Melksham Town Council

Council: Melksham Town Council                                                                        

County:  Wiltshire

Salary:  Salary range: £26,317 - £28,785

Position:  Assistant to the Town Clerk

To succeed in this busy and demanding role, the applicant must relish the challenge of bringing ambitious ideas to fruition. While clerical and administrative skills are necessary, much of the role involves shrewd juggling and an ability to jump from very different tasks quickly, efficiently and with an eye for prioritising.

The Assistant to The Clerk is responsible for supporting the Town Clerk in discharging the duties of Council and bringing to life the decisions made by Council. Whether it’s researching the purchase of new equipment, going out to tender for major contracts, doing payroll, attending meetings in place of the Town Clerk, renegotiating supply contracts or building action plans, no day is the same.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the office and overseeing the work of two officers, while also providing the typical duties expected of a PA for the Town Clerk and the Town Mayor (diary management, arranging meetings, booking rooms, drafting correspondence, etc.). Reporting to the Clerk directly, you will be expected to complete ad-hoc and in-depth research, report writing and draft editing. The role requires an organised and strategic approach so that the duties of the Town Clerk are effectively delivered.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level but does not necessarily need specific experience of working in a town council or local authority, as they will receive thorough training in local government procedures.   They will need to be comfortable representing the Town Clerk and able to advise elected members in her absence. A flexible approach and an ability to tackle a varied workload with competing priorities is central to succeeding in this role.


Council: Melksham Town Council                                                                        

County:  Wiltshire

Salary:  Salary range: £32,029 - £34,788

Position:  Community and Economic Development Manager          

Would you like to join a small but growing team and help to revitalize Melksham’s high street? Could you develop a strategy and deliver projects to improve the vitality of Melksham’s Town Centre? Could you lead the charge to help our community link together to enjoy the benefits of a thriving town, rich in civic pride and shared responsibility? If so, you could be just the person we are looking for.

This new role would suit an ambitious and organised individual with a proven track record of building relationships and attracting investment. Educated to degree level, the right candidate will have an eye for a campaign and an ability to bring big ideas to life. Reporting to the Town Clerk and line-managing the Community Development Officer, you will be responsible for supporting and facilitating economic and community development in Melksham.

Areas of focus will include:

-To lead on the development of Melksham Town Centre, with responsibility for improving the quality and vitality of the town centre for all users, catalyzing and coordinating links between key stakeholders, and community groups from across both the public and private sector;

-To oversee wide-ranging and ambitious visioning for the town;

-Attract inward investment;

-Proactively raise awareness of local volunteer activity and identify support mechanisms required by local volunteers to take forward community led initiatives;

-Develop strong networks and links between community groups, organisations and service users;

-Co-ordinate engagement activities and implement action plans;

-Initiate and maintain creative partnerships with statutory and voluntary sector partners and colleagues as well as other relevant stakeholders;

-Oversee the expansion of community events.


To apply for either of the positions, please send a completed application form and a covering letter to

In your covering letter, please explain why you believe you would be a good fit for the role in question and why you want to join the team. Please keep it limited to one side of A4.   The application form can be obtained by emailing the Town Clerk on the address above or can be found on the council's website.

Any questions or queries please call, Linda Roberts, Town Clerk on 01225 704187

Closing date for both vacancies, Friday 16 August 2019 at 9am.

Interviews for Community & Economic Development Manager - Friday 30th August

Interviews for Assistant to Town Clerk – week commencing 2 September 2019

Southwick Parish Council

A vacancy exists for the position of Clerk. The successful applicant will be required to work 30 hours per month. Salary negotiable.

Main duties will include maintaining financial records in accordance with the requirements of the Accounts and Audit Regulations, dealing with correspondence, attending  the monthly meeting of the Parish Council, producing minutes and agendas, and dealing with all matters arising.

It is essential that the applicant has a good knowledge of IT and is computer literate and familiar with accessing the internet.

Previous experience as a Clerk to a Council would be an advantage.

Applications are to be received by Cllr. Kath Noble, 230 Chantry Gardens,

Southwick, Trowbridge, BA14 9QX. Email

Tel. 01225 352503.

Cricklade Town Council


Council: Cricklade Town Council

County: Wiltshire

Salary: SCP 29 – 32 (£32,029 - £34,788) plus increment for qualification

Cricklade is a Saxon Town with a population of about 4,500. Well-known for its community spirit, the town is served by a politically independent Town Council. The current Town Clerk is retiring.

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and the Responsible Financial Officer and is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of a local authority’s proper officer.

The position is full time (37 hours per week), with the need to attend evening meetings and occasional weekend events as required and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

The successful candidate will preferably be CiLCA qualified (or equivalent), but consideration will be given to a suitable candidate willing to study for this. Local government experience would also be an advantage.

The applicant must have good financial and book-keeping skills and have practical ICT skills in Microsoft Office packages and spreadsheets, Social Media and the Internet.

In addition to outstanding organisational, administrative and business skills, strong leadership and personnel management skills are vital. The ability to enthuse and motivate the team is key.

Job Description, Personal Specification, Terms and Conditions and the Application Form are available by telephoning 01793 751394 or by email to:

The closing date for applications Monday 5th August 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 16th and Monday 19th August 2019

We welcome applications from all sections of the community

For further information about Cricklade and Cricklade Town Council please refer to the website:





We are looking for someone with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, excellent communication skills, an understanding and respect for the responsibilities of a Parish Council.

The Parish Council meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.15pm at Chirton Old School.

The role is for approximately 6 hours a month, attracts a salary on NJC pay scales 2019/20 for part-time RFO’s and will be increased, according to qualifications and experience

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Susannah Lampard

for a job description:


Telephone: 01380 840073 / 07768 041516

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Cheverell Magna Parish Council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Cheverell Magna Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk to start from 1 September 2019. They will also be the Responsible Financial Officer. The Parish Council comprises of 7 Councillors, representing the small village of Great Cheverell (just over 600 residents), south of Devizes. The Council normally meets once a month, in the evening of the first Monday.

Working mainly from home, the Clerk will be paid 20 hours per month, including evening attendance at Council and other meetings as and when required. Pay will be in accordance with NALC recommended scale £10.16 - £12.39 per hour (Grade LC1), depending on qualifications and experience.

Main duties will include correspondence, preparation of agendas and minutes, handling all financial matters including cash management, preparation of accounts, setting and monitoring budgets, and liaising with external website management.

Applicants will have a proven record of appropriate administrative and financial experience (ideally in a Public Sector environment), good communication skills, ability to work independently to set timelines and must have good computer and organisational skills. CILCA training desirable but not essential.

Applications, including a CV, describing your suitability for the position, to:

Cllr. A. Alexander,
96 The Green,
Great Cheverell,
Wiltshire, SN10 5UY 


BY 31ST JULY 2019

More information on this position, including a full Job Description and general information on the Council’s finances and procedures, can be found at


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