Parish Clerk Job Opportunity

The Parish Council is recruiting a new Parish Clerk to replace Owen Richards, who is retiring in September 2022.  Full details are below.

Thakeham Parish Council – Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Full-time          – 37.5 hrs/week (including scheduled evening meetings)
Salary range    – LC2 /SCP points 24-28 (£29,174 – £32,798 on 2021-22 scale)

We are recruiting to replace our retiring Clerk.  As well as the usual range of traditional Clerking competences, the parish needs support particularly in the areas of planning, and managing new community assets and related financial accounting.  The requirements of the role strongly favour applicants with existing experience as a parish clerk, or a senior deputy, and either already CiLCA-qualified or on course for completion.

Skills and experience: The successful applicant will be a strong written and verbal communicator with administrative and analytical skills, knowledge of local government and the planning system, and competence in financial management.  S/he also needs their own transport.

Work Location: balance between working from home and the Parish Office in the Village Hall (Abingworth RH20 3GW) to be agreed.

Deadline: applications should be submitted by Friday 24 June, via a CV and covering letter setting out why you feel you are suitable for the job and how your experience/skills meet the requirements set out in the job description.  Applications should be submitted via:

Interviews: will be held in early July, with a view to the successful candidate ideally starting by the end of August 2022.

Job Description and further particulars can be downloaded below.  To find out more about the role, contact either PC Chair Caroline Instance ( /07969 432923) or current role-holder, Owen Richards ( /01798 815305)