Current Parish & Town Council Vacancies

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Portland Town Council


Part-time 25 hours per week, days and times negoiable

Salary scale LC1 Spinal point 10 - £21,322 pro-rata, £11.08 per hour


Portland Town Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Portland Town Council is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy team as a second Deputy Clerk. This is a challenging but rewarding part-time role principally managing a range of Council services and amenities. The role is highly varied so a flexible attitude and a willingness to learn are essential.

Reporting to the Town Clerk, you’ll have a strong team ethic and a positive, can-do approach. You’ll thrive on providing excellent customer service, and be a good communicator. IT competency is also a must.

Ideally, you’ll have previous experience of working for a Local Council, including Committee Work, and managing Council services. We’ll provide training where necessary for the appropriate candidate. We’ll need you to work at our Office as well as remotely, and there will be a requirement for occasional evening work servicing meetings.

Please refer to our Job Description and 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. Please see below for our contact details.

Please note that only complete applications containing a CV and covering letter will be considered.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th November with covid-safe, in person interviews shortly after.

For an informal chat prior to applying please contact the Clerk, Kathryn Pearce.

Telephone 01305 821638 Office hours Monday to Thursday 10 am to 3pm.

Portland Town Council, Three Yards Close, Portland DT5 1JN

Wimborne Minster Town Council


Hours negotiable - up to 37 hours per week

Salary scale SCP 39 - 45 £42,821 - £49,213

Local Government Pension Scheme

Applications are invited for the post of Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer following the retirement of the current post-holder in 2022.

Do you have a passion to lead a team in a progressive council? Do you share delivering the council's vision of serving the community?

Wimborne Minster is a small, historic market town in Eastern Dorset with a growing population currently circa 7,500 and serving a wider community of circa 15,000. The number of households in the Town is set to grow by nearly 50% in line with the Dorset Council Local Plan.

The Town Council is seeking to appoint an exceptional and proactive Town Clerk who will be a leader and a partner to elected members, helping them to deliver the Council’s vision and navigate the challenges that lie ahead.

You are a forward-thinking, collaborative and creative individual and will build on the high-quality reputation of the council. Responsible for both the strategic development of the service and overseeing the operational management of its component parts, you will make sure the instructions of the council are carried out.

The post demands high levels of personal autonomy and creative leadership skills, providing the information required to councillors so that they can make effective decisions. Project management experience is desirable as the Council has a growing number of initiatives and projects planned.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is required as a minimum, or a willingness to achieve this within a short time scale after commencement.

Required to be a flexible team member, to include some evening and weekend work. Hours full time but some negotiation possible.

A job description and detailed person specification are included in our recruitment pack.

Please email the Town Clerk for a recruitment pack on

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 10th December 2021.

Interviews will be held IN EARLY January 2022

Christchurch Town Council



Full-time two-year fixed term position working 37 hours per week

Salary scale SCP 28 - 30 £32,234 - £33,782

Job Summary: 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. As part of its growth and development the Town Council now requires a Full-time Projects Officer initially for a two-year fixed term. The Council has a range of exciting projects planned which span the breadth of the Councils services such as parks and open spaces, buildings and maintenance and exciting initiatives such as bringing back Britain in Bloom to Christchurch and increasing playground offerings across the Town. We are committed to making Christchurch a better place in which to live and work and we now wish to grow our team.Applications are invited for the post of Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer following the retirement of the current post-holder in 2022.

About the role: This is an interesting and varied role with scope to take on a variety of different tasks. The main area of work for the Projects Officer will be to support the production and delivery of key projects across the authority through an effective system of project management.

Reporting to the Town Clerk direct, you will work across a range of service areas providing project advice, taking an innovative and forward-thinking approach to solutions.

This role is initially for a full-time two-year fixed term position working 37hrs per week. For more information about this role, please view the job description and person specification.

About you: We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual that has experience as a project professional and who has the confidence and ability to work and communicate with various individuals, groups and stakeholders across the Council.

You will have a varied project experience preferably with an evidenced background in delivering building projects. It is also desirable if you have previous local government experience.

This is an exciting time to be joining the new Council and helping us to deliver some key priorities along the way.

For more information about this role please contact Daniel Lucas – Town Clerk

How to Apply

Please use the below links for the Job Description and Person Specification. A link is also provided for the application form which includes a section for equality and diversity monitoring.

CV’s shall not be considered without a completed application form.

Closing date for receipt of fully completed applications midnight 6th December 2021.

Job Description – Projects Officer (November 2021)

Projects Officer Role Profile & person Spec (November 2021)

Application Form

Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council


Part-time position working 25 hours per week

Salary scale LC3 SCP 33 - 38 £36,922 - £41,881 (pay award pending plus Local Government Pension Scheme)

Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council is a thriving and dynamic town council, embracing change and ensuring it takes advantage of the opportunities this offers while engaging with our local community.  You could be part of this by working at the heart of the council, supporting the clerk in all areas of responsibility but also taking ownership of assigned projects or activities.

The town council has 15 councillors and committees covering Amenities, Environment, Planning and Finance and Administration.  The council has representatives on many groups and organisations - such as those linked to Dorset Council and others outside the local government sector.  The staff structure is made up of 3 officers and 3 outside staff.

The town council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Deputy Town Clerk to support and deputise for the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in undertaking the work of the council, and to work closely and actively with the clerk and elected members to develop services.  The key duties and responsibilities are detailed in the job description and person specification. 

The Key Terms and Conditions of the post can be found here.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience and a track record of achievement, innovation and commitment to public service.  They must also be motivated and community focused and possess sound communication and organisational skills. 

A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is desired, and the willingness to work to achieve this is essential, as is knowledge of local government organisations and procedures.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Karen Cane, PSLCC, CiLCA Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. Telephone 01202 632070 or email

You will need to make clear on your application form:


  • Why you are interested in the position, what you can bring to the role and how you believe you can help the Council deliver its main priorities.
  • What revelant skills and experience you have (refer to Job Description and Person Specification)


Please complete the Application form in full as shortlisting will be based on the information provided in the form.  You will also need to complete the Monitoring Form.

Only completed application forms will be accepted, please do not send CV's.

References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates.

Please return the forms either:


  • Via email marked Private & Confidential to
  • or by post in a sealed envelope marked Private & Confidential to Karen Cane, PSLCC, CiLCA at Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council, 1 Moorland Parade, Moorland Way, Upton, Dorset BH16 5JS


Lytchett Minster and Upton Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 23rd December 2021

 The provisional date for interviews is w/c 17th January 2022