Ashton Keynes Parish Council


We are looking to fill the vacancy for the role of Clerk to the Parish Council. This is a part-time, paid position which is vital in supporting the Parish Council and keeping the village running smoothly.

The hours will be by negotiation (approximately 40 hours per month) and the salary will be in accordance with the national scale for Parish Council Clerks. It is a home-based position, although the Clerk will attend some local meetings – usually in the evenings and mainly in the Village Hall.

Briefly, the role involves setting the agenda and writing the minutes of Parish Council Meetings, dealing with correspondence from Parishioners and Wiltshire Council, and maintaining the Parish Council’s finances. Full training will be given, but applicants will be expected to have good administrative, computer and literacy skills, and be competent at dealing with finances.

A full Job Description is available from the Dave Wingrove, Chairman of the Parish Council, and potential applicants are also welcome to discuss the role with him and/or the current Clerk, Veronica Hourihane.

Applications, in the form of a C.V. and covering letter/e-mail, need to be submitted to the Chairman no later than 15 July 2018. Interviews will then follow.

Dave Wingrove, Chairman,                                       Tel: 01285 861409

Ashton Keynes Parish Council

3 Four Acre Close, Ashton Keynes,                          E-mail:

Swindon SN6 6PJ

Brinkworth Parish Council

Parish Clerk required

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Clerk to Brinkworth Parish Council. The job requires a variety of skills including:

-              Collating material for agendas, minute taking, letter writing and setting up of meetings;

-              Bookkeeping, and being responsible for administering the finances of the Parish and preparing the accounts for yearly audit;

-              Managing the cemetery including organising the paperwork with regards to burials and cremations;

-              Liaising with and sourcing information from Wiltshire Council departments, organisations and individuals;

-              Acting as the Parish address for local government mail;

-              Being the contact (via email, post and telephone) for all Parish matters and updating the website.

The post holder will work from home and will be required to attend 12 evening meetings per year. There will also be the occasional daytime meeting or site visit.

Access to computer and email is essential. Some space is needed to store Parish records. Paid hours (in accordance with the Local Council Clerk’s scale) are 8 per week.

Anyone interested in the position is welcome to contact Sarah Ibbetson, the outgoing clerk at or on 01666 510099 who will be happy to discuss the job.

Written applications (including a CV) should be made to the chair Mr Arnold Bradley-Donald at

It is hoped that a new clerk will be appointed soon, to allow a reasonable handover and training period.

Luckington & Alderton Parish Council

Clerk to the Council

This part time position involving approximately 30 hours work per month will become vacant from 31st July 2018.

The job holder will be expected to attend monthly evening meetings, with the exception of August, which are held on the second Wednesday monthly.

The post entails:

Preparation for meetings including producing agendas and minutes, implementation of Council decisions, receiving and dealing with correspondence, maintenance of financial records, and administration of the cemetery.

The candidate will have good computer and literacy skills being familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel and email.

The applicant will be required to work from home. Training and computer equipment will be provided if required.

Salary offered is in accordance with official Local Authority salary scales, and for a candidate without previous experience of such a role would currently be at the rate of £9.78 per hour, subject to annual review.

Plus a 22.50 per month office allowance –Total 315.90 per month.

A job description is available on request and on the Parish Council website at

Applicants should apply in writing by 6th July to:

Victoria Avery

Luckington & Alderton Parish Clerk

Folly Farm, Didmarton, Badminton, GL9 1AH

Email: Telephone: 01454 238433


Frome Town Council

Executive Assistant to the Town Clerk & Mayor

Maternity cover (1 year); 37 hours per week; £17,972 to £23,111

Are you one of those heroes who just gets things done? Would you take delight in making sure this Council continues to deliver for the people of Frome?

Our Executive Assistant needs to be one of those brilliant (essential) types who makes sure that everything happens when it needs to, juggling Council meetings, deadlines and the Mayor’s diary.

If you’re organised and you can approach challenges with good humour and flexibility, then we’d love to hear from you.

Call Laura on 01373 475572 for an informal chat, to find out more or pick up a pack on our website

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 18 June.

Interviews: Thursday 28 June

Frome Town Council

Town Rangers (permanent)

We have two vacancies:

  1. Full-time Ranger: 37 hours per week; £17,972 to £23,111
  2. Part-time Ranger: 22 hours per week e.g. Wednesday to Friday; £17,972 to £23,111 pro rata

Enthusiastic and hard-working? Want to make a difference in Frome?

Our Rangers work across the town, fixing things and making things better and we’re looking for a new full-time Ranger and a new part-time one.

You’ll be an outdoorsy type who takes pride in doing things well. You might be a Jack or Jill of all trades or an expert in conservation or working with volunteers.

If you’re interested in a unique role and joining a highly motivated and successful team, then get in touch.

Call either Chris Stringer or Paul Wynne on 01373 465757 for an informal chat or stop one of our current Rangers while they’re out doing good things. Otherwise pick up a pack on our website

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 18 June

Interviews: Monday 25 June