Ashurst and Colbury Parish Council – Vacancy for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Council are seeking to recruit a Parish Clerk/RFO to work 19 hours per week from home.

The parish of Ashurst and Colbury is situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest National Park. Ashurst is the ‘gateway’ village to the NFNP, it has a population of approx. 2100 and a precept of £44,100.

The Clerk/RFO is responsible for managing all areas of council business including advising Parish Councillors in all aspects of local governance and council finances. Experience in local council administration and accounts management is essential. The candidate should be well organised with good communication and IT skills, be motivated and confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and preparing a budget, and most importantly have integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.
Full Council and Planning and Development Committee meetings are held every third Tuesday evening, with other committee meetings by arrangement.

The salary is negotiable (NJC Scales- SCP 14 £12.00 to SCP 28 £16.75) depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications will be welcomed from Clerks already in post at another council who may wish to take on a dual role.

This is an interesting and diverse role giving the applicant the opportunity to make new contacts and to work alongside other agencies in the surrounding area.

Closing date details:
The closing date for applications is 19th April 2021. Interviews will be held w/c 26th April

Contact person:
For an informal discussion, please contact either the Clerk to Council, Helen Klaassen (email; – Tel: 07510 371440)
The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Caroline Hubbard (Email:, -Tel: 02380 293369).

Download the Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification and return completed via email to: by the closing date of 19th April 2021.