ASH PARISH COUNCIL – Recruitment of Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Salary Scale: LC 2 Below substantive SCP 18 – 23 per annum (£25,419 – £28,226 inclusive)

(salary paid pro-rata, depending on experience and qualifications)

32 hours per week

Plus – Local Government Pension Scheme.

Ash Parish Council is seeking to appoint an innovative and proactive Parish Clerk & RFO to support the elected Councillors in achieving their aims and aspirations for the Council. Contracted to 32 hours / week, the Clerk will have responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with the elected Councillors accordingly.

The Parish Clerk & RFO will be expected to facilitate the implementation of the priorities and objectives coming from their annual review. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies, training, privacy, data protection and also able to manage the council’s social media presence.

The successful candidate will support a parish council of 11 councillors and engage with a lively rural community. You will need to be able to work from home and to store council documents.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience or local government experience – a commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should have a knowledge of local government law and procedures. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is preferred (or a willingness to achieve this within an agreed time scale, funded by the council if required). Attendance at evening meetings will be required, and these will form a part of the contracted 32 hours / week.

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

This process is being managed by a third party acting for Ash Parish Council. For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Friday 15th July 2022.
  • Formal interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th July 2022.
  • It is hoped that the new Parish Clerk will commence their role around 22nd August 2022