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Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

For 1st November 2017
Part-time (12-15 hours per week)
Salary will be in accordance with NJC salary scales starting at pay point LC1 SCP 21 (£10.467ph) based on level of experience and qualifications.
If you have a genuine interest in helping our Parish 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.
Suitably qualified (willing to attend training courses with a view to obtaining CiLCA), highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused, you will bring sound leadership, management, administrative, communication, IT, financial and organisational skills and be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines.
We offer excellent nationally based terms and conditions of employment for this part time post with an additional allowance for home working. A flexible working pattern can be agreed. Attendance at evening meetings will be required.
For further information about the parish and the Parish Council please look at the website.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current Clerk, Mrs Fran Sewell by email
Applications may be made by email or by post to Chelmondiston Parish Council, Houseboat Pandora, Pin Mill, Chelmondiston, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP9 1JW [marked Private & Confidential]

Monks Eleigh

Parish Clerk

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the Parish Council

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the Parish Council

Salary:In line with local government pay scales and based on level of experience and qualifications.

Hours: 8 per week.Must be available to attend out of hours meetings on a bi-monthly basis on a Monday evening. There may be the need to attend additional meetings of the Parish Council, as and when required.

For further information contact:

Name : Mrs Jacqueline Clarke, Chairman of the Parish Council or Miss Nicola Smith, Clerk to the Parish Council

Tel no/email : Chairman: 07771 750478 / email or Nicola Smith 07817 170906 / email

Deadline: 18 th September 2017 Interviews w/c 2 October 2017


Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Hours: 12 hours per week, flexible working pattern to be agreed. Attendance at evening meetings will be required.

Salary will be in accordance with NJC salary scales starting at pay point LC1 SCP 21 (£10.47ph). Due for review October 2017.

Holbrook Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably experienced person to work as its Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from 1st November 2017.

This is an interesting and varied home-based role working with the Council to provide a service to the thriving and active community of Holbrook. The role involves advising and working with Councillors, supporting Council meetings and implementing Council decisions.

You will have administrative experience, possibly within the public sector. Ideally you will have a local council background including the CiLCA qualification or be willing to undertake this within a reasonable time frame of the appointment.

You must be computer literate, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel. The Clerk also maintains the village website (knowledge of HTML not required). You should have a working knowledge of accounting procedures.

You will be required to provide a suitable home working environment including the storage of a two-drawer filing cabinet and other archives. Computer equipment may be provided.

The successful applicant will be offered training to support this important role.

Useful information, including copies of the job description and person specification, can be found on the village website www.holbrook.onesuffolk.net For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current Clerk, Mrs Ferial Rolfe, by email holbrookparishclerk@outlook.com or on 07999 583017. Alternatively contact the Chairman, Mr John Ambrose, on 01473 328815.

To apply, please send a covering letter and an explanation of how you meet the requirements of the person specification. Shortlisting will be based solely on the criteria set out in the person specification. CVs sent with no other details will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 5pm 29th September 2017 and interviews will be held on the evening of 11th October 2017.

Applications may be made by email or by post to Holbrook Parish Council, 27 Denmark Gardens, Holbrook IP9 2BG marked 'private and confidential'

Little Waldingfield

Parish Clerk

There will be a vacancy when the current clerk retires later in the year. The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the parish council

The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the parish council

Salary : Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Hours : 4 hours per week (currently under review)

For further information contact:

Name : Andy Sheppard (Chairman)

Tel no/email : 01787 247980

Deadline: September 2017


Currently no vacancies



URGENTLY seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk.

  • part-time with an average twenty hours per month.
  • Salaried in accordance with NJC Scale 20-25 with an additional allowance for home working
  • Requires attendance at Parish Council meetings, held in the evenings.

You must:

  • be computer literate
  • have a basic working knowledge of accounting procedures
  • be willing to prepare Minutes of Council meetings, accounting statements and upload information onto the Council's website (knowledge of HTML not required).
  • communicate with the public and other local authority members and officers.
  • Provide a suitable home working environment including the storage of a lap top computer, two-drawer filing cabinet and printer.

For more information or to submit your CV please contact Suffolk Association of Local Councils Tel: 01473 833713 or email


The Saxhams

Parish Clerk

The position of Parish Clerk becomes vacant from October 2017. The Clerk will be responsible for the administration of the Parish Council and will be the Responsible Financial Officer.

