Clerk Vacancy - Apply now

Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

Part-time: 10 hours per week

Salary: SCP12-19 pro rata


Towednack Parish Council is seeking a part-time Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is looking to recruit someone with excellent organisational and administrative abilities, and a willingness to learn.  


Towednack is a parish in the Hayle & St Ives Community Network area, with a population of c.400.  The Parish Council consists of seven Councillors plus the Parish Clerk.


The Clerk/RFO will be responsible for the administration of the business of the Council, ensuring that the Council operates within its financial and legal obligations.


Duties will include:


  • Attending meetings on the last Tuesday of each month plus the Annual Parish meeting and any additional meetings required;
  • The preparation of meeting agendas and taking accurate minutes of Parish Council Meetings;
  • Keeping accurate financial records, banking, payment of accounts and HMRC payments/wages etc
  • Taking action on resolutions passed by the Council.


The successful candidate must possess good IT skills, be well organised and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with councillors, the community, Cornwall Council and other stakeholders. 


The post holder will principally work from home. 


Closing Date: Closing Date: Noon on Monday 28th June 2021. Interviews will be held on in the week of the 5th July 2021.

For an application pack email or follow the links below:


Covering letter

Background Information about Towednack

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Council’s Privacy Notice

Council’s Safeguarding Statement

Community Governance Review - Update on Stage 3
Following an extraordinary meeting of Cornwall Council on 10th December, public consultation is now taking place for the next three months (concluding on 24th March 2020) on the draft recommendations that were agreed at this meeting, and the Council are inviting public feedback on these recommendations.  The recommendation that affects Towednack Parish is as follows:

'to change the boundary between the parishes of Towednack and Ludgvan in line with Map 1.0' . a move supported by Ludgvan Parish Council, 'with no change to any other Community Governance arrangements for Towednack Parish'.

'Cornwall Council considers that the proposed change would better reflect the identity and interest of the community in that area and secure more effective and convenient community governance.'

Cornwall Council are keen for people to comment, before they reach a final decision in July.  Read more about the consultation process and complete the online survey.  Alternatively, follow the direct link for the survey.

For those who would prefer to comment in person, there is a public meeting taking place on Thursday 20th February at St John's Hall, Penzance.  There will be a drop in session prior to the meeting from 6.00 - 7.00pm followed by the meeting proper at 7.30pm.  This will give you an opportunity to find out more about the consultation and let Cornwall Council know your views.

Climate Change & working towards being a Carbon Neutral Parish
The Parish Council are mindful of the current climate emergency and are trying to work towards becoming a Carbon Neutral Parish.  Helston Town Council have produced a Climate Action Plan and included in that are suggestions entitled Make A Difference  Please click on the link to see what we can do as individuals.



Towednack Parish Newsletter

The Old Mill, Nancledra

Comments are closed.