Job Vacancies


Outline: Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Grindleford Parish Council. The post is to provide professional support in all aspects of the Council's work. The Council normally meets at 7.30pm every 2nd Thursday of each month.

Requirements: You will need to be computer literate and competent in administration and basic book-keeping. Also, be able to demonstrate good time management, organisational and communication skills.

Previous experience as a Clerk would be an advantage as would local knowledge of the Parish of Grindleford. There will be a full handover of duties and training and support will be provided to the successful applicant to help them carry out the post.

Working arrangement: The hours of work are flexible, on average 8 per month. Work is mainly from your home, but also attending meetings in Grindleford.

Salary: The fixed salary is at the SCP15 (£9.341 per hour). Expenses will be paid for use of telephone, internet and other authorised expenses.

Application: Apply via covering letter and Curriculum Vitae, demonstrating how the criteria of the person specification can be met, together with the details of two people who can be contacted for references.

The Job Description & Person Specification will be available on request via the email address below.

Applications should be returned for the attention of the Chairman to:

By post to;

Clerk to the Council,

Grindleford Parish Council,

Fern Cottage,

8, Main Road,


S32 2JN

Closing date: The closing date is 31st January 2019.

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited for an interview in February.


Outline of role: Willington Parish Council (WPC) is a strategic village within South Derbyshire with many active and thriving groups. To assist with the future development of the community, parish plans and neighborhood plans, WPC are looking to add the new position of Parish Administrator.

The primary role will be to support the qualified Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer (RFO), with the day-to-day administration and communication within the village.

The role will involve full training and support and WPC envisages the person will receive sufficient training that they could develop into a qualified and professional Clerk.

There will be a requirement to attend regular council and committee meetings to take minutes and then follow up on agreed actions. Council meetings are typically held in the evenings, currently 2nd Tuesday in the month. Committee meetings are typically on Monday evenings on a periodic basis (some are monthly, others are 3 times per year).

Liaising between stakeholders in the community, district and county council, Chair/Councilors, local businesses and parishioners, the position will demand strong communication and organisation skills.

Requirements:We are seeking somebody with experience in:

- Knowledge of the Willington community, assets and groups.

- Administration

- IT, Microsoft Office

- Relevant English/Maths qualifications

- Verbal and written communication with stakeholders

Knowledge of council workings would be desirable, but not essential.

Working arrangement: The position will be home based and IT equipment will be provided as required. The hours will be in the region of 6-12 hours per week but will be linked to the hours that the qualified Clerk/RFO will be delivering. Due to the nature of the workload, some weeks will be minimal hours, but will be balanced by other weeks with scheduled meetings that will require more hours.

Salary: Hourly pay will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate applying, anticipated to be in the range of £12.00 to £15.00.

Pro-Rata Holidays (based on hours worked) and pension scheme available.

Application: Applications should be send to

Cllr J McLaughlin

38 Beech Avenue



DE65 6DB

Closing date: 18th January 2018