Killamarsh Parish Council - Deputy Clerk Vacancy

Overview: Killamarsh Parish Council has a vacancy for a Deputy Parish Clerk. This is a permanent post with 25 hours per week and an additional 12 hours per week on a temporary basis.

The Village of Killamarsh is situated in North East Derbyshire. It has fantastic views from elevated positions and looks over onto Rother Valley Country Park. With a population of just under 10,000, Killamarsh has a real community spirit and a busy village centre which can meet all your shopping needs.

The Parish Council runs a Sports Centre where the council staff are based.

Killamarsh is located, essentially, the same distance to Sheffield, Chesterfield and Rotherham. It has good transport links to Chesterfield and Sheffield via the buses and the Sheffield Supertram network which has its terminus located nearby at Halfway.

The Parish Council has 15 councillors all of whom work hard to make the village a welcoming place to live and visit.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education to GCSE level grades A – C or equivalent High level of literacy and numeracy, will hold, or be willing to obtain the CiLCA qualification within six months of taking up the post. Have good legal knowledge of the statutory framework concerning the management and running of a Council. To be able to ensure that the Council's civic and administrative functions and services are performed professionally and in accordance with all relevant statutory obligations. To deputise for the Parish Clerk in their absence, to ensure the smooth running of the Parish Council administration.

Working arrangement: Please note that this is not a 9 – 5 post, occasional evening and weekend work is required. The Parish Council has several committees which meet regularly and their main Full Council meeting is held on the last Monday of each month commencing at 7pm. You will be expected to work from the office in the Sports Centre, Stanley Street, Killamarsh. On-site parking is available free of charge.

Salary for this vacancy is SCP 20 £25,991 pro rata per annum.

Application: For further information and an application pack, please email,

Closing date for applications: 25th September at 12noon

Previous applicants need not apply

as Clerk to the Council & Financial Officer

Overview: This is a part-time role (averaging 17 hours/month, including approximately 7 evenings per year attending meetings in the village), working mainly at home.

The Parish Council (which covers Taddington and Priestcliffe) has 6 councillors, and the Clerk's role is

  • to advise the Council and implement the Council's decisions efficiently, and
  • to manage all aspects of the Council's administration and finances.

("Clerk" is an historic title, and the role is rather different from what we usually think of as a clerk today.)

The Clerk can often be an ambassador for the Council in dealing with outside organisations, so you need to be positive about Taddington and the good things which happen in our community!

Requirements: We will expect you to have the Certificate in Local Council Administration or to commit to obtaining this as soon as possible after appointment (training will be offered as appropriate). Some experience of book-keeping is also required.

Salary: In return, we can offer a salary of £10.04-£10.24 per hour (Local Councils scale points 5 to 6), plus an allowance for home working.

Application: For further details of this varied and interesting role, please contact the Acting Clerk, Peter Leppard (07860 624453, or, who will be happy to chat to you about it and provide the Job Description/Person Specification. We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date for applications 12th October.