LOCATION: Home-based near High Halden. HOURS - PART TIME: Total of 10 hrs per week.  OFFICER SALARY: SCP 10 (£20,751 pa, pro-rata)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small active Parish Council, whose parish councillors have a real ‘can do’ attitude.

Due to planned retirement of the current Parish Clerk, High Halden Parish Council is seeking to appoint a motivated, dynamic and forward-thinking individual to the role of Parish Clerk.

The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, managing the playing field caretaker, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing of accounts to include keeping of bank reconciliations, preparing budgets, VAT returns, PAYE, organising audits, and the Parish Council website. 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 10 hours per week and is calculated according to the National Joint Council rates but will be at or above SCP 10 (£10.79 hourly rate), dependent upon qualifications and/or experience, plus a home allowance and computer allowance, with mileage reclaimable at £0.45 per mile. Candidates will be expected to have Local Government experience and holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential. However, the successful candidate will be expected to study and obtain the CiLCA qualification within 12/18 months of appointment. The professional development of staff is supported and funded by the Parish Council.

Attendance is required at evening meetings including a Parish Council Meetings held in the village once each month on the second Monday. An Annual Parish Meeting, other extraordinary or Committee meetings may be arranged as necessary throughout the year.


For further information or to apply, please submit a covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for the role plus cv to the Clerk, Susan Wood, at:

 Horton Kirby and South Darenth Parish Council 

Assistant Parish Clerk.  10 hours per week (To include Friday) Salary: LC1 (7-12) depending on experience.  Location: Parish Office, Horton Kirby and South Darenth Village Hall, Horton Road, South Darenth, DA4 9AX

The Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking Assistant Parish Clerk who can assist the Parish Clerk in managing the Council’s statutory requirements, working as a team with the Parish Councillors to promote the interests of the villages.

The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, with a ‘can do’ attitude, who can demonstrate strong organisational skills alongside good business acumen. The role will suit a methodical, independent thinker who likes to engage with the wider community and facilitate positive change.

The successful candidate would support the Clerk who is responsible for managing the day to day business of the Council and is required to provide professional support and guidance in respect of all aspects of the Council’s work.

Applicants would preferably be familiar with local government law and procedure, IT literate; and have customer service and budget setting experience.

For an application form, please email:    Note: CVs will NOT be accepted

Closing date for applications: 31st March 2020 for possible starting date of June 2020.