Current Parish & Town Council Vacancies

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Owermoigne Parish Council


Salary SCP 7 - 12 (£10.63 -£11.73 per hour)

7 hours per week

Owermoigne Parish Council has a vacancy for the post of Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer.

This role is permanent, and the successful applicant will work predominantly from home. The council holds an evening meeting every other month.

The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer is the proper and most senior officer to the Parish Council. The post holder has overall responsibility for all administration requirements in relation to council finances, services and activities.

The Parish Council are looking for someone with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to work autonomously. Experience of working within the local government sector is desirable. The full job description is available on the Parish Council website: or contact the clerk for a copy.

For an information discussion about the post, contact the current post holder Dianne Lawrence, on 01305 246224 or on

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date for applications is 19th September 2022

Christchurch Town Council



Salary Scale (SCP 42 - 45) £46,662 - £50,074 per annum Full Time

Membership of LGPS (Dorset Pension Fund)



Christchurch Town Council is one of the newly formed Town Council’s in Dorset following Local Government Re-Organisation in 2019. The Town Council serves a population of approximately 48,000 residents. Our current Town Clerk having established the Town Council and its governance arrangements is leaving. We are therefore seeking a committed and dedicated individual who will take on this unique and exciting role which places the individual at the heart of a thriving and active community.


This is a unique and varied role with statutory responsibilities. It places the successful applicant at the centre of Council policy and decision making. The role oversees a budget of £500,000+, manages staff and a growing portfolio of assets including Christchurch Quay, allotment sites and numerous play areas and open spaces.

Reporting to the Mayor of Christchurch direct and the Chairmen of the Council’s committees, the role requires acumen and understanding of numerous policy areas such as Town Planning, HR, finance and administration and the civic and ceremonial Office of the Mayor with its rich heritage dating back to 1297.

The role is both challenging and rewarding and the individual can expect support and opportunities for development in the role.


The successful applicant will have enthusiasm and dedication and possess strong communication and leadership skills. The ability to be tactful and assertive whilst being organised and diplomatic are key skills for success in the role. You shall also have a proven career in administrative and financial management, as well as remaining personable and approachable to elected councillors, staff, and members of the public alike.

You shall preferably already be CiLCA qualified (or hold an equivalent qualification which qualifies the Council to hold the General Power of Competence), however the Council is willing to consider an exceptional candidate who is committed to obtaining the CiLCA qualification within 12 months of appointment.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact

Daniel Lucas -Town Clerk OR Vanessa Ricketts by phone on 01202 022 479 or via email at Or


The application form must be completed in full, and shortlisting will be based on the information provided on the form. CV’s will not be accepted alone, and any application made without a completed application form shall be disregarded.

Application packs are available from and should be submitted either by post to:

Ms Vanessa Ricketts

LGRC Associates Ltd.

2430/2440 The Quadrant



BS32 4AQ.

or by email to:

We ask that you also submit an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form with your application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 30th September 2022 by 5pm. Interviews shall be held on Tuesday 18th October 2022.

Christchurch Town Council is committed to equality of opportunity. If you have any individual needs relating to your application and ability to attend an interview, please do highlight this in your application. 


Burton Bradstock Parish Council



Salary SCP 24 - 32 (£15.16 - £18.90 per hour)

60 hours per month

Burton Bradstock is a large village on the West Dorset Coast.  A proactive Parish Council owning land and buildings is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and a Responsible Financial Officer preferably from mid November 2022.  The roles may be combined for a person with the right skills and experience.

The Parish Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Parish Council and must ensure that all statutory and other provisions affecting the running of the Council are undertaken properly.  She/he is the Council's legal adviser, advising and assisting in policy decisions, and is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of the Parish Council's business.

The Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) is accountable to the Parish Council for the effective management and control of Parish Council financial affairs.

Candidate will need: 

  • Accurate administrative and financial (for the RFO role) skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Availability to attend monthly evening meetings:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines:
  • Good teamwork with Parish Councillors:
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel (for the RFO role), internet, email and social media:
  • Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards it:
  • An interest in community life and a friendly and positive outlook.
Both the Parish Clerk and RFO work primarily from home and largely under their own initiative.  Both posts are part time with variable hours.  The Parish Clerk role averages around 45 hours per month, the RFO around 15 hours per month.


Pay, based on the hours worked, is at NJC salary rates in the range Spinal Column Points 24 to 32 for both post depending on experience and qualifications.  Currently this gives a salary of £15.16p to £18.90p per hour (£29,174 - £36,373 pa).

For further information including a Job Description please contact or access the Parish Council website here.

Applications should state how your abilities and experience equip you for the job and include a Curriculum Vita and two referees.  They should be emailed in MS Word or PDF format to Councillor Graham Moody on 

Closing date for applications:  9am on Monday 10th October 2022

Interviews will take place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October 2022 - please note your availability for interview with your application