Parish Council Jobs

  • The Clerk to Bampton PC is retiring at the end of March and applications are invited for a Clerk/ RFO. The current salary is 1600.00 for 9 hours per month but subject to negotiation. There are six meetings per year in alternate months.  Applications to. Mrs Marion Drinkwater on 01931 716054 or marion_drinkwater@yahoo.co.uk


  • Applications are invited for a Clerk/ RFO at Askham parish council from the end of March. Current salary is 1500 for 8hours per month but could be changed. There are six meetings per year in alternate months. Application to Mrs Marion Drinkwater, 01931716054 or marion_drinkwater@yahoo.co.uk.

  • Parton Parish Council have an immediate vacancy for a part-time Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. 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.  Salary is in accordance with national scales (SCP 13 17 with progression subject to annual review) for 6 hours per week. Council meets every second Wednesday of the month but additional meetings might be called in between to deal with urgent matters. Applicants should be computer literate, be able to prepare Council's Agendas and Minutes, be familiar with bookkeeping and financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council.  For further details or to apply please e-mail your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to the Chair of the Council Councillor Robert Huck at Fairholme, Foundry Road, Parton, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA286PA by the 7th February 2020 ( or email rmhuck21@live.co.uk.  For more information, ring the Chair on 07484 898938


  • Lakes Parish Council is looking for a flexible person to act as Financial/Outside Projects Officer and Clerk Designate to assist the Clerk in the financial administration of the Council and also to act in a hands-on role to facilitate the current outside projects programme. The person appointed will also be Clerk designate to the Council. A Local Council qualification/CiLCA, or the willingness to work towards this, is desirable. Hours are flexible but it is likely, in the initial stage, that the job will entail about 10 hours per week, possibly including some evening and weekend work. You must be prepared to answer the telephone to deal with urgent work-related queries on a weekend. This is not negotiable. Included in the 10 hours will be a requirement to staff the Parish Office in Ambleside on a Friday from 10am to 4pm and to attend the Finance Committee from 10am to 12noon on the first Monday of the month (flexible and to be agreed). The Contract will be for a fixed term of 12 months with a probationary period of 3 months.  Once the present Clerk indicates his intention to retire, there will be an opportunity to extend these hours with a combined role subject to the agreement of the Council. The post will be based in Ambleside, but travel may be required throughout the 52 square miles of Lakes Parish for which a driving licence will be advantageous.Use of, or access to, a computer is required, and applicants should have experience of MS Word and Excel, or similar packages also HMRC PAYE. Pay will be negotiable, depending on experience, and will be on a Scale agreed in the National Pay scales for Local Councils (NALC/SLCC pay scale). Application is by detailed covering letter outlining the skills you have and enclosing a CV with two referees. The closing date for applications is 21st February 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and notified of an interview date. Any questions, please contact the clerk on: 07706847112


  • Bromfield Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council. 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, record minutes, be familiar with book keeping and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf the council.  Working hours are about two per week and the salary is in accordance with nationally agreed scales.  The Council meets in the evening and has six meetings per year, with other meetings being called if required. To find out more about this vacancy, please contact Elizabeth Clark, Email: bromfieldpc@aol.com or phone 016973 45665.  If you wish to apply please email your CV to the above email address.  The closing date is 29th February 2020.


  • Shap Parish Council wish to appoint a person to train for the position of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer. Experience in office management and computerised accounts is desired, although some training would be available. It is possible that the two roles of Clerk and RFO could be split.Hours, rates and details of the position on application to the Parish Chairman, Market Cross, Main Street, Shap. Email: parishcouncil@shapcumbria.co.uk or call the Chairman on Tel. 01931 716671  Closing date is 31st March 2020