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Benson Parish Council , South Oxfordshire - Clerk

Posted: 11th July 2018, 11:02 AM


Benson Parish Council is looking for a highly motivated individual with an interest in the local community to become its next Clerk to the Council.

Location: Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson OX106LZ

Hours: 25 per week

Salary Range: NJC scale SCP30 (currently £27,358 pro rata) subject to qualifications and experience. A workplace pension scheme is available.


The role involves advising the Parish Councillors on procedural and legal matters, administration, agenda preparation, minute taking at meetings and supervision of the Parish Councils staff numbering 4.

Experience of local government or Parish Council work will be an advantage (but not essential) as will experience of dealing with the public, working as a team and managing efficient administrative practises. Good computer skills are essential.

The job will be based at Benson Parish Hall and will require some evening and very occasional weekend working.

Candidates will be expected to hold CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) or be prepared to study for the qualification and obtain it within 2 years. Training will be provided and funded.


Benson Parish is a busy and growing Parish with a current population of approximately 4700 in 1750 households, and an annual precept of £135,000. The Parish will expand by at least 400 more households in the next 3 years.


Benson Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


How to apply

Initially please contact for an application pack or telephone the office on 01491 825038


7th September

Interview date


Deddington Parish Council, Cherwell DC - clerk/RFO

Posted: 9th July 2018, 2:56 PM

Deddington Parish Council wishes to appoint a Clerk and a Responsible Financial Officer.

The jobs could be combined for the right candidate.

Strong IT skills and experience with Alpha or similar would be an advantage.

CiLCA qualified or willing to work towards.

Deddington PC has a cemetery, allotments, investments and an electoral roll of just under 2000.

Please contact the Chairman, David Rogers, for more information, job descriptions etc. 

Please state whether you wish to apply for the combined role or, otherwise, which of the two roles. This is a part-time appointment, hours negotiable.

Whitchurch on Thames Parish Council Vacancy for part time Clerk

Posted: 9th July 2018, 9:57 AM

Whitchurch-on-Thames  Parish Council


Parish Clerk vacancy


The Parish Council seeks to employ a home-based, part-time parish clerk, working a minimum of 6 hours per week. The successful applicant will have to organise monthly parish council meetings, support parish councillors, maintain accounts and manage the village hall. A full list of responsibilities is available on request.

The applicant must have excellent administration, IT and communication skills.

Salary will be in the region of £9.81 - 10.95 per hour (SCP 18-22), although applications will be considered outside this range depending upon suitability for the role.


Please email your CV and a covering letter to the Chair, Cllr. Jim Donahue,

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th August 2018. Interviews will be held in late August/early September.

Thame Town Council - Office Administration Manager

Posted: 25th June 2018, 3:18 PM




Appointment of Office Administration Manager

Salary range £27,358 - £34,106 (SCP 30-38)

Plus Local Government Pension Scheme


Thame Town Council is seeking an individual to replace the retiring Office Administration Manager.  The role is critical to the smooth operation of the Town Council.

This is an exciting and challenging full time role that requires excellent communication, financial and administrative skills, working primarily with staff and Members of Thame Town Council in all aspects of Town Council Office Administration, while supporting the outward facing roles of other managers.

An application pack can be obtained from the Council’s website: or by email

Applications must be returned by 10am on Monday 30 July 2018.

Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview between 13 and 24 August 2018.

Target start date is 1 October 2018, to allow a 2 month handover period.


Any enquiries please contact Rosie Collins on 01844 212833.

Cholsey Parish Council - Estate Manager/Assistant Clerk

Posted: 10th May 2018, 12:38 PM

Estate Manager/Assistant Clerk

Working from Cholsey PC office, 19 hours per week. Start date 2nd July

Salary £9850

Cholsey Parish Council is inviting applications for the role of Estate Manager/Assistant Clerk. The position is at the heart of the community and duties include:

1. Responsibility for the day to day management, record keeping and maintenance of the following:

  • childrens playgrounds
  • recreation grounds
  • The Forty and war memorial
  • the cemetery
  • allotments
  • bus stops and notice borads
  • The Pavilion

The parish maintenance person will assist with the performance of the above tasks.

2. To keep a 'watching brief' over the areas mentioned. This will necessitate regular visits to the sites to monitor, inspect and manitain. Recommendations for changes and works required must be made to the council.

3. To carry out and record regular safety checks on equipment and installations in conjunction with the maintenance person.

4. To organise bookings and enquiries at The Pavilion along with invoicing and receiving payments.

5. To submit a report on works completed, future works and general condition of the estate on a monthly basis for review by the full Council

6. To supervise the Maintenance Person

7. To liaise with and arrange for contractors to perform works as required

8. To monitor contractors and maintenance company to ensure that tasks are performed in a timely and satisfactory manner and to the full satisfaction of the Council.

9. To keep records related to the cemetery and burials to a high standard. This is a statutory responsibility of the council.

