Denmead Parish Council - Executive Office / Parish Clerk


Salary range of £35,934 - £36,876 37 hours per week (depending on experience and qualifications)

Denmead Parish Council is currently seeking a driven and determined individual with strong organisational skills for the role of Parish Clerk.

The Clerk is required to work for approximately 37 hours per month, including some evening meetings currently held via Zoom.

The Clerk is an Officer of the Parish Council and is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are enacted. Responsibilities of the role include personnel record keeping, receiving and handling correspondence, setting agendas and taking minutes on behalf of the Council.

The Clerk is a paid position, and the terms are in line with those recommended by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services. The rate will depend on qualifications and experience and is subject to annual review. Previous experience is not necessary as training is available.

Closing date details:

21st October 2020

Contact person:

For a full job description and details of the position, please contact Louise Shaw on


Newlands Parish Council - Vacancy for Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

We are looking for a Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer for Newlands Parish Council. The position is part time, working for 16 hours a week and Parish Council/Committee  evening meetings twice per month (1st and 3rd Thursday). The role will be based in the Newlands Community Hall.   

Overall Responsibilities 

The Clerk will take overall responsibility for the Council’s day to day operations whilst helping develop and implement its future growth strategy and associated plans. Some elements of the role will be those traditionally associated with a Parish Clerk, and ideally, candidates will have some experience of Local Council administration.

Working from the Council’s offices in Waterlooville for 3 morning a week, applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to think and act strategically; have experience of administrative management; an ability to understand local government law and procedure.

The successful applicant will have a flexible, motivated outlook and should be confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and the public. Good literacy and IT skills are essential to the position as are the personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.

Candidates will hold, or be willing to work towards obtaining the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

Range of salary (£13.41 - £16.31/hour), depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date details:

For any queries please email

Contact person:

Please send CV and covering letter detailing relevant skills and experience which you can bring to the role to:

The Clerk, Newlands Parish Council, Newlands Community Hall, 70 Newlands Avenue, Waterlooville, PO7 3BX or email

Please apply by 23 October 2020.

Vacancy for a Clerk for Hawkley Parish Council

Clerk to Hawkley Parish Council

After 12 happy years, the current clerk to the Parish Council has decided it is time to retire and hand over to someone new. Could this be you?

The job involves attending 5 meetings of the full Parish Council per annum (Wednesday Evenings) and approximately the same number of smaller, and typically much shorter, Planning Committee meetings, (although the number of planning applications  varies from year to year).

The Clerk is responsible for all administrative matters, including arranging all meetings, publishing agendas and minutes and liaising with other organisations as necessary while implementing decisions taken by councillors. You will also be required to manage the Council's income and expenditure, tax returns and an annual audit.

The position is intended to take on average 8 hours a week working very flexibly, usually from home, with pay in line with local government pay scales. Mileage and any incidental expenses incurred on Council business will be reimbursed.

A keen interest in understanding local issues, strong communication skills, basic PC skills,  a can do attitude and an organised mind are more important than any knowledge of local government as full training is available to the successful candidate.

Closing date details:

29 October 2020

Contact person:

If you are interested in learning more, please email the current Clerk at or speak to any member of the Parish Council. If you would like to apply, please submit a brief CV outlining your skills and experience and a covering letter explaining why you think you may be suited to this role.