Job Vacancies



Outline: Hognaston Parish Council invites applications from suitably qualified or experienced persons for the above part-time post.

Hognaston Parish has 200 on its Electoral Roll. The Council (5 Councillors) owns a recently re-furbished children's play area with small MUGA, and has responsibility for the upkeep of a bus shelter. The Council meets on the second Monday of every alternate month (from January), at the Village Hall, commencing at 8pm. The Parish Meeting precedes the May Council meeting, and additional meetings are held if required. A laptop computer is provided by the parish council.

The successful candidate would be required to work some set hours to cover meetings, with total hours averaging c. 3 hours per week. The council holds 6 parish council meetings per year held on Monday evenings in January, March, May, July, September and November. The successful applicant will be required to provide support and professional guidance to Councillors in all aspects of the Council's work, and will be responsible for all statutory financial reporting requirements. The Clerk is expected to attend all meetings and have good minute taking skills, to be able to keep the Council's web-site up to date, and to have basic accounting skills.

Requirements: Applicants should have previous administrative experience and must possess good skills in IT, organisation, communication, financial management, and minuting. An understanding of local government practices and procedures is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate will be required to attend DALC Clerk Induction Training if they have not already done so.

Working arrangement: There is no Parish Council office and the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for which an allowance is given. The Clerk/RFO is the sole employee.

Part time: average hours per month – 12-15.

Salary: NJC Scale LC 1 points 7-12 (old scales 18-22) depending on skills, knowledge and experience ( £10.16-£11.22 hourly rate).

Application: For full job description or further information please email

Candidates are asked to submit a CV and letter of application to the Chair at either or to the address below:

Chair, Hognaston Parish Council

Village Hall Post Box




Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 12th April 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 15th April 2019.

Start date: 1st May 2019.