This question relates to a very small parish where the previous clerk left suddenly due to ill health. An acting clerk was found quickly but doesn't want to continue. Despite advertising, asking around, trying to persuade clerks from nearby parishes to do a few extra hours and so on, nobody has applied for the vacancy so the poor acting clerk is soldiering on very unwillingly. There are quite a few clerk vacancies around at the moment but they are being filled often again by public spirited locals on a temp basis to allow business to continue. Fortunately nothing much happens in the parish but without a clerk I can't see how it can continue anyway.
Can anyone offer any advice? Thanks, Liz.