Cumbria Association of Local Councils

Parish Council Jobs

  • Due to the retirement of the current clerk applications are invited for the position at BROUGHTON EAST PARISH COUNCIL. The council normally meet 6 times per year.  Hours are approximately 25 per month with salary of 2,000-00 per annum. A lap-top and printer (both new December  2014) are supplied and the council would support training if required. For job description and further information contact the clerk on  or Chairman on Closing date for applications in writing is 15th February 2016 and should be sent to:- Mrs. J.M. Bleakley, Redriggs, High Hampsfield, Lindale, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6LY

  • Nether Denton Parish Council require a Parish Clerk.  Interested persons must be available to attend the present Clerk's last Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 7.45pm.  The Council meets once every two months and the salary is 1,000 per annum.  For more details contact John Larkey on Email:

  • Ainstable Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local area and local communities for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council. The Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions of the Parish Council.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. Working hours are 25 hours per month and the salary is in accordance with nationally agreed scales - approximately 9 per hour.  With the exception of attendance at parish council meetings, the post holder will be expected to work from home and will be provided with a computer and email account. The Council meets for ordinary meeting in the evening of the 3rd Tuesday of alternate months. Other meeting may be called as required - this has averaged 2/3 per year. Help and advice will be available both from the members of the parish council and from Cumbria Association of Local Councils - CALC. The clerk is expected to keep up to date with current legislation; training will be provided, as will the opportunity to complete a recognised qualification as a parish clerk. For an informal discussion, and job description please contact Nigel Vear, Chairman of Ainstable Parish Council, Tel: (01768) 896360 or email:

  • Part-Time Vacancy, Co-ordinator 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 arranging meeting venues, setting agendas, taking minutes etc.We have also recently 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 December 2016 but is likely to continue, subject to additional funding being orthcoming.Applications to be made by letter and/or CV, preferably to the email address below. Closing date for applications is 5 p.m. Friday 19th February with interviews anticipated the following week.For more information contact Bill Finlay on 016973 21156 or email Further background information is available at external link will open in a new window

  • Orton Parish Council is currently seeking a new Clerk.  Contact Stephen Dunning on Tel: 015396 24418 for more information.

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