VACANCY: Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer, Mayfield Parish Council

21 hours per month (to be worked flexibly from home) plus an additional 15 discretionary hours per year. NJC pay scale, up to SCP 17 – £12.73 per hour.

Closing date for applications 20th February 2021

Mayfield is one of the northernmost parishes in the East Staffordshire Borough Council district, adjacent to the Derbyshire boundary at the River Dove. It has 600 households and a population of around 1,000 spread across several distinct communities. It is a lively village with a number of active societies and voluntary organisations and has a Memorial Hall, parish rooms and Recreation Association which are all well supported.

We are seeking to appoint a Clerk/RFO who will be responsible for preparing agendas and minutes for monthly Parish Council meetings, held at 7.00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, for handling correspondence and managing the administration of the PC and providing advice to enable councillors to fulfil their function to best effect.

As the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk is required to arrange the payment of accounts, issue invoices, monitor and balance the Council’s accounts and prepare records for audit purposes and VAT. Our annual precept is c.£11,500.

Applicants should have experience of committee work, minute taking and keeping financial records together with strong organisational, communication and IT skills and an interest in developing the PC website.


An interest in local community matters is essential and, while experience of local authority administration would be ideal, training and support will be provided. Convenient travelling distance to/from Mayfield will be important.

For a detailed job description, and/or to arrange an informal discussion on the role, please contact Cllr Janet Watson at janetwatson@uwclub.net and on 01335 346121


Further information on our Parish and Parish Council can be found at http://www.mayfieldparishcouncil.org.uk