Vacancy for Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Our lovely and super efficient Clerk is leaving us. A replacement is required as soon as possible for this Parish which lies on the outskirts of Gloucester. The majority of the Parish is urban and falls either side of the A38 Tewkesbury Road and has grown considerably over recent years with new housing on the Whittington Park development. Services for this area are provided by a small thriving local centre with a range of shops/businesses. A more rural area to the west, along Sandhurst Lane and adjacent to the Parish of Sandhurst is also part of the Parish.

We are a friendly Council which has recently expanded with the addition of four new Councillors bringing with them a range of new skills and interests.

The Parish Council meets monthly on a Tuesday evening except in January and August.

The successful candidate will have experience as clerk to a Parish Council and a friendly and positive disposition. They will have excellent administrative and financial skills and a high level of I.T literacy as they will be expected to manage the Parish Council website and, with support from Councillors, develop a quarterly newsletter.

An important aspect of the Clerk’s role is managing the allotment site which has a thriving community of like-minded individuals.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the CilCA qualification or be prepared to study for the award.

Hours of work 30 per month (to be reviewed after 6 months) to be worked flexibly and work will be home based.

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications but will be in the range NJC LC1 (13- 17) £22627 – £24491 pro rata.

There will be a 6-month probationary period. Ideally the start date is as soon as possible but realistically is likely to be September.

Applications for the post should be submitted by submission of a C.V and a covering letter evidencing how the requirements of the Person Specification are met. Applications should be sent to Any queries regarding the post to be sent to the same e mail address.

Closing Date is Friday 29th July 2022

Interviews will be held on w/c 15th August 2022