Cheddon Fitzpaine – Parish Clerk & RFO

Cheddon Fitzpaine, near Taunton

Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council seeks an experienced Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) for its growing parish in the North Taunton area.  The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of administration including financial record-keeping and monitoring, advising Councillors on policy and procedures, and attending/minuting monthly evening meetings.  This is a part-time, home-based position with a basic 18-hr week and occasional overtime as required.

A 1st March 2021 start-date is envisaged to allow for a one-month handover period before our current Parish Clerk retires.  Remuneration will be based on the NJR hourly scale in line with qualifications and experience.  Pension benefits are also available.

Candidates must be able to offer: accuracy and attention to detail; excellent communication skills; computer literacy covering MS Office, internet, email, and social media; ability to work alone, use initiative and meet deadlines; an interest in community life; a friendly and positive outlook; a relevant qualification – e.g. Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) – or the commitment to gain one.

Using the contact details below, applicants should initially request a job-vacancy pack by phone or e-mail and then complete/submit the enclosed application form together with covering letter and CV by 22nd January 2021 latest.

Cheddon Fitzpaine Parish Council, 32 Portland Street, Taunton TA1 1UZ

Tel: 01823 259478; e-mail: