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Parish Clerk Vacancy

By Chris Hume Boughton Malherbe Parish Council

Wednesday, 26 January 2022


Boughton Malherbe Parish Council Contributor


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A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to Boughton Malherbe Parish Council resulting from the upcoming retirement of the current Clerk.

Boughton Malherbe is a small parish incorporating the village of Grafty Green, the hamlet of Boughton Malherbe and the surrounding countryside, sitting on the greensand ridge between Lenham and Headcorn in the district of Maidstone.

This is a part time role requiring 7 hours per week. The role is home-based with flexibility as to when the hours are worked and attracts a salary between £10.44 and £11.55 per hour (national SCP 7-12) - pay award pending - depending on experience/qualifications.

Council meetings take place bi-monthly in the evening, and occasionally there is a requirement for committees to meet between council meetings.

Duties for this interesting role include:

attending evening Parish Council Meetings, usually held on Monday. Additionally, there is a requirement to hold the Annual Parish Meeting each year as well the occasional day-time meeting/site meetings
preparing the agendas and taking minutes
giving procedural advice to councillors
carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks
managing all aspects of the Council’s finances including budgeting, monitoring expenditure, VAT and the production of all relevant accounting statements as well as the audit process.
dealing with general enquiries and correspondence
updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website

The successful applicant will have good communication, administrative and literacy skills as well as a basic IT skill set covering the various packages required to carry out the functions of the Clerk. The Clerk needs to be organised, have the ability to be flexible and able to show initiative. Where required training will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a local government/clerk role and some experience of managing budgets.

How to apply:

Please email a covering letter and CV to If you would like to know more about the role and have an informal chat before applying, please call our Chairman Cllr Ron Galton 01622 850369 or the current Clerk Chris Hume on 07972 630555.

Contact Information

Vickie Ford (Clerk)

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18 St. Luke's Avenue, Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent, ME14 5AN