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Hardingham Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work alongside our forward looking parish councillors.

The position which is home based involves working 4 hours per week, flexibly, including attendance at Parish Council meetings. Parish Council meetings are held 6 times a year with the occasional extraordinary meetings as required.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Organising and attending council meetings, preparing agendas, and writing minutes

  • Advising the Council

  • Implementing and maintaining the Parish Council website

  • Maintaining/updating files and documents

  • Implementing the Council’s decision

  • Attending to all correspondence including letters and emails

  • Distributing relevant information to Councillors

  • Act as the responsible Financial Officer, manage and report on the Parish Council’s finances, including HMRC PAYE, annual budget preparation, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT and prepare the accounts for annual audit

  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer for the Parish Council

  • Monitoring planning applications and circulating to the Council

  • Liaising with District and County Councillors

The successful candidate should be suitably qualified (ideally with or be willing to obtain CiLCA – the Certificate in Local Council Administration) have good IT and organisational skills. The salary will be paid in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience.

This position will be available from 1st August 2024, however an earlier start may be available for the right candidate. Please send CV’s stating work experience, qualifications and the qualities you would bring to the job to and a short supporting statement letter to parish council Chairman, Dudley George via the Clerk:

For further information please email the Clerk, Heidi Frary

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