Applications are invited from suitably experienced and qualified persons for the part - time (16 hours per week) post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Trimdon Foundry Parish Council.

Acting as the Parish Council's Proper Officer and Responsible Finance Officer, the successful applicant will require a working knowledge of managing finance and payroll, excellent communication and administrative skills, have good IT skills and the ability to use a variety of software. They will be the Cemeteries Officer, with responsibility for lawful administration of Deaf Hill Cemetery. The clerk must have the desire to make a significant contribution by supporting elected council members to improve the parish and its local community.
Previous experience in a public sector environment, particularly Local Government, would be desirable but is not essential.

The successful candidate should be self motivated and prepared to work towards obtaining the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA) qualification if not already qualified.
Terms and Conditions of employment are based on the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) Contract of Employment. Salary grade will depend on the qualifications & experience of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will be expected to work from home, with occasional visits to outdoor parish locations and attendance at regular Council meetings (evening of the second Tuesday of the month) and occasional other evening meetings.

Interested persons are invited to contact the Council by telephoning the Chair of the Parish Council on 07773200104 or by email to

Applications are by CV with covering letter to the Chair. Closing date is 20th November 2021 with interviews to be held in week commencing 22nd November 2021.