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5 February 2024



Wicklewood Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to work alongside our team of Parish Councillors.

The position, which is home based, involves working 30.5 hours per month, flexibly, including attendance at Parish Council meetings which are held in the evenings 10 times a year. Beginning at £15.48 per hour (SCP scale 19), dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

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

  • Advising the Council

  • Updating the Parish Council website

  • Maintaining/updating files and documents

  • Actioning the Council’s decisions

  • Attending to all correspondence including letters and emails

  • Distributing relevant information to Councillors

  • Acting as the Responsible Financial Officer, managing and reporting on the Parish Council’s finances, including HMRC PAYE, annual budget preparation, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT and preparing the accounts for annual audit

  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer for the Parish Council

  • Monitoring planning applications and circulating to the Council

  • Line managing the booking clerk who deals with bookings in the village hall

You would need good administrative, communication, IT, numerical and organisational skills and basic financial knowledge. You would need to be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines. Training can be given. This is a terrific opportunity for someone wanting to work in a responsible professional role from home within their own schedule.

This position will be available from 1st May 2024. To apply send your CV stating work experience, qualifications and the qualities you would bring to the job with a short supporting statement letter to Parish Council Chairman, John Seville via the Clerk: Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

For further information or for an informal chat about the role please email the Clerk, Helen Frayer at

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