Job vacancy: Datchet Parish Council


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


Job title: Clerk and responsible finance officer (RFO)  
Organisation: Datchet Parish Council 
Salary: starting £33,486 (SCP 29) per annum, rising to £36,371 (SCP 32) per annum  
Application deadline: 12 August 2022 
County: Berkshire 
Email address  
Phone number: 01753 773 499 


This is a full-time position (37 hours per week). On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the employee will be based in the parish office, which is open from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. It is possible to work from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the successful candidate may also work in the office at their discretion.

Attendance is required at a minimum of 12 evening meetings per year, normally held on the second Monday of the month in Datchet Village Hall from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, which will form part of the normal working hours. 

The clerk and responsible finance officer (RFO) will be responsible for the proper administration of the council and ensuring that the statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the council are observed. 

Previous local government or public sector experience is desirable.

Excellent knowledge of local government administration, finance, and cemetery/burial procedures is essential, along with good communication and IT skills. Experience relating to the management of project work and updating websites will be an advantage.

Ideally, the person will be CiLCA-qualified or working towards gaining this qualification or above. The closing date for this application is 12 August 2022.

A job description listing the key tasks, person specification, and application form can be downloaded from the parish council’s website.

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