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  • The NALC/SLCC Model Contract is very out of date, we offer a more up to date generic contract written by our HR/Employment consultant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

Kirtlington Parish Council - Clerk and RFO

Posted: 27th November 2023, 1:52 PM

Working from home; attendance at Kirtlington Parish Council meetings in Kirtlington every 4-6 weeks   

Hours: 15 – 20 hrs/week

Salary:  SCP 21

Kirtlington Parish Council (KPC) serves a lively and engaged community which maintains strong rural traditions.  In addition to normal parish council committee work with KPC members (meeting preparation, minuting and follow-up, support of parish councillors in their individual roles) the Clerk liaises with a variety of village volunteers, including the independent Village Hall Management Committee, and helps co-ordinate the management of the village sports field and play areas.   Other duties may include contributions to the village magazine, which has its own publication team.

RFO duties:  arranging payments, management of the cashbook and accounts, reporting to the parish council; assisting with the annual budget preparation, preparation and submission of the AGAR. 

Prior committee experience, numeracy and familiarity with local government administration will be required but further training can be provided. 

For further information, please send your CV to the Chair, Jean Conway, and Vice Chair, Briony Enser:


Deadline for applications

20 December 2023

Baldons Parish Council - Parish Clerk and RFO

Posted: 20th November 2023, 11:59 AM


Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer**


Baldons Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated, proactive individual for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). This is an exciting opportunity and would suit a community-minded individual who has the relevant experience to undertake an interesting and varied post within an active Parish Council.

The role requires someone with the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of individuals from the local and wider communities. The ideal candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate and also have the ability to work on their own initiative. Strong financial management and organisational skills are required, together with a positive outlook.

While the work is predominately home-based, the Clerk/RFO will be expected to attend council meetings, which take place at the village hall every other month plus the annual villages meeting.

There will be a comprehensive handover and training available.

The work involves on average 6 hours work per week (approximately 4 hours Clerk/2 hours RFO) at £14.64 per hour (Point 20 of NALC scale), however, the work-load can be variable

** If you are only interested in the Clerk position (4 hours per week) please contact the Clerk to discuss

If this sounds of interest to you, please contact the Clerk by email or mobile 07484 800277 for a job description and application form.

Closing date: Friday, 1 December 2023