Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

St Agnes Parish Council, Cornwall
Salary: SCP 42 – SCP 45 (£48,587 – £51,999)
Full time 37 hours per week, Permanent
Local Government Pension

Closing date: 20/10/2023
Interview date: 06/11/2023
Start Date: circa January 2024

St Agnes Parish Council are seeking a proactive and forward-thinking Clerk & RFO who will hold overall responsibility for all aspects of the Council’s service delivery. The successful candidate will have sufficient knowledge, experience, resilience and leadership skills to work effectively with Councillors, colleagues and partners in local government and the community, to deliver the business of the Council while ensuring it’s democratic responsibilities are carried out lawfully and in the best interests of residents.

This post would interest an experienced local government professional or an experienced leader who is seeking a career change from a commercial or third-sector environment. The Parish of St Agnes straddles the Atlantic Ocean on the north-coast of mid-Cornwall, with parts of the Parish categorised as a World Heritage Site, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It contains several beaches, including the beautiful Blue Flag accredited beach of Porthtowan. Located close to Cornwall’s culture and recreation focal points of Truro and Falmouth – this is a highly attractive location to relocate to.

You will be joining an active and innovative parish council which delivers high quality services across a large area with distinct, diverse and unique communities. The 2023/24 expenditure budget is £675,000, and you will be responsible for a team of 12 people.  You will also need to demonstrate a commitment to partnership working as the Council work with many local organisations and individuals to offer a wide range of services.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management experience and legal knowledge surrounding local council activity, practice and procedures together with the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification (or willingness and ability to obtain this within 12 months).

You will be based in the Parish Rooms in St Agnes for some of the contracted weekly hours, with the flexibility to routinely work remotely as well. This is a Full-Time, permanent position.  For further information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. For an informal chat please contact the outgoing Clerk, Lee Dunkley, on 01872 553801 or

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