Rusthall Parish Council


Rusthall Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

 Closing Date: 10th March 2024. Hours: 20 hours per week Rate of Pay: The salary for this largely office based role will be negotiable depending on experience: it will be in line with NJC rates of pay and appreciative of the responsibilities of the role. Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and organised, with excellent administration, bookkeeping, IT and communication skills to join our team. You will need to be proactive and helpful in supporting our Councillors and our residents and taking an interest in village affairs. You need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

 Reporting to the Council you will be required to organise meetings, draft minutes, prepare documentation and follow up on actions. As Responsible Financial Officer you will manage the Council’s accounts and budget. You will also liaise with many other organisations and groups in this key role.

 Although an appropriate qualification would be preferred, the Parish Council will support an applicant following appointment to study for the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) qualification. There will also be a handover, and ongoing mentoring can be arranged too. 

 Place of work: Office-based with evening attendance at meetings (typically one evening every month except August and December). Planning meetings may occasionally be called on an ad-hoc basis.

 The application form (click here) and the job description (click here) are also available from Alison Stevens at For any queries or an informal chat, Alison can be contacted on 07501 676 569.

 The completed application form should be sent by email to Alison Stevens at  – Thank you.




Boughton Malherbe Parish Council 

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to Boughton Malherbe Parish Council resulting from the resignation of the previous Clerk. 

Boughton Malherbe is a small parish incorporating the village of Grafty Green, the hamlet of Boughton Malherbe and the surrounding countryside, sitting on the greensand ridge between Lenham and Headcorn in the district of Maidstone.

This is a part time role requiring 7 hours per week. The role is home-based with flexibility as to when the hours are worked and attracts a salary between £12.63 and £13.73 per hour (national SCP 7-12) depending on experience/qualifications.

Council meetings take place bi-monthly in the evening, and occasionally there is a requirement for committees to meet between Council meetings.

Duties for this interesting role include: 

· attending evening Parish Council Meetings, usually held on Monday. Additionally, there is a requirement to hold the Annual Parish Meeting each year as well the occasional day-time meeting/site meetings 

· preparing the agendas and taking minutes 

· giving procedural advice to councillors

· carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks 

· managing all aspects of the Council’s finances including budgeting, monitoring expenditure, VAT and the production of all relevant accounting statements as well as the audit process. 

· dealing with general enquiries and correspondence 

· updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website 

The successful applicant will have good communication, administrative and literacy skills as well as a basic IT skill set covering the various packages required to carry out the functions of the Clerk. The Clerk needs to be organised, have the ability to be flexible and able to show initiative. Where required training will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a local government/clerk role and some experience of managing budgets.

How to apply:

Please email a covering letter and CV to If you would like to know more about the role and have an informal chat before applying, please call our Chairman Cllr Ron Galton 01622 850369. 

 Horley Town Council (Surrey) 

Appointment of an Administrator (Planning Support). (Part-time - 16 hours per week) 

AN EXCITING job opportunitySalary Scale SCP: 13 - 17 (£26,873 - £28,770 per annum pro-rata) Plus Pension

Horley Town Council is an ambitious and busy Town Council and is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person who can provide efficient and effective support to the Town Clerk to assist with planning related matters, other ad hoc projects and administrative tasks, assisting members of the public when necessary and to facilitate Planning meetings and other committee related requirements.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate previous administrative experience in an office-based environment, along with IT skills and strong interpersonal skills. A knowledge of local government would be desirable or to have a willingness to learn about it and attend relevant training events. 

Would you like to know more? To obtain an information pack with full details of the role and application form, please email:  Applications must be received by 9am on Friday, 8th March 2024  Please note CVs will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 21st March 2024.   If you would like to discuss this position, please contact the Council’s HR advisor, Helen Plant, at Council HR & Governance Support on 07939 400548.

 Appledore Parish Council

 Appledore Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk/ Responsible Finance Officer.

Hours for the position will be between 10 and 15 hours a week. There will usually be one evening meeting a month.

The salary for this largely homebased role will be negotiable depending on experience: it will be in line with NJC rates of pay.

Ideally candidates will hold or be working towards a minimum CiLCA qualification.

In due course 2 references will be required.

For further details please contact our present Parish Clerk, Julian Kenny

Please submit a CV or brief details of your experience in this field

Please apply by to 6.00pm Friday 23rd February

  Lyminge Parish Council

Are you organised, detail-oriented, and passionate about local governance? We are currently seeking a local Parish Council Clerk to join our team and provide administrative support to our vibrant and active Parish Council. Lyminge is a relatively large Parish encompassing Etchinghill, Rhodes Minnis and Lyminge villages.

Starting in April 2024, the position is for 20 hours per week employed by the council with opportunities for extra hours for projects. A mobile phone is provided and a working from home allowance to cover extra office needs. Travel & stationery expenses are covered by the council. 

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in your community and possess the skills and qualifications mentioned above, we would love to hear from you!

Responsibilities and Qualifications 

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position to The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 26th February 2024.

Chartham Parish Council 

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer – Chartham Parish Council (maternity cover) 

(Salary SCP grade 29)

Due to a change of circumstance we need to cover a period of maternity leave. Can you help us out? Whilst the role is normally full time, we are open to discuss a flexible approach to managing this role.

The Parish Council is seeking highly organised and committed applicants to undertake this key role. The successful candidate will be responsible for all day-to-day organisation and management of the Council’s services, staff, and finances. Chartham is a busy and ambitious Council that has an active Cemetery and current projects in progress. You will need therefore to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focussed with excellent management, administrative, accounting and IT skills.

Ideally candidates will hold or be working towards a minimum of a CiLCA qualification and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and management. To discuss this application please contact our vice chair John on 07483906001.

Northbourne Parish Council

 Are you an organised person who wants to support your community? Northbourne Parish Council have a vacancy for a Parish Council Clerk and RFO.

 The successful candidate must have experience in a similar field for 2 years or more and have the knowledge and ability to support a small but busy Parish Council.

Evening meeting attendance will be required for regular parish meetings. Working from home, with access to and use of a pc and printer, for which an allowance will be paid, the hours will be 20 per calendar month.

The salary is negotiable depending on experience ranging from £13.45 to £16.16 per hour.

Immediate start for the successful candidate.

For further information or to submit an application please contact: