Parish Clerk Vacancy

Newton in Bowland Parish Council – Ribble Valley

A Vacancy for the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer role has arisen.

Newton in Bowland Parish Council seeks a motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The post involves attendance at scheduled Parish Council meetings, plus additional meetings that may arise from time to time.

Expenses including a payment of £100 per scheduled parish meeting are paid.

The candidate must be IT literate and have access to their own computer equipment. Must be able to store files securely at their home address and be available to attend Council meetings 4 times per annum, usually within the Parish at 7:30pm,  plus any additional meetings that may arise from time to time. The Council is flexible and, should this be unachievable, an alternative evening could be adopted subject to availability of the Village Hall or other venue.

Duties will include acting as advisor to the Council, minute taking, and compilation of correspondence, filing, administration of the Council parts of the Parish Website, liaising with LCC and RVBC and financial accounting as the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) for the Council.

Prior relevant experience is an advantage but not essential. Training from the exiting Clerk will be provided and the council will consider funding  a CiLCA qualification.

Local knowledge is an advantage as the parish is a small community and the majority of work is on local issues.

Starting date [ASAP] to allow for briefing, handover and transport of materials from the current acting Parish Clerk

The application form, job specification and person specification are available from:

Newton in Bowland Parish Council,


Closing date for applications 30th October 2021

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