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   Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer – to start ASAP

Studland Parish Council has a vacancy for a part-time Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer. Duties include attending Parish Council meetings every third Monday of the month, preparing agendas and mailings to Councillors in readiness for meetings, taking Minutes, checking planning applications, liaising with other Councils on the behalf of Councillors, finances and annual audits, general administrative duties. The salary will be in line with current national guidelines. The Clerk will be provided with a computer but will work from home.

Candidates must be familiar with word processing, excel and web site updating; they should have experience of minute taking, and an understanding of local government and policy formulation.

For further details, please contact the Chairman, Councillor Matt Etherington:; telephone: 07938 649892.

Application by CV and covering letter by e mail to Councillor Matt Etherington.

Closing date for applications is: 9th August, 2019






(covering the West Dorset villages of South Perrott and Chedington)

Applications are invited for the part-time post of Clerk to The Parrett and Axe Parish Council.

The contract is for 16 hours a month, paid at £10.57 per hour in accordance with NALC salary scale SCP 9.

The post holder will be required to work from home and equipment including a laptop computer and printer plus stationery, will be provided.

The post holder will have an opportunity to manage their hours flexibly apart from the mandatory attendance of meetings some of which are in the evenings, (The Parish Council holds six evening meetings a year which are usually held on the second Thursday of alternate months). In addition the Clerk will be required to attend other meetings as appropriate.

The Clerk to The Parrett and Axe Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. The post holder will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

Specific duties involve preparation of agendas and papers for meetings, minute taking, keeping financial accounts including the end of year accounts, publishing documents on the Parish Council website, liaising with Dorset Council, other organisations and the public, and all other duties as required.

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be competent in the use of Microsoft applications, in particular Word and Excel.

The Acting Clerk will be available to ensure a smooth handover. Training will also be available as required and agreed with the Council.

For further information please contact the Acting Clerk, Vicky Reed – telephone 01935 891654 or email:


Clerk to Wareham Town Council (Town Clerk) and Responsible Finance Officer

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