Current Parish & Town Council Vacancies

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St Leonards and St Ives Parish Council



Part-Time position: 12 hours per week.

      Salary: SCP 18 LC2 (£14.21 per hour) dependant on qualifications and experience. 

St Leonards & St Ives Parish Council has a vacancy for a part time Assistant Parish Clerk.

The role is 12 hours a week, salary is £14.21 an hour based on the NALC pay scales SCP 18 LC2 and is dependant on qualifications and experience.  Leave is 22 days per annum which equates to 53 hours a year plus bank holidays.  Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme is available for this role.

The main responsibilities are to provide support to the Clerk in their duties and to ensure the smooth running of the parish office.

Candidates will need to be good communicators with strong interpersonal skills together with the ability to deal with a wide range of people using both tact and diplomacy.  They must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel spreadsheets and have the experience of financial bookkeeping.  Experience of minute taking, and an understanding of local government would be desirable but not essential as training will be provided. 

There will be an opportunity for you to work to achieve the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), which will be funded by the Parish Council.

The position is predominantly office based in the Village Hall, St Leonards.  There is limited flexibility for remote working.  However, working hours may be arranged to fit around caring or similar responsibilities. You must have the ability to travel around the parish. 

If this position interests you, and you would like to understand more about the role, then please call the Clerk for an informal chat.  Alternatively, if you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, we are looking for then please contact the Clerk for an application form.

Contact Details:  Clerk to the Council, Mr Jonathan Ross.   Phone 01425 482727

Please see the job description for further details.

The closing date for applications:    Midnight 19th February 2023

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd March 2023

Dorchester Town Council



Full Time position: 37 hours per week

                                                Salary Range: SCP 37-39 £43,516 - £45,495


Dorchester Town Council is the parish authority for the County Town of Dorset, a Roman town in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the Dorset Coast World Heritage Site and the home of Thomas Hardy.

The Council is one of the more active town and parish councils in England, providing a wide range of services which all help to make Dorchester an even nicer place to live.

It is inviting applications for the permanent, full-time post of Assistant Town Clerk (Corporate) to play a key role in the management and development of the Council.

Application packs can be downloaded below or from the Town Council website at or by email or by telephone on 01305 266861.

Application Pack       Application Form


The closing date for applications will be:    Midnight Friday 10th February 2023

                                                                                  Interviews will be held on 1st or 2nd March 2023 

Ferndown Town Council



Full-Time position: 37 hours per week 

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 plus pension plus up to £5,000 relocation subject to negotiation   

Hours: Permanent full-time contract of 37 hours per week.  This includes some evening work and occasional weekend workinbg.

Location: Based at the Ferndown Town Council offices in Ferndown, Dorset.

The Town Council is now seeking to appoint an innovative, forward thinking and proactive Town Clerk who will help implement the strategic plan while maintaining services to the town.

If you have the enthusiasm, vision and commitment to take the Council forward, manage a budget approaching £1 million and a committed and busy workforce, we would like to hear from you.

You will have a proven track record in administrative and financial management together with the necessary skills in people management and leadership, communication and organisation.  Ideally, you will already be CiLCA qualified, but we would consider an exceptional candidate who is committed to obtaining this within twelve months of appointment.

The Town Council has recently made the decision to separate the roles of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to

Ferndown Town Council is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitable qualified candidate.  If you have any special needs relating to provision for your interview, please let us know at the time of application.

The closing date for applications is 3rd February 2023 

Mosterton Parish Council


Part-Time position: 24 hours per month  

                                                  Salary range: SP 7-12 (£11.63 - £12.73) 

Applications are invited for the part-time post of Clerk to Mosterton Parish Council, becoming vacant on 1st April 2023.

Mosterton is a small village of approximately 700 people, set along the main A3066 Bridport to Crewkerne, three miles north of Beaminster.

Work is primarily home-based.  Expenses can be claimed for telephone/internet usage, other work-related expenses and mileage.  A laptop, printer and laminator are provided.

The key aspects of the role of Mosterton Parish Clerk are: (a) preparation for meetings and follow-up, (b) preparation of budgets and final accounts, maintaining financial records, banking, annual audit, (c) communication with council members, village residents and external bodies as necessary.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, communication, numeracy and organisational skills, experience with MS Word and Excel, and preferably as qualification/experience in finance. Training can be arranged, including New Clerk Training.

A job description can be found on the council's website:

Please apply by letter and CV, with the contact details of two referees, via email to: 

The closing date for applications is 21st February 2023 

Interviews are expected to be held shortly afterwards.