General Info

Council: Killamarsh Parish Council

County: North East Derbyshire

Salary: LC3 Points 34 to 41 (£37,890 - £44,863) per annum, pro-rata

Closing date: 29/03/2022

Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 29/03/2022

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Salary: Grade LC3, Points 34 to 41 [£37,890 – £44,863] per annum, pro-rata

Relocation expenses may be available for an exceptional candidate who does not live within a reasonable commute of North East Derbyshire


Killamarsh Parish Council has a fantastic opportunity for a Parish Clerk / RFO to join its friendly and community focused team. This is a permanent post for 35 hours per week. We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The village of Killamarsh is situated near to Rother Valley Country Park, close to the Trans Pennine Trail and within easy reach of major motorway links, Sheffield, Doncaster and the Peak District.  The Parish is home to around 10,000 residents and the Parish Councillors and office staff all work hard to make the village a welcoming place to live and visit.

Working Arrangement

Reporting to the Council, you will work 35 hours per week, split over 5 days, including some regular evening meetings and occasional weekend work. The job is office based, as the successful candidate will play a central role in linking the Parish Council to the community.

Main purpose of the Job

The Clerk / RFO is the Proper and most senior Officer to the Parish Council. The post holder will have overall responsibility for all administrational requirements in relation to council finances, services and activities and will execute all aspects of council business. This will include (but is not limited to) preparing agendas, minute taking, writing reports, organising events, and ensuring that all legal requirements are met within prescribed time limits. They will control and deliver all statutory obligations of the council, including its financial responsibilities.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual with a flexible and creative approach, who can enthusiastically lead a team, and who will promote the interests of the community by forging strong local partnerships. They will be an excellent communicator with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, combined with strong commercial and financial management experience.


The ideal candidate will have a good standard of education to GCSE level grades A – C or equivalent, a high level of literacy and numeracy, and will hold, or be studying towards the CiLCA qualification. A financial qualification would also be an advantage. The candidate will have experience as an effective team leader and will have an excellent working legal knowledge of the statutory framework concerning the management and running of a parish council.

Ideally the council is looking for the post to be full-time, however a part-time role for an outstanding candidate may be considered.


To apply, please download the job application pack from the Parish Council website: www.killamarsh-pc.gov.uk

Click here to download a Recruitment Pack

Or email: parish.office@killamarsh-pc.gov.uk

Completed applications should be emailed to: parish.clerk@killamarsh-pc.gov.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Council Chairperson Cllr Steve Clough on 07828 211725.