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Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Council: Stilton Parish Council

County: Huntingdonshire

Salary: Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience (Nest pension scheme)

The Parish of Stilton, located just off the A1(M) to the west of Peterborough has a village population of about 2,500. The precept for 2019/2020 is approximately £90,000.

There are to be 3 part-time staff who, together with volunteers, look after the Stilton Pavilion, the parish room, village amenities and the graveyard.

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer.

We are looking for someone with the ability to manage staff, maintenance contracts and facilities. They should have experience of financial systems and procedures, including those for VAT, and the preparation of financial reports as appropriate for Parish Councils. They need an ability to work with the public including residents, contractors, councillors and external agencies.

Experience of preparing agendas, minutes and reports within required timescales is important. There needs to be a flexible approach to working patterns; evening working is required particularly for meetings of council and its committees. An understanding of legal, statutory and other provisions (including risk assessment) governing or affecting the running of a parish council is expected, as well as some experience in dealing with correspondence and complaints.

The ideal candidate will be a CiLCA qualified Clerk/RFO or someone willing to work towards this qualification.

Five GCSE grade A*-C to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualification) are required.

This is a home-based, part-time vacancy.

56 Hours per month.

Salary scale dependent upon qualifications and experience.

(Nest Pension Scheme)

Closing date for applications - 14th June 2019

Please send letter of application and CV to:

The Clerk,
Stilton Parish Council,
Stilton Pavilion,
High Street,

For further information please email:



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