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Minster Lovell Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy


Minster Lovell Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to undertake the administration and financial management of the Council. The Council is seeking a candidate with good organisational, secretarial and administrative skills and with good numerical and financial acumen. 


The Council manages allotments, Ripley Avenue Amenity Area Play Park and bus shelters in the village and organises an annual Service of Remembrance. The Clerk is the administrator and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council and as such is required to manage the council finances.  Duties include:


Procedures - Manage the monthly meetings of the Council including preparing the agenda, taking the minutes, advising Councillors on procedural/legal matters and progressing actions.  This will include attendance at and administration of the Council’s Committees.


Planning - Ensure planning applications are circulated to Councillors, considered by the Council and submit responses to the Local Authorities in accordance with timescales and policies.


Finances - Manage the Parish Council’s finances; preparation of quarterly financial statements, payment of invoices, banking, end of year accounts, submission of accounts for internal and external audit, VAT reclaim, preparing for budget review and precept determination.  Money Manager 7 is used for financial accounting.


Administration - Deal with correspondence, draft public notices and undertake all necessary administration of the Council. Administer, regularly up-date and review the Council’s web-site.


Candidates must possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be capable of working independently without supervision and have the ability to deal with a range of issues and members of the public.  Experience in a similar role or knowledge of Local Council would be an advantage.  Experience of website maintenance preferable; training will be provided if necessary.


Employment Contract for 10 hours weekly (12 hours in the first 3 months)


  • Salary range: NJC LC2 (range 13-23), currently £23023 - £28226 per annum, (pay award pending) Paid pro rata monthly depending on experience / Office allowance of £1,000 per annum

  • Regular monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month, commencing at 7.00pm

  • Holiday entitlement 4 weeks annually plus statutory bank holidays

  • Working from home with facility to house filing cabinet and Council paperwork

  • Desk and chair provided if necessary.  A laptop, printer, and mobile phone will be provided

  • Please contact the current Clerk/ Responsible Finance Officer for more details and a full job description


The Chairman would be pleased to have an initial discussion with interested candidates, and this can be arranged through the Clerk. 


Application is by CV and written statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, setting out how you meet the person specification for the role.


Closing date for applications is Noon, Monday 7th November 2022



Please contact the Parish Clerk with any queries about Minster Lovell Parish Council:

Sharon Palmer

2 Charterville Close

Minster Lovell


Oxon OX29 0SL

T: 07712 705865

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Welcome to the Minster Lovell Parish Council Website


The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government and is here to help the village.

We have responsibility for getting the grass cut, keeping the communal trees tidy, monitoring and responding to planning applications among many other things.


Seven Councillors serve on the Parish Council and give their time.  None collect any form of allowance (although travel costs for meetings outside the Parish are reimbursed).

All villagers are welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings which usually held on the third Monday of each month in St Kenelms Hall, Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell

Parish Councillors


David Haley


87 Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0SG

T: 01993 702420

David Haley Register of Interests

Jonathan Stowell

Vice Chairman

Barn House, Little Minster, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0RS

T: 01993 772945

Jonathan Stowell Register of Interests

Councillor in charge of the Churchyard Extension Project working group

Susan Bicker 

97 Wenrisc Drive, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0RQ

T: 01993 774763

Sue Bicker Register of Interests


Jean King

39 Ripley Avenue, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0RP

T: 01993 778597

Jean King Register of Interests

Councillor in charge of finances and member of the Village Hall Development Committee and St Kenelm's Hall Management Committee

Ann Williams

30 Cotswold Close, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0SX

T: 01993 704013

Ann Williams Register of Interests

Councillor jointly in charge of maintenance of the village allotments

Brian Layt

30 Cotswold Close, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0SX

T: 01993 704013

Councillor jointly in charge of maintenance of the village allotments

Hannah Leach

9 Bowles Avenue, Dovecote Park, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxon OX29 0BF

District Councillors

Gill Hill

Grove Cottage, Chapel Row, Chadlington, Oxon OX7 3NA

T: 01608 676951


Colin Dingwall

T: 07989 926535


County Councillors

Liam Walker

Marlborough House, 58 Bladon Road, Bladon, Oxon OX20 1BD

T: 07850 014350 


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