Vacancy, Clerk/RFO, Hope with Aston Parish Council

Overview: A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer for Hope with Aston Parish Council. There are usually 11 meetings per year, normally held in Hope on the 1st Monday of the month.

Requirements: The applicant should have previous administrative experience and must have good IT skills. The applicant should also demonstrate good organisational and communication skills. It is desirable, but not essential, that the applicant have an understanding of local government practices and procedures as training through DALC can be arranged. The successful candidate will be required to attend DALC Clerk Induction Training if they have not already done so. The candidate should be willing to work towards the Certificate in Local Council Administration if they do not already hold this.

In addition to providing relevant support to the nine Councillors, the Clerk/RFO will also be responsible for all statutory financial reporting requirements.

Duties include:

  • The preparation and distribution of agendas and taking accurate minutes of Parish Council Meetings, posting notices and issuing summons.
  • Taking action on decisions made at meetings and undertaking all administrative work including for Parish Council projects and events.
  • Acting as first point of contact, receiving and dealing with correspondence, requests for information and consultations.
  • Keeping accurate financial records, banking, invoices, receipts and payments, managing the HMRC PAYE scheme.
  • Drafting the Council's budget, preparing and managing accounts and liaising with auditors.
  • Providing legal and financial advice and information to support the council's decisions.
  • Updating and maintaining the Parish Council's website.
  • Liaising with High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council and other official bodies and individuals as necessary.

Salary: will be within the NALC SCP 7 – 12 £10.44-£11.53 per hour dependent upon experience, and the hours will be 5 hours per week.

Working arrangement: The successful applicant will work from home and be required to attend evening Council meetings.

Application: For a full job description or further information please email:

To apply, please email your CV, including the details of two referees, by 31st December 2020 . Interviews will be held during January and the successful candidate will be required to start as soon as possible after this.

South Darley Parish Council
Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Overview: South Darley Parish Council are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer (R.F.O.)

The Parish Council covers the wards of South Darley, Wensley, Oker and Snitterton and has eight councillors. The Council meets the second Tuesday of every month.

This is a part time role for 16 hours a month. In addition to this, the clerk is also required to facilitate, a bi-annual residents liaison meeting with representatives of HJ Enthoven, South Darley Parish Council, Stanton in the Peak Parish Council, Darley Dale Town Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Derbyshire County Council at which environmental reports, transport, planning and other issues are discussed. This will include the production and distribution of the minutes. These two meetings will require approximately 6 hours additional work each. The clerk will also be responsible for uploading information and notices to the Parish Council website.

Requirements: We would prefer you to have the Certificate in Local Council Administration or to commit to obtaining this after a reasonable time working for the Council. (Training will be offered as appropriate)

The candidate should be I.T. literate and have some book keeping skills.

Working arrangement: Homeworking plus meeting attendance, 16 hours per month, plus 12 hours per annum.

Salary: Salary pay scale 8-10 (£10.65 - £11-08, local Council scales), plus an allowance for home working.

Application: The application form and job specification are available from Brian Haymes (Chair) by email: or telephone: 07973 194584

Closing date: Applications must be received by: Monday 30th November

Interviews will be held week commencing: Monday 7th December

Killamarsh Parish Council
Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Background: A vacancy has arisen for Clerk & RFO to Killamarsh Parish Council. The Parish of Killamarsh has approximately 10,000 residents and the Parish Council has 15 Councillors.

Requirements: We are seeking a qualified CILCA Clerk or person working towards completion of CILCA. The person must have significant experience in senior management and a financial background, with supporting wide variety of skills. The post would suit a candidate who has previous financial management within local government. The Clerk will act as the Responsible Finance Officer, therefore financial acumen will be essential as well as Leadership, People Management and Communication skills.

Working arrangement: This is a post of 25 hours, currently extended by 05 temporary hours due to a review of the Parishes Leisure facility, which is currently being undertaken. The post benefits from flexible working as evening and weekend duties may be required, to meet both Parish and Committee requirements.

Salary: The post attracts a salary in accordance with NJC Scale point SCP 35 – 41 £38,890 to £44,863 p.a. (pro-rata).Part Time (25 Hours) – With additional hours to 30 Hours for a temporary period

Application: For an application pack, please contact either Cllr Steve Clough at or Cllr Carol Lacey at

Please return completed applications to our Chairperson Cllr Steve Clough at

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st December 2020

Provisional date for interviews is Wednesday 13th January 2021