West Tisbury Parish Council


West Tisbury Parish Council requires a part-time Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, preferably experienced, for 16 hours per month commencing no later than 1st March 2018.

Applicants work from home but must attend eleven Council meetings per year which are held in the evening on the first Thursday of each month (except for August).  Very occasionally additional meetings may be held.

The successful candidate is not necessarily required to have local government experience but will be expected to handle the formal agendas, minutes, accounts and correspondence of the Council.

Computer skills are essential, and you will be reasonable for overseeing the setting up and maintaining of a website for the Council.

Salary in accordance with experience and Local Council pay scales for Clerks - between £9.32 and £11.77 per hour.   Basic working from home allowance is paid and other expenses where required.

Further details and a job description are available on request.   Applicants should send their C.V. and a coving letter by email to the current Parish Clerk, Simon Pritchard - Email: (Tel: 07792 478960)

The closing date for applications is: 25th January 2018

Bishops Cannings Parish Council

The Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated individual for the vacancy of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

Bishops Cannings has nearly 2.200 registered electors with a new housing development of 230 currently being built. The annual precept is presently set at £45,250.

The job is part time with an average of 8 hours per week, with the salary in accordance with the National Joint Salary Scale LC2, salary points 26-29, depending upon experience and relevant qualification such as CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration). A pension entitlement is available, if applicable, to the applicant.

This position is currently home based and will require access to office space, computer, printer, telephone and broadband connection. You will be reimbursed for all consumable expenses which arise. This opportunity would be ideal for an existing clerk who wishes to expand their expertise.

The successful applicant will have a flexible, motivated outlook and should be confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and the public. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and administration is required, in addition to the management of the Parish newsletter, website and social media. Good literacy and IT skills are essential to the position as are the personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.

The Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, is responsible for managing the Council’s finances, including the preparation of annual accounting statements. The Council meets, primarily in the Village Hall, on the second Thursday of every month apart from August.

A full job description is available upon request with applications to be made by sending a covering letter and CV to by 2nd February 2018.