Council: Rodborough Parish Council

County: Gloucestershire

Salary: LC2 SCP 24-28, £31,099 – £34,723 depending on qualifications and experience. A national pay award is pending.

Closing date: 14/09/2023 23:00

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 14/09/2023 23:00

Full-time with hybrid working.
Location – Rodborough Community Hall, Butterrow West, Rodborough, GL5 3TZ

Rodborough has an exciting opportunity to join our Parish Council to support the Council in our community work. If you have a genuine interest in helping our forward-thinking and energetic Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community, this post is ideal. With around 2,300 households and 4,276 electors, Rodborough, located within Stroud District, is a parish of contrasts, from the industry and commerce of Dudbridge to the tranquillity of National Trust Rodborough Common, part of the Cotswold’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You will ensure that all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, all Council meetings are properly administered, and decisions effectively implemented whilst developing healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies.

If you have not been involved in working with Councils before, look to your transferable skills and how these can benefit our Council. The successful applicant will have a proven record in administration and financial management with experience of managing a small team. You will be required to attend evening Council meetings which are held on Monday’s and other meetings as needed. This may involve some weekend work during the year. Office opening times are normally Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am till noon.

Competence in IT such as managing a Microsoft 365 account and accounting software is essential with knowledge of website administration. The role will also involve the management of large projects and the preparation of reports and funding applications for the Council.

You must be able to work on your own initiative, be willing to acquire new skills and take a proactive interest in the wellbeing of the community along with excellent interpersonal skills in order to work successfully with external organisations, Councillors and our community.

The position will require the CiLCA qualification, but this can be covered by fully funded training in the first 12 – 18 months if required.

Benefits include 22days annual leave (increases to 25days after 5 years’ service) plus two statutory days and bank holidays. The Council will fund membership of the Society of Local Council Clerks. Offers a competitive pension scheme.

An Application Form and Job Description are available from [email protected] or download via

Closing date for applications is midnight Friday 15th September 2023.

Interviews will take place Tuesday 26th September 2023.