time position which entails approximately 20 hours per month, paid according to the NJC hourly pay scale which starts at £8.71 per hour and goes up to £12.44 per hour dependent on experience. The position is home-based apart from attendance at meetings; Parish Council meetings are held up to 11 times a year on the third Monday of the month.

The successful candidate will have attention to detail and good spoken and written communication skills. In addition, they need to be computer literate in terms of using Word and Excel and responsibilities will include management of Parish finances and website. Local knowledge and experience of local government would be an advantage.

To apply please send your CV to the Chairperson, Charlotte Relf, at or alternatively 67 Church Road, Oare ME13 0QB.



Ospringe Parish Council is looking for a new clerk to work approximately 20 hrs per month, paid according to the NJC hourly pay scales (this scale commences at £8.71 per hour and goes up to £12.44 per hour according to experience).


We are seeking a friendly individual who is well organised and has the requisite secretarial and computing skills, including Excel for parish accounts.  The clerk will work from home apart from attendance at meetings which are generally held 11 times a year on the first or second Wednesday of the month.  We hope our new clerk will be able to start work with us in July but we will wait for a suitable candidate if necessary.


If you are interested or know of someone suitable then please contact our Chairman Mr Andrew Keel, email, phone 07892 884025.



























































































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