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Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer – closing date for applications 4 October 2020

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 13 hours per month, pay is negotiable in the region of £2200- £2500pa.

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 – October 4th, 2020

Interview Date – to be arranged


                                CORSCOMBE, HALSTOCK AND DISTRICT PARISH COUNCIL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       VACANCY FOR PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

 Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk for the Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council. This part time post is paid at the hourly rate of £13.51 - £15.83 plus holiday pay based on 31 days p.a. including Bank Holidays. The job Description can be found here.

Further details can be obtained from,, or

or by ringing the Chairman of the parish council Henry Lovegrove on 07970 376640.

There is no application form. After you have reviewed the Job Description , please send your CV, personal details, and the reasons why you would be good at the job highlighting relevant experience. If we take your application further, we will be seeking 3 independent referees.

Applications should be sent to one of the above email addresses by 20th September but earlier will be good. Hours vary year on year and week on week, but average between 6 and 8 a week depending on the clerk’s workload.





Bransgore Parish Council are looking to recruit a Clerk to the Council who will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. Knowledge of legal and statutory requirements relating to Parish Councils is required, as well as excellent leadership and management skills. You will also be able to build effective working relationships with councillors, staff, and a range of stakeholders. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable or you must be prepared to work towards achieving the qualification within the first 12 months of employment.

A Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form with more details about the role is available from:

The closing date for applications is close of business on Friday, 25th September, 2020.

For full details of the Job Description and Person Specification can be found here.  Telephone: 01425674155