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Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer


Blithfield Parish Council has a vacancy for a part-time Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer to support and guide the five elected councillors who meet formally bi-monthly.

The rural parish borders part of Blithfield reservoir and includes three hamlets, Newton, Dapple Heath and Admaston.

Working from home, currently four hours a week, the Clerk is remunerated at £11.53 per hour (SCP 12) and the precept for 2022-23 is £4,712.

A laptop and printer are supplied and in addition to taking minutes at council meetings the appointee will need the necessary skills to liaise with residents, borough and county councillors and officials, utilities and other organisations which impact on the area.

Keeping the council’s web site up to date, issuing all payments, up-dating the accounts spreadsheet, bank reconciliation and the annual budget and audit are included in the responsibilities. If required, full training will be provided to CILCA level.

For details about the parish please visit our web site.

Applicants should provide their CV to the chairman, Councillor Peter Atkins, MBE, at who can also be contacted on 01889 500635 for an informal discussion.

The closing date for applications is February 8 and interviews are planned for the week of February 14.

Vacancy for Temporary Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer


24 hours per month (to be worked flexibly from home) plus an additional 10 discretionary hours per year. LC2 Scale SCP 19 – £13.24 per hour (pay rise pending). Six month contract with potential to be made permanent thereafter

Closing date for applications Monday 31st January 2022

Mayfield is one of the northernmost parishes in the East Staffordshire Borough Council district, adjacent to the Derbyshire boundary at the River Dove. It has 600 households and a population of around 1,000 spread across several distinct communities. It is a lively village with a number of active societies and voluntary organisations and has a Memorial Hall, Parish Rooms and Recreation Association which are all well supported.

We are seeking to appoint a temporary Clerk/RFO who will be responsible for preparing agendas and minutes for monthly Parish Council meetings, held at 7.00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, for handling correspondence and managing the administration of the PC and providing advice to enable councillors to fulfil their function to best effect.

As the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk is required to arrange the payment of accounts, issue invoices, monitor and balance the Council’s accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT. Our annual precept is c.£11,500.

Applicants should have experience of committee work, minute taking and keeping financial records together with strong organisational, communication and IT skills and an interest in developing the PC website.

An interest in local community matters is essential and, while experience of local authority administration would be ideal, training and support can be provided. Convenient travelling distance to/from Mayfield will be important.

For a detailed job description, and/or to arrange an informal discussion on the role and remuneration, please contact Cllr David Croll at email

Further information on our Parish and Parish Council can be found at

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