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Bradley Parish Council


Bradley Parish is located 2 miles east of Ashbourne and is predominantly a rural village, set in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. It has an electorate of around 300.

Bradley Parish Council invites applications for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The post covers a range of duties including preparation of agendas, minute-taking, acting on resolutions passed at meetings, answering correspondence, updating the Council's website, keeping accurate financial records, setting council budgets, banking, invoicing, and payment of accounts and wages.

The Parish Council has 5 members and meets in the evenings on the 3rd Thursday of every second month, which the Clerk must attend. The Clerk must also be able to complete the other duties of the role from home. The normal working hours will be 6 hrs per month.

The Council are looking to ideally appoint a suitably qualified clerk (possessing a Certificate in Local Council Administration) with local government experience, including knowledge of the parish council sector.

Experience with Word, Excel and email is essential, as is excellent written and verbal communication skills, a flexible attitude to work demands and the ability to understand and interpret local government law.

A salary based on national scale points 22-26 (£10.63-£12.04 per hr) will be paid on a quarterly basis.

For further information please speak to Ernie Mitchell, Parish Council Chairman, on 01335 370578. To apply for the post please send a CV and covering letter to Cllr E. Mitchell, The Willows, Yew Tree Lane, Bradley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1PG.

Closing date: 15 March 2017.

Pinxton Parish Council


Salary to be agreed dependant on experience, in the range

NJC SCP 30-33 (£26,556-£29,033) pro rata at 20 hours per week

Applicants must have:

  • knowledge of the requirements of the Council and its services
  • be a competent administrator with excellent IT and financial management skills, preferably with parish council experience
  • be able to work on their own initiative
  • supervisory skills and experience of line managing a small workforce (Pinxton employs two full time groundsmen)
  • excellent people skills, including the ability to work with Councillors, members of the public and on occasions the local media.

Working 20 hours a week from the parish office, the successful applicant must also be willing to attend evening council meetings (12 per year) plus occasional other meetings and events as and when required.

Candidates must submit a CV and a hand written letter of application to the Chair at the address given below.

A copy of the job description can be obtained by emailing the Chair of the Council, Anne Wright at ronanne2003@yahoo.co.uk

The closing date for return of applications is 27th March 2017.

Submit applications to:

The Chair of the Council

9 Sleights Lane,



NG16 6PE

Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils
Training & Advice Officer £24,964 (12 hrs pro-rata)

This exciting new role within Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is for a fixed term of 2 years, with the potential for the role to become permanent. The post comes with attractive terms and conditions, and is compliant with workplace pension regulations.

The post holder will normally be required to work 12 hours per week (additional paid hours are likely to be offered dependent upon training demand), including regular evening and occasional weekend working. Two regular weekday shifts of 3 hours each will be agreed with the successful candidate (ideally Monday and Thursday afternoons), and the remaining 6 hours per week will be worked flexibly as necessary to meet the demands of the training schedule.

The post holder will be based at the LRALC office in Anstey, but occasional remote working may be possible. Training will be offered to the successful applicant.

The Training & Advice Officer will report to the Chief Officer and will assist with the planning and implementation of the LRALC training programme and delivery of the LRALC advice service for the first tier of local government (parish and town councils, and parish meetings) within the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland.

LRALC is entering a period of sustained growth, as defined in its new Strategic Plan (see here). We wish to appoint a driven and dedicated individual to develop LRALC's training and advice functions. The LRALC Chief Officer's time will become increasingly spent on organisational and strategic development matters, and the new post holder will need to ensure the high quality of current provision in their areas of responsibility are maintained and enhanced. Initial targets will be set and will be reviewed and revised throughout the 2 year term of the post.

See here for full details and an application form: http://www.leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk/job-vacancies.html

Closing date 5pm Friday 24th March 2017. For an informal discussion about the role please call the Chief Officer on 0116 2353800.

Interviews will be held Tuesday 4th April 2017.