Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer - Hale Parish Council

Hale Village is set in the beautiful New Forest, has a little over 500 residents and a precept of £11,797.

Hale Parish Council is seeking a Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.  The successful candidate will work an average 10 hours a week from home and out and about in Hale – including a monthly 2-3 hour, evening Council meeting, usually on a Tuesday.  Some flexibility will be needed when additional hours may be required.  We welcome applications for a job share or those interested but with fewer available hours.

As Proper Officer for the Council, the Clerk/RFO is responsible for managing all Council business and advising Councillors in all aspects of Local Governance including Council finances.  It is an interesting and diverse role with the opportunity to meet new people and work alongside other agencies in the New Forest.  Hale Parish Council has various ongoing and one-off projects, being pro-active in its’ work for the community.

  • Experience in local council administration and/or accounts management is preferred but not essential.  Candidates should have strong organisational, communication and IT skills. 
  • Training will be given and the successful candidate should be willing to study for (or complete) the CiLCA qualification (the Council will pay the fees).
  • Salary is negotiable from NJC SCP 16 (£9.054 per hour) depending on qualifications and experience, with allowances for work-related expenses.
  • Hale Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
  • Own transport is essential.

Closing date details:

The closing date for applications by Expression of Interest and CV is noon on 30 April 2018.  Interviews will be held in Hale on 9 May 2018.

Contact person:

For a Job Description and Person Specification please contact the Clerk to Hale Parish Council: or telephone 07717 851694 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Bramshaw Parish Council: Applications are invited for the post of PARISH CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Salary in accordance with the NJC scales: (LC1, SCP 18 – 23), £17,891 - £21,048 pro-rata; hourly rate £9.30 to £10.94).  

The starting point will depend on experience and qualifications.

Bramshaw is a small rural community (about 600 electors) with an annual precept/community tax support grant of approximately £6750.

Skills required:

  • A pro-active approach to fulfilling the role. Excellent administrative, communication (both written and oral), minute taking and interpersonal skills together with IT & database competences. The ability to keep accurate accounting records is essential.
  • Previous local government or other public-sector experience is desirable but not essential.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to attend appropriate training courses. It is also desirable that the successful candidate has or is willing to train towards the CiLCA qualification.

The Clerk will work from home and have his/her own transport.  A laptop computer and printer will be supplied by the Parish Council.  Some evening work will be required as monthly parish council meetings occur during the evenings.

Closing date details:

Applications should be returned by 30 April 2018.

Contact person:

If interested, please apply with your CV to: Ian Milsom, Clerk to Bramshaw Parish Council, c/o Bramshaw Village Shop, Bramshaw, LYNDHURST, SO43 7JB: Telephone No 023 80 813886 or e-mail