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Cholsey Parish Council - Estate Manager/Assistant Clerk

Posted: 10th May 2018, 12:38 PM

Estate Manager/Assistant Clerk

Working from Cholsey PC office, 19 hours per week. Start date 2nd July

Salary £9850

Cholsey Parish Council is inviting applications for the role of Estate Manager/Assistant Clerk. The position is at the heart of the community and duties include:

1. Responsibility for the day to day management, record keeping and maintenance of the following:

  • childrens playgrounds
  • recreation grounds
  • The Forty and war memorial
  • the cemetery
  • allotments
  • bus stops and notice borads
  • The Pavilion

The parish maintenance person will assist with the performance of the above tasks.

2. To keep a 'watching brief' over the areas mentioned. This will necessitate regular visits to the sites to monitor, inspect and manitain. Recommendations for changes and works required must be made to the council.

3. To carry out and record regular safety checks on equipment and installations in conjunction with the maintenance person.

4. To organise bookings and enquiries at The Pavilion along with invoicing and receiving payments.

5. To submit a report on works completed, future works and general condition of the estate on a monthly basis for review by the full Council

6. To supervise the Maintenance Person

7. To liaise with and arrange for contractors to perform works as required

8. To monitor contractors and maintenance company to ensure that tasks are performed in a timely and satisfactory manner and to the full satisfaction of the Council.

9. To keep records related to the cemetery and burials to a high standard. This is a statutory responsibility of the council.

10. To comply with all current Health and Safety guidelines and to ensure that all contractors comply with Health and Safety law.

11. To keep records related to the allotments. Issue and receive allotment rents.

12. To assist and deputise for the Parish Clerk as required.

13. To perform other duties from time to time as advised by the Clerk and or the Council

Training will be given as appropriate.

Primarily the applicant should have administrative experience with excellent computer skills but also be comfortable getting 'hands on' with work outdoors. Be a people person with excellent communication skills


For further information and an application form, please contact the Clerk, Lucy Dalby, Cholsey Parish Council, 01491 652255 or 

Candidates are very welcome to come to the office to discuss the role before applying. Deadline for applications 24th May.

Interviews in week commencing 4th June 


Posted: 26th April 2018, 1:13 PM


Finance Manager (RFO)

(Full Time Position)

Kidlington is one of the largest parishes in England just north of Oxford City. The Parish Council manages a budget of £793,000 and assets of £2M.  We seek a highly motivated individual to join the team to work closely with the Clerk.

The post holder is responsible for the complete financial management of the Council, including data inputting, monitoring and producing Management accounts, preparing records for audit purposes and VAT, Debtor and Creditor ledgers, budget setting, preparing reports to present to the Council, invoicing, payroll and pension administration including year-end and HMRC returns. Advising councillors on finance matters, investment, insurance and risk management strategy.  The role also involved supervision of two administrators.

The ideal candidate will have ability to use financial packages. Local government / Parish Council experience an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.  Excellent computer skills are essential.  

Based at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB the job requires occasional evening working.

This permanent role is full time 37 hours per week paid on the NJC SCP 35, currently £31,401 depending on qualifications and experience. A workplace pension is provided. 

It would be desirable for candidates to hold either CIPFA or ACCA.  Candidates without qualifications who have extensive, relevant experience in the sector may be considered.

An application pack and supporting information are available from the Clerk, e-mail  or phone 01865 372143

The closing date for applications is Monday 21 May. Interviews will be held later that week.  Preferred start date early July.

Kidlington Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Please advise us if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process


Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer   Warborough Parish Council

Posted: 19th April 2018, 10:16 AM

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer - Warborough Parish Council


Are you an experienced administrator who is looking for flexible, home-based, part-time work and are keen supporting your local community?

Warborough Parish Council are looking for a Parish Clerk to work with us. The position is home based for 30 hours per month including one evening meeting a month. Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the national guidelines.

Main duties include:

  • Arranging and attending one meeting a month
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Managing the finances
  • Dealing with correspondence
  • Ensuring current legislation and procedure are adhered to by informing and advising the Council

Relevant experience and/or qualifications would be an advantage but full training will be given including a handover period with the current clerk.

