Parish Council Vacancies

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Stratton Parish Council is seeking someone to take on the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Clerk will be the sole employee of the Parish Council and work largely under his or her own initiative.

Responsibilities include the preparation of agendas, taking the minutes at parish council meetings held every other month and dealing with correspondence.  The Clerk is also the Financial Officer, responsible for paying invoices, budgeting and accounting.

The successful candidate will be a good communicator and be computer literate.

The post is for 17 hours per month, pay is negotiable in the region of £2300-£2600pa.

Applicants please apply in writing (including a Curriculum Vitae and contact details of two referees) to Stratton Parish Council, c/o 6 Locks Lane, Stratton, Dorchester, Dorset. DT2 9ST.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact Cllr Cheryl Hobbs, Vice Chairman, Stratton Parish Council on 01305 260848, email


Closing date for applications -  February 15th, 2021

Interviews Date - to be arranged






Salary Scale: SPC 34 – 36 (£37,890 - £39,880 per annum) (plus Local Government Pension Scheme. Full time: 37 hours per week.

Wareham 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.

Wareham is a Saxon Town in Dorset and is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, lying south-west of Poole and on the river Frome. It is a thriving market town where the past and the present co-exist happily.

The Town Council has 16 Councillors and committees covering Amenities, Policy, Resources and Finance, Planning and Transport, Museum and Personnel. The Council has representatives on many groups and organisations – such as those linked to Dorset Council and others outside the local government sector. The new staff structure is made up of 5 officers and 4 outside staff.

Wareham Town Council aims to deliver services of the highest quality whilst providing value for money. It endeavours to promote the wishes of local residents through consultation and by representation to Dorset Council. The Town Council is political, currently Liberal Democrat led. The Town Council aims to act in the best interests of residents of Wareham and conducts its business in an open and democratic manner.

The Town Council is experiencing a number of challenges and opportunities which, following a full staff review, has led to the creation of the new post of Deputy Town Clerk. The Council is about to develop its first Corporate/Strategic Plan and the post holder will be fundamental in ensuring that the Council meets its objectives. The Council is also working on a Neighbourhood Plan, which has just been submitted to Dorset Council for consultation, and a Climate Change Action Plan.

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.

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 essential, as is knowledge of local government organisation and procedures.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Vanessa Ricketts, Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer. Telephone 01929 553006 or 07496 109571  

Full Application Pack including Job Description and Person Specification            Application Form 


Closing date for applications - Friday 26 February 2021

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   The provisional date for interviews is 11 March 2021






Cheselbourne Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

The Clerk/RFO will be the sole employee of the council and will work from home, attending all Parish Council Meetings which are held bi-monthly on the first Monday of alternate months.

Candidate must have access to the internet and be able to prepare documents, spreadsheets, basic accounts and maintain the council website.  A laptop and printer will be provided.

Support and training will be offered as necessary.  Experience in a similar role would be advantageous but not essential. 

The post is for 12 hours per month, salary will be based on National  Joint Council scales according to experience.

For further details place contact Cllr. Colin Hampton, Chairman, Cheselbourne Parish Council on 01258 837011 or email


Closing date for applications - 19th February 2021