Parish Council Jobs

  • The Clerk to Bampton PC is retiring at the end of March and applications are invited for a Clerk/ RFO. The current salary is 1600.00 for 9 hours per month but subject to negotiation. There are six meetings per year in alternate months.  Applications to. Mrs Marion Drinkwater on 01931 716054 or marion_drinkwater@yahoo.co.uk


  • Applications are invited for a Clerk/ RFO at Askham parish council from the end of March. Current salary is 1500 for 8hours per month but could be changed. There are six meetings per year in alternate months. Application to Mrs Marion Drinkwater, 01931716054 or marion_drinkwater@yahoo.co.uk.

  • Shap Parish Council wish to appoint a person to train for the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. Experience in office management and computerised accounts is desired, although some training would be available. It is possible that the two roles of Clerk and RFO could be split.Hours, rates and details of the position on application to the Parish Chairman, Market Cross, Main Street, Shap. Email: parishcouncil@shapcumbria.co.uk or call the Chairman on Tel. 01931 716671  Closing date is 31st March 2020


  • Due the forthcoming retirement of the present postholder, Blindcrake Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council from May/June 2020. The Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions. Applicants will ideally be familiar with the Blindcrake area, will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with book keeping and financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council. Working hours are about five per week and the salary is in accordance with nationally agreed scales. With the exception of meetings attendance, the post holder will be expected to work from home and will be provided with information technology, including laptop and mobile phone, as required. The Council meets in the evening on the third Monday of alternate months, 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, Ros Berry on 01900 828384/07971 276642 or email ros.berry@btinternet.com.
    Applications should be sent, marked "Private and confidential", to the following address, or by email, by no later than 31 March 2020.
    Ros Berry
    Holm Farm
    Blindcrake
    CA13 0QP



  • Trainer Required for CALC. Cumbria Association of Local Councils works to support Parish and Town Councils including the delivery of first class training and development.We are looking for a confident person, with some experience of training, to deliver courses for new clerks (Clerk Induction) and for councillors (Effective Councillor).The course materials are provided through the NALC's national training programme for town and parish councils. There may be scope to also deliver occasional bespoke courses to whole parish councils.Courses are delivered throughout the year, subject to demand and are mostly in the evening. The duration of each course is 2 hours and in addition we will pay for some preparation time before the training sessions are delivered. Hourly rate: £20.00 Courses are delivered across the whole of Cumbria so we will also cover travel time and mileage at a rate of 0.45 p per mile. You will be joining a team of trainers and therefore there will be some flexibility about the location and number of courses you deliver.  CALC cannot guarantee the work as courses get cancelled due to low numbers from time to time. The role is offered on a free-lance basis. If you are an experienced clerk or councillor with an understanding of how parish and town councils function and would like to know more about the role please get in touch with either Sam or Sonia on the email address below and we'll be happy to explain more. Please email office@calc.org.uk for further details or to request an application form.

    Main Job Purpose:To assist in the development of Clerks and Councillors through the delivery of training programmes in line with training courses already developed.Responsibilities:
    1. To deliver CALC's Clerks Induction and Effective Councillor training.
    2. To contribute to the improvement and development of these courses through expert knowledge of the subject matter.
    3. To prepare for the delivery of the courses using handouts provided by CALC and examples gained through own personal experience.
    4. To deliver courses both with and without the use of digital support.
    5. To manage and maintain good relationships between participants.
    6. To ensure all evaluations sheets are completed to be forwarded to the CALC office.
    7. To fulfil such other responsibilities as the Chief Office CALC may reasonably require consistent with the job role.

    Closing date Friday 24th April 2020