Parish Council Jobs

  • 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: or telephone 016973 45665 . The closing date for applicants is 27th February 2017.  An application form and further details about the post will then be supplied. 

  • 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

  • Ousby Parish Council require a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer  to the Parish Council.  For further information, an application form and job description, please contact the Chairman, Nigel Longworth on 01768 881066 (if no reply Mobile 07867 840534) or email  Completed applications should be sent by email to the above or post marked "Private and confidential", to the following address: Mr N Longworth.   The New Inn, Melmerby, Nr Penrith CA10  1HE by no later than the 28th February 2017.

  • Whitehaven Town Council - Appointment of Town Clerk  Salary 34,196 to 37,858 plus pension.Whitehaven Town Council is looking to appoint a full-time clerk to support local councillors to serve the people of Whitehaven, and to manage the services the Town Council provides for local residents.This is an exciting position and the Town Council is seeking applications from people of exceptional ability to help them meet the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the largest local council in Cumbria. To find out more, you can obtain an information pack and application form from the Cumbria Association of Local Councils at The Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Carleton Avenue, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2FA. Or email Applications should be sent via email to , marked  'Whitehaven Town Clerk Post'or by post, marked 'Private and Confidential' to the Chief Officer, The Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Carleton Avenue, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2FA The closing date for completed applications is Monday 6th March 2017.

  • Kendal Town Council on behalf of the Kendal Community Emergency Plan Group has a vacancy for a part-time Administrator (fixed term 3 year contract)  Approx. 10 hours per week.  Pay 8.46 per hour + Occupational Pension.  We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrator who will work with KCEPG and partners to assist with administrative and organisational tasks. Following a successful grant application to Cumbria Community Foundation, this opportunity has arisen to help shape and develop the Kendal Emergency Plan. The position will start in April 2017 and will be for 3 years.
    Applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work on their own initiative without direct supervision. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills, be confident with a range of stakeholders, show flexibility and be able to prioritise workloads. Competency with Microsoft Office is also essential. Flexible and home working possible. Attendance at occasional evening and weekend meetings is required. In the event of an emergency, the applicant would be expected to be available to support the co-ordinating group.  If you would like to apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the job, together with the names of two referees to: The Town Clerk, Kendal Town Council, Town Hall, Kendal LA9 4DL, or by email to For a job description & additional information please see external link will open in a new window and for any further clarification or queries contact Joe Murray, Chair KCEPG on . Closing Date for applications is 9am Monday 13 March 2017.