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  • The NALC/SLCC Model Contract is very out of date, we offer a more up to date generic contract written by our HR/Employment consultant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.

Sandford-on-Thames Clerk and RFO

Posted: 22nd February 2024, 8:47 AM

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

We are looking for an enthusiastic person, preferably with some knowledge of our village and the workings of local government. This is a part-time home-based job.

A laptop computer and mobile phone are provided. A printer can also be provided if necessary.

The job:

  • Managing the work and meetings of the parish council including attendance at the monthly PC meetings on first Mondays.
  • Overseeing grounds maintenance contracts
  • Preparing budgets, financial transactions, VAT reclaim according to best financial practices, which includes internal and external audit processes.

Salary and hours:

The role is for 10 hours each week (520 hours per annum).

Extra hours up to a maximum of an additional 2 hours per week if needed can be paid subject to approval by the Council.

A working-from-home allowance of up to £26 per month can be claimed, plus reasonable printing expenses if using the clerk’s own printer.

The salary is in line with the National Joint Council (NJC) salary scale SCP11, subject to previous experience and qualifications.

For more information and/or a more detailed job and person description contact the Clerk at

The closing date for application is Friday April 5th and interviews will be held by Friday May 3rd at a mutually convenient time.

South Moreton Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Clerk and RFO

Posted: 16th February 2024, 8:46 AM

South Moreton Parish Council is seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Parish Council has a precept of £13k per year and serves a population of around 450 people.

This is primarily a home-based position of 6 hours per week  but also requires attendance at Parish Council meetings (typically every other month).

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. SCP 13 -23 (£13.97 - £16.67 per hour)

The Council seeks an existing Clerk or someone who is interested to learn. Training and support will be provided.

Key skills include excellent communication, a high standard of accuracy and numeracy, good administrative organisation, tact and diplomacy.
A full range of IT skills including the use of Word, Excel, PAYE and online banking is also required.

Experience of local government or Parish Council work would be an advantage.

The key duties of the Clerk are:
- attending and supporting 5 South Moreton Parish Councillors at meetings normally held every two months.
- preparing meeting agendas and minutes and statutory returns
- following up and actioning Council resolutions
- dealing with incoming and outgoing correspondence
- administering bank account, including payments & receipts
- preparing budgets, annual accounts, and precept application
- maintaining records, key documentation and monitoring compliance.

For more information or an informal chat, please contact Lucy Dalby (Locum Clerk) by email at
Application deadline: 29th March

Interview date to be agreed at amutually convenient time in early April.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Clanfield - Clerk and RFO

Posted: 9th February 2024, 2:39 PM

Salary within grade LC2 £15.21 - £16.67ph depending on experience

Part-time (35 hours per month)

If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic Council 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.

Ideally with or be willing to obtain CiLCA – the Certificate in Local Council Administration,and be highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, with great administrative, communication, IT, financialand organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.

We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this post which will involve working one evening a month to attend the parish meeting.

Please call Terry Burke on 07553588548 or email Terry at for a recruitment pack and an application form.

Closing date for applications: 11 th March 2024.

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

Chinnor Parish Council - Deputy Clerk

Posted: 8th February 2024, 11:19 AM

Recruitment of Deputy Clerk Chinnor Parish Council

Salary Scale: NJC national scale SCP (20-23) of between £30,296 and £32,076 a year for a full time (37 hrs a week) equivalent. Based on qualifications.
Plus – Local Government Pension Scheme

Chinnor Parish Council is seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking, and proactive Deputy Clerk supporting the Parish Clerk in ensuring the Council achieves its targets and aspirations.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound financial, managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should ideally have a knowledge of local government law and procedures as well as a sound knowledge and awareness of financial budget management, supported by suitable experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will either already hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification or be willing to gain it within 2 years of appointment. The Deputy Clerk plays an integral role in serving the residents of Chinnor and will be responsible to the parish council as a corporate body.

This is an office based, part time, permanent vacancy for up to 35 hours per week and will involve attending up to 4 evening meetings per month (the Council meets on Mondays) and occasionally on weekends.

Chinnor Parish Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications: midday Friday 1st March 2024.

Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form (available directly from the clerk, or download from the website), and will also include a C.V. and covering letter.
Applications should be marked confidential and for the attention of the Parish Clerk.
Interviews will take place 12th March 2024.
For further information please contact the Clerk by emailing

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council - Deputy Town Clerk

Posted: 1st February 2024, 1:36 PM


Full Time Permanent (36.5 hours per week)

Salary Scale:  LC3; SCP 37 – 41 (£45,441 - £49,498 per annum)

Local Government Pension Scheme


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to join our dedicated Council team as Deputy Town Clerk. The postholder will be responsible for undertaking the Council’s day-to-day committee administration and management of an administration team.  They will support the Council’s 19 elected Councillors, oversee the Council’s operational services such as civic and community events, markets, contracts, and communications, and will also be expected to deputise across the whole range of the Council’s activities in the absence of the Town Clerk.

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 of 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 - Job Vacancies at Abingdon Town Council – Abingdon on Thames Town Council

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 29th February 2024, and it is expected that interviews will be held during the week commencing 4th March 2024.