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Clerk to the Council/Responsible Financial Officer

Dodderhill Parish is located north of Droitwich near to junction 5 of the M5, within the District of Wychavon.  The Parish Council serves an electorate of approximately 2000 and will receive a precept of £49,100 for 2019/20.

The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Council/Responsible Financial Officer with a high level of professionalism and organisational skills.  The applicant will be an excellent communicator who can work well both within a team and on their own.

The Council is seeking someone who preferably has previous experience working as a Parish Clerk/RFO and has knowledge of local government, although training can be provided. The applicant will be CiLCA qualified (or willing to obtain the qualification within 12 months of appointment) and computer literate.

This is a part time position for 18 hours per week, working from home with attendance at monthly meetings and as required.  Additional hours are offered for the first 12 months to cover work on a number of high profile S106 and grant funded projects.

Remuneration is based on the national pay scale SCP 28 – 32 (£25,463 - £29,055 pro rata), dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme is offered with this position.

To discuss the position, or for a job description and application form, phone David Hunter-Miller on 07513 122918 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th December 2018.


Do you like a challenge?

Can you build good working relationships at all levels?

Are you ready to lead a small team?

Can you stand your ground but still be diplomatic?

Do you enjoy managing projects to a timescale?

Have you the patience to work within a committee structure?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, we’d like to hear from you. Our Town Council has come through some difficult times. We are now strongly focused on the business of our town. We need a Town Clerk who can lead our small, hardworking team, help rebuild relationships with the community and support the Council in managing its resources effectively.

Close to the M50, Ledbury is a medieval town of some 10,000 population. Set in rural Herefordshire we have good connectivity with Hereford, Worcester Gloucester, and easy access to Birmingham and Bristol.

37 Hours per week.

Salary: Local Government scale pts 48 – 51 £43,757 to 46,957 depending on experience

For a full job description contact Ledbury Town Council on 01531 632306 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline for applications is noon 31st December 2018





Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer 

Applications are invited for the position of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Bewdley Town Council.

Background summary  

Welcome to Bewdley, situated in the Wyre Forest District and described as the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire. Located on the River Severn, its name says it all - from the French words Beau Lieu - "beautiful place".

Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention well over 20 pubs, takeaways and restaurants.

The council’s expenditure budget for 2018/19 is £160,000. The precept received is £128,377 which requires a contribution from the Band D Council tax payer of £39.43.

Job summary  

The Town Clerk is the lead member of staff, responsible for managing the Council’s employees including office and cleaning staff. The role also requires supervision of the Town Council’s regular contractors including the Lengthsman, contractors for grounds maintenance and events management.

The job holder will be expected to work full-time from the Town Council’s office in the centre of Bewdley. Remuneration is based on the national pay scale LC2, SCP 35 - 38 (£31,401 - £34,106).

and will be supplied when an application form is requested by phone, call on 01299 400157, or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All completed application forms must be received by 3pm, Friday 14th December. 

Interviews will be held 3rd / 4th January 2019.

25(A) Load Street


DY12 2AE

Tel: 01299 400157




 Beoley Parish Councillor

Clerk (Part-time)


Reporting to the Parish Council, the Parish Clerk is administrative function within the Parish Council team and provides statutory support as its formal 'Proper Officer'. Responsibility fo keeping up to date financial records is a priority. A part-time post, working approximately 15 hours per month, attendance at the monthly Parish Council meetings (10 monthly meetings per year including the AGM), usually held at Beoley Village Hall, is a mandatory requirement. Salary is pro rata according to the NALC (National Association of Local Councils) pay scale for Parish Clerks

Person Specification:

  • ·Computer literate - Email, Word, Excel, Website management etc
  • ·Excellent communication skills
  • ·Excellent admin skills - note taking, electronic and hardcopy file management
  • ·Accurate numeric skills - financial information
  • ·Ability to implement attention to detail
  • ·Ability to mange own time effectively

Person Qualities:

  • ·Undertake appropriate training as necessary
  • ·Flexibility to represent the Parish Cuncil whenever required
  • ·Commitment to personal development

General Responsibilities:

  • ·Ensure that the Parish Council is provided with an effective administrative function ie legal notices, point of contact for District and County Council communications etc
  • ·Carry out the instructions of the Parish Council, and advising wherever necessary upon legal policies upon which the Parish Council can action correct decisions
  • ·Reporting all incoming correspondence and information

Specific Responsibilities:

  • ·Updating and modifying financial reports and Parish accounts
  • ·Arranging receipt, and payment of, all incoming invoices to the Parish Council
  • ·Collating, and issuing, pre-meeting agendas and keeping minutes of meetings


For an application pack please contact either the clerk Sarah Whittaker  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or Recruiting Councillor David Barry 07775634276



Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Bournheath Parish council.

We are a small and close community, and the clerk's duties will include correspondence, preparation of agendas and minutes, annual budgets / audits, email and website along with communications to and from councillors and the prompt payment of contractors and suppliers.

The council meets the last Wednesday of every month, except August and December.

The clerk will be expected to work from home 6 hours per week and attend evening meetings.

Support will be given for training towards qualification if required, but we would prefer applications from qualified clerks looking for an additional parish council to oversee as the Quality Award is due for renewal 2020.

Salary depending on experience.

Applications should be made to the Chairman, Jayne Warwood via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it











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Community Led Housing puts local communities in the driving seat. Providing affordable homes to local people, where you want them, with the design, type, layout and tenure to suit the needs of your community

For more information about Community Led Housing please visit our websites:

Wychavon: www.wychavon.gov.uk/community-led-housing-fund.

Malvern: www.malvernhills.gov.uk/community-led-housing-fund

                                                   Or contact: Kim Barton, Wychavon’s Community Led Housing Enabler, on 01386 565252 email kim.barton@wychavon.gov.uk