Assistant Clerk to the Council Vacancy

Eccleshall Parish Council

Closing date for applications 24th February 2021

Vacancy for the position of Assistant Clerk to the Council. – 18 months fixed term contract in the first instance.

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Parish Clerk for Eccleshall Parish Council. The post is for 7 hours per week and the starting salary, based on NJC scales, will start at SCP 5, (£19,312 per annum, pro rata) dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Assistant Clerk will work from home, and it is expected that the appointment will commence as soon as the right candidate is able to start. Initial working hours may be up to 10hrs per week to incorporate training requirements.

The Parish area includes the Wards of Croxton, Slindon and Horsley, as well as the Town Ward, covering almost 20,000 acres. The Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual, who has the flexibility, knowledge and skills to manage a varied workload to support the work of the Parish Clerk.

The successful candidate will possess excellent administrative experience, together with organisational and IT abilities (Word, Excel, Publisher, website updating) and proven interpersonal skills.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Mrs Stacey Worden, Parish Clerk, 16, Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, Stafford ST18 9PR. Email:, Tel: 01785 282296, or go to the website at

The closing date for applications is the 24th February 2021, and interviews are expected to take place in early March.

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer Vacancy

Newborough Parish Council

8 hours per week (to be worked flexibly from home)

Newborough Is a small village in East Staffordshire, located between Burton on Trent and Abbots Bromley with approximately 190 dwellings and just over 400 on the electoral roll.

Our current clerk is leaving to take up a full time role and so we are seeking to appoint a successor who will be responsible for preparing agendas and minutes for monthly Parish Council meetings, held at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of the month, and for handling correspondence.

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 budget is c.£17,000.

Applicants should have experience of committee work, minute taking and keeping financial records together with strong communication and IT skills. You should be able to work flexibly to respond to issues as they arise and should live within easy travelling distance of the village.

An interest in local community matters is essential and, while experience of local authority administration would be ideal, training and support will be provided.

For an application pack, and/or for an informal discussion on the role, please contact Cllr Bethan Waite, Chairman on 01283 575049 or at

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