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  • Parish Clerk and RFO Irton with Santon Parish
    Salary : NJC pay scale 18 
    Hours: 10 hours per month
    Responsible to :   Elected members of the Council

    Job Purpose
    The role of the Clerk is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support.
    The Clerk will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and assets and will report to them as and when required
    The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and as such is responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances including payment of wages and statutory deduction schemes as relevant.
    The Clerk is expected to produce all the information required for the council to make effective decisions.
    The Clerk administers all the Council's paperwork and ensures that all meeting papers are properly prepared and the public is informed of all meetings. 
    Key Responsibilities
    • To ensure that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.
    • To act as the Responsible Financial Officer and manage the financial records of the Council in accordance with legal requirements and best practice.
    • To ensure the confidentiality of those Council matters which are not in the public domain; to ensure compliance with the Data protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
    • To ensure the Council has the documentation and information for operating lawfully. 
    • To prepare, in consultation with appropriate members, agendas for meetings of the Council and Committees. To issue notices on public noticeboards and the Council website and circulate as appropriate. To attend all such meetings and prepare minutes for approval. 
    • To attend all meetings of the Council other than where such duties have been delegated to another Officer.
    • To receive correspondence and documents on behalf of the Council and to deal with such items or bring such items to the attention of the Council. To issue correspondence as a result of instructions of, or the known policy of, the Council.
    • To manage the Council's purchasing procedures and award of contracts.
    • To ensure the Council's obligations for risk management including risk assessments are properly met and, where necessary, risks are properly insured.
    • To act as representative of the Council as required. 
    • To attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Clerk as required by the Council. 
    • To promote the Parish Council through its website and ensure information is regularly and accurately updated. 
    • To maintain all deeds, leases, contracts and other legal or confidential documentation in a safe and secure manner.
    • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the post, as notified and agreed by the Council.


  • Lakes Parish Council have a vacancy for a Clerk.Salary: LC2 c.£24982 - £35745 pa (pro rata) Lakes Parish Council, based in Ambleside, is looking for a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, ideally to start on 1 April 2021.The successful applicant will have excellent working knowledge and experience of local government, and possess good management, administrative, IT and financial skills, with an ability to communicate and work closely with Councillors and the local community.   Ideally the Clerk should be qualified, though training and support towards an CiLCA qualification will be given. Hours are by arrangement but are likely to be around 30 per week. Office based in Ambleside for four days a week, but  with the requirement to respond to occasional issues at a weekend.An application form and further details are available from Clerk, Lakes Parish Council, First Floor, Ambleside Library Kelsick Road Ambleside LA22 0BZ e-mail: lakesparishclerk@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 015394 31656. Closing date for applications: 26th February Interviews will be held in March.


  • BURGH BY SANDS - VACANCY FOR A PARISH CLERK Applications are invited for the above post which will be vacant from 1st April 2021. The hours are 8 hours per week, paid in accordance with the NJC salary scale appropriate to level and experience.  The successful applicant will be expected to work from home, and a laptop computer and printer will be provided to facilitate this. The Clerk is responsible for the day to day administration of the Parish Council, to advise the Council on legal decision making, dealing with correspondence, preparing agendas and minutes, and attending Council meetings as well as liaison with other local government bodies and other partners. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer of the Council managing all finances on a day to day basis and would be expected to prepare the financial records for audit, in accordance with the audit regulations which apply to Parish Councils. If you are interested in applying for this position or would like further information please contact: Councillor Vivien Sealby on telephone number 01228 576770 or email vivsealby@gmail.com Councillor Peter Ditch on telephone number 01228 576699 or email ditchpjs@hotmail.com


  • Parish Clerk Vacancy for Thursby Parish Council. Applications are invited for the above post which will be vacant from 2nd January 2021. The hours are 10 hours per week, paid in accordance with the NJC salary scale appropriate to level and experience. Some experience working with or for local government would be advantageous. Initially the successful applicant will be expected to work from home, and a laptop computer and printer will be provided to facilitate this, but once we are able to the clerk will hold two surgeries per month in the Parish hall. The Clerk will be responsible for the day to day administration of the Parish Council, to advise the Council on legal decision making, dealing with correspondence, preparing agendas and minutes, and attending Council meetings as well as liaison with other local government bodies and other partners. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer of the Council managing all finances on a day to day basis and would be expected to prepare the financial records for audit, in accordance with the audit regulations which apply to Parish Councils. Please see job description and person specification for further details.If you are interested in applying for this position please provide a written application with the name, address, telephone number and email address of two referees to the Chair no later than 1st March 2021. 

    Wendy Bowe
    Chair 
    Thursby Parish Council
    2 Matty Lonning 
    Thursby
    Carlisle 
    CA56PQ

    or e-mail her at thursbypc.wbowe@gmail.com  Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the Chairperson on 07856702532 to discuss the role.


PDF Thursby Job Description - 68KB
PDF Thursby Person Specification - 14KB