Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Aldborough and Thurgarton Parish Council is looking to recruit a Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Position is home based, nominally 12.5 hours per month. Additional hours may be authorised by the Council as and when necessary.

Applicants should be skilled in both verbal and written communication, be numerate, have good PC skills ("WORD"/"EXCEL" / email / simple website editing) and have access to the internet. The Parish Council will provide and maintain a laptop computer for use by the Clerk.

Duties include:

  • Preparation of agendas and supporting documents for Parish Council meetings – minimum of six per year plus the Annual Parish meeting – and attendance at all Parish Council meetings
  • Implementing or monitoring decisions made by the Parish Council
  • Managing review and feedback on Planning Applications
  • Dealing with all financial and regulatory matters in accordance with current guidelines, including the production of financial statements for each meeting, the annual accounts and budget preparation.
  • Regular review of regulatory documents and risk assessments.
  • Advising councillors on matters of legislation and practice
  • Dealing with correspondence sent to the Parish Council.
  • Updating the Parish Council's web pages

No experience is necessary – Training can be provided as needed

Salary to be agreed depending on qualifications and experience, within national guidelines.

Closing date for applications is 19 April 2019.

Applications in writing, to be sent to the current Chairman by email (below) or post to Sunholme, The Green, Aldborough, Norfolk, NR11 7AA

For further details on the role prior to submitting an application, please contact:

Chairman: Mr M Elliott t: 01263 761 468

Parish Clerk: Mr L Mills t: 01263 735 521


Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of seven Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post may be based at home or at our office in the Village Hall.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including correspondence and phone inquiries
  • Keeping Parish Council records (electronic and paper)
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council's finances / financial record keeping

Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of email, MS WORD and EXCEL. Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan and manage their own workload.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage but is not essential and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. Salary will be based on c.12 hours per week with actual working hours to be agreed. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2019

In the first instance please contact Lynn Devereux (Chairperson) for further details or to arrange for an informal chat. Email:


Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Rackheath Parish Council invites applicants for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support the Council with our future growth and plans

Rackheath has been designated as a major housing development area with various sites allocated in the village within Broadland District Council's Growth Triangle Area Action Plan. Our population is set to grow substantially in the next decade and so will the responsibilities of the Parish Council. We need someone who can support us with the day to day functions of the Parish Council and the development of new Parish Projects.

The Parish Council's refurbishment and extension of the Sports Pavilion in Green Lane West is nearing completion and a new Parish Office will be set up for the Parish Clerk and a new Booking Administrator.

Location: Parish Office, The Pavilion, Stracey Sports Park, Green Lane West, Rackheath, NR13 6LT

Salary: Pay and conditions are based on the National Association of Local Councils and Society of Local Council Clerks salary scales based on experience and qualifications. A Pension Scheme will be offered.

Hours: The contracted hours are 16 per week largely based in the Parish Office in the Pavilion for three days a week and attendance at evening meetings.

To Apply

Applications for the role are invited by sending a CV and covering letter by email to the Parish Clerk Diana Dring at by Friday 3 May 2019.

Interviews will be held on the evening of Thursday 9 May and it is hoped the successful candidate will take up post in early June 2019.

Please complete the attached self-assessment person specification and return it with your CV


Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

The Parish Council are seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills.The post is home based for 25 hours per month including attendance at all Parish Council meetings. Meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month. The hourly rate will be in line with National Pay Scales and according to experience.The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Advise and support Parish Councillors.
  • Arrange, publicise and attend Parish Council meetings.
  • Prepare Agendas and Minutes of meetings.
  • Liaise with Borough and County Councillors, other organisations and official bodies as appropriate.
  • Manage the Parish Council's finances and prepare the accounts for annual audit.
  • Attend to correspondence and administrative tasks.
  • Review annually all Parish Council policies including Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.
  • Manage and develop the Parish Council website.
  • Maintain both paper and electronic Parish Council files.
  • Other duties as determined by the Parish Council.

The Council will supply the successful candidate with suitable IT equipment. To apply please email CV and covering letter to: