Calne Town Council



Starting Salary £30,451.00 per annum


This is an exciting time for Calne. We have refreshed our vision for our town and are keen to tackle the challenges that face us around our Climate and Environmental Emergency pledge and how our buildings and assets impact on the environment in which we live and work.

This new post will focus on our buildings and other hard assets and to take responsibility for maintenance, repairs, compliance, leases and other related activities.

Can you bring skills and experience of:

  • Maintaining a range of listed buildings
  • Buildings management, including direct and contract maintenance of buildings and plant, staff rotas, routine safety checks and waste and recycling issues
  • A professional, vocational or graduate qualification in a buildings or facilities management discipline
  • Managing projects and understanding of budgets
  • Street works accreditation to supervisor level or willing to be trained.
  • An IOSH qualification or experience of health and safety matters

For an informal chat about this role please call Stuart West on 01249 814000

How to Apply

Visit and download the job profile and application form.

Closing Date The vacancy will remain open until such time as we have sufficient applicants for interview. Completed application forms should be returned by email as soon as possible.

Broad Town Parish Council



Broad Town Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk. The role is part time with an average of 5 hours per week. (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to a room/desk space, file storage space and a broadband/phone connection.  The post-holder will be provided with a laptop and scanner printer exclusively for Parish Council use. This will remain the property of the Parish Council though you will be expected to insure it in your home. The Parish Council will reimburse any additional insurance costs for this equipment.

The successful applicant will be flexible in their approach to the work and be capable of 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 as are the qualities of integrity and impartiality.

The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and responsible for managing the Council finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and overseeing the completion of actions arising. The Parish Council meet each month in the evenings on the second Monday of the month currently online via Zoom but usually in the Village Hall at Broad Town. For more information about Broad Town and the Parish Council, including past minutes, community posting, village information etc., visit the parish council website at:

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 7 to 12, and is calculated pro rata for 5 hours (subject to on-going review), with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours.

For further information please contact the Chairman, Councillor Mrs J Jordan at Please apply with a personal statement and CV via email to the Chairman, Councillor Mrs J Jordan. The Closing Date for applications is: 31st March 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be required attend an online interview on the 6/7th April 2021.

Quidhampton Parish Council


Quidhampton Parish Council (QPC) is seeking a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer, starting 1 April 2021.

The successful candidate will have good administrative skills, with an ability to get things done. They will also be a ‘gatekeeper’ helping the council to recognise and develop opportunities of benefit to the community. Open communication skills and IT literacy are important (Word and Excel essential). Knowledge and familiarity with Quidhampton, pop. about 400, and its setting will be an advantage.

The administrative work includes the preparation of meetings, minutes, agendas and briefings, preparing budgets and accounts, and from time to time also consultations, planning applications, and enquiries from the public.

The role is part time at 5 hours per week. Bi-monthly council meetings are held in the evening, currently on Zoom. The indicative rate is £10.50-£13.00 / hr depending on experience and qualifications.  Experience of parish council procedures and/or public administration is desirable, but not essential as training will be available.

For more information about Quidhampton and the Parish Council, including past minutes, community posting, village newsletters etc. visit the parish council website at Please enquire to the Chair of Quidhampton Parish Council, Howard Rowley at or phone on 01722 744617.

The council considers that Quidhampton has a fulfilling and rewarding part-time clerk role to offer to someone with a passion to help community life prosper in a pleasant and active village. We imagine the job could interest an established clerk to add to their portfolio in a different community setting. Alternatively the job could suit an experienced professional with administrative and managerial experience who is willing to learn about the legal and local authority requirements.

The clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority's Proper Officer. The role of clerk requires knowledge of legal and statutory requirements relating to Parish Councils. A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable or alternatively the willingness to work towards achieving the qualification.

The financial affairs of the council are administered by the clerk, for which the ‘Precept’ (annual budget) is expected to be £11,500 for the financial year 2021/22.