Vacancy – Parish Clerk & RFO

Tysoe Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to undertake the administration and financial management of the Council. The Council is seeking a candidate with good organisational, secretarial and administrative skills and with good numerical and financial acumen. The role is part-time (9 hours per week) and permanent.  Applicants should live within 15 miles of the village and have an understanding of rural issues.

Key Areas –

Meetings, Policies & Procedures – Manage the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, advising Councillors on procedural/legal matters and progressing actions. This will include attendance at and administration of the Council’s Committees.

Planning Applications – Ensure planning applications are circulated to Councillors, and after consideration by the Council, submit responses to the Local Authorities in accordance with timescales and policies.

Finances – Manage the Council’s finances; preparation of quarterly financial statements, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for internal and external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept determination.  Scribe is used for financial accounting and training will be provided. Previous experience in accounts is a requirement of the role.

Administration – Deal with correspondence, draft public notices and undertake all necessary administration of the Council. Administer, regularly up-date and review the Council’s website.

Candidates must have at least a year of admin/secretarial work and possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel). They should be capable of working independently without supervision and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. Good interpersonal skills are key as the Parish Clerk is in regular contact with parishioners, suppliers and other agencies. Experience in a similar role or knowledge of Local Council would be an advantage. Experience of website maintenance preferable; training will be provided if necessary.  A laptop is provided for the role.

Salary:  NJC Scale LC1 or 2 scale points 5 to 21 (£10.04 to £13.74 per hour), starting point depending upon experience, CiLCA qualification and transferable skills.

Please contact the Parish Clerk/RFO for more details and a full job description

Cllrs Alison Cross or Jane Millward would be pleased to have an initial discussion with interested candidates, and this can be arranged through the Parish Clerk.

Application is by CV and written statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, setting out how you meet the person specification for the role. Please send your application to


Application deadline: 06/08/2021

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