Advertisement for the post of Parish Council Clerk with the additional role of Responsible Financial Officer

The Gorge Parish Council | Clerk to the Parish Council


The Gorge Parish Council are looking to appoint a self-motivated, highly organised and innovative individual who will be able to bring experience to the position of Parish Clerk. The Parish Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and its Responsible Financial Officer, and is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

The Clerk’s responsibilities include producing agendas and minutes for council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, implementing the council’s decisions, acting as the council’s financial officer and keeping the council’s financial records. Some evening and out of hours work is required.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified, but consideration would be given to a suitable candidate willing to study for this. The applicant must have good financial and book-keeping skills. Working knowledge of local government would be an asset; as would a good level of computer literacy and competency in using Microsoft packages. Good organisational skills are essential as is a large degree of tact, diplomacy and flexibility in dealing with members of the public and other bodies. Local knowledge of The Gorge would be an advantage.

Working hours are 15 hours per week and the salary will be pro-rata within the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) pay scale points 26-29 (£23,166 -£25,694 pro rata), according to experience and qualifications. The post holder will work from the Parish Council office (Maws Craft Centre, Jackfield, Telford) and be provided with a computer etc.

The Council meets on the evening of the first and third Tuesday of each month, except in August, with other meetings being called as required.

For an informal discussion and an application form and job description, please contact the Chairman,Cllr H Oldershaw on 01952 432476 or email

The job description and application forms are also available on

Postal Applications should be sent, marked “Private and Confidential”, to the following address by no later than Friday, 6th January 2017.

Mrs M Bragg

Chair Personnel Committee TGPC

1 Church Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7NS

The Gorge Parish Council is an equal opportunities employer.