Parish Council Jobs

  • Mungrisdale Parish Council seeking to appoint a new Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer effective 1st February 2017. The Clerk would be responsible for the organisation and management of the Council according to national guide lines. The council holds 6 meetings per year. Hours of work 12 hours per month. Salary in accordance with the current NJC scale. Please contact the Chairman Michael Bohling 01768779602 or wiltonhill@btinternet.com  The closing date is 31st January 2017.

  • Crosthwaite and Lyth Parish Council have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.  This is an interesting paid role that will take you to the heart of the community ensuring the smooth running of a Parish Council.  Approx 20 hours per month (flexible hours),working from home with the exception of a monthly meeting. (Excludes Jan and Aug) Please see the job description on the village website. Please apply giving details of your skills for the position by Jan 31st 2017.  Do ring Mary Harkness (Chair) 68223 or Joanne Taylor (parish Clerk) 07900 238715 for a chat if you want to know more or email applications to:  crosthwaiteandlyth.pc@hotmail.co.uk

  • Ponsonby Parish Council have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.  This is an interesting role that will take you to the heart of the community ensuring the smooth running of the Parish Council.  Previous experience of Parish Council or local government work and familiarity with basic book keeping is desirable but not essential as formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available.  Applicants will need to be computer literate with their own computer (a home office allowance will be paid).  Pay is in line with NJC terms and conditions and salary scales.  A commitment of approximately 17 hours per month (flexible hours), working from home with the exception of a monthly meeting (excluding August) and occasional extra meetings is required. Please apply giving details of your skills for the position by 8th February 2017. Ring Ranald Stewart (Chairman) 01946 841717 or Bobby Jones (Parish Clerk) 019467 25287 for a chat if you would like to know more, or email applications to bobby503@hotmail.co.uk


  • The position of Clerk to Caldbeck Parish Council will become vacant from 1st May 2017, as our present Parish Clerk, Elizabeth Clark, is moving on. In order to provide continuity the Parish Council intend to appoint her successor before then. The Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community. The role involves approximately 8 hours a week and is paid as per National Association of Local Councils scale rates.The Clerk is responsible for managing the day to day business of the Council, providing advice to the council and implementing the Council's decisions. Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with book keeping and financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council. Formal training and plenty of help and advice will be available.If you are interested in this position and would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Clark by email:  caldbeckclerk@aol.co.uk or telephone 016973 45665 . An application form and further details about the post will then be supplied. 

  • Temple Sowerby Parish Council has a vacancy for Clerk to the Parish Council / Responsible Financial Officer.  The Parish Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's business, providing advice and implementing decisions. Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas, record minutes, be familiar with book keeping and financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council. Salary is in accordance with the current NJC scale.  The role is approximately 8 hours per week and work will be from home, with attendance at 6 evening Parish Council Meetings meetings per year as well as other meetings as required. Training will be available.Interested applicants should contact Caryl Prior Varty by email:  caryl.varty@btinternet.com. Also see the website templesowerby.org.uk.  The closing date is 9th February 2017.

  • Part-Time Vacancy.  Co-ordinator/Facilitator  for the Aspatria Rural Partnership, Freelance contract
    We are looking for a Co-ordinator for the Aspatria Rural Partnership (ARP), which is a group of Parish Councils that meets every other month. We have prepared a Community Action Plan which we are seeking to implement, in large part by working in partnership with Allerdale Borough and Cumbria County Councils. Other issues for discussion and response will be decided from time to time at the bi-monthly meetings. We are looking for someone to take a proactive role in helping us to meet our aims and deliver our actions. This involves e.g. drafting reports and progress-chasing between meetings. The role also includes clerk/secretarial activities such as arranging meeting venues, setting agendas and taking minutes.   We will address appropriate training needs. We have established a website which needs to be regularly updated - training will be provided if required. We are therefore looking for someone who is self-motivated but also able to accept policy direction from others.   Between meetings this will tend to rely on a close working relationship with ARP's elected Chair and/or Vice-Chair and specific project leaders. There is no office base - all work between meetings will need to be conducted from home. The successful candidate will need to have a reasonable degree of IT literacy and have access to the internet. Hours vary but are likely to average around 10 hours per month. You would be self-employed and responsible for paying your own tax.   Pay is 10 per hour on receipt of a timesheet, plus allowances for mileage and administrative costs. The post is initially until the end of August 2017 but is likely to continue, subject to additional funding being forthcoming. Applications to be made by letter and/or CV, preferably to the email address below. Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 24th February with interviews anticipated the following week. For more information contact Bill Finlay on 016973 21156 or email bill.finlay@talktalk.net