East Sutton Parish Council 

Do you have an interest in local services?   Are you looking for a New Challenge?

East Sutton Parish Council is looking to recruit a new Clerk. Employment will commence on 1st August 2022 when the current Clerk retires.

The Clerk will be involved in all aspects of the Parish Council, from servicing council meetings and committees and liaising with contractors that help maintain the roads, green spaces, play areas and lighting in East Sutton.

The applicant must be computer literate and competent in using Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of local government and contractors would be beneficial but not necessary. The role involves direct contact with residents and a large degree of tact, diplomacy and flexibility is essential.

Full training will be given and willingness to undertake full CILCA training is mandatory.

The role is part time at 4 hours per week including some evenings.

To apply for this exciting post please submit a full and current CV.

A job description is available on the Parish Council website. Closing date for applications is 7th July 2022.

The salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience within the substantive range of the National Joint Council (NJC) LC2 pay scale.

Please send your applications to the Clerk at the address below:

East Sutton Parish Council,  The Parish Office, Sutton Valence Village Hall, North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent ME17 3HS

Email:    Tel: 016220844135 

East Sutton Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer

 Lyminge Parish Council 

Lyminge Parish Council has a vacancy for the role of Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).  The role has been assessed by the current RFO as averaging 6 hours per week, although the time requirement will vary over the course of the year.  

The role will be home-based as the Council has no office premises. Attendance at the Finance Committee, which meets monthly in the evening, will be required. Otherwise, when the work is undertaken is flexible.

The RFO is responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the Council within the framework established by law, regulation and proper practice set out in the Practitioners Guide issued by NALC. The duties include: 

· Maintaining the financial records of the Council day to day, using the Scribe software developed for Town and Parish Councils; 

· Raising and issuing invoices where monies are due to the Council (principally allotment annual rents);

· Collating payments due, with supporting documentation, and processing payments authorised using electronic banking; 

· Preparing the monthly management accounts from Scribe; 

· Running the monthly payroll for the Council’s two employees (the Clerk and RFO); 

· Preparing and filing the VAT return; 

· Preparing the annual financial statements and annual return, liaising with the internal and external auditors as required, and making necessary statutory filings; 

· Maintaining the Council’s asset register; and 

· Preparing and finalising the annual budget for the next financial year, in consultation with the Chair of Finance.

The RFO works closely with the Clerk and the Chair of Finance to ensure that matters are brought before the Finance Committee and/or Full Council as appropriate on a timely basis.

The successful candidate will be FILCA-qualified, or willing to study for this qualification. In the absence of the qualification, full exam support will be provided.

Depending on qualifications and level of experience, the hourly rate will be up to Band 25 of the Local Government Pay Scale, currently £15.64 but subject to revision with back-pay once the pay award for the year beginning 1 April 2022 has been agreed. A rolling time sheet is required to be kept. Pay will be in twelve equal instalments on the basis of 312 annual standard hours. Total hours includes a holiday allowance of 22 days per annum, pro-rated in proportion to a standard working day of 1.2 hours, increasing to 25 days after 5 years’ service. Any hours worked in excess of standard hours will be paid as overtime.

Please email the Chair of Finance Rob Baldwin at with your CV. The closing date for applications is Thursday 23 June at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the week ended 1 July.

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council

Herne & Broomfield Parish Council has a vacancy for a clerk/admin assistant. Initial hours are 16-20 per week, this is expected to increase to full time in due course.

The candidate must be flexible, willing to cover additional hours, possibly some evenings and occasional weekends. The successful candidate will be expected to complete the Introduction to Local Council Administration training.

Previous experience with a parish or town council would be desirable.

Candidates will need minimum of 4 GCSE’s Grade 5 or above to include Maths and English, some previous admin experience and the use of Microsoft Office will be expected, as well as excellent written and verbal skills. The person employed will support the parish clerk in her duties and will become responsible for the council’s social media.

Salary dependant on experience and qualifications, our parish council office is located at the Herne Community Centre, Herne Herne Bay, a friendly working environment, with good career prospects.

Please contact Michele Nicholson with CV and covering letter. Full job description on request. Closing date Friday 24th June 2022.

   Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council

 Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council is looking to employ an Assistant Clerk.

The hours will be 10 hours a week, in the first instance, worked on a flexible basis, gradually increasing as the current Clerk reduces their hours prior to retirement.

The job is office based, although working from home on occasions would be considered.

Experience of working with the public, would be advantageous, as well as being use to a busy environment.

The work will be varied and interesting, training will be provided and paid for. The successful applicant will be expected to complete the Introduction to Local Council Administration, (ILCA) within the first 6 months of employment.

The rate of pay will be the living wage at £9.50 per hour, and after the probation period of 6 months will be reviewed.

For more details and to request an application form, please contact the Clerk,

Linda Hedley on 01304 375889, or

 Bidborough Parish Council 

Locum Clerk/Proper Officer and RFO required for Bidborough Parish Council (BPC).   

BPC are a small rural parish in West Kent and requires the services of locum Proper Officer/Clerk/RFO starting ASAP. Ideally CiLCA qualified – although experience is more important. This is to provide interim cover for the current clerk who will be unavailable for the next few weeks/months. The clerk/RFO is the only employee of the council.

The length of the contract, number of hours and hourly rate are negotiable, depending upon the level of service agreed. However, it is likely to be no less than 10 hours a week and initially for an 8/12 week period.

BPC do not have a parish office so working will be from home. Council and Trustee meetings usually take place at Bidborough Village Hall in the evenings (usually from 7pm) and attendance is required.

Rate of pay: £16.75 per hour gross.  £5 weekly working-from-home allowance.  Mileage allowance to attend meetings @ 45p per mile

The job role includes:

· Attendance at Council and Trustee meetings; producing the agenda and minutes

· Following up on action points agreed by the Council

· Handle telephone and email enquiries

· Dealing with Contractors as required

· Advising the Council on procedures and assisting with updating of current processes

· Assisting and advising the Council on putting in place risk assessments for the activities/responsibilities undertaken by the council

· Managing all aspects of the Council’s finances including budgeting, monitoring expenditure, VAT

· Completion of the AGAR for 2021/22

Please email the Chairman Kerry Thorne on / 01892 529835

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