Erlestoke Parish Council

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk

The job is part time with an average of 16 hours per month (which will fluctuate in line with workload). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience. A job description is available on application.

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 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 Clerk is reimbursed for consumable expenses. 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.  The successful candidate will be expected to complete a Certificate in Local Council Administration within 12 months of taking up the post. The Parish Council will fund this training.  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 is 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 in the Village Hall with occasional extraordinary meetings as required: this includes the Annual Parish Meeting (the meeting for the electors held in March each year and the Annual 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 16 hours per month (subject to on-going review), with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. Current hourly rates range from £9.392 (point 18) to £10.739 (point 22). For further information please contact the current Clerk, Linda Roberts,  Please apply in writing with a personal statement and CV via email, to the Clerk, Linda Roberts.


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 & Recreation Grounds.

We are currently recruiting for an exciting new opportunity:


Full Time, Permanent, 37 Hours Per Week

Salary £31,400 - £34,106* per annum

As our estates manager you'll be concerned with ensuring the Parishes varied asset base and associated contracts are managed effectively. Through careful management and coordination; you'll seek to solve problems, work proactively with our tenants and ensure our commissioned contracts are managed effectively.

An important part of your work will be to ensure that longer term projects such as our Capital repairs programme is implemented, that the Council always delivers best value for money and to ensure all day to day functions are delivered.

This will be a demanding and varied role, you'll need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and relevant sector knowledge, along with a proven track record of success.

In return you’ll get to work in a dynamic fun environment delivering essential local services to our residents. You’ll have access to a Salary Sacrifice Car Programme, be eligible to join the Wiltshire Pension Scheme and receive 28 days paid holiday per annum (plus English Bank Holidays).

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

*NJC Pay Award Pending April 2019

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

01793 466499.

Applications are made by way of CV to


Upper Deverills Parish Council

Upper Deverills Parish Council requires a new Clerk. The Parish Council covers three villages to the south of Warminster and consists of 5 Councillors. The Council meets on the second Wednesday of alternate months and there may be some requirement to attend additional extraordinary meetings during the year.

The new clerk will be required to work primarily from home and the Parish Council will provide a laptop, but other equipment will need to be provided by the Clerk (an expenses claim can be made to defray these costs) The combined role is for approximately 20 hours a month and attracts a salary on NJC pay scales 2018/19 for part-time clerks at SCP15, increasing according to relevant qualifications or experience.

The Council is looking for someone with excellent admin and communication skills, an understanding of the responsibilities of a Parish Council, and experience of dealing with financial matters

The range of Parish Clerk duties includes: organising and attending evening council meetings, taking and producing minutes of meetings, implementing and monitoring the decisions of the Council, and dealing with all correspondence, including emails received. Financial responsibilities include keeping accounts, paying invoices and receiving income, advising Councillors on annual budget preparation and preparing accounts for internal and external audit as appropriate in accordance with the Parish Council’s Financial Regulations.

Please contact the Parish Clerk Mrs CD Fordham at or phone 01747 873168 for full details of the position and an application form. Closing date for applications is 17 February 2019.

Frome Town Council

Community Projects' Officer (MATERNITY COVER)

18.5 hours per week; £22,401 - £29,055 pro rata

Want to make a difference in Frome? Our Project Officers work across the town, building relationships and building communities.

We work with businesses, community groups, schools and more to make things happen:from active travel to play spaces. You'll be supporting the town to do things better and you'll be working on a variety of exciting projects, which means you'll be organised and that you approach challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm, good humour and a bit of initiative.

If you're interested in a varied role - and making Frome better - then get in touch. See below for an application pack and/or call Anna Francis on 01373 488579 for an informal chat.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Interviews will take place: w/c 29th January 2019

Proposed start date: 12th March 2019

Please visit our website for more details and an application pack:

Please complete both the application and monitoring form and send to