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.

Rudgwick Parish Council: Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

Closing Date: 8th August 2020

Work Place: Office based

Hours: 25 per week

Rate of pay: NJC scale LC2 24-28 (£27,905- £31,371)/ 29-32 (£32,029 - £34,788) (pro-rata)

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Uckfield Town Council - Countryside Ranger

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 9th August 2020

Work Place: Varied

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

Rate of pay: £19945 to £22462

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Selsey Town Council - Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Closing Date: Friday 14th August 2020

Work Place: Selsey Town Hall

Hours: 37 hours per week, including evening meetings

Rate of pay: Salary SCP36 £38,813 (moving to SCP 37 £39,782 on gaining CiLCA)

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Midhurst Town Council - Events & Promotions Officer

Closing Date: 5pm 31st August 2020

Work Place: Town Council Office

Hours: An average of 15 hours per week according to work schedule

Rate of pay: SCP9 £20,344 / £10.54 per hour FTE

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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 wish to offer your services as a locum please complete a details form here


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