Job Opportunity at Goostrey Parish Council

Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Goostrey Parish Council (Part-Time)

Scale Range: SCP 24-28 Depending on qualifications and experience.

Annual Salary £15,198 – £17, 085 (Part time 85 hours per month)

Goostrey Parish Council is looking for a resourceful and experienced individual to be our new Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer and to help us to run and develop the Parish Council activities and services.

We are a council supporting a community of 2,000 residents in the village and parish of Goostrey in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.   In support of the many clubs and societies, we also have responsibility for bookings and maintenance of the village hall (which is a facility shared with the primary school).  We hold the ‘Quality’ status in the Local Council Award Scheme and are aiming to achieve the ‘Quality Gold’ status.

As Parish Clerk you will be the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer, assisting the Council in making and implementing decisions, liaising with other bodies such as Cheshire East Borough Council, overseeing the hiring of the village hall, engaging with residents, and managing one or two members of staff.  Ideally you will hold CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) or equivalent or be willing to achieve this qualification.  The post involves some evening work, in particular for the monthly Parish Council meetings and for the 4 Committee meetings which vary between monthly and quarterly.


For further information please contact the current Clerk:  Sharon Jones, telephone 01477 535825, email


Closing date for applications is Monday 8th November 2021


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