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Colehill Parish Council 

Parish Clerk

Salary details: £27905 - £31371

Colehill Parish Council wishes to appoint a full-time (37 hours) Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

With the impending changes to local government in Dorset this is an exciting and challenging time to join and support a Council committed to providing services to over 9,000 residents, young and old.  Local knowledge is desirable.

You will work from home using modern technology for which good IT skills are essential, together with an ability to keep accurate records of Council meetings and finances.  Previous relevant local government experience would be an advantage.  Training will be given to the successful candidate.

The Council’s services include support for a local library, youth and community centre, play areas and a very busy community hall. Liaison will involve the new Dorset Council, neighbouring towns and parishes, and the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils.

Terms and conditions of employment are governed by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC).

To apply please send your CV and a personal letter, indicating your suitability and skills, by email to:

The closing date for applications is Monday, 18th February and selection interviews are expected to take place on Thursday, 28th February 2019.

The job application and advert can be viewed at:



VACANCY: Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk/RFO to the Parish Council.   

The council meets bi-monthly, starting in January, on the first Monday of the month.  The main responsibilities of the role include producing agendas and minutes for all council meetings, liaising with outside bodies and members of the pubic, enacting the council’s decisions, managing income and expenditure and maintaining the council’s financial records. The Clerk will be required to work from home. 

Hours: - 10hrs per month, salary will be based on NJC pay scale SCP 15-20 depending on experience. Membership of the Local Government Pension scheme will be offered. 

For further information please contact the Chairman, Colin Hampton on 01258 837011 or email

  __________________________________________________________________ Lay member - Patient & Public Involvement

NHS Clinical Commissioning Group

You may be aware that the CCG (NHS Clinical Commissioning Group) Governing Body has a lay member position with a specific remit for patient and public involvement.  The current holder of this role and will be stepping down in March.

The CCG wants to bring this vacancy to the attention of partners who might not always see the usual advertised channels.  

The details of the post is online at 





Due to retirement, a vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Town Clerk at Verwood Town Council in Dorset.

The post is to provide full administrative support to the Town Council for all aspects of its operations including administration services, facilities, staffing and finance.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our small team at a time of change with the reorganisation of the local authorities.  The successful applicant is expected to work alongside the Town Clerk to ensure smooth and effective daily running of the Town Council. This would be an ideal next step opportunity for an applicant who is looking for a role which will lead to a Town Clerk position.

We are pleased to invest in developing our staff and the Town Council will sponsor the applicant to undertake the relevant training to achieve the accredited Town Clerk's qualification (CiLCA) and to attend any other training courses, seminars, conferences on the work and role of the Assistant Town Clerk as appropriate.

Main Duties & Key Responsibilities

To minute Town Council meetings and other committee meetings, with or without the Town Clerk of Administrative Assistant.  This may include agenda setting, attendance at evening meetings (usually Tuesdays), delivering reports at the meeting and responding to councillor’s queries, taking the minutes, actioning the decisions taken by the Council (in liaison with other staff, where appropriate) and the research, preparation and dissemination of reports to councillors. 

To study reports, legislation and other data on the activities and interest of the Council.  To study reports and other data on matters which are related to those activities and where appropriate, to discuss such matters with administrators and specialists in particular fields. 

A full job description is available on request  We expect all candidates to send with their CV’s a letter demonstrating their suitability and outlining their skills and any qualifications which are applicable.

Initial Remuneration:       NJC scale 12- 15 £21,589-£22,911 pro rata (26 hours)

                                         Local Government Pension.

Hours:                              26 per week plus additional hours as required for evening meetings.

Closing date 8th February 2019

Any queries please contact:

Mrs.V.J. Bright Town Clerk    Verwood Town Council

01202 820880




Vacancy for PARISH CLERK

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk/RFO to the Parish Council. 

The Parish Council meets monthly at the Puncknowle Village Hall on the 1st Tuesday of each month (except January & August).   

The Clerk/RFO is responsible for the Agenda and the Minutes of the meetings, the Council's finances, liaison with other bodies and members of the Public, correspondence and emails, etc. 

The job post is for 30 hours per month.  For further information please contact the Chairman, Geoffrey Fry.  Telephone: 01308 898068 or email:

Applications by 15th February 2019.



                                                  DEWLISH PARISH COUNCIL


Vacancy for PARISH CLERK

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk/RFO to the Parish Council.

The Parish Council meets every two months at Dewlish Village Hall on the last Thursday of the month.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible for the Agenda and the Minutes of the meetings, the council’s finances, liaison with other bodies and members of the public, correspondence and emails etc.

The job post is for 10 hours a month. For further information please contact the Chairman, Brian Hymas Telephone: 01258 837191 or email

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