Parish Councils of Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Grindon & Thorpe Thewles, and Hart.
Due to imminent retirement, applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to one, or more, of four small civil parishes on the fringes of Stockton & Hartlepool. These four parish councils are similar in that they serve rural areas of the Tees Valley on the edge of urban conurbations.
The role of Clerk/RFO is both varied and challenging, requiring a high level of self-motivation and a ‘can do’ attitude.
The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day business of the Council, including the production of the agendas and minutes for all council meetings, liaising with outside bodies as well as implementing council decisions. The Clerk/RFO will also be responsible for the administration of the financial transactions and records of the Council and sub-committees, managing the council’s assets and keeping the web-site up-to-date.
Excellent literacy, numeracy, communication, and administration skills are required as well as good general IT skills with experience of using Word, Excel etc. A laptop and printer will be provided. Training and support for the role will be available, and the Clerk will be encouraged to join the SLCC, the professional body for Local Council Clerks.
Salary: On the NALC scale, LC1 points13-17, scale point depending on experience and qualifications.
This is a part-time post; hours are approximately 20 – 30 hours per month per parish council (currently under review) – primarily working from home; Parish Council Meetings are held in the evening, once a month.
If you are interested in applying for any one, or more, of these posts, please email:
Minna Ireland at Clerk4Parishes@gmail.com to obtain a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form.
Closing date for Applications is Friday 10th March 2023.