10. To comply with all current Health and Safety guidelines and to ensure that all contractors comply with Health and Safety law.

11. To keep records related to the allotments. Issue and receive allotment rents.

12. To assist and deputise for the Parish Clerk as required.

13. To perform other duties from time to time as advised by the Clerk and or the Council

Training will be given as appropriate.

Primarily the applicant should have administrative experience with excellent computer skills but also be comfortable getting 'hands on' with work outdoors. Be a people person with excellent communication skills


For further information and an application form, please contact the Clerk, Lucy Dalby, Cholsey Parish Council, 01491 652255 or 

Candidates are very welcome to come to the office to discuss the role before applying. Deadline for applications 24th May.

Interviews in week commencing 4th June 


Posted: 26th April 2018, 1:13 PM


Finance Manager (RFO)

(Full Time Position)

Kidlington is one of the largest parishes in England just north of Oxford City. The Parish Council manages a budget of £793,000 and assets of £2M.  We seek a highly motivated individual to join the team to work closely with the Clerk.

The post holder is responsible for the complete financial management of the Council, including data inputting, monitoring and producing Management accounts, preparing records for audit purposes and VAT, Debtor and Creditor ledgers, budget setting, preparing reports to present to the Council, invoicing, payroll and pension administration including year-end and HMRC returns. Advising councillors on finance matters, investment, insurance and risk management strategy.  The role also involved supervision of two administrators.

The ideal candidate will have ability to use financial packages. Local government / Parish Council experience an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.  Excellent computer skills are essential.  

Based at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB the job requires occasional evening working.

This permanent role is full time 37 hours per week paid on the NJC SCP 35, currently £31,401 depending on qualifications and experience. A workplace pension is provided. 

It would be desirable for candidates to hold either CIPFA or ACCA.  Candidates without qualifications who have extensive, relevant experience in the sector may be considered.

An application pack and supporting information are available from the Clerk, e-mail  or phone 01865 372143

The closing date for applications is Monday 21 May. Interviews will be held later that week.  Preferred start date early July.

Kidlington Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Please advise us if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process


Goring-On-Thames Parish Council   Vacancy for Assistant Clerk

Posted: 28th March 2018, 1:36 PM


The parish council is inviting applications for the post of assistant parish clerk from suitably qualified candidates.  The hours are approx. 15 hours per week to include 4 hours Monday afternoon, 4 hours Wednesday morning and 5 hours on Friday. The days and times are open to some negotiation if required.

The post holder will be responsible for planning matters for the council, attendance at planning meetings, usually held during an evening once or twice a month and to assist and deputise for the Clerk in routine matters at other times.

Salary offered is pro rata to the national scale LC1 points 18 to 22 of between £18,431 and £21,074 a year for a full time (37.5 hrs a week) equivalent.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge or experience of parish council / local planning matters.  He or she will also possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and be capable of working independently, without supervision. 

For a full job description please contact The Clerk telephone   01491 874444 or email

Apply in writing by 30 April 2018 to:

The Clerk, Goring-on-Thames Parish Council, Old Jubilee Fire Station, Red Cross Road, Goring, Reading, RG8 9HG or to

Wantage Town Council - Deputy Town Clerk

Posted: 23rd February 2018, 9:38 AM

 Vacancy – Wantage Town Council

Deputy Town Clerk

Hours:  20 hours per week – 9.30 to 12.30 each weekday to be worked in office.


£ salary (range)

 Salary rate: NJNC scale 30 (currently £14,500 per annum for 20 hours per week).


The work will involve:

·         Receiving the Council’s daily correspondence and referring this to the appropriate committee.

·         Preparation of agendas for weekly committee meetings.

·         Attending meetings (normally Monday evening, occasionally Thursday or Tuesday – 7.30 pm to 10 pm in The Beacon) and noting proceedings/decisions.

·         Preparing minutes of meetings (using audio to be transcribed by Assistants)

·         Following adoption of actions by Council, dealing with correspondence and actions arising from the meetings.

·         Overseeing all work associated with various committee which may include responsibility for markets, fairs, allotments and cemetery.

·         Other duties as agreed with Town Clerk.

·         Substituting for the Clerk or the other Deputy at meetings from time to time as may be required.

·         Other duties as determined and agreed with Town Clerk.



§  Good education with high standard of English and use of English skills

§  Ability to use own initiative within guidelines set by the Clerk and the Council

§  Ability to deal competently with members of the public, councillors, representatives of organisations and officers of local authorities

§  Strong computer and administrative skills, ideally with experience of using Word and Excel software.

§  Email and internet competent.

§  Knowledge and experience of Parish Council and Local Government law and procedures is desirable.

§  Comfortable with the use of audio dictation, photocopiers, faxes etc.

§  Numerate - book-keeping experience useful



How to apply  To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and letter in support including details of two reference providers to the Town Clerk, in writing to Wantage Town Council, Council Offices, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX  Tel 01235 763459  

or email:


Deadline  16 March 2018