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Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer 

Martley Parish Council wishes to recruit a qualified parish clerk and responsible financial officer.  Employment is for 12 hours per week, paid according to the national pay scales. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month.

Martley is a forward-looking village and the Council strives to improve the facilities offered to parishioners. The village has an approved neighbourhood plan and the council is responsible for playing fields (cricket and football), a children’s play area, a skate park, a new burial ground, and is a member of the lengthsman scheme.

The successful candidate will have good administrative skills and will show an ability to work with a team of councillors. The council will support all necessary training. 

Please contact Dr Stuart Cumella (Vice Chairman of the Council) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Tel: 01886 888797) for an application form and job specification. He will also provide any further information about the post. 

Closing date for applications 8th March 2019.


Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Peopleton Parish Council.

Peopleton Parish has over 250 households within the Wychavon District. The clerk’s duties will include correspondence, preparation of agendas and minutes, annual budgets / audits, email and website along with communications to and from councillors and the prompt payment of contractors and suppliers.

The clerk will be expected to work from home 15 hours per month and attend the council’s scheduled meetings bimonthly, every second Wednesday in the month.

Support will be given for training towards qualification if required, but we would prefer applications from qualified clerks looking for an additional Parish Council position. The salary will be pro rata the pay scale according to NALC (National Association of Local Councils) for Parish Clerks but will depend on experience.

Please complete an application form available from the Chairman, Jill Phillips via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 3pm on Friday 1st March 2019.

Person Specification:

  • ·Computer literate - Email, Word, Excel, Website management etc
  • ·Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • ·Excellent admin skills - note taking, electronic and hardcopy file management
  • ·Accurate numeric skills - financial information
  • ·Ability to implement attention to detail
  • ·Ability to manage own time effectively

Person Qualities:

  • ·Undertake appropriate training as necessary
  • ·Commitment to personal development

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Parish Council is provided with an effective administrative function i.e. legal notices, point of contact for District and County Council communications and contractors
  • Advising the Parish Council wherever necessary upon legal policies to support the Parish Council in making informed decisions
  • Reporting all incoming correspondence and information

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Updating and modifying financial reports, completing parish audit and accounts
  • Arranging receipt, and payment of, all incoming invoices to the Parish Council
  • Collating, and issuing, pre-meeting agendas and keeping minutes of meetings











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“Don’t forget to register for the Worcestershire County Council BUDGET ENGAGEMENT MEETING at 6pm on 23 January at County Hall.

Each year the Council holds a series of meetings with representatives from the community to discuss its proposed budget plans and the possible impact this may have locally. Michael Hudson, Chief Financial Officer would like to invite you to the budget engagement briefing for Parish & Town Councils and Voluntary & Community Sector at County Hall, Worcester on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 6.00pm. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about the Council's proposals for 2019/20 and answer the questions you may have at the meeting.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so we would be grateful if you could send only one representative from your organisation, who can feed back to colleagues. We will operate on a first come, first served basis so a speedy response is recommended.

Please contact Deborah Dale at Worcestershire County Council by Friday 11 January 2019 to register your attendance:

Email: ddale@worcestershire.gov.uk Telephone: 01905 846282”


NB   SECTION 137 LIMIT FOR 2019-20

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the appropriate sum for parish councils for the purposes of

Section 137(4)(a)of the Local Government Act 1972 for 2019-20 is £8.12