Brougham Parish Council are seeking an experienced part time Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Working hours are flexible but will average 10 per month, working from home except for bi-monthly Council meetings to be held in Brougham. Salary is paid in line with NALC/SLCC national salary agreement. A computer is provided.

Brougham is a small parish and the job is particularly suitable for an existing parish council clerk who seeks additional work.

For further information or to apply, please contact BPC chair, Sarah Harden, or 07801 099 151

Torver Parish Council seeks a part-time clerk, preferably with previous experience

Working hours are flexible but will average 10 per month. With the exception of attending Council meetings, the post holder will be expected to work from home. The Council meets in the evening, on the first Thursday of each month.

Salary is paid in line with NALC/SLCC national salary agreement at £13.45 per hour (pay award pending). A computer is provided.

Torver is a small parish and the job could be suitable for an existing parish council clerk who seeks additional work.

For further information including job description or to apply, please contact the Chairman, Peter Worth at or on 07714 333240 or the Vice Chairman, Chris Bradley on or 07436 701480. Closing date Friday 20th October.

Underskiddaw Parish Council seeks a confident person with an interest in the local community for the post of Clerk to the Parish Council and responsible Financial Officer (RFO) as soon as possible. The Clerk / RFO is responsible for managing the Council’s day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions. Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with bookkeeping and financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council. The  Council has implemented Scribe accounts and full training will be provided. Working hours are 16 per month and the salary is in accordance with the nationally agreed scale LC1 point 13 -16 depending on experience.  With the exception of meetings attendance, the post holder will be expected to work from home. A working from home allowance of £26 per month will be paid to help cover the cost of this. The council will also provide a laptop and printer, should they be needed, for the successful applicant. The Council meets on a Tuesday afternoon every other month, with other meetings being called as required. A training programme will be provided if necessary and the council will support any successful applicant to achieve the Certificate in Local Council Administration qualification should that be required.  For further details please contact the Locum Clerk, Nick Phillips on or 0750 800 1602.

Farlam Parish Council is seeking a part time Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.
Working hours are flexible but will be 18 per month. The role will involve working from home except for the bi-monthly evening meetings held in the Lacy Thompson Hall, Hallbankgate.
Salary is in line with NALC/SLCC national salary agreement and is reviewed annually.
A laptop and printer will be provided.
Farlam Parish Council is comprised of friendly, enthusiastic councillors possessing a range of skills and interests. Farlam is a rural parish in North East Cumbria, the job would suit someone experienced in a similar role looking for additional work.
For further information or to apply please contact Chairman, Chris Marsh at
Letters of application and curriculum vitae should be sent via e mail.
Closing date Friday 19th July 11.00 a.m.

Lamplugh Parish Council is looking to appoint a new parish Clerk who will also serve as its Responsible Financial Officer. Lamplugh has a population of around 800 parishioners and covers an area from Mockerkin Tarn to Frizington and from Blake Fell to Asby.

Job role:

The role will be home based, other than to attend council meetings (7 per annum). The Clerk will ensure the Council concludes its business correctly whilst providing independent, objective and professional advice to the Council.

Main responsibilities:

Planning, arranging and attending Council meetings (7 per annum-normally held in the evening). Occasional attendance at planning meetings may be required.

Preparing meeting agendas and minute taking.

Financial administration: preparing accurate accounts using excel spreadsheets, external audit. Preparation of annual budget for the Council.

Carrying out decisions of the Council.

Communicating with members of the community on behalf of the Council and where appropriate ensuring advice and information is made available.

Checking email communications and distributing as necessary to members of the council.

Key Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Has previously worked in a similar administrative role including preparing agendas and taking and preparing minutes of meetings. Knowledge of Word, Excel and good general mathematic skills.


GCSE, A Level, Certificate in Local Council Administration – desirable (training for this qualification can be taken with the support of the council).


The current number of hours worked per annum is 300 (~ 6 hours per week, flexible) and at the last review the rate per hour was £14.95. This rate depends on qualifications and experience and includes a pro rata holiday pay entitlement. This may be reviewed after a probationary period. Training, where necessary, will be provided. Travel costs are paid.

How to apply:

Applications for the position can be made by email, detail your reasons for applying and include a CV with contact details and two references.

Please apply initially to Ed Surman, Chair of Lamplugh Parish Council;  by 16th August 2024.