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  • The NALC/SLCC Model Contract is very out of date, we offer a more up to date generic contract written by our HR/Employment consultant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

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: 17th May 2024, 11:10 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. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications – 5pm on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

 

Interviews – Thursday 20th and/or Friday 21st June 2024.

 

The job vacancy pack is available on our website at https://eynsham-pc.gov.uk/variable/organisation/37/attachments/EynshamPC_Clerk-Vacancy-Job-Pack-May2024.pdf

 

or by emailing epc.clerk@eynsham-pc.gov.uk

Burcot and Clifton Hampden - Clerk and RFO

Posted: 9th May 2024, 11:41 AM


Burcot and Clifton Hampden Parish Council is looking for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to support its activities.
The Parish Council has a precept of £ 15k per year and serves a population of around 660 people.


This is primarily a home-based position of 6 hours per week but also requires attendance at Parish Council meetings (typically up to 11 per year), and Annual Parish Meetings.
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:
• Supporting the council in carrying out its duties, and implementing its decisions.
• Providing independent advice and support, including managing the Council's website.
• Preparing the agenda for and taking minutes at council meetings.
• Dealing with correspondence and enquiries from the public.
• Managing the council’s finances preparing its annual accounts and managing the annual audit process.
• Ensuring Insurances are up to date and any identified damage / risk to PC land / equipment or any potential insurance claim is dealt with quickly.
• Booking ROSPA Playground Inspections and any required playground repairs.
• In collaboration with the Chair, developing a set of standard operating procedures to assist the day to day running of Council business.
• Managing all Council contracts (such as grass cutting and tree management)
For more information or an informal chat, please contact Anne Davies (Clerk) by email at Parish.clerk@cliftonhampden.org.uk

Application deadline: 30th May
Interview date to be agreed at a mutually convenient time.
Starting date: As soon as possible.

Wootton (Abingdon) Parish Council

Posted: 30th April 2024, 12:37 PM


Job Title: Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Salary: LC2 18 – 23 (£29,777- £32,076 pro rata), dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours: 16 hours per week
Allowances: Mileage allowance available
Pension Scheme: Local Government Pension Scheme
Location: Parish Office, Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre/Home Working
Responsible to: Full council
Contract type: Permanent (subject to satisfactory completion of probationary period)
Application: Please apply with a CV and covering letter to cllr.gerry.quaghebeur@woottonabingdon-pc.gov.uk outlining what makes you suited to this post and why you are interested
in the role.

Closing date 15th May 2024.


OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES


The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to ensure that the Council’s civic and administrative functions and services are performed professionally, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law. The Clerk will be responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a local authority are carried out. The Clerk’s key functions include, but are not limited to, matters of: Human Resources, Policy, Strategy, Finance,
Services, Democratic process, and Council internal structures.

 

Milton under Wychwood Parish Council - Clerk

Posted: 29th April 2024, 12:29 PM


Milton-under-Wychwood Parish Council is looking for an individual with an interest in the local community and a financial background to appoint to the role of Proper Officer/Parish Clerk (PO/PC). There is a need for candidates to have relevant administrative experience. 

Hours: Hours are provisional at the moment but overtime is available. This role is part-time, home working, and 18 hours per month but must include the monthly Parish Council evening meeting every third Wednesday except August and December.  This will also include any Charity meetings for the PO/PC when required.  Overtime hours will be needed from time to time and will be paid pro rata at working salary rate.

Officers will need to work in close collaboration with the RFO (Responsible Financial Officer).

Location: Work from home as well as in person for PC meetings once a month (excluding August and December) in Milton-under-Wychwood Village Hall. A laptop and printer will be provided.

Salary: NJC salary scale range 13-18 (starting on scale 13 at £13.97/h) depending on experience and subject to annual review. In addition you will receive a home working allowance of £26 per month and an optional workplace pension scheme.

Details: Proper Officer/Parish Clerk

Please note, the clerk is required to be responsive to emails and calls on a daily basis so this is a role which requires daily activity, it cannot be done in just one or two days per week.

The Parish Clerk role involves various administration tasks including:

  • Dealing with queries from members of the public in person, by telephone and email
  • Advising the Parish Councillors on procedural and legal matters, by keeping up to date with legislation and Legal Council updates.
  • Meeting Agenda and Briefings preparation, Minute taking at meetings produced, ideally, within 7 days with action follow ups and including updating planning applications with PC decisions to WODC. There may also be additional Extraordinary meetings that will be required.
  • Ongoing management of the PC website including resurrecting the PC Facebook page.
  • Ensuring Insurances are up to date (working with the RFO) and any identified damage / risk to PC land / equipment is dealt with quickly.
  • Booking ROSPA Playground Inspections and any required playground repairs.
  • Minuting occasional meetings of two charities for which the Parish Council is trustee.
  • Maintain and monitor a list of outstanding actions arising from Parish Council meetings and decisions taken between meetings and prompting councillors so that those actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • In collaboration with the Chair, developing a set of standard operating procedures to assist the day to day running of Council business.
  • Managing all Council contracts (such as grass cutting and tree management)

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate attention to detail, initiative, will have good organisational and time-management and possess friendly and professional communication skills.

