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  • PENRITH TOWN COUNCIL - HIRING NOW
    Penrith Town Council is ambitious about the future as we progress through local government reorganisation in Cumbria. We are keen to make a difference in Penrith. We are small friendly team who are positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working in a supportive and collaborative environment. We currently have two vacancies:
    Community Services Officer
    • Salary range - SCP3 33-41 - dependent upon qualifications and experience or £37,568 to £45,648 - 37 hrs per week, permanent contract.
    • Contractually based at our office but home working is possible with agreement.
    • Local Government Pension Scheme.
    We are looking for a confident, and outgoing individual to help provide a range of services and exciting projects. You will actively contribute to the delivery of the Council's Business Plan, and associated strategies such as the Climate Change Strategy, Neighbourhood Planning Process and our Arts and Culture Framework. This is a dynamic community focused role that will require you to engage with stakeholders, partners, businesses, communities, schools, clubs, and organisations. It is a new role, a new opportunity for you to develop as you work with our team to provide assets, services, projects, and events for Penrith. If you would like to apply for the position, please do not send a CV but contact townclerk@penrithtowncouncil.gov.uk for further information.

    Responsible Finance Officer
    • Salary range - SCP3 33-41 - dependent upon qualifications and experience or £37,568 to £45,648 - pro rata for 16 hrs per week, permanent contract.
    • Contractually based at our office but home working is possible with agreement.
    • Local Government Pension Scheme.
    We are looking for an experienced finance officer to lead the Council's internal controls and accounts function. We are growing quickly and need someone with the drive, tenacity, and passion to support best practice and efficient provision of day-to-day financial management. If you would like to apply for the position, please do not send a CV but contact townclerk@penrithtowncouncil.gov.uk for further information.



  • Wigton Town Council require a Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer (LC3 SCP 33-41 dependent upon experience and qualifications) This is an exciting opportunity to become part of an established Town Council, with growing responsibilities, in the attractive market town of Wigton. The Council seeks a skilled and resilient manager to lead the council into the future.
    We are looking to recruit a Town Clerk/RFO who can bring drive, vision, commitment and strong leadership and build a positive working relationship with Councillors, staff and partner organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will be a Clerk or Deputy Clerk to a Parish or Town Council with knowledge and experience. The successful applicant must be prepared to respond to the opportunities and challenges that face the Town Council and be prepared to undertake further training to achieve Quality Parish Status and manage delegated functions. Please ensure that your application addresses how you meet the requirements of the job description and the person specification. Hours of Work - 37 hours per week / permanent. Wigton is a growing Georgian market town with an active community scene, and good schools, which sits at the north western corner of Lake District, providing a rich quality of life for the successful candidate. Closing Date for completed applications is Friday 22nd July 2022 and interviews will be held during w/c 1st August 2022. Wigton Town Council is an equal opportunities employer. The post would be subject to a 6 month probationary period


  • Matterdale Parish Council. Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to take up the position on 1st October 2022 when the present Clerk retires. Hours required are 120 in a full year; training will be offered if required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Further details are available from the present Clerk, David L Brown, "Hesleyside", Watermillock, Penrith CA11 0JH Tel 017684 86380 Email: david.brownhesley10@btinternet.com


  • Kirkbampton Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk, from 1st September. The Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions. The Clerk is also the councils Responsible Financial Officer.  Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with book keeping / financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council.  Working hours are 26 per month. With the exception of meetings attendance, the post holder will be expected to work from home and will be provided with a laptop. The Council meets in the evening on the second Monday of alternate months, with other meetings being called as required.  Formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available.  Salary £11.50 per hour (in accordance with nationally agreed scales). For an informal discussion, and job description, please contact the Chairman, Cllr Peter S Heggie on 01228 575092 or email psheggie@hotmail.com.  An application form is available to download from our website; applications should be sent, marked "Private and confidential", to The Chairman, Kirkbampton Parish Council, The Cottage, Oughterby, Kirkbampton, CA6 5JH, no later than 12th August 2022.


  • WINDERMERE & BOWNESS TOWN COUNCIL - TOWN CLERK. Windermere & Bowness Town Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk to the Council. The formal start date will be 1st April 2023, but a handover period with the current Clerk is on offer from 1st January 2023 and will be fully remunerated. The Town Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's day-to-day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions. The Clerk is also the Council's Responsible Financial Officer. Working hours are 28 hours per week and can be worked flexibly. There is some evening work to attend Town Council meetings (2 to 3 evenings per month). The current Clerk works largely from home. A new meeting room facility is in development in the centre of Windermere and this can be used as an office base if needed. Remuneration will be pro-rata on the LC3 scale (point 33 to 41; £37,568 to £45,648) and there is a pension scheme. Candidates should note that the Council has recently created a new role of Finance Officer (1 day per week) and the Clerk will have the option of either taking that additional work on themselves or recruiting to the role. Formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available. For an informal discussion and job description, please contact the Clerk (Julie Hartley) on 07951 402372 or clerk@windermere-tc.gov.uk or go onto our website at www.windermere-tc for further information. The Closing Date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 20th August 2022.