Job vacancy: Thakeham Parish Council


Thakeham Parish Council is looking for a clerk and responsible financial officer (RFO) to join their team.


Job title: Clerk and responsible financial officer (RFO)
Organisation: Thakeham Parish Council
Salary: £29,174 to £32,798 (LC2/SCP points 24-28)
Application deadline: 26 August 2022
County: West Sussex
Email address:
Phone number: 01798 815 305


Applications are invited for this full-time role (37.5 hours per week). 

The balance of work location between home and the existing parish office is negotiable. Thakeham Parish is located north of the South Downs, in the Horsham district of West Sussex. 

The council is recruiting to replace their retiring clerk. As well as the usual range of traditional clerking competencies, the parish needs support, particularly in the areas of planning and managing new community assets and related financial accounting.

The requirements of the role strongly favour applicants with existing experience as a parish clerk, or a senior deputy, and either already CiLCA-qualified or on course for completion. 

Skills and experience:

  • The successful applicant will be a strong written and verbal communicator with administrative and analytical skills, knowledge of local government and the planning system, and competence in financial management.
  • S/he also needs their own transport. 

Applications should be submitted to  by 22 July 2022. The application should consist of a CV and covering letter setting out why you feel you are suitable for the job and how your experience/skills meet its requirements. Interviews will be held in early July, with a view to the successful candidate ideally starting by the end of August 2022.

Full job description and further particulars are available via the weblink provided. To find out more about the role, contact either parish council chair, Caroline Instance ( or 07969 432 923) or the current role-holder, Owen Richards ( or 01798 815 305).

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