Central Swindon North Parish Council

Central Swindon North Parish Council is a large multi-faceted Council providing a range of local services including Community Centres, Grounds Maintenance, Allotments, Libraries & Sports/Playing Pitches. We are currently recruiting for exciting new opportunities:


30 Hours per week TWO YEAR FIXED TERM (Dec 2018-Dec 2020)

Salary JNC SCP12-17 £23,118-£27,467 Pro-Rata

Central Swindon North Parish Council recognise the deficit created by recent local authority reductions in Youth provision. The Council feel it important to provide personal learning and development opportunities for all young people within our Parish.

Our Youth Worker will be based primarily at the John Moulton Hall & Pinetrees Community Centre but also across the entire Parish using a Detached Youth Work model, at times that are appropriate to young people and on their terms.

We are looking for an individual who can meet the needs and aspirations of our young people and deliver high quality youth work in a safe and encouraging environment.

The successful applicant will plan, deliver and evaluate services and activities in a variety of settings to meet the needs of young people within our Parish.

The full Job Description & Person Specification is available on the Central Swindon North Parish Council website

This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references before employment can commence.

For an informal chat about the post please contact Andy Reeves on 01793 466499.

Applications are made by way of CV to


INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD: Tuesday 6th or Friday 9th November 2018




The Parish Council (comprising of 9 Councillors who reside in the villages of Broad Hinton, Uffcott and Winterbourne Bassett) is actively seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer as soon as possible, as the current Clerk is leaving the Parish.

The Parishes have nearly 650 registered electors and the annual precept is presently set at £6,145. The job is part time averaging around 5.5 hours per week. The current Clerk salary is £3,000 per annum (paid monthly).

The Parish Council is seeking a candidate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft software but this is not essential as training will be provided. This position is currently home based and the appointee will require access to office space and a broadband connection. Broad Hinton & Winterbourne Bassett Parish Council will provide the successful applicant with a laptop and printer.

The candidate should be confident with Meeting Minute-taking, circulation and publication. The Parish Council usually meets on the first Monday evening of the month, every 2 months.The Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, is responsible for managing the Parish Council’s finances, including the preparation of annual accounting and audit statements.

The applicant will ideally have experience in administration; book-keeping or basic accounting. The Parish Clerk is active in dealing with all correspondence relating to the Parish Council’s business and will interact with the public, so a pleasant and efficient outlook is essential. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and administration would be useful but not essential, as training will be provided.

The Parish Council is currently developing a Communication Strategy, so ideally the successful candidate will have some knowledge and experience of website and social media administration.

If you are interested in this vacancy, then please email an application letter and accompanying CV to the Chairman - Councillor Alex LaRoche at

Closing date for applications is 15th November 2018.



37 hours per week to include evening work

Local Government Scale (SCP 48 – 55) £43,757 - £51,832 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications are invited for the post of Parish Manager to serve as the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

West Swindon is a recently elected Parish Council formed 18 May 2017.

The Parish Council has 15 Councillors serving a population c. 28,000.   West Swindon is a green urban parish and as a result, the Parish Council strives to maintain and improve public open spaces and outdoor amenities. The Parish Council is responsible for maintenance of allotments, play areas, grounds maintenance and street cleaning, with further responsibilities being reviewed by the Parish.

As a new and modern Parish, this Council is looking for a creative person who can continue to develop the Council and its ambitions.

Alongside the ongoing development of the Parish Council, the Clerk/RFO will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the Council, including the production of agendas and minutes for all Council meetings and committees (plus working groups), liaising with outside parties and contractors, as well as providing advice and implementing the Council’s decisions. Significant experience of the workings of local government, and, the ability to write policies and reports is essential.

The Clerk/RFO will also be responsible for all the financial transactions and records of the Council and the administration of its finances.

The Clerk/RFO will be responsible for the management of staff and the management of assets.

The successful applicant should have excellent communication and organisational skills, knowledge of accounting and payroll packages together with experience of managing staff.

Experience of partnership working, procurement of services and contract management, external funding and working with community groups and volunteers is preferred.

The Clerk/RFO will be responsible for the procurement and management of outsourced services and contracts, and also the management of any staff that may be transferred in house.

Applicants should hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

An application pack is available from:

Leanne Curtis

West Swindon Parish Council, West Swindon Library, Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DL


Closing date for applications is Friday 12th October 2018 with interviews being held in the week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018.



Bishops Cannings Parish Council



The Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated individual for the vacancy of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

Bishops Cannings has nearly 2.200 registered electors with a new housing development of 230 currently being built. The annual precept is presently set at £45,250.

The job is part time with an average of 8 hours per week, with the salary in accordance with the National Joint Salary Scale LC2, salary points 26-29, depending upon experience and relevant qualification such as CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration). A pension entitlement is available, if applicable, to the applicant.

This position is currently home based and will require access to office space and broadband connection. Bishops Cannings Parish Council will provide the successful applicant with a computer, printer and mobile phone. You will be reimbursed for all consumable expenses which arise. This opportunity would be ideal for an existing clerk who wishes to expand their expertise.

The successful applicant will have a flexible, motivated outlook and should be confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and the public. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and administration is preferable, but not paramount, as training will be provided for the right candidate, in addition to the management of the Parish newsletter, website and social media. Good literacy and IT skills are essential to the position as are the personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.

The Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, is responsible for managing the Council’s finances, including the preparation of annual accounting statements. The Council meets, primarily in the Village Hall, on the second Thursday of every month apart from August.

A full job description is available upon request with applications to be made by sending a covering letter and CV to the Chairman Cllr Hodge by 31st October 2018.

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.

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