Job Vacancies & Jobs Wanted

If your council would like to advertise a vacancy please contact OALC. We will supply your council with a template so that your advert includes all the essential information a candidate needs.

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County wide Homelessness Co-ordinator

Posted: 17th June 2019, 11:43 AM

This new post has been created to progress a county wide approach to tackling homelessness. The 5 local housing authorities, coordinated by Cherwell District Council, have attracted funding from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government to create this unique and innovative post and have contributed their own resources to make it happen.

The postholder will work to a multi-disciplinary steering group and will lead and develop new county wide approaches to preventing and resolving homelessness, with a focus on single homeless people and rough sleepers.

This has the potential to be a ground-breaking initiative involving whole systems thinking. The postholder will need to have the ability to review and make recommendations for transforming services that are often fragmented and present barriers to people affected by homelessness.

More information on the Cherwell DC website here:

Town Clerk - Chipping Norton Town Council

Posted: 2nd May 2019, 10:05 AM

 Chipping Norton Town Council    -  Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Salary LC2 new SCP 24 – 28

£27,905 - £31,371 per annum

30 hours per week plus meetings


Chipping Norton Town Council is one of the largest and busiest Town Council’s in West Oxfordshire. The Council provides a wide range of quality services including recreation grounds, open spaces, sports fields, allotments, burial land and the Town Hall.

We are seeking an executive leader of the highest calibre to lead our dedicated staff team and to work actively with elected members to help develop existing services and to ensure that all legal, financial and other governance requirements are achieved.

We invite applicants who have a demonstrable track record of service achievement and innovation, who are highly committed to public service, motivated, community focused, and who possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills. Cilca qualification is essential or willing to work towards the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

Application form and further details from Mrs. V. Oliveri, Town Clerk, Chipping Norton Town Council, The Guildhall, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NJ Tel: 01608 642341



Applications must be received by 1.00pm on 5th June 2019.


Stonesfield Parish Council - Clerk

Posted: 3rd April 2019, 2:19 PM


Vacancy for a Clerk to the Council and a Responsible Financial Officer

Working from home plus attendance at evening meetings usually held on the second Wednesday of every month.  Occasional attendance at meetings held in the community.

15 Hours per week

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications

Previous experience as a Clerk would be an advantage


The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and as the Responsible Financial Officer is required to manage the Council’s finances. 

Duties will include:

Managing the meetings of the council meetings including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions

Ensuring the Council is up to date with policies, assessments, training, and data protection rules.

Ensuring planning applications are considered and responses are submitted to the District Council.

Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparation of accounts and reconciliation, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept

Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices

Allotments – collecting annual rent



 Applicants need to be computer literate, have some administrative experience and able to maintain accurate accounts.

A high standard of oral and written communication skills is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel is needed. be capable of working independently and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. The ability to work independently and handle a number of different issues.

CVs should be emailed to

RADLEY PARISH COUNCIL  Part-time development support officer

Posted: 3rd April 2019, 2:14 PM

RADLEY PARISH COUNCIL   -  Part-time development support officer

Radley Parish Council is looking for an able and resourceful individual to help develop and manage a £1.5m expenditure programme. The programme is to be financed by the parish’s share of Community Infrastructure Levy receipts anticipated over the next 7 years.

Hours and pay

Hours worked will be part-time and flexible, expected to amount to between 4 and 8 days a month. They will include one evening meeting every 2 months but are otherwise flexible to suit the appointee.  The appointee will work from their own premises.

The parish council is prepared to offer a casual employment contract with salary linked to SCP 20, which is currently £14.73 an hour inclusive of pay in lieu of holiday entitlement. A pension contribution and a home working allowance of £150 pa will be paid in addition. 50 days’ work a year will be guaranteed, with further hours by agreement.

Alternatively, the parish council would welcome expressions of interest to undertake the work on a consultancy basis, indicating the fee rate sought. The budget set aside is £10,000 a year over 7 years.

Job description

Core tasks will be to:

  1. provide general support to the Steering Group through attending bi-monthly meetings, preparing agendas and minutes and keeping the development section of the village website up-to-date;
  2. prepare a report to the Parish Council annually on the implementation of the Radley Neighbourhood Plan 2031. This sets the framework for the activities of the Development Steering Group.

In addition, to the extent that time/budget permits, it is hoped that the appointee will:

  • contribute to the development of firm proposals for individual projects in consultation with the chair or members of the Steering Group. Projects currently under consideration range from a local challenge fund to a new footpath to the construction of a new village hall;
  1. work with the Clerk on the procurement of projects including the selection, appointment and oversight of contractors;
  2. monitor development activity on the two strategic housing sites in the parish, maintaining contact with the Clerks of Works, liaising as necessary with the planning authority enforcement team and responding to queries from residents.

The balance of work between these various activities is likely to vary over time. Task (iv) in particular is not expected to arise in the immediate future.

Qualities required

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and aptitudes:

  1. An ability to master unfamiliar and complex issues quickly, and to analyse and present proposals clearly in writing.
  2. The ability to deal effectively with a range of people, including Steering Group members, local government officers, contractors and members of the public.
  • A flexible approach to work, including a preparedness both to have a go at unfamiliar tasks and to undertake mundane tasks conscientiously.
  1. The ability to organise a wide-ranging work programme effectively without close supervision, ensuring that agreed tasks are delivered on time and that no agreed task is overlooked.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have some experience of broadly comparable work. Experience of work in a government body and/or in the field of planning and development could be helpful but is not essential.

How to apply

Please apply to the Clerk, Radley Parish Council, email Your application should provide your:

  • Name and contact details
  • Academic and any relevant professional qualifications
  • Current or most recent employment
  • An overview of your employment history
  • Why you are interested in this job and what special skills and experience you would bring to it.

If you are interested in undertaking this role on a consultancy basis, please also state the hourly rate you are able to offer.

Please also provide names and contact details for two referees. These will be approached only if we are considering appointment.

The deadline for applications is 10 May 2019.


Sutton  Courtenay  Parish  Council, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial  Officer

Posted: 22nd March 2019, 10:06 AM

Sutton  Courtenay  Parish  Council

                                                Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial  Officer


Sutton Courtenay Parish Council wishes to recruit a home-based, part- time parish clerk and responsible financial officer for up to 80 hours per month, to take over from the present clerk later in the year.  Hourly salary rate £10.37 - £10.57 dependent on qualifications and experience.   The Council will provide office equipment and support training.  The Council is undertaking  a neighbourhood plan with the assistance of a separate steering group.  It is planning to renovate its recreation ground which has a pavilion, sports pitches, children’s play area, youth shelter, and skate park.  It is also responsible for a cemetery.

The successful candidate will have good administrative skills to prepare agendas, minutes, reports, deal with correspondence  and upload to the website, as well as financial records, preparing budgets, and managing audit.

For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact the present clerk Linda Martin or telephone 01865 391833

Closing date for return of applications is Friday 10th May, 2019.  Shortlisting and interviews will take place after Council elections in May, and the formation of the new Council.  Applicants will be informed of the timetable thereafter.

Sandford St. Martin Parish Council Clerk

Posted: 20th March 2019, 9:54 AM


Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Working from home plus attendance at evening meetings, usually held 4 times a year.

Approximately 8 hours a month

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications

Previous experience as a Clerk would be an advantage

Job description

The Clerk provides administrative and clerical support to the Council and, as the Responsible Financial Officer, will be required to manage the Council’s finances.

How to apply:

To apply please send your C.V. with a covering letter to:

Or for further information please email: