Cheddar Parish Council – Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Cheddar Parish Council wishes to appoint an energetic and self-motivated individual to manage its business and to carry out all aspects of its financial administration.  The ideal candidate will have good organisational, numeracy and computer skills, be a good communicator and should be CiLCA qualified or willing to study for this qualification.

Hours: Full time, permanent – 37 hours per week (including some regular evening meetings).

Salary: In the range £27,905-31,371 (SCP30-34), dependent upon experience and qualifications, plus local government pension scheme.

Cheddar has a precept of £165,000.  It owns and manages three allotment sites, two playing fields, a cemetery, three public buildings, and historic monuments.  The council liaises closely with a number of community groups and the chamber of commerce.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing its services and two staff members (part-time assistant clerk and sports pavilion caretaker) plus external contractors.  The person appointed will also be closely involved with several major projects which the council is undertaking, adding to the interest and reward of the role.

An application pack, including Person Specification, Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded from the website or call 01934 743217.

Applications should be sent to:

Cllr Peter Colton, Chairman, Cheddar Parish Council, Parish Hall, Church Street, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3RA or emailed to

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th March 2020