Job Vacancies

Currently available

LALC will advertise vacancies on behalf of member councils in good faith. Questions about any particular vacancy should be addressed directly to the relevant council. Councils should not rely exclusively on this service to advertise their vacancies but should consider this within a range of other options.

We are sometimes asked by our neighbouring County Associations and other agencies to advertise vacancies, as we do have some clerks who are interested in taking on additional parishes and working ‘cross-border’.

Esssendine Parish Council (Rutland)

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Salary £11.08 per hour

Part-time (4 hours per week) Home Based

If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic Parish Council, have a familiarity with Essendine and its surroundings and wish to develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community, this post is ideal.

You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.

Suitably qualified (ideally with or be willing to obtain CiLCA), highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, you will bring sound leadership, and contractor management, administrative, communication, IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.

We offer nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this part time post which involves some evening meetings. Working from home you will be required to attend some meetings in Essendine during the day and evening.

Please email Trevor Burfield at for a recruitment pack and an application form.

Closing date for applications:  6th December 2021

Essendine Parish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)

Circa £30,000 depending upon experience.

Full Time (37 hrs per week, potential to reduce to 30 hrs if required) with attractive pension

Leicestershire and Rutland CALC provides member services to parish and town councils across the two counties. As part of the Association’s commitment to improving the first tier of local government we have an immediate vacancy for someone to join our small busy team as Deputy Chief Executive with specific oversight of training and advice services to member councils.

There will also be responsibilities for other key areas of LRALC service delivery, as well as working closely with and deputising for the Chief Executive.

You should have:

  • Previous experience of parish and town council law and procedure
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Proven organisation, planning and time management skills
  • Outstanding presentation skills and the ability to encourage and motivate people
  • IT skills and the ability to write clearly and keep accurate records and systems

This exciting role is a permanent position and will be a key role in helping the Association to continue to develop and grow its business activities following our transition to a limited company in April 2018. The post comes with attractive terms and conditions, including a workplace pension.

The post holder will normally be required to work 37 hours per week, including semi-regular evening and very occasional weekend working. Working patterns are flexible and will be discussed at interview and with the successful candidate.

We will consider requests for the role to be home based but we have an office base at Anstey Parish Council and remote working and travel will be part of the role. Training will be offered to the successful applicant.

We wish to appoint a driven and dedicated individual to help develop LRALC during this exciting phase of its life.

See below for full details and an application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 6th December 2021. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th December 2021.

For an informal discussion about the role please call 0116 2353800.