Goring on Thames Parish Council currently has the following vacancies:

Assistant Clerk – Part Time, Permanent Vacancy.


Assistant Clerk – Joint Vacancy with South Stoke Parish Council

The Civil Parishes of Goring-on-Thames and South Stoke are located in the District of South Oxfordshire, within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with an Electoral Role circa 2750 & 400 respectively.

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Clerk to both councils, responsible to the Parish Clerk for each Council.  This is an office and home based, part time, permanent vacancy for 10 hours per week.  Goring-on-Thames Parish Council has office space which can be used in the execution of both roles, however by arrangement some hours can be completed from your home.  It is not possible to fulfil the requirements of this role solely from home. 

Salary offered is pro rata to the national scale LC1 points 7 to 12 of between £20,092 and £22,183 a year for a full time (37 hrs a week) equivalent.

This position will play an important role in supporting and deputising for the Parish Clerk.  Successful candidates will either be CiLCA qualified, or willing to study for CiLCA at the earliest opportunity.  The 10 hours per week for the role is split equally between the two parishes, and includes 2 hours training, until CiLCA is completed.  Hours of work will then be renegotiated.

The role of Assistant Clerk is hands-on, requiring travel across both parishes to complete statutory inspections, meet contractors or attend meetings of the councils and committees. 

The ideal candidate would have a long-term goal to become a Clerk and training will be given.

Closing date for applications: 4.00pm on Friday 29th October 2021.  Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form (available directly from the clerk, or download from the website), and will also include a C.V. and covering letter.  For more information or to discuss the role in more detail, contact the Parish Clerk (contact details above).  Applications should be marked confidential and for the attention of the Parish Clerk.  A single interview will be conducted by one panel with representatives from both Parishes.

2021 09 Assistant Clerk Goring-on-Thames PC Job Description

2021 10 Assistant Clerk South Stoke PC Job Description

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