Parish Clerk and RFO Position Available

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer required for

Timberscombe Parish Council.

Duties will include, taking minutes, creating agendas, book keeping, correspondence and general administrative tasks required to run a parish council. Role also includes supporting the John Arlott Playing field and the Timberscombe Poor’s Land Trust.

Previous Clerk experience would be idea however training will be given. The candidate must have good computing skills and be proficient with word, excel and have an internet connection. Excellent organisational skills and an ability to be flexible is essential. All work is done on the parish council laptop.

Five hours per week including evening meetings at least 10 times a year.

Pay scale is £9.50 – £11 per hour, depending on experience. A working from home allowance is also part of the package.

Please submit your CV by Thursday 22nd April 2021 to:

Timberscombe Parish Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor on the Timberscombe Parish Council.
Unless ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing by Friday the 19th day of March, 2021 to the Returning Officer,

Somerset West and Taunton Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4QA,

requesting that an election be held, the Parish Council will, at a Meeting to be held on Monday 29th March 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom, fill the vacancy by the co-option of a new Councillor.
Charlotte Hornsby Clerk to the Parish Council Hunt House, Honeymead Simonsbath TA24 7JX

Dated: Friday 5th March 2021



In the event of a casual vacancy occurring, the clerk to the Parish Council is required, in accordance with Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986, to give notice of vacancy.  The notice must advise that any ten registered electors for the electoral area for which the vacancy has arisen, may, within 14 days of the notice of the vacancy, give notice in writing to the proper officer of the district council in which the Parish or community is situated, requesting that an election be held to fill the vacancy.
An election shall be held on a day appointed by the returning officer for the district council and must be a day falling within the period of 60 days (computed in accordance with election rules) beginning with the day on which the public notice of vacancy was given.  If less that 10 requests to hold an election are received the parish council shall fill the vacancy by co-option.
NB If the vacancy arises within a period of six months before the day on which that councilor would regularly have retired, the parish council may choose to co-opt and any vacancy not so filled shall be filled at the next ordinary elections.