Vacancy for Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer.

Advert for Clerk to South Lenches Parish Council.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to South Lenches Parish Council due to the retirement of the outgoing Clerk. The successful applicant will be an employee of South Lenches Parish Council.

The position is for 7 hours per week, working from home, so good internet access is required. You must be able to attend six evening meetings of the Parish Council over the year; other meetings may be held if urgent matters arise. A Laptop will be provided and you must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office 365.  Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential as you will be dealing with the public and other outside bodies.

Your post will include preparing the agenda for meetings, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence (emails), managing accounts, overseeing a budget, management of ground maintenance contractors and keeping the website updated.

The Clerk’s role also involves ensuring the Parish Council follows procedures and acts within its powers. A background in Local Government is useful but full training will be given to the successful candidate.

Salary is based on the NALC salary scales and will be dependent upon experience.

To discuss the position, or to request an application form, please contact the Clerk by:

Tel: 07835620613. Email:

Closing date for applications: Thursday 29th February 2024