Covingham Parish Council

Vacancy for a Clerk to the Council

Covingham Parish Council is a small, proactive, busy Parish Council. An exciting opportunity exists for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council. This demanding and varied role is at the heart of the Parish Council, and the successful applicant will play an integral part in ensuring it fulfils its obligations to the residents of Covingham.  

The Clerk will take full responsibility for the day-to-day administration and financial management of the Council’s activities.

In addition to the normal statutory duties, the Clerk will be expected to provide support and guidance to Councillors in implementing new initiatives and procedures, keeping the Parish Council up to date with changes in the legal framework that it sits, and to undertake project work as and when required.He/she must be able to work on their own initiative, acquire new skills, if necessary and take a proactive interest in the wellbeing of the community.

This is an exciting role for a highly motivated individual who is self-disciplined with excellent management and organisational skills. Applicants must be computer literate, and preferably qualified or experienced in local council administration. However, applicants with relevant skills will be considered as training and support can and will be provided.

This is a home-based role of 15 hours per week initially.

How to apply:

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Chair, email Or for further information and/or an informal chat please telephone Val Curtis on 07989 647438

Closing date for applications is 25th October 2017




37 hours per week to include evening work

Local Government Scale (SCP 52 – 55) £46,727 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

The Parish of South Swindon came into being following elections on 4 May 2017. The Parish covers the south of Swindon, which is mainly an urban area with a small amount of farm land. The parish has a population of approximately 40,000 and a budget of just over £2 million.

The Parish Council has 23 Councillors and is very keen to move forward with a number of projects which include the transfer of community facilities from Swindon Borough Council.

The Clerk/RFO will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the council including all the records of the Council and the administration of its finances.

The Clerk/RFO will also be responsible for the management of 5 staff based in the office and the probability of an outside team to be established from April 2018.

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

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

An application pack is available from the Clerk, email or the website

Closing date for applications is Friday 20 October 2017 with interviews being held in the week commencing Monday 30 October 2017.


Southwick Parish Council

Main duties will include dealing with correspondence, making necessary payments, recording all receipts, maintaining financial records in accordance with the requirements of The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, attending all  Parish Council and other meetings and producing associated agendas, associated papers and dealing with all matters arising.

Previous experience as a Clerk to a Council and knowledge of Local Councils would be a distinct advantage.

It is essential that the applicant has a good knowledge of IT and is computer literate, and familiar with accessing the internet.  (including email receipt and transmission, email attachments, pdf files etc).

Proven inter-personal skills and an ability to be proactive in dealing with a wide range of problems is essential.

Applications are to be received by Cllr. Kath Noble, 230 Chantry Gardens, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA14 9QX.

Tel. 01225 352503. 


Grafton Parish Council

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk.

Our Current Clerk is moving from the area and Grafton Parish Council is looking to fill this essential role by the Autumn. You would be joining a dynamic and young parish council and though small we have ambitious ideas. The Parish is circa 300 households spread across 5 villages.

The job needs a self-motivated, highly organised, innovative individual with good IT skills and a flexible approach to work who wants to be involved with the community and its development.  Integrity and impartiality are essential to the role.

The Parish Council meets alternate months and the Clerk will prepare meeting agendas and supporting papers, attend and provide advice at meetings, take minute and oversee the completion of actions.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and involved in managing the Council’s finances and accountancy.

The role is part time, an average of 5 hours per week (fluctuating in line with workload), it is home based and access to personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection and some file storage space is required.

Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience. A job description and salary information is available on application.

For further information please contact the Clerk at

Baydon Parish Council

A part-time job as the Clerk to Baydon Parish Council will be available from July 24 2017. The full council is 7 councillors and currently there are 6 in position.

The Clerk role is approximately 7 hours per week, including one full council meeting every 6 weeks (and extraordinary meetings as necessary).

You will work from home, and will be provided with a laptop, printer and scanner in which to carry out your duties.

The application process will remain open until the vacancy is filled. Please email the Chair on