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CARLTON SCROOP & NORMANTON PC  is recruiting a Part-Time Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Council is seeking a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to assist in its management and provide effective administration and financial support. The position requires a candidate who is competent in administration and management of finances in addition to understanding the work of parish councils and their services. The position is part-time, 4 hours per week and is home based; there is flexibility over the working pattern for these hours. This is an interesting position and the clerk will work closely with the Chairman and 6 other councillors.

The role encompasses a wide and varied range of duties including secretary for Council meetings. It requires a good organiser, an effective communicator; oral and written, and someone comfortable working on their own initiative able to meet targets as required. The candidate will prioritise correspondence and action routine matters on behalf of Council.

As Responsible Financial Officer the candidate will maintain accurate and up to date financial records of Council business, oversee authorised expenditure and produce timely financial management and budget reports to aid Council.

The salary for the position will be pro rata for 4 hours per week against an annual salary set in LC2 of National Joint Council pay scales. Based upon scale point 18 i.e an annual salary of £24,313;.this equates to £2628 per annum (£12.64 per hour). Based on experience and qualifications the salary may be set on a higher scale point.

A full job description can be downloaded from the parish website. Applicant should submit a current CV and a detailed supporting letter outlining their skills and suitability for the position to   For further details or an informal discussion, please contact Cllr Mr Jeffrey Couzens on 01400251195.

Closing date for applications is Friday 5th June 2020. Please note that applications will be considered upon receipt.




Kirkby la Thorpe Parish Council is seeking a new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to start in July 2020.

We are looking for someone with good IT and administrative skills, preferably some basic accounting skills and an interest in the local community, holding the CiLCA qualification. The Parish Council normally meets on the second Thursday of alternate months and the Clerk would be required to work from home, between meetings.

Duties will include clerking meetings, advising the Council, managing the Council’s accounts, PAYE, updating the Parish Council’s website to ensure compliance with Transparency Regulations, regular checks of the Play Area equipment and any other tasks required of them.

A full handover will be given by the current Clerk and training will be provided where necessary

We are offering 20 hours a month at NJC SP 16-19, depending on experience and qualifications.

For more details please contact the Clerk, Alice Sneath on 01529 240361 or, or the Chairman, Phil White on 07776 337744.

Application letters, giving full details of your qualifications and experience and why you would like to work for the Parish Council, should be addressed to the Clerk, Kirkby la Thorpe Parish Council, 19 Sampey Way, Billingborough, Sleaford NG34 0NN, and received by Friday 26th  June




The post is for 3 hours per week to cover administration of the Parish Council’s business/finances and attendance at meetings. A flexible approach is necessary as the position involves some evening work.

Please apply in writing in the first instance to the Clerk with CV and any other supporting information :-

Mrs Natasha Vick, 7 Dovecote Close, Snitterby, DN21 4AT or   –         Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2020


Swallow Parish Council  – Clerk & RFO

The post is for 2 hours per week to cover administration of the Parish Council’s business/finances and attendance at meetings. A flexible approach is necessary as the position involves some evening work.

Please apply in writing in the first instance to the Clerk with CV and any other supporting information.

Closing date – 12 noon, 12th June 2020, Interviews to be held – 19th June 2020.

If you would like to submit your application or request a copy of the job description for these roles please email:


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’.



Job Vacancy – Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

The above friendly, forward thinking rural parish council has a vacancy for Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). A locum clerk is currently in place who, together with the Chairman, will hand over the Clerk and RFO duties to the successful candidate.

The Clerk is responsible for the day to day administration of the Parish Council and its facilities. The Clerk arranges and attends meetings.

Duties include: preparation of agendas, taking minutes at 12 scheduled evening meetings per year (2nd Monday in the month), dealing with all correspondence and maintaining accounts, and payroll. Duties also include ensuring transparency of all council affairs via newsletter, reports, public notices, website and social media and guiding members on procedures and legislation. The clerk also oversees the management of an allotment site and maybe required from time to time to assist occasionally with matters relating to a playing field ‘trust’ with land jointly owned by Whatton PC and Aslockton PC and ran by a management committee.

The Clerk will arrange for the accounts to be prepared for the internal and external audit, and will work in partnership with the responsible Agencies principally Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council. For example, reporting highways related issues (potholes, street lighting, fly tipping) and submitting comments from the parish council to the Planning Dept of the Borough Council.

Skills required: Numeracy & basic accountancy, effective writing, good communication and interpretation, computer literate (Word & Excel). Previous experience as a Parish Clerk/RFO desired.

Previous experience in other local government administration and/or the Introduction Certificate in Local Council Administration (ILCA) or Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualifications would be of value, but is not essential.

Salary Package: A NALC Model contract of employment along ‘Green Book’ rules. The Role will be paid between NJC Scale SCP19 (currently £12.89ph) rising annual subject to satisfactory performance until reaching SCP24 for 7 hours per week (30.33hrs per month).

Mileage to and from meetings at HMRC rates 45p per miles

A Tax-free Working from Home Allowance as per HMRC guidelines (currently £6 per week, £26 per month)

The post holder will be given use of the Parish Council laptop and printer.

An attractive Notts County Council Local Govt Final Salary pension scheme is offered after a 3-month probationary period.

Application Process: For an informal chat, please contact Chairman Chris Haslam: 07812671188 or email

To apply please email your letter of application in the body of your email, with your CV attached to

Interviews to be held in accordance to Social Distancing rules in place