Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Deputy Clerk - Part Time 10 hours per week.  NJC pay scale SCP 19 £19,945 - SCP 29 £26,999 (pro rata dependent on qualifications and experience)

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council is looking to recruit a Deputy Clerk to provide support to the Parish Clerk and Council. The postholder will undertake such duties as are required 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 for some evening working. 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 2nd December, 09.00AM

The Clerk, Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council, 2B Briar Close, Bramble Lane, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5HB

Tel: 01233 812 459  email: 

Brenzett Parish Council

Brenzett Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer with effect from 1 January 2020.   The position is for 4 hours per week and is home based.  The members of the Parish Council meet in January, March, May, July, September and November.  Duties will include managing meetings and providing guidance to Councillors, taking Minutes, implementing actions and decisions , handling the Parish Council’s finances  and ensuring all necessary statutory and regulatory disciplines are adhered to.  Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications and previous experience as a Clerk would be a distinct advantage.

Appropriate training can be arranged. If you are interested in applying for this position or want to obtain more information , please contact the Chairman, Mrs J Webb on 07803625191. 

Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council

Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) 10 hours per week.  Salary tbc, dependent on experience, but will be between the current NJC Salary Scale Points (SCP) 10-15 (£20,751 - £22,911) pro rata.

This is a part-time role incorporating a broad range of functions relating to the financial management of the Parish Council.

Working with the Clerk, the RFO will be the principal adviser to the Council on financial matters and will also be required to undertake day-to-day book-keeping tasks.

Please contact the Clerk for a Job Description, and for further information about the role.   01892 723586

Closing date for applications: midnight Friday 29th November 2019 which must be submitted electronically, using the e-mail address given above.

Interviews will be held w/c 9th December 2019. 

Graveney and Goodnestone Parish Council 

The Parish Council will have a vacancy for a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in January 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 – Bex Ratchford – or on 07941 987691.  Closing date is Friday 6th December.  Interviews week commencing Monday 9th December.  Start date to be agreed. 

Bekesbourne-with-Patrixbourne Parish Council   

Bekesbourne with Patrixbourne Parish Council are seeking to employ a replacement clerk, who will be the Responsible Financial Officer and Proper Officer.

Working 7 hours per week from home, to include evening meetings. The role includes agenda preparation, minute taking, keeping financial records, preparing the annual accounts and budgets, all general administration duties for the Council, updating the website and dealing with general enquires. Must have experience of Word, Excel and email. Laptop supplied.

Ideal candidate should be organised, flexible, able to work on their own initiative and have good interpersonal skills. Salary range between £9.77 and £11.91 per hour according to experience and qualifications. Training is available.

For further information or to apply by emailing your CV please contact the present clerk Mrs Tracey Block on or The Chairman Dr Andrea Nicholson

Closing date for applications Friday 10th November 2019.

 Dunkirk Parish Council

VACANCY FOR CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER: Dunkirk Parish Council has a vacancy for a Clerk and RFO. Working from home. Attendance at two meetings per month (usually held on the first and third Monday of the month). Hours to be discussed, but 10-12 per week + extra during initial period if required. Duties will include: Managing the meetings of the council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. Managing the Parish Council’s finances which includes preparation of accounts, payment of invoices, preparation of annual budget, and preparation of year end accounts. Managing contracts and liaising with contractors. Maintaining the parish council website and ensuring up to date information is uploaded.

Candidates must be capable of working independently and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. They must be well organised, have good communication skills (both written and oral) and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Previous experience as a clerk would be an advantage but training will be available.

Please contact or for further information.

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