The position of Clerk will become available on 1st November 2020

The PARISH CLERK is an important member of the Parish Council team in a non-voting capacity.

Responsibilities include control of finance, preparing the annual budget, payment of invoices, arranging and servicing parish meetings, general correspondence plus liaison with Wiltshire Council and other local bodies.

The Parish Clerk works from home and needs basic IT equipment such as a computer, printer and a broadband connection.         

A home phone line is required. A contribution towards home expenses will be made by the Parish Council. Authorised travel will be reimbursed.

Remuneration is for 4 hours per week at national rates depending on experience. (Normally £9-11 per hour).           

The job will suit a competent administrator. Training and support will be available from WALC (Wiltshire Association of Local Councils). WALC will arrange a course for new clerks when Government rules on Covid-19 allow. The Parish Council will pay expenses.

Applications to Mr. A.S. Wood, Chairman, Fittleton cum Haxton Parish Council, Orchard House, Fittleton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 9QA by 5pm on 16 November 2020.

If more information is required please contact Mr. Wood : T: 01980 671265   Email:

Haydon Wick Parish Council

Highly Motivated Youth Worker wanted in Haydon Wick

Haydon Wick Parish Council in North Swindon is looking for an energetic and highly motivated Youth Worker to create a Youth Development Programme within the Parish.  In the Parish there are seven primary schools, 24 play parks, skate park. shopping centres, community centres, gyms and churches.

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the youth community engagement activities and helping to establish a Youth Council for the Parish. 

The role also includes overseeing the re-opening of the Haydon Wick Skate Park with COVID safety measures in place.

Initially this is a 3-month fixed term contract with potential for extension.

In return:

  • Salary - £10.86 per hour
  • Hours 15 – 22 hours per week (some evening and weekend work will be required)
  • Pro rota annual leave - 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays + long service awards
  • Free parking

For further details visit the Council’s website:

Marlborough Town Council


Marlborough Town Council is seeking a full time Town Clerk/RFO to serve our special and historic town. The successful candidate will help to strategically lead the council towards its aspirations including taking forward its recent climate emergency declaration, working with our principal council on a devolution agenda, seeing through the very final stages of a Neighbourhood Plan, overseeing two exciting refurbishment and build projects and a burgeoning tourism initiative as well as steering through the ever changing effects and recovery of the Coronavirus pandemic. The new Town Clerk will serve a town with a population of circa. 9,000 working alongside 16 enthusiastic councillors all with the support of a team of 14 dedicated staff members. With council elections in May 2021, joining us now will enable the right person to take a great council into an exciting new phase.

Does this appeal to you? It’s a big ask and you will be responsible, as our Chief Executive Officer, for a commercial and residential property portfolio, managing a budget of just under £750,000 and delivering the council’s vision for 2021–2025. In return, you’ll be offered a generous salary (starting at £45,859 per annum), a pension package, salary qualification increments, good holiday entitlement, flexible working and more.


  • Location – Marlborough, Wiltshire
  • Permanent position with 6 months probationary period
  • Hours – 37 hours per week, with regular evening and some weekend working
  • Salary Scale (LC3 SCP 42-45) depending on skills, experience and qualifications.

What are we looking for?

You will have experience as a Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk or other senior manager in a local council or similar organisation in the public sector and, ideally, already be CiLCA qualified and/or be willing to achieve that status within 12 months of taking up the role  

You’ll need to be confident, creative, unflappable, approachable, focused, quick thinking, community-minded, a people manager, adapt well to change, be content at the centre of things, but not seek to be the star of the show and a good communicator at all levels

You are thorough and focused in all aspects of your work, keeping on top of legal obligations and legislative changes

You are at home with financial accounting and analysis

You have experience of managing projects

Your written communication is good whether drawing up reports, policies, strategies, action plans, business cases, press releases or social media posts

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, for full details, contact Shelley Parker at for an application pack.

Closing date for applications: 11 November 2020.

COVID compliant interviews in week commencing 23 November 2020

Frome Town Council

Children and Young Peoples Project Officer – Maternity Cover

Until July 2021 – part time (18.5 hours) – SCP range 15 – 25 (£23,541 – £29,577) pro rata

Want to make a difference in Frome? From Town Council's Project Officers work across the town, developing relationships and building communities.

In this role you’ll work in partnership with local people, community groups, schools and public agencies to foster the power and capacity of local communities. This will mean that children, young people and their families receive the right service at the right time ultimately enabling them to help themselves.

This is a temporary role with the possibility of extension, delivering an innovative programme of action, which means the ability to use your initiative, motivation and determination to make things happen is essential.

If you’re interested in a varied role – and making Frome better – then get in touch. See for an application pack and/or call Kate Hellard on 01373 475579 for an informal chat.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th November 2020

Interviews: week commencing Monday 12th November 2020

St Paul Malmesbury Without Parish Council

St Paul Malmesbury Without Parish Council seeks a Clerk. This post is part-time, involving 6 hours per week on average. It is home-based, with monthly Wednesday evening meetings in Corston (currently via Zoom).

The successful applicant will be expected to manage the business and correspondence of the Council and produce the formal minutes and agendas. He/she will also become the Responsible Finance Officer after due training.

Applicants should have administrative and bookkeeping experience, and a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint software programmes.

The Salary will be based on the National Salary Scale LC1 in the range £10.41 to £11.50perhour,depending on experience and qualifications.

Further information and Application Form can be downloaded from the parish council website 

Closing date for applications 31st October 2020.