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1 December 2023



Ryburgh Parish Council (which includes the villages of Great Ryburgh and Little Ryburgh) is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. 

The position which is home based involves working 8 hours per week, flexibly, including attendance at Parish Council meetings. Parish Council meetings are held 8 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

  • 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

  • Preparing end of year accounts liaising with both internal and external auditors

  • Apply, monitor and report on any grants/funding which is applied for

  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer for the Parish Council

  • Monitoring planning applications and circulating to the Council

  • Liaising with District and County Councillors

  • Advising the Council 

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. 

Please send your CV stating work experience and the qualities and skills you would bring to the job with a short covering letter to Cllr N Dandy – Vice-Chairman, email:

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