Current Parish & Town Council Vacancies

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Ellingham, Harbridge & Ibsley Parish Council (Hampshire)



Part-time position working 14 hours per week plus two evening meetings a month
NALC Pay Scale SCP 20 - 28 (£13.75 to £17.05 per hour) dependant on qualifications and relevant experience. 


Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley Parish Council is looking for a part-time Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to work from home for an average of 14 hours per week (subject to review after six months in post), to include attendance at two evening meetings per month.

Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley Parish Council is a large rural New Forest parish spanning the Avon Valley, representing some 350 households

The successful candidate will be numerate and a good all-round communicator, with proven secretarial skills in MS Word and Excel and the ability to work to deadlines on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Duties include: the preparation and writing of agendas, reports and minutes; dealing with correspondence; liaising with the public, Local Government bodies, other authorities and New Forest organisations; updated the website; compiling parish newsletters; organising community events.

As Responsible Financial Officer, duties include: budget and financial management; preparation of accounts for annual audit.

CiLCA Qualification would be ideal, relevant experience/qualifications desirable, but the right character, commitment and motivation are essential.

For an Application Form and Job Description, please visit our website:

or email: 

 Closing date for applications: 15th May 2022

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council



                                               Part Time Position 20 Hours per Month                                                                           Salary NJC Scale Point: LC2 (18-23) pro rata (£12.98 - £14.42 per hour)                         this will be dependent on experience and qualifications


The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk/RFO. The applicant should a be self-motivated, enthusiastic and an organised individual who can work on their own initiative to support the Council to carry out its functions. The candidate should either be CILCA qualified or prepared to work towards this qualification, but full training will be provided. The successful candidate will work from home and attend the evening PC meetings and other meetings as the Council directs.

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council (Martinstown) is a couple of miles from Dorchester and has 7 Councillors with 2 seats vacant. The Council meets 10 times a year on the 4th Thursday of the month, meetings take place at the Village Hall in Martinstown. The Annual Precept for 2022-23 will be £8700.00

The key duties and responsibilities are detailed in the job description. This can be found on the Parish Council website

For an informal discussion about the post contact The Chairman Councillor Andy Daw email:

Please apply to the Chairman with a copy of your cv.

Winterborne St Martin Parish Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 23:00 on Monday 9th May 2022

Interviews will be arranged by appointment after the closing date.


Portland Town Council

Full time position working 37 hours per week
SALARY SCALE NJC Scale L3 SCP 36 – 42 £40,578 to £46,662
Starting salary £40,578 - £43,570 dependent on experience and qualifications


We’re looking for a motivated and dynamic professional to take up this challenging but rewarding role. Preferably you will be qualified to CiLCA level, but if not you must be willing to gain the qualification once in post.

Managing a team of 10 staff, strong experience is essential in all aspects of recruitment and staff management.

You’ll also need to demonstrate you can ensure the Council meets its statutory duties, including managerial oversight of the council’s accounting and statutory financial obligations. IT competency is a must. Our successful candidate will have experience of working for a Local Council, including Committee Work, and managing a wide range of Council services. The work will be largely office-based, with some home working, and there will be a requirement for occasional evening work servicing meetings. As the role involves visiting Council facilities, it’s essential you have your own transport.

Day-to-day duties are extremely varied, so a flexible attitude and the ability to multitask are essential. Working with the public and community groups, good communication skills are required as well as genuine empathy and a commitment to providing best quality services to all.

You’ll have strong leadership skills, and be able to demonstrate an open and honest, approachable nature, and to show resilience and perseverance to ensure tasks are seen through to completion.

Town Clerk Job Description

Person Specification 

If you think you fit our requirements, we’d be delighted to hear from you with a CV and a covering letter setting out your reasons for applying and suitability for the role. If you’d like an informal chat prior to applying please contact Kathryn Pearce, the current Town Clerk.

Please note, interviews will be in person, with full covid safety measures in place.

Telephone 01305 821638 Office hours Monday to Thursday 10 am to 3pm
Portland Town Council, Three Yards Close, Portland DT5 1JN

Portland Town Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 30th May 2022

Interviews: 8th June 2022