Denton with Wootton Parish Council 

 Denton with Wootton Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. 

Denton with Wootton Parish is a small rural parish on the North Downs half way between Canterbury and Folkestone. It is within Dover District Council. It consists of 5 elected members representing the two villages and surrounding area.

For this part time position of 5 hours a week the salary, depending upon experience, will be in accordance with the NJC salary scales up to SCP 23. The salary will be reviewable after one year of satisfactory service.

Duties for this home-based appointment include:

· attending a minimum of 5 evening Parish Council Meetings per year in addition to the Annual Parish Assembly meeting, as well the very occasional day-time meeting

· preparing the agendas, taking minutes and circulating both

· giving procedural advice

· carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks such as managing the responses to planning applications

· keeping financial records; preparing accounts; the annual budget and the Annual Governance and Accountability return.

· dealing with general enquiries and correspondence

· updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in local government / a clerk role.

Essential attributes include good IT capabilities (especially in Word and Excel), excellent interpersonal skills, organisational, administrative and financial skills, and the ability to be flexible and work on their own initiative.

For further information or an informal chat about the post either contact the Parish Clerk, Cathy Skinner -, or the Chair Allyn Thomas -

Applications containing a CV and covering note should be sent via email to the Chair (above) The closing date for applications will be Monday the 3rd of April 2023 and the interviews will follow shortly thereafter. Once appointed the start date will be immediate.

There will be a trial period of 3 months, provided this proves satisfactory, a contract between the two parties will be signed. 

Folkestone Town Council 

 Finance Officer, 37 hours per week  (As required Monday to Friday but must be prepared to work out of office hours in order to attend Council meetings)

Permanent contract. Salary circa £37,261 - £42,503. SCP 31-36 + Local Government Pension Scheme. Casual user car allowance. This position will be subject to a DBS Check

Due to the retirement of the present Finance Officer, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join Folkestone Town Council as the Finance Officer supporting the financial governance function.

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to assist the Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer in providing an effective and efficient financial support service for the Town Council, maintaining appropriate and proper financial records, including production of financial statements, budgetary control, payroll, creditors and debtors.

The ideal candidate should have finance and accounting experience, preferably within local government. Care and attention to detail are essential. Knowledge of the Rialtas/Omega financial information system would be an advantage, although training will be given. This is a senior position and the successful postholder would be expected to take on the role of the Responsible Financial Officer in the absence of the Town Clerk.

To request a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form please email . Alternatively, these can be downloaded from our website

Applications must be received by 9am on the 10th April 2023. Please note CVs will not be considered.

If you would like to discuss your suitability for the role please contact Phil Cross, our Acting Town Clerk, on 01303 257946 or email

Staple Parish Council

An opportunity has arisen to join Staple Parish Council as the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, occasioned by the resignation of the current Clerk. The role is an interesting and varied one.

This is a “work from home” position as there is no Parish Council office. The position requires 15 hours per calendar month. Attendance at monthly evening Parish Council meetings is vital. The full Parish Council meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month with the exception of August when there is no meeting. The Annual Parish Meeting takes place in April. The Clerk is also responsible for posting minutes and agenda on the parish notice boards.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the NALC Employment Contract. The salary will be £2172 per annum plus £108 per annum for home office expenses.

The post requires a self-motivated person with a good general education, sound administrative skills, attention to detail, an ability to meet deadlines and a demonstrated ability to get on with people/work with the general public.

Previous work as a Clerk would be advantageous. Specifically, the Clerk should be competent in Word, Excel, email, and working with RTI, HMRC and Pensions. The Responsible Financial Officer will manage the Council’s accounts and budget and prepare documents and reports to be circulated for the Parish Council meetings in readiness for the meeting agenda. They will also prepare the end-of-year AGAR and associated paperwork for consideration by the Councillors. Accounting knowledge and experience are also required.

This part-time role will commence on 1st May 2023.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th April 2023 with interviews to take place after 24th April 2023.

For further information or an informal chat about the post, contact either Jonathan Mount, the Parish Clerk (01303 398096 Email: or Trevor Bartlett, the Parish Council Chairman (01304 813492 Email:

Applications containing a CV and covering letter should be sent via email to the Clerk. 

Chart Sutton

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk, Proper Officer and Responsible Finance Officer to Chart Sutton Parish Council.

Chart Sutton is, with Sutton Valence and East Sutton, one of the “Three Suttons” situated some five miles south east of Maidstone on the edge of the Greensand Ridge overlooking the Weald. It is a sparsely populated rural parish of some 885 hectares with an electoral roll of about 700.

This is a home based, part time position for 14 hours per week with salary commensurate with experience within the NJC scale for Local Government Employees.

Experience is preferable but not necessary, however, applicants should have good administrative skills and be competent in Word and Excel. A parish computer will be provided.

Duties include:

• Arranging & attending all Parish Council/Planning meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting

• Preparation of Agendas and Minutes

• Dealing with all financial matters including production of financial statements for the Annual Audit and submitting VAT returns

• Ensuring Planning Applications are dealt with and comments submitted to Maidstone Borough Council within deadlines

• Maintaining the Parish Council website/noticeboards

Please email for a full job description

Please send applications including a CV by email to

Closing date for applications: 16th April 2023 

Hawkhurst Parish Council

 Job Title: Deputy Clerk and RFO

Salary: £11,084 - £12,223 per annum (£27,340.50 - £30,150.10 full time depending on experience.  Position on scale depending on experience. Contract: Permanent.  Hours: 15 hours per week.  Location: The Office at the Moor, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4NT

Start date: As soon as possible.

Deputy Clerk and RFO Job Description and How to Apply

Hawkhurst Parish Council

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Salary: £11,960 per annum.  Contract: Permanent.  Hours: 20 hours per week.  Location: The Office at the Moor, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4NT

Start date: As soon as possible.

Administrative Assistant Job Description and How to Apply