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.

Bentley Parish Council - Hampshire - Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: Friday 25th January 2020

Work Place: Initially from home but planning to take up an office in the Bentley Memorial Hall in the near future

Hours: 20 hours a week and a Parish Council evening meeting once per month

Rate of pay: Salary subject to experience from £25,000 pro rata

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Warbleton Parish Council - Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

Closing Date: 12 Noon Friday 7th February 2020

Work Place: From home

Hours: 8 hours per week, working from home, including attendance at evening meetings

Rate of pay: Salary £14-£15 per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)

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Ash Parish Council - Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Closing Date: Thursday 6th February 2020

Work Place: Office based

Hours: Full time

Rate of pay: Salary: LC3 – SCP 33 – 42 (£35,934 - £44,632) dependent upon experience and qualifications

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Pevensey Parish Council - Clerk/RFO (maternity cover)

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Work Place: Parish Council Office

Hours: 30 per week

Rate of pay: based on experience and any professional qualification achieved

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Locum Clerk Opportunities

For further information regarding any of the below please email


There are currently no locum opportunities in our area that we are aware of.


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