Part time Parish Clerk & RFO – West Wratting Parish Council

West Wratting Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). 

Hours: Part time up to 5 hours per week with additional hours for training and personal development.

Location: Working from home, other than attending bi-monthly evening meetings in West Wratting on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November.

Salary: in the range of £13.00-£15.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications and experience, within the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (E01-23 | 2023/24 Local government services pay agreement).

Duties: The Parish Clerk/RFO works with the seven members of the Parish Council to serve the community of West Wratting. 

Duties of the Clerk – Advising the Council on its legal responsibilities and powers, organising and supporting Council meetings (agenda and minutes), and managing communications. Managing the annual internal audit process, managing parish assets, updating policies in line with current legislation, and liaising with councillors and parishioners. Maintaining the office filing systems (electronic and filing cabinet) along with electronic backups. 

Duties of the RFO – Producing monthly accounts (receipts and payments and bank reconciliation) and quarterly report of expenditure against the budget. Preparing the annual budget for approval by the Council, producing the annual governance and accounting statements. Full responsibilities are detailed in our Financial Regulations.

Background: West Wratting is a rural village 10 miles southeast of Cambridge. With a population of ~500 and ~200 dwellings we are a small parish with an annual precept of ~£14k. The Parish council is responsible (via management committees) for 2 large assets – the Sports Pavilion and the Village Hall – plus other small assets (see assets register). One upcoming challenge that we need to face is an NSIP proposal for a massive solar and storage battery farm that will use 50% of our parish area. 

Our ideal candidate will be 

  • An excellent communicator. 
  • Self-motivated, personable, enthusiastic, well-organised. 
  • Able to work on their own initiative. 
  • Qualified in Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), or willing to train.
  • Experienced with office software and posting to WordPress websites.

Please send an application letter and your CV to the Chairman at

Closing date: 1st August 2024, but closing sooner if a suitable applicant is found. Starting ASAP.

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