Kingshurst Parish is situated in North Solihull

Kingshurst Parish Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the dual role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) to start as soon as possible.

The Parish Clerk/RFO is responsible for the administration and finances of the Parish Council.   Working from home whilst the Covid situation is still in force, after which there will be community space available, plus our own office space available in the new Kingshurst Parade after its regeneration.  The role includes evening work and attendance is required at eleven Parish Council Meetings per year and the Annual Parish Assembly Meeting. 

Salary is in accordance with the National Joint Council (NJC) SCP 18 (currently £24,982 per annum or £12.98 per hour) pro-rata and would involve approximately 30 hours per week (not including monthly meetings). 

Candidates will need:

  • Motivations to be involved in the community.
  • Good organisation and communication skills, to be able to prepare agendas, take accurate minutes and manage the Council’s administrative duties.
  • As RFO, be responsible for the management of all aspects of the Council’s finances, oversee authorised expenditure and produce timely financial management and budget reports to aid the council. Knowledge of AdvantEDGE accounts software would be helpful.
  • To be confident with Microsoft Office applications (or similar), email, Google Drive, social media and websites.
  • The ability to meet deadlines, good attention to detail and work well on their own initiative.

Ideally the successful candidate will already hold the CILCA qualification or be willing to work towards the qualification.  Training courses are available.

About Kingshurst Parish Council

Located in Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, between Fordbridge and Castle Bromwich, Kingshurst has twelve seats on the Parish Council with an electorate of approximately 5800 at the last count, and operates with a circa £48,000 budget.  This is an exciting time to work with the Parish Council, with its newly elected councillors, as it looks to modernise and develop stronger links with the community.

Completed applications should be sent by email to:  The Clerk at

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th December 2021 at 5.00pm.

Please note we do not accept CV’s. 

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents

Job Description/Person Specification

Kingshurst Parish Clerk & RFO Application Form