Job Vacancies & Jobs Wanted

If your council has a vacancy or anticipates having a vacancy OALC has a number of resources which can assist your council:

  • A template for the advert to ensure your council provides all the necessary information including a job and person specification
  • Information on salary scales
  • A step by step guide to recruitment
  • The NALC/SLCC Model Contract is very out of date, we offer a more up to date generic contract written by our HR/Employment consultant
  • NALC publication Being a Good Employer (in members area of the website)
  • Access to OALC HR/Employment consultant for advice or an independent job evaluation (chargeable service) which we would advise if your current clerk has been in post some years
  • Library of employment briefings (in members area of the website)

If your council would like to advertise a vacancy please contact OALC - 

There is no charge to member councils if they wish to advertise vacancies here on our website and in our monthly Update.

Eynsham Parish Council - Clerk

Posted: 10th July 2024, 11:12 AM

Salary Scale – LC2 (SCP 29-32) £37,336 - £40,221.


Eynsham is the fourth largest settlement in West Oxfordshire with a strong community spirit and cherished heritage.  It has a thriving community of 5300 residents and faces exciting and challenging times ahead.  There are 10 councillors (15 seats) and 6 other employees, 5 of whom are direct reports.     The Clerk works in close liaison with councillors to provide leadership, management, good governance and strategy to the Council and has various responsibilities including statutory, financial and staffing.  The Clerk works with the part time Responsible Financial Officer and oversees this function.  It is expected that applicants will hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) - applicants with or studying for, a BA Honours Degree in Community Governance are desired. 


The role is full time, 37 hours per week with core hours undertaken at the Council’s office in the Village Hall working alongside the full time Deputy Clerk (other hours are worked from home, flexibly).  Attendance at periodic evening meetings in Eynsham will be required. 


The job vacancy pack is available on our website at or by emailing


Closing date for applications: Friday 12th July

Berinsfield Parish Clerk and RFO

Posted: 5th July 2024, 10:27 AM

Post Title : Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)
Hours : 24 hours per week
Salary : NALC 2023-24 scale LC2 18 – 23 (£29,269 - £32,024) per annum (pro-rata)
Accountable to: Berinsfield Parish Council as a corporate body

The Parish of Berinsfield is located in the District of South Oxfordshire, approximately nine miles south of Oxford, with a population of 2771 and a precept of £145,500. There are twelve members of the Parish Council.

Due to the retirement of the current Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post. This is a part-time permanent vacancy for 24 hours per week, mainly working from home.

The role involves attendance at Parish Council meetings, which are held in the evening on the first Monday of each month, and approximately six additional evening Committee meetings per annum. The successful applicant will be required to prepare agendas and supporting documentation, produce minutes, carry out actions from the minutes, provide support on Local Government matters and give advice on Council policies and procedures as well as carrying out the duties of Responsible Financial Officer to the Council. Training will be provided.

You will be confident, highly motivated and an excellent communicator with good organisational and administrative abilities. You must be IT literate and manage the Council’s website. A computer, printer and mobile telephone will be provided.

The successful candidate will either already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification or be willing to gain it within two years of the appointment.

The closing date for receipt of applications is mid-day on 25th July, 2024 with interviews being held during the week commencing 5th August, 2024.
An application pack is available to download at If you would like further information, please contact the present Clerk, Annette Loveland, by emailing

Abingdon Town Council - Project Manager: Community & Business Engagement

Posted: 2nd July 2024, 10:11 AM

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council

Vacancy for Project Manager: Community & Business Engagement

Full Time Permanent (36.5 hours per week)

Salary Scale:  LC3; SCP 29 – 32 (£37,336 – 40,221 per annum) pay award pending

Local Government Pension Scheme

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to join our dedicated Council team as Project Manager: Community & Business Engagement. The post holder will be responsible for implementing the recommendations from the Town Council’s Strategic Plan focusing on the Community.  This will require working closely with the other Project Manager, Place and Properties to ensure projects and activities are complementary. The post holder will engage and work with with public, private and voluntary stakeholders, acting as the key point of contact for Community projects and activities, and taking responsibility for liaison with other key agencies, giving particular importance to working with local businesses to generate a stakeholder partnership, arranging regular networking forums.

In addition, the role will include primary responsibility for the delivering the council’s programme of community and civic events.

This is a varied and interesting role, with significant interaction with members of the public and Councillors.  The successful candidate will have had substantial previous experience and a proven record of community and business engagement, managing staff, committee administration and be confident and credible in dealing with others.  Previous service in the public sector would be an advantage but is not essential.

If you wish to have an informal chat about this post, please call the Town Clerk Cherie Carruthers on 01235 522642.

Applications should be submitted on the official application form which can be found via

Please return by the closing date indicated below to or post to: Town Clerk, Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, Roysse Court, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxon OX14 3HU

The closing date for applications is 12th July 2024, and it is expected that interviews will be held during the week commencing 29th July 2024.