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Vacancy for Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

By Rosie Hoile, Parish Clerk Droxford Village Community

Thursday, 3 June 2021


Droxford Village Community Contributor



Vacancy for Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Droxford Parish Council is seeking to fill a forthcoming vacancy in the post of Clerk/RFO. The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to commit to obtain, the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Previous experience of working within a Local Authority would be advantageous as would a basic knowledge of accounting. The position is home based for 10 hours per week with attendance required at evening meetings, on average once a month.


The Clerk to the Parish Council is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such as under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer. The Clerk is further responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council as a Local Authority are carried out. The person appointed will be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required.

Skills Required:

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Accurate administrative and financial skills

Computer literacy with confident knowledge of MS Office applications, internet, email, websites and social media

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines whilst working alone

Further details:

Salary within the range of £13 - £15 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification for this post, please email:

[email protected]

The closing date for applications is 18th June 2021. Interviews will be held on 2nd July and the successful candidate will be appointed with effect 1st September 2021

Contact Information

Rosie Hoile, Parish Clerk

Find Droxford Village Community

Clerk to the Parish Council, West House Cottage, South Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3PB


Additional Information

Droxford website for the local community in Hampshire. Information for parish council, events.