Graveney with Goodnestone Parish Council

The Parish Council will have a vacancy for a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in July and we would welcome early applications for this part time post. You would work from home and attend 10 evening Parish Council meetings each year with contracted monthly hours currently set at 25 (300 annually) . We do not have scheduled meetings in February and August but do hold an annual finance meeting and very occasional additional planning meetings. Duties will include managing those meetings and providing guidance to the Councillors , taking the Minutes , implementing actions and decisions, handling the Parish Council’s finances and ensuring all necessary statutory and regulatory disciplines are strictly adhered to. You will need to be able to work independently, be well organised and have excellent communication and IT skills. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications and previous experience as a Clerk would be a distinct advantage. The remuneration arrangements would also include a home office allowance.  Appropriate further training can also be provided as well as the benefit of an orderly handover of Parish Council documents and procedures. 

If you are interested in applying for this position or want to obtain more information , please initially contact our Clerk – Sarah Blair – or on 07746 819371.

Wye Parish Council 

Deputy Clerk, Part-time, flexible – core 15 hours per week with extra hours (maximum 10) available by arrangement.  NJC pay scale SCP 8 £19,945– SCP 23 £26,999 (pro rata, dependant on qualifications and experience) pay award pending.

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council is recruiting a Deputy Clerk to provide support to the Parish Clerk and Council. The post holder will undertake a variety of duties to support the smooth and effective operation of the Council and its services and help ensure that its statutory duties are fulfilled.

The position requires an individual with strong organisational and inter-personal skills, along with prior experience of working in an office environment and of minute taking. Flexibility towards working hours will be required as there is a requirement to attend some evening meetings: however, there is also flexibility regarding work-days and timings. A knowledge of local government would be useful but is not essential as full training will be given.

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

Closing date for applications: Monday 1st June, 09.00AM    Tel: 01233 812459    email:

Petham Parish Council

 Petham Parish Council requires a Parish Clerk/Responsible Officer.  Home based in or near the Parish.  Part time 6 hours per week and attendance at monthly meetings.

Salary dependant on experience.  Apply to: Mrs L Spratt, Chairman.  Email:

Closing date 31st May 2020. 

Eythorne Parish Council 

Eythorne Parish Council has an immediate vacancy for a part-time Parish Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer. The post is for 25 hours per week and includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings, held on the second Wednesday of each month. Additional meetings may be called.

The clerk is responsible for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Candidates should have book keeping skills, communication, IT and organizational skills and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council.

Ideally applicants will have experience of working in a local council or similar environment and be highly organised and motivated.

Pay will be in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications.

For more information please email: 

Harbledown and Rough Common Parish Council

LOCATION: Home-based near to the villages of Harbledown & Rough Common.  HOURS: Part Time Total of 12.50 hours per week. SALARY: SCP 18 (£24,313 pa, pro-rata)

Due to the planned retirement of the current Parish Clerk Harbledown & Rough Common Parish Council is seeking to appoint a motivated, dynamic and forward thinking individual to the role.

The Clerk will ensure that the Council follows correct procedures & acts within its designated Power at all times.

They will be responsible for preparing agendas, taking & producing minutes of all meetings, dealing with all correspondence as required as well as dealing & liaising with Contractors and Government officials as necessary and managing all aspects of the Parish accounts including but not limited to keeping of bank reconciliations, preparing budgets, VAT returns, PAYE and organising audits.

They will also be required to organise and manage the Parish Website as well as Social Media presence. It is an essential requirement that the applicant has the ability to communicate well at all levels.

Attendance will be required at Parish Meetings held in the evening of the last Monday of the Month (9 meetings & 1 Parish Assembly) as well as other meetings as required & arranged during the year.

The salary will be based upon 12.50 hours per week and is calculated according to the National Joint Council rates but will be at or above SCP 18 (£12.64 per hour) dependant upon qualifications &/or experience. There will also be included a home and computer allowance as well as mileage reclaimable at £0.45 per mile.

Candidates will be expected to have Local Government experience & hold the CiLCA qualification or part thereof. Professional development will be supported & funded by the Parish Council


To apply please submit your CV & covering letter to:-

David Frost, Parish Clerk, 7 Limes Place, Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent. CT2 9DW or  Email -