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

Address: Bentley Memorial Hall, Hole Lane, Farnham, GU10 5LB


We are looking for a new Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer for Bentley Parish Council. The position is part time, working for 20 hours a week and a Parish Council evening meeting once per month. The role will initially involve working from home but we are planning to take up an office in the Bentley Memorial Hall in the near future. Overall Responsibilities

The Clerk to the Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. The Clerk will be totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. The Clerk will be expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and in particular to produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. The Clerk will be the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances. Also the Clerk will be responsible for managing various contractors and projects as they arise.


Word, Excel and Book Keeping experience is essential, previous local government experience and ability to update website is desirable. Good English language and communication skills are essential. CiLCA qualified preferred (or training towards qualification)

Salary subject to experience from £25,000 pro rata. Pension scheme, mobile telephone, laptop computer and home allowance also provided.

Please send CV and covering letter detailing relevant skills and experience which you can bring to the role: Bentley Parish Council, Bentley Memorial Hall, Bentley, GU10 5NB or email to be received no later than Friday 25th January 2020 Full details of job description will be published on

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