Vacancy – Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Kennington Parish Council. This is a permanent, part-time position for 22 hours per week, working from home and to include some evening meetings, including monthly Parish Council meetings. The Clerk provides administrative support to the Council, and is the Responsible Financial Officer, with the administration of Council finances.

Duties include:

➢ Managing the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, monitoring actions and decisions. There will also be attendance of meetings for committees.

➢ Ensuring all planning applications are considered at the Planning Committee meetings and submitting responses to the District Council.

➢ Managing the Parish Council’s finances, preparing the monthly accounts and reconciliation, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for external audit, VAT reclaim on a quarterly basis, preparing for budget review and precept.

➢ Managing a number of village contracts and any other goods and services as may be required from time to time by the Council.

➢ Dealing with a variety of correspondence and public notices.

Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently without supervision and have the ability to deal with a range of issues. Experience in a similar role or knowledge of local councils would be an advantage but is not essential. This position is paid at NJC Scale Points 18-23 (£25,419 – £28,226 pro rata; actual salary £15,114 – £16,783), depending on skills and experience.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter by Friday 1st July 2022 to:
Rachel Brown
Clerk to Kennington Parish Council
93 Kennington Road
or by email to .

Interviews will be held in early July.

Job Description (PDF)

Person Specification (PDF)

Please contact the Chairman or Clerk if you have any questions.

Chairman: Colin Charlett, , 01865 326797, 07790 702379

Clerk: Rachel Brown, , 01865 421126

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