Parish Clerk Appointment

Parish Clerk Appointment

This advertisement appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle, Thursday May 1, 2008


We would prefer applications to be submitted by email. See below.

Vacancy for a parish clerk


invite applications for the post of
Part-time Parish Clerk

This is an interesting and varied post, worked mainly from home, supporting an active, community focused parish council.

You will handle the agenda and take minutes for our monthly evening meetings, all correspondence and financial accounts. Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are required.

Salary to NALC rates according to experience, about 15 hours per week, plus mileage allowance.

Applications, with curriculum vitae, to:
Cllr. Adrian Walmsley
Compton and Shawford Parish Council,
Flint House, Compton Street,
Compton, Winchester SO21 2AT
to arrive by 24th May 2008.

Interviews week beginning 2nd June 2008

Fuller details at
or telephone (01962) 606957


We apologise for the incorrect form of our website address in the printed version of this ad. This error was introduced by the printers, who didn’t manage to correct it before the paper went to press.

Expanded details

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Clerk, preferably with effect from 1st July 2008.

This is an interesting and varied part time post for about 15 hours per week, working mainly from home, offering the chance to enable the team of parish councillors to deliver real benefits to our community. Training can be provided if required. The pay will be in line with the national salary scheme for clerks, based on experience.

Our meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month.

The Clerk’s duties include preparation of Agendas and Minutes, correspondence and other general administrative duties, liaison with the City and County Councils and other organisations.

The Parish Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer, and as such will be required to undertake the bookkeeping and preparation of annual accounts and returns.

Candidates should be able to work on their own initiative and will need to have good literacy, numeracy and IT skills and the use of a car.

Because of today’s increasing dependence on email and web-based services, IT skills are particularly important.

We hope to be able to make an appointment quite soon, to enable a smooth hand-over from the current Parish Clerk, but there could be some flexibility over dates for the right candidate.

Submission by email

If you have any further queries or wish to submit your CV by email, please contact Adrian Walmsley. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours, please follow up with a phone call in case your email was delayed or intercepted by a spam filter.

More about Parish Councils and the role of the Clerk

  • The Essential Clerk, formerly downloadable from the NALC website, gives a very useful introduction to the role of the Parish Clerk, explaining how Parish Councils work, and the roles and responsibilities of, and relationships between the clerk, the chairman and the councillors.
  • If you haven’t worked with a Parish Council before, there are several links on our advice page, and you will need to know what Parish Councils can do.

More about this Parish Council

You can find out more about the activities of the Parish Council on this website (whose design admittedly is overdue for an overhaul).

Suggested links:

  • The Committee structure gives an idea of our major areas of activity
  • The 2008 Annual Report
  • Finally, the Parish Plan document, which is due to be published fairly soon, will contain a useful description of the parish, its history and set some priorities for the future. There is a very rough draft version on the Parish Plan website.

Note: this page has been migrated from the Parish Council’s original website. Some links were updated to point to the corresponding pages on the new website.