VACANCY for Clerk/RFO & Proper Officer to Westcott Parish Council  

Due to the retirement of the current Clerk, a position has arisen in the role of Clerk/RFO to Westcott Parish Council. 

This is a varied and interesting role which involves working from home as well as attending regular evening council and occasional other meetings. 

The Clerk, who is also the Proper Officer to the Council, is responsible for agendas, minutes, finance, correspondence, general administration as well as liaising with residents, the new Unitary Council departments, contractors and other organisations and companies. The Council is also the Burial Authority for the Parish and so the Clerk will be required to liaise with funeral directors and keep appropriate burial records. 

The successful candidate would be expected to hold or study for the CiLCA qualification in local government administration. An existing qualification in local government procedure would be an advantage but is not essential. Applicants must be computer literate. The opportunity to attend training course relevant to the role will be provided. 

This is a salaried position of 16 hours per month with remuneration based upon the 2019-20 NALC recommended pay scales for part-time Clerks (depending on experience). There is also a working from home allowance based upon HMRC guidelines. A dedicated laptop is provided.

If you have any questions please email

CV’s should be submitted to the Chairman, Cllr. Mrs Sue Pusey at by 31st January. 

Position to commence on 1st April 2020. 

Westcott is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Parish Councillors

Expressions of interest in the role of Parish Councillor are always welcomed from people over 18 who are qualifying citizens of the Commonwealth, the European Community or the Republic of Ireland; applicants also need to either reside or have a business interest in the parish.

Please contact the Westcott Parish Council Clerk if you are interested in becoming a parish councillor and would like some more information about vacancies, the role and responsibilities.