Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is seeking to fill this vital role from early July 2017. Lyneham and Bradenstoke has 2644 persons registered on the Electoral Register and an annual Precept of £44,000.

The job is part time with an average of 12 hours per week, (which may be flexible depending on fluctuations in work load). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience, within the Council's budget. A full job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. The Clerk is reimbursed for all consumable expenses which arise. The successful applicant will have a flexible outlook and should be confident with minute taking and correspondence. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and/or public administration is desirable but not essential as training is available. 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 and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and completing actions arising.   The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month apart from January and August when there is no meeting unless required. The meetings are mainly held in St Michaels Church Hall Lyneham apart from in February and November when they are held at Bradenstoke Village Hall. There may also be occasional extraordinary meetings as required; this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May each year.

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 12 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply – please write a letter, including a concise personal statement and send it for the attention of the Chairman, Geoff Jackson-Haines – 14 Argosy Road, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4AP




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.