Vacancy for position of Flaxton Parish Council Clerk

Flaxton Parish Council – Ryedale District

Flaxton Parish Council is an active Council that seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The post is part time, 3.5 hours per week. Working mainly from home, the hours of work are flexible except for attendance at meetings.

Salary will be based on the National Association of Local Councils pay scale and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The candidate must be IT literate, computer equipment is supplied if required. Must be able to store Council equipment and files securely at their home address and be available to attend Council meetings in the evening of the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. The Council is flexible and, should this be unachievable, an alternative evening could be adopted subject to availability of the Village Hall.

Duties will include acting as adviser to the Council, minute taking, and compilation of correspondence, filing, administration of the Council parts of the Parish Website, and financial accounting as the RFO for the Council.

Prior relevant experience is an advantage but training in all aspects of local government administration, leading to CiLCA qualification will be provided.

Local knowledge is an advantage as with Flaxton being a small community the majority of work is on local issues.

Starting date [ASAP] to allow for briefing, handover and transport of materials from the current acting Parish Clerk.

The application form, job specification and person specification are available from:

Flaxton Parish Council,


Closing date for applications 17th July 2020