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Parish Clerk Vacancy – Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council has a vacancy for a PARISH CLERK

Approximately 24 hours per month (to be worked flexibly from home)

Salary in accordance with NJC for local Government Services Scale LC1

The Parish Council serves a very large rural area that borders the South West and Northern borders of Uttoxeter Town. The Parish has approximately 1,300 electors with a Parish precept of circa £35k

We are currently seeking a new Parish Clerk to the Parish Council who will act as the proper officer of the Council, and be responsible for carrying out the business of the Council in connection with its function as a local authority. The appointment will take place as soon as it is possible following agreement of the Council.

The Clerk organises and attends monthly Parish Council meeting which are held in the evening, currently on the first Tuesday of each month for ten months of the year. The post holder is responsible for the preparation of the agenda and minutes and handling correspondence. In addition, as the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk is required to prepare the annual budget, arrange the payment of accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT. The Council also has contracts for services for the maintenance of public areas and a lengthman’s agreement with Staffordshire County Council.

Applicants should have experience of committee work, minute-taking and keeping financial records. The Successful candidate will also have experience of successfully working to deadlines and of organising a varied workload, have written and oral communication and good IT skills, be able to liaise with contractors and outside bodies. An interest in community matters is essential and experience of local authority administration would be a major advantage.

Applicants should be able to work flexibly to respond to issues as they arise and should live within reasonable distance of the Parish.

On appointment the new Clerk will be encouraged, with the support of the Parish Council, to undertake relevant training, to obtain the CiLCA qualifications if not already held, although this is not a requirement of the post.

For further information, please contact the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor David Brookes on 07980000850 or email

Applications should be in a form of a CV, detailing all relevant employment, qualifications and experience with an accompanying letter. All applications should be sent to the above email address

David Brookes

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council Chairman