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Training Officer - Staffordshire Parish Councils' Association

Following the promotion of our current training officer, we are recruiting for a Training Officer.

Hours: 16 hours per week to be worked flexibly by agreement (minimum of 3 days per week) including evenings and the occasional weekend.
Salary SCP 18 – 23 (£25,419 – £28,226) pro-rata.

Staffordshire Parish Councils Association (SPCA) is a not-for-profit membership organisation supporting parish and town councils across Staffordshire.

SPCA is seeking a forward-thinking individual who will continue to support the development and delivery of its training programme. The post holder will be expected to deliver some of our courses as well as organising them and full training will be provided. The post holder will work closely with the Chief Executive in relation to training with an expectation of increasing in-house delivery of a number of courses.

The post holder will also provide administration support updating the SPCA website.

The role provides an opportunity to work with a wide range of colleagues within the parish council sector and from across local government.

For the right individual who is prepared to assist the Association in continuing the excellent progress made with its training programme since 2020 by showing a can-do attitude and the ability to assist in the growth of the Association, there is the opportunity of promotion to Assistant County Officer which would be assessed during the first 2 years in post.

The role will require a mix of home, remote and office-based working. The SPCA office is located at Eastgate House, Stafford. The post holder will show flexibility in their workload and be committed to working outside core hours

Further details about the role are available in the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please contact us for a copy of these and the Application Form – No CV’s will be accepted.

Closing Date for Applications is 9am, 20th May 2022

Interviews will be arranged during the week commencing 6th June 2022 and will require candidates to prepare and give a 5 minute presentation – more details will be provided to those invited for interview.

Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer - Wall Parish Council

5 hours per week, at fixed spinal column point 12 (currently £11.73 per hour).
Wall Parish Council is seeking a part-time Clerk to start as soon as possible. The parish is located about 3 miles south of Lichfield and has about 470 residents living within the main settlement of Wall Village and surrounding hamlets of Chesterfield, Hilton, Muckley Corner and Pipe Hill.

The post is home-based, and a Home Allowance (currently £26 per month) is paid for this.
There are about 6 evening Council meetings a year and occasional site visits etc.

The Clerk is the sole employee of the Council and manages council business, assisting and advising the council in all aspects of local government administration and ensuring compliance with legal and financial obligations. The Clerk is also the council’s Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) managing all aspects of the council’s finances.

Applicants should have book-keeping experience, a good working knowledge of Word and Excel and preferably previous local government experience. The successful applicant will be encouraged to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) if not already obtained.

The role requires motivation and enthusiasm, together with good management, organisational and personal communication skills.

For more information on the Council and the parish see our website at:

The Job Description and Application Form are available at

The closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday 24 June 2022

Clerk - Brewood and Coven Parish Council

Salary Scale £24,920-£36,371 pro rata SCP 17-32
Progression beyond SCP 24 is dependent upon completion of CiLCA
25 hours per week

The Parish of Brewood and Coven is the largest in area in the District of South Staffordshire, covering some 12,500 acres. The parish has a population of around 8,000 and comprises four distinctly separate villages and many small hamlets. The Council is currently a Quality Council and consists of fifteen members.

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to the Council. This part time post is mainly office based and will be for 25 hours per week. The twice monthly Council meetings take place in the evening for which additional hours will be paid. Core hours are 9.30 to 12.30 Monday to Friday when the parish office is open to the public.

The post-holder will be the Council’s Legal and Responsible Financial Officer and should have experience of managing a budget, accounts, PAYE, minute-taking and correspondence. The successful applicant will be computer literate, preferably with previous local government experience and will be expected to have, or be willing to work towards, completion of the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) or the Certificate of Higher Education in Local Policy to enable the Council to maintain its Quality status. First class communication, initiative, and interpersonal skills are required.

Part of the role will be the management of the Council’s workforce which currently consists of eight posts.

The conditions of employment and remuneration will be based on the National Association of Local Council’s recommendations and include access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

A job description, person specification and further details can be obtained by telephoning the Parish Council on 01902 850809 or by email: Applications should be returned to the Clerk to the Council by email using the email address above or in writing to the Council Offices sealed and marked for the attention of the Clerk.

The closing date for applications is Noon 31st May 2022.

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer - Stowe by Chartley Parish Council

The Council seeks a flexible, sensitive and diplomatic person with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to work on own initiative, accurately and to deadlines. An ability to use IT effectively (e.g. email, web sites and conference software) is an essential requirement as is familiarity with word processors and spreadsheets.

The successful candidate will be familiar with an office environment and be used to taking Minutes of meetings and drafting agenda. Although the successful candidate will be home based a clean driving licence and own vehicle are essential as attendance at evening meetings is required.

Training will be provided. Hours average 6hrs/wk.
Salary will be in the NJC LC1 substantive range. SCP 7 – 12 (£10.63 – £11.73) per hour.

Closing date for applications noon on 9th May.
Evening interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th May

For further details contact the Clerk, Mr. J. Blount, on 01785 662160 or email

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer - Alstonefield Parish Council

The Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer is responsible to the 7-strong Parish Council.

This is a part time (4 hours per week on average) paid position under Salary Scale LC2.

The Parish Clerk will be required to work from home and have their own transport if not within the immediate area. Some evening and out of hours work is required.
The full Council meets approximately every 6 weeks, although some ad hoc meetings may be required.

The successful candidate will be computer literate (including Word, Excel etc) and confident in using email and the Internet.
Previous advantage of Local Government would be an advantage although training can be provided.
A laptop will be provided specifically for Parish Council work.

The salary will be dependent upon experience and will comply with NALC pay scales.

If you are interested in this position, or have any questions, please contact the Chairman of Alstonefield Parish Council, Gordon Campbell on 07919 353800. Alternatively, any member of the council will be able to advise you further.

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer - Norton Canes Parish Council

Norton Canes Parish Council seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to be Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer for a forward thinking Council. The successful candidate will be employed for 25 hours per week which will be office based and include some evening meetings and occasional weekend working.
Having knowledge and experience of local government procedures is desirable.

The salary will be SCP 24-28 £29,174 to £32,798 rata. Local Government pension scheme is offered with this post.

Closing date for applications is 20th May.

For full job description, person specification and application form please contact the Clerk at Norton Canes Parish Council tel: 01543 276812 or email

The application form can be downloaded at www. norton canes parish

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