For more information or to register your interest in the role, please contact Lynda Raynor (Clerk) on

01865 859950 or

Applications welcomed with a view to a start date of 1 May 2018.

Newington Parish Clerk

Posted: 3rd April 2018, 12:55 PM

Part Time Clerk to the Newington Parish Council


Location: Home based with approximately 6 evening meetings per year.

Hours: 4 hours per week

Salary : £10.26 per hour (to be reviewed in 6 months).

Travelling and other approved expenses to be paid in addition. Use of a Parish Council owned laptop and printer/scanner.


The position involves preparing agendas for Parish Council Meetings, Taking and preparing minutes of the meetings. Keeping up to date with relevant legislation, dealing with the day to day administration of the Parish Council. There are five councillors and the financial turnover of the council is relatively small.


The successful candidate should be reliable and enthusiastic. They will need good administrative , communication and IT skills. They should be able to prepare documents in Microsoft Word and liaise with the Councillors (updating them by email.) They will need to possess the ability to work successfully with residents and partners.


Relevant training courses will be available.


How to apply:  Please provide a letter of application and a current CV via email to the Chair, Graham Howlett 01865 891289.


Deadline  Monday 30th April 2018


Interview date  TBC

Goring-On-Thames Parish Council   Vacancy for Assistant Clerk

Posted: 28th March 2018, 1:36 PM


The parish council is inviting applications for the post of assistant parish clerk from suitably qualified candidates.  The hours are approx. 15 hours per week to include 4 hours Monday afternoon, 4 hours Wednesday morning and 5 hours on Friday. The days and times are open to some negotiation if required.

The post holder will be responsible for planning matters for the council, attendance at planning meetings, usually held during an evening once or twice a month and to assist and deputise for the Clerk in routine matters at other times.

Salary offered is pro rata to the national scale LC1 points 18 to 22 of between £18,431 and £21,074 a year for a full time (37.5 hrs a week) equivalent.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge or experience of parish council / local planning matters.  He or she will also possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and be capable of working independently, without supervision. 

For a full job description please contact The Clerk telephone   01491 874444 or email

Apply in writing by 30 April 2018 to:

The Clerk, Goring-on-Thames Parish Council, Old Jubilee Fire Station, Red Cross Road, Goring, Reading, RG8 9HG or to

Wootton (Abingdon) Parish Council - Clerk and RFO

Posted: 22nd March 2018, 11:04 AM

Wootton (Abingdon) Parish Council


The Wootton Parish Clerk will retire on 1st May 2018 and the Parish Council is now seeking applications for the post.  The job is at the heart of the community and the successful applicant will have the opportunity of working with a team of dynamic and committed councillors in their efforts to improve the parish and the facilities for its residents.

Working from home

Hours: 15 hours a week (subject to review)

Salary & other key benefits:

NJC Scale LC1 SCP 18-25, starting point depending upon experience and transferable skills. Additionally, a working from home allowance and expenses will be paid. 

Job Description

The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and, as the Responsible Financial Officer, will be required to manage the Council’s finances.  Duties will include:

o   Managing the meetings of the Council including preparing the Agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions

o   Ensuring planning applications are considered, and submitting responses to the District Council

o   Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparation of accounts and reconciliation, payroll and PAYE, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept

o   Managing the Parish Council’s assets

o   Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices


You will be required to work from home and attend evening meetings once a month.  You must be computer literate, have some administrative experience and able to maintain accurate accounts

Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently and have the ability to deal with a range of issues.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply please contact the Parish Clerk, George Edmonds-Brown, telephone 01865 739419 or

Deadline: Closing date for applications if possible by 12 noon 3rd April 2018


Middleton Stoney Parish Council - Clerk

Posted: 26th February 2018, 10:49 AM




Effective date 1 April 2018


Location: Working from home but attending at Village Hall for meetings of which there are 6 per year.


Hours:  circa 3 hours per week on average should accomplish this role.


Salary Scale -:  National  Joint Council  (minimum £8.87) but may be negotiated dependent upon experience.