PO/PC role

Good computer skills are essential as is the ability to multitask and minute take in real time in meetings.

The ability to deal with obstacles and challenging individuals is vital.  Due to the evolving nature of the role, there will also be some requirement for flexibility to meet unforeseen requests and tasks.

 

Experience of local government or Parish Council work will be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided. 

Milton-under-Wychwood Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A full job description is available on the Parish Council website: https://miltonunderwychwood-pc.gov.uk/ or please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@miltonunderwychwood-pc.gov.uk for further information.

Letters of application along with a C.V. should be sent to the Parish Clerk by Tuesday 30th April and interviews will be held shortly after. The start date for the position will be agreed with the successful applicant(s).

Woodstock Town Council - Proper Officer / Town Clerk

Posted: 25th April 2024, 10:37 AM


Woodstock Town Council is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, organised, and committed person with an interest in the local community to be appointed to the full-time role of Proper Officer/Town Clerk.

 

The Town Clerk is a key role that is responsible for the administration, organisation, and management of the Council’s resources, services, facilities, and staff.

 

Woodstock Town Council is looking for someone who has experience managing staff, managing and creating efficient administrative practices, and understands financial management. Experience in local government or town/parish council work is also desirable but not essential.

 

Applicants need to be enthusiastic, flexible, and community-focused with a hands-on style and with sound administrative, interpersonal, and IT skills in order to work successfully with Councillors, external stakeholders & organisations, and community groups.

 

The job will be based at the Town Hall, Market Place, Woodstock, and requires some evening working (an average of two meetings a month).

 

The position is full-time - 37 hours per week and the pay scale is LC2 (SCP 24-28) £33,024-£36,648. In addition, there is a workplace pension provided.

 

Candidates will be expected to hold CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) or be prepared to study for the qualification and obtain it within two years. Training will be provided.

 

An application pack and supporting information can be obtained from the Vacancies

section of Woodstock Town Council website https://woodstock-tc.gov.uk/job-vacancies/  or by emailing clerk@woodstock-tc.gov.uk

 

PLEASE NOTE: Although CVs are welcomed only applicants submitted using the Council application form will be considered.

 

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 pm on the 10th of May 2024 and it is proposed that interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 20th May.

 

Woodstock Town Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Please advise if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process

Aylesbury Town Council - Deputy Clerk

Posted: 23rd April 2024, 8:49 AM


Vacancy - Deputy Town Clerk

Aylesbury Town Council

Salary Scale, Grade G, £45,038 - £49,776

The Council is seeking to appoint a Deputy Town Clerk.

Aylesbury is a historic market town and the County Town of Buckinghamshire.  We are a large parish council and work closely with our local businesses as well as providing community events. The job will entail a variety of duties including overseeing services as well as assisting the Town Clerk in current and future projects, dealing with asset transfers and involvement in local and wider community work.

You should hold, or be willing to obtain within one year of commencement, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), and have at least three years experience as either a Deputy or Parish Clerk, or five years senior management experience in either local government, private or the public sector.

The post will include attending some evening committees and civic events where necessary.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 17 May 2024.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29 May 2024.

The application form and a detailed job description are available on our website aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk/the-council/vacancies/

or by emailing sue.carpenter@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Please note that CVs must be accompanied by the completed application form.

Tetsworth - Parish Clerk and RFO

Posted: 9th April 2024, 12:59 PM


 

Tetsworth Parish Council is looking for a parish clerk to support its activities.

 

The job is mainly home-based but includes at least 11 council meetings a year.  It is part-time (14 hours a week) at a starting salary of £16.67/hr plus £10/month for working from home. The Council will also make the statutory NI and pension contributions.

 

The job includes:

Supporting the council in carrying out its duties, and implementing its decisions.

Providing independent advice and support, including managing the Council's website.

Preparing the agenda for and taking minutes at council meetings.

Dealing with correspondence and enquiries from the public.

Managing the council’s finances and preparing its annual accounts.

 

Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided if needed.

 

If you would like to apply for this post, please send a brief resumé by email to clerk@tetsworthparishcouncil.co.uk by 30th June 2024.  If you would like more information first or have any questions, contact Paul Carr at paul.tetsworthpc@gmail.com or on 07523 907741 or 07545 323317