Covingham Parish Council

Vacancy for a Clerk to the Council

Covingham Parish Council is a small, proactive, busy Parish Council. An exciting opportunity exists for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council. This demanding and varied role is at the heart of the Parish Council, and the successful applicant will play an integral part in ensuring it fulfils its obligations to the residents of Covingham.  

The Clerk will take full responsibility for the day-to-day administration and financial management of the Council’s activities.

In addition to the normal statutory duties, the Clerk will be expected to provide support and guidance to Councillors in implementing new initiatives and procedures, keeping the Parish Council up to date with changes in the legal framework that it sits, and to undertake project work as and when required.He/she must be able to work on their own initiative, acquire new skills, if necessary and take a proactive interest in the wellbeing of the community.

This is an exciting role for a highly motivated individual who is self-disciplined with excellent management and organisational skills. Applicants must be computer literate, and preferably qualified or experienced in local council administration. However, applicants with relevant skills will be considered as training and support can and will be provided.

This is a home-based role of 15 hours per week initially.

How to apply:

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Chair, email Or for further information and/or an informal chat please telephone Val Curtis on 07989 647438

Closing date for applications is 25th October 2017