Guidance notes for potential job applicants

We all know that interviews are a two way process – is the candidate a good fit for the employing council and is the council right for the candidate; there are a few steps of diligence that can be taken by both sides to minimise the risk of an unsuccessful appointment.

For the Council – ensure that the Council has a sound mechanism for appraisal, objective setting and mentoring new employees

For the candidate – make your own enquiries about the Council, drill down in its web site and if possible speak to the outgoing Clerk

At the interview – quite often candidates have no questions for the interview panel, this is the opportunity to satisfy yourself that this is the job for you and ask searching questions such as:

[a] What will you expect the successful candidate to achieve in the first 3 months?

[b] How do you deal with staff appraisal?

[c] Whilst the Council is my employer, who will be my point of contact on a day to day basis?

[d] What is the Council’s attitude towards assisted qualification training?


To apply for any of the vacancies on this page please download a pack, complete the application form and email to unless otherwise stated.

Farnham Town Council - Governance & Community Engagement Manager

Closing Date: 15th November 2020

Work Place: Office based

Hours: 37 hours per week – which will include some evening and weekend working

Rate of pay: Farnham Grade 4 SCP 27-26 (£30,507 to £36,876)

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Wadhurst Parish Council - Parish Clerk

Closing Date: 30th November 2020

Work Place: Office & home based

Hours: 14 - 28 hours a week

Rate of pay: SCP 18 - 32 £24,982 to £35,745 (pro rata) depending on qualification and experience

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Warnham Parish Council - Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

Work Place: From home including attendance at evening meetings

Hours: Up to 24 hours per week

Rate of pay: NJC Salary Scale range dependant on experience of candidate

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Locum Opportunities

For further information regarding any of the above please email

If you require a locum clerk please contact Trevor Leggo using the details above.