Job vacancy – Parish Clerk/RFO

Would you like to work for the Council? Are you looking for an interesting job with home based, flexible working hours?

Lapworth Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer with the drive, organisational skills and attention to detail required to successfully manage the day-to-day running of the Council’s services and finances.

In this dual role you will be joining a dedicated team of Council members and will work with residents, community groups and external organisations to foster and maintain positive relationships.  You must be able to work independently and be enthusiastic and flexible with excellent administrative, accounting and Microsoft Office skills.

In addition to managing the administration and governance of the Parish Council, as the Responsible Financial Officer you will also manage the Council’s financial accounts and payroll. Ideally you should hold or be willing to achieve the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification and have a sound understanding of local authority organisation and financial management.

The role is part time at 13 hours per week, mainly working from home. The working hours are flexible but you must be able to attend evening meetings of the Council held at 7:30pm on the second Monday of each month in Lapworth Village Hall. You will be provided with a laptop and will need office space at home to be able to securely store some paperwork/files.

The salary will be based on the NALC pay scale with an hourly rate from £14.21 to £15.48 (SCP 14-19) depending on experience and qualifications, plus a 3% pension contribution, pro-rata holiday and a Working From Home Allowance of £18.00 per month. The Council values skill growth and development and you’ll have access to training and resources to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Application is by CV plus a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the points listed in the person specification. The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th March 2024 and interviews will be held w/c 18th March. 

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact the Chairman Clive Henderson by emailing or phoning 01564 783672

Lapworth Parish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Further information about the Parish Council can be found at

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