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PART-TIME - length of contract and hours negotiable 10 - 20 hours weekly

SALARY SCALE - LC1 Spinal point 10 - £21,322 pro rata £11.08 per hour


Portland Town Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

To help cover temporary staff absence Portland Town Council is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide all-round support to the Town Clerk for a short-term period. This is a challenging but rewarding part-time role with day-to-day duties that are extremely varied, so a flexible attitude and a willingness to learn are essential.

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

Ideally you will have previous experience of working for a Local Council, including Committee Work, and managing Council services. The accompanying job description gives an overview of the type of work you will be covering. We will need you to work at our Office from time to time as well as remotely, and there will be a requirement for occasional evening work servicing meetings.

If you think you fit our requirements, we would 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.

Job Description                    Person Specification

We are looking to fill the role quickly so closing date for applications is 9 am Monday 10th May, with interviews shortly after (covid-safe).

For an informal chat prior to applying please contact our office:

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

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





The parish council for Charlton Marshall, North Dorset is seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. The Clerk is the sole employee of the parish council and works largely under his or her own initiative.

Responsibilities include the preparation of agendas, taking minutes at parish council meetings, dealing with correspondence and emails and keeping the website up to date. The Clerk is also the Financial Officer responsible for payment of invoices, budgeting, accounting and ensuring compliance with regulations. The parish council also have a playing field and play area and a cemetery which the Clerk will oversee.

The post is for 35 hours per month. The clerk will be required to attend evening council meetings and other meetings as and when required and attend relevant training courses. Good literacy, IT and office skills are required, IT equipment will be provided. The salary will be in accordance with the NJC scale LC1 (£20,092-£24,491 pro-rata) commensurate with experience and qualifications, in the region of £4,200 per annum.

A copy of the Job description and person specification is available on the Parish Council website by emailing .

Applicants should apply in writing including a Curriculum Vitae and contact details of two referees.

Please forward your application to the Clerk by email as above or by post to Marie Dando, Clerk to Charlton Marshall Parish Council, 32 Brook Lane, Corfe Mullen, Dorset BH21 3RD

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th April 2021