Chitterne Parish Clerk
VACANCY FOR CHITTERNE PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE
FINANCIAL OFFICER PART TIME – 5 hours per week
Owing to the current clerk’s change of personal circumstances, Chitterne Parish
Council (CPC) is seeking a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, starting as
soon as possible.
This is a part-time job for a small community that could suit an existing clerk,
someone with local authority experience, and/or business administrative experience
and ready to learn the legal and local authority requirements for which training will be
given. Work will focus around preparing agendas, taking minutes and providing clear
guidance to Councillors before decisions are reached and dealing with any actions
arising. As Parish Clerk and RFO you will also be responsible for managing the
Council’s finances, presentation of the accounts and general record keeping,
ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other
regulations applying to Parish Councils.
The ideal candidate will be personally committed to community work, have the
appropriate diplomatic skills and maturity, and an ability to get things done.
Knowledge and familiarity with Chitterne, pop. about 300, and its setting will be an
The role is part time paid 5 hours per week, with extras as required, and working
primarily from home. Remuneration will be in line with the good mix of skills and
experience which are sought and will be based on the NALC pay scale.
The Council meet in the evening alternate months on the second Monday in
Chitterne Village Hall. Attendance at additional meetings will be required on
occasion. Work peaks at the time of council meetings, and at the financial year end,
but otherwise can be carried out flexibly to suit other commitments.
If you would like an informal discussion about this role or to apply, please contact/
send a CV and covering letter to the locum clerk Nikki firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd July and interviews will be held soon