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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.


  • Ponsonby Parish Council requires a Clerk to the Parish Council.  Salary  £9.77 per hour (in accordance with nationally agreed scales). Ponsonby Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council from 1st January 2021. 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 about 8 hours per month.  With the exception of meetings attendance, the post holder will be expected to work from home and will be provided with a computer. The Council meets in the evening on the second Tuesday of each month, with other meetings being called as required. Formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available. For an informal discussion, and an application form and job description, please contact the Chairman, Bob Jones, on 07710 063003 or email bob.e.jones@hotmail.com Applications should be sent, marked "Private and confidential", to the following address by no later than 30th November to Ryan McCully, 2 High Croft, Moss Side, Egremont CA22 2PA


  • Keswick Town Council require a Town Clerk.  30 hours per week.  Starting salary in the region of £36,922 - £39,880 P.A. for 37 hours (£29,936 - £32,335 P.A. Pro Rata) depening on experience and qualifications.  For further details and an application pack visit: www.keswicktowncouncil.gov.uk or email townclerk@keswicktowncouncil.gov.uk  Closing date for applications 1st December 2020.  Please note we will not accept CV's for this post.

  • Parish Clerk Vacancy for Walton Parish Council.  Applications are invited for the above post which will be vacant from 1st January 2021. The hours are 17.5 hours per month, paid in accordance with the NJC salary scale at SCP 7, an hourly rate of £10.44. Some experience working with or for local government would be advantageous. The successful applicant will be expected to work from home, and a laptop computer and printer will be provided to facilitate this. 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. During 2021, the Council is keen to establish a new Walton Parish Plan and the Clerk will have an important role in supporting the development of the Plan and its delivery once agreed. 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 Clerk no later than Friday 18th December 2020 . 

    Allison Riddell.
    Walton PC Clerk,
    Unit 2, The Old Brewery
    Craw Hall
    Brampton
    Cumbria
    CA8 1TR

    or e-mail her at clerk@waltonparish.co.uk  Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the Chairperson on 07948431031or the Vice Chair on 016977 45409 to discuss the role.