Westgate-on-Sea Town Council is seeking to appoint a Town Clerk/RFO who will take overall responsibility for the Council’s day to day operations whilst helping develop and implement its future growth strategy and associated plans.  As a newly formed Council, Westgate is primarily taking back assets and services from Thanet District Council in order to improve the quality of

life for its residents.

Working from the Council’s new offices in the Town Centre, applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to think and act strategically, have experience of administrative management; an ability to understand local government law and procedure; experience of line management of staff; financial management knowledge; the capacity to successfully represent the Town Council in discussions with external bodies; and competent IT skills.

The Town Council is ideally looking for CiLCA qualified candidates, with consideration given to those already studying towards their qualification.

The position is full time with a starting salary of SCP 35 – 38  dependent on experience.

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

Interviews will be held on Monday 25th September.

Email: for a candidate information pack.

Tel: 01843 836182





Located to the west of Faversham with the Swale forming its northern boundary, the Parish of Oare comprises the village of Oare and the hamlet of Uplees. The Parish is home to the church of St. Peter’s and has two pubs, the Three Mariners and the Castle. The area attracts visitors for the Saxon Shore Way and birdwatching at the Oare Marshes Reserve in addition to other recreational activities such as sailing and walking.

The Parish Council is currently recruiting a new Clerk whose principle responsibility will be as the Proper Officer of the Council, duties being aligned with NJC guidelines.  The post is a part-time position which entails approximately 20 hours per month, paid according to the NJC hourly pay scale which starts at £8.71 per hour and goes up to £12.44 per hour dependent on experience. The position is home-based apart from attendance at meetings; Parish Council meetings are held up to 11 times a year on the third Monday of the month.

The successful candidate will have attention to detail and good spoken and written communication skills. In addition, they need to be computer literate in terms of using Word and Excel and responsibilities will include management of Parish finances and website. Local knowledge and experience of local government would be an advantage.

To apply please send your CV to the Chairperson, Charlotte Relf, at or alternatively 67 Church Road, Oare ME13 0QB.



Ospringe Parish Council is looking for a new clerk to work approximately 20 hrs per month, paid according to the NJC hourly pay scales (this scale commences at £8.71 per hour and goes up to £12.44 per hour according to experience).


We are seeking a friendly individual who is well organised and has the requisite secretarial and computing skills, including Excel for parish accounts.  The clerk will work from home apart from attendance at meetings which are generally held 11 times a year on the first or second Wednesday of the month.  We hope our new clerk will be able to start work with us in July but we will wait for a suitable candidate if necessary.


If you are interested or know of someone suitable then please contact our Chairman Mr Andrew Keel, email, phone 07892 884025.




 A vacancy has arisen for the post of Clerk to Preston Parish Council.  The post is part time and consists of 6.00 hours per week at a present salary of £8.85 an hour.    Experience of local government and financial processes as well as IT skills would be an advantage.


For further details either contact the present Clerk, Frank Pinnington, 01227 728460 ( or Ollie Chapman, the Chairman, 01227 721162(


























































































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