Bardsey cum Rigton Parish Council is an active Council in this most attractive parish in West Yorkshire. Due to retirement a vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the role of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The post is part time, negotiable around the current commitment of 15 hours per week. Working mainly from home, the hours of work are mostly flexible, but the candidate will be expected to attend scheduled Council meetings. These normally take place starting at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month, or by arrangement if this is not achievable.

Duties will include acting as advisor to the Council, minute taking, and compilation of correspondence, filing, and financial accounting as the Council’s RFO. The ability to store Council office equipment, files and records securely at the candidate’s home address is essential. Candidates must be IT literate, but required computer equipment and software will be supplied by the Council.

Ideally the successful candidate will hold a relevant CiLCA qualification and offer experience in a similar role, but training in all aspects of local government administration, leading to CiLCA qualifications, can be provided if required. Bardsey is a small community and the majority of the Council’s work and responsibility involves local issues, so local knowledge and contacts would be a major advantage.

Salary will be based on the National Association of Local Councils pay scale, and will be dependent upon hours, qualifications and experience.

The Council hopes to make an appointment as soon as possible to allow for full briefing, handover and transference of records etc. from the retiring Parish Clerk.

Please send your application to Professor Ed Stentiford, Chairman of the Parish Council, at Netherfield, Mill Lane, Bardsey, Leeds, LS17 9AN. Alternatively please email or call the Chairman 0n 07801865607.

The closing date for applications is 28th October 2022.