Job Description:


1.                  To ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.


2.                  To monitor and balance the Council's accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT. To account to HMRC for tax as appropriate relating to the salary of the Clerk and to complete all statutory requirements laid down by HMRC.


3.                  Prepare annual budgets (December) for consideration by the Council in setting the Annual Precept.


4.                  To ensure that the Council's obligations for Risk Assessment are properly met.


5.                  Prepare, in consultation with members as necessary, agendas for Council meetings. To attend meetings and prepare minutes for approval. 


6.                  Issue notices and prepare agendas and minutes for the Annual Parish Meeting (taking place in May). Attend the Annual Parish Meeting to take minutes etc. and to implement the decisions made at such meetings that are agreed by the Council.


7.         Receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with the correspondence or documents or bring such items to the attention of the Council. To issue correspondence as a result of instructions of, or the known policy of the Council.


8.         Receive invoices for goods and services to be paid for by the Council and to ensure such accounts are met. Issue invoices on behalf of the Council for goods and services and to ensure payment is received.  





1.      Sufficient computer skills to be able to prepare word processing documents and basic spreadsheets. The Council’s filing is a combination of paper and digital files.


2.      Good written and oral communication skills are essential. 


3.      Email and Internet competent


4.      Numerate - some knowledge of book-keeping useful


How to apply: To apply or request further information please submit your personal details – a CV would be helpful – to the current clerk

Deadline: 16 March 2018



Wantage Town Council - Deputy Town Clerk

Posted: 23rd February 2018, 9:38 AM

 Vacancy – Wantage Town Council

Deputy Town Clerk

Hours:  20 hours per week – 9.30 to 12.30 each weekday to be worked in office.


£ salary (range)

 Salary rate: NJNC scale 30 (currently £14,500 per annum for 20 hours per week).


The work will involve:

·         Receiving the Council’s daily correspondence and referring this to the appropriate committee.

·         Preparation of agendas for weekly committee meetings.

·         Attending meetings (normally Monday evening, occasionally Thursday or Tuesday – 7.30 pm to 10 pm in The Beacon) and noting proceedings/decisions.

·         Preparing minutes of meetings (using audio to be transcribed by Assistants)

·         Following adoption of actions by Council, dealing with correspondence and actions arising from the meetings.

·         Overseeing all work associated with various committee which may include responsibility for markets, fairs, allotments and cemetery.

·         Other duties as agreed with Town Clerk.

·         Substituting for the Clerk or the other Deputy at meetings from time to time as may be required.

·         Other duties as determined and agreed with Town Clerk.



§  Good education with high standard of English and use of English skills

§  Ability to use own initiative within guidelines set by the Clerk and the Council

§  Ability to deal competently with members of the public, councillors, representatives of organisations and officers of local authorities

§  Strong computer and administrative skills, ideally with experience of using Word and Excel software.

§  Email and internet competent.

§  Knowledge and experience of Parish Council and Local Government law and procedures is desirable.

§  Comfortable with the use of audio dictation, photocopiers, faxes etc.

§  Numerate - book-keeping experience useful



How to apply  To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and letter in support including details of two reference providers to the Town Clerk, in writing to Wantage Town Council, Council Offices, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX  Tel 01235 763459  

or email:


Deadline  16 March 2018



Ardley with Fewcott Parish Council - Clerk

Posted: 14th February 2018, 3:19 PM





Location:  Home based and Ardley Village Hall

Hours: 15 hours per month on a flexible basis

£ salary (range)  SCP 20 to 23 (£9.999 to £10.944 per hour)

 Job Description

The Parish Council wish to appoint a new Parish Clerk and RFO. The hours will be mainly worked at home plus attending regular council meetings every other month. The ability to administer council business and to work on one's own initiative are essential. 


Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Word and Excel, have an understanding of accounting practices and will be responsible for the finances for the Parish Council.

Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

Access to transport and an internet connection (preferably high speed) are necessary. A computer and printer will be provided if required.

How to apply


To apply send a CV and covering letter to the present Chair Huw Jenkins by post at 46 Ardley Road, Fewcott, Bicester OX27 7PA or by email


Deadline Closing date for applications: 23 March 2018.


Interview date Interviews week beginning 5 April 2018




Posted: 9th February 2018, 11:32 AM



Working from home, approx. 6-10 hours per month


Salary – in excess of £9 per hour depending upon experience


Wootton Parish Council comprises seven councillors and is a friendly and co-operative working group.  The Clerk works from home but attends six meetings per year in the Village Hall held every other month on the second Monday.

The Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out – producing Agendas, Minutes, Annual Accounts and correspondence as necessary.  Use of Word, Excel and e-mail is important as well as the financial software. 


Experience is useful but relevant training courses are available and the current Clerk is happy to provide back up and help.  Hopefully the new Clerk would take over in May 2018


Anyone interested or wanting further details apply to the existing clerk:  or Tel.  01992 813920



Duns Tew Parish Council - Parish Clerk

Posted: 23rd January 2018, 2:28 PM



Vacancy for part-time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the above post in this interesting and attractive Parish.

There are seven councillors and the precept for 2017/18 is £21,726.


Hours: an average of 35 per month, to be worked flexibly

The Clerk works from home but is required to attend all full Council meetings, which are currently held bi-monthly in the evenings on the first Monday of the month, January, March May July, September and November, plus any other meetings as needed.


Salary & other key benefits: NJC Scale LC1 SCP 18-25, starting point depending upon experience. Additionally, a working from home allowance of £30 pm is paid.  A laptop and, printer are provided Duns Tew Council is keen to support ongoing professional development.


Duties will include:

  • Manage the meetings of the Council including preparing the Agenda, taking the minutes, ensuring that decisions are implemented
  • Collate information required for making effective decisions as necessary
  • Deal with correspondence and public notices
  • Liaison with the public & other organisations
  • Provide the information to the web master for the website (no specialist knowledge needed)
  • Prepare financial reports covering budget monitoring, fund balances, receipts and payments to date, payroll, payment of accounts and other relevant current matters
  • Prepare the Annual Return for the Council’s approval and to submit it to the Auditor when required
  • To arrange for appropriate Internal Audit in accordance with Financial Regulations
  •  Other tasks as necessary and agreed with the Council


The successful candidate will:

Be an excellent communicator; self-motivated and with a flexible attitude.

Be well-organised and able to deal with a wide range of situations.

Have some administrative experience and a competency in maintaining accurate accounts would be an advantage.

Be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel)


How to apply:

For a job description or to discuss the post, please ring Hilary Skaar, the current Clerk - 01869 340269.

Applications for this post should be by letter, with a CV. Send to


Closing date: Monday 26th March 2018


Sandford on Thames Parish Council - Clerk

Posted: 11th January 2018, 1:53 PM



Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Sandford on Thames Parish Council invites applications for the above part-time post.

The Clerk will work from home on a flexible basis, plus attendance at monthly evening meetings of the Council.

Hours: 7.5 per week

Salary: In accordance with NJC SCP 21, £10.363 hr plus expenses, paid quarterly plus home working allowance of £100pa.

Duties: To carry out the administrative, statutory and financial functions of the Council.

To prepare the agenda and associated papers, summon members to meetings, take minutes and distribute them, respond to enquiries and FOI requests from residents, liaise with other statutory bodies and deal with correspondence.

The Clerk and RFO will manage the finances of the Council, obtain quotations, prepare the annual budget and the annual accounts for audit.

Use of Word, Excel and email is essential together with a personal computer and broadband.


For a job description and/or further information please email Liz Shatford  Or telephone         01865772598 


Applications for this post, with a C.V. and including two referees, to be received by the current Clerk, Liz Shatford at The Old School, Church Road, Sandford on Thames, Oxford OX4 4XZ by the closing date.

Closing date: Friday March 02 2018


Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Parish Council,   vacancy for Parish Clerk

Posted: 9th January 2018, 3:07 PM

Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Parish Council, Oxfordshire


Vacancy for Parish Clerk


60-80 hours per month. £11.42 - £12.66 depending upon experience and qualifications.


Training will be available and qualifications encouraged


Apply by submitting CV of experience


For further information, job description, and person specification,

Contact: Janet Eustace, Locum Parish Clerk Tel 01451 830594

Email: or

Cllr Brian Forster, Chairman, Email