The position is based on 3 hours per week and pay will be in accordance with NALC salary scales and experience/qualifications.

The Clerk must be able to attend evening meetings of the Parish Council which usually take place on Thursday (generally 5 times per year).

If you would like further information, please contact the Parish Council Chairman, Mike Burt via email or mobile 07860 823949



Service Development Co-ordinator

Hours: 24 – 28 hours per week

Salary: SCP 21-23 depending on experience - £15,089 - £15,935 per annum

(actual per annum for 28 Hours per week)

The Council are looking for a permanent Service Development Co-ordinator

to join its small team based in Kesgrave. We are looking for an enthusiastic

and flexible person, who can apply excellent attention to detail and work

on their own initiative in an interesting and varied role. Duties will include

administering our Community and Recreation Committee, managing Council

projects, grant applications, marketing, community events and also some

general administration duties. Some previous local government experience

would be preferred but is not essential.

A full job description can be found on the council's website, along with the application pack.

Full details at www.kesgravetowncouncil.org.uk

Or contact us on 01473 625179 email

Closing date: 9.00am, 20 September 2017. Interview Date - 25 September 2017.


Parish Clerk

Salary: £9.58 per hour

Hours: 20 per month

For further information contact: Clerk, Maureen Philpot

Tel: 01728663251 e-mail

Deadline: 1st September 2017


Blyford & Sotherton

Parish Clerk

The successful candidate will be required to prepare agendas, attend and minute meetings, maintain financial records, deal with correspondence and publish information on the parish council website.

All meetings are in the evening.

The Council meets every 2 months on a Monday evening however there may be the occasional meetings held in between.

The successful candidate will be expected to work from home, with a small financial remuneration towards costs incurred.

Hours: are flexible, approx. 12-15hrs per month

The post-holder must have good computer skills (including Microsoft Office) together with business and financial awareness.

Salary: NJC Scale LC1 SCP15-21 - £8.72 to £9.12 per hour, dependent upon experience.

Closing Date: 15th November 2017

To apply please send your CV to Alison Cackett 01986 874442 email or contact her for further information


Lowestoft Town Council is in the process of developing its internal structures and recruiting the staff to enable to council to carry out its duties for the people of Lowestoft. The first two key people that we are looking for are a Town Clerk and a Deputy Town Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer. The Town Clerk will be the senior member of council staff and the Deputy will be mainly responsible for the council's finance as well as covering for the Town Clerk as required. Both of these roles will be instrumental in the development of this brand, new council and helping the elected councillors serve, promote and work for Lowestoft.

Please follow the links provided for full details of the positions.

Deputy Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer: https://www.suffolkjobsdirect.org/finance-accountancy-lowestoft-town-council-deputy-clerk-and-responsible-financial-officer/46469.job

Town Clerk : https://www.suffolkjobsdirect.org/senior-management-lowestoft-town-council-town-clerk/46470.job


Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Salary £26,822 to £30,153 (scp 30-34) p.a. pro rata plus pension provision

three days per week (21 hours) with flexibility for evening meetings

location – flexible but may be permanently based in Oulton Broad at a future date

The new Oulton Broad Parish Council is looking for a competent and experienced Clerk and RFO as the Council begins its journey as a new tier of governance in this scenic area of north Suffolk.

With twelve Councillors and an electorate of 8,000 the Clerk will be the first point of communication with the electorate, contractors and other authorities. There are meetings to organise and service, both full Council and committees, finances to plan and manage and a range of project including contract and asset management. The Council will be looking to engage with the electorate and involvement with community and neighbourhood planning will be part of your role.

You will need to have excellent communication, finance and IT skills along with the ability to forge good relationships with all sectors of the community and other authorities that the Council engages with. Ideally, you will hold the CiLCA qualification, or be willing to work towards, and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of local council administration and finance management. The postholder will also undertake the role of the Council's Data Protection Officer.

All concerned with the new Council want it to be a success and benefit the people of Oulton Broad – your role will be central to this and only those with high levels of organisation, self motivation and good project management skills will be considered.

For more information and an application form contact Shona Bendix, Interim Clerk, Oulton Broad Parish Council, c/o Suffolk Association of Local Councils, Unit 11A Hillview Business Park, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 OAJ. Telephone: 01473 833713. Email

Closing Date: 23rd August 2017. Interviews: 30th and 31st August 2017