Poulshot Parish Council


1)  Poulshot is a Village of approximately. 350 inhabitants, and is located approximately. 3 miles South West of Devizes.

2)  A vacancy has arisen for the position of Parish Clerk to the Poulshot Parish Council.

3)  The duties of the Clerk are as per the attached document " The role of a Parish Clerk" and include the duties of "Responsible Financial Officer".

4)  It is anticipated that the time commitment to adequately perform these duties is app. 4 to 5 hours a week, and national pay scales apply.

5)  The Parish Council consists of 7 elected Councillors, and has statutory responsibility for the protection and maintenance of a large village green, and for the management, and use of, a substantial Community Fund.  The Council also deals with planning application issues and support for various societies and events. The annual expenditure of the Council is approximately. £12,000.00

If you are interested in this post, please contact Cllr Ian Gillies at  or by post to Townsend Cottage, 29 Townsend, Poulshot, Devizes, SN10 1SD, providing basic information and a CV.  If you require further information, Cllr Gillies may also be contacted on on 01380 828151.

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Alton Parish Council

Vacancy - Alton Parish Council - Clerk

Alton Parish Council, covering the villages of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeystreet, is seeking a new Clerk, starting mid-May. This is a part-time, paid post, hourly rate to be negotiated; average hours about four a week.

Duties include organising meetings, agendas, minutes; ensuring correct procedures, policies and best practice; liaison with residents, with Wiltshire Council and other organisations; record-keeping. A Responsible Financial Officer handles most finance matters.

The successful applicant will have at least basic experience of local government at this level and / or be willing to take appropriate training.

For further information contact

Calne Town Council




Starting Salary £20,344 (national pay award pending) SCP 9-14

This is a full time role with occasional evenings and weekends to support events and weddings for which TOIL will be awarded. We are looking for maternity cover from May/June 2020.

Key purpose of the role:

To assist the Town Council with the organisation of events, some solely for the Town Council, others for the community of Calne, to assist with effective marketing of the Town Hall to increase bookings and to promote Beversbrook and the Town Hall as a perfect setting for special occasions such as weddings, family events and Christenings.

Key activities:

  • To organise under supervision Town Council annual events such as the Winter and Summer Festivals and Firework Display.
  • Introduce new ideas/features/attractions to keep the community engaged and attendances high.
  • Ensure that all events meet Wiltshire Council Licence requirements and to carry out risk assessment and Event Management Plans.
  • To hold an IOSH Health and Safety qualification or to successfully undertake the relevant health and safety training for the post

For an informal chat about this role please call Mark Edwards on 01249 818223

How to Apply

Visit and download the job profile and application form.

Closing Date: Friday 3rd April 2020 and interviews will be held week commencing 14th April 2020. Completed application forms can be returned by email

Crudwell Parish Council

Parish Clerk

Crudwell Parish Council is looking to recruit a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The new clerk will be required to work primarily from home and the Parish Council will provide a laptop and printer/scanner.

The Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month. The role is for approximately 30 hours a month plus agreed expenses and attracts a salary on NJC pay scales for part-time clerks.

The Council is looking for someone with good computer, admin and communication skills, (training can be given), and the ability to deal with simple financial matters.

Please forward your application to Crudwell Parish Clerk Lisa Dent at

Closing date Friday 3rd April 2020

To apply please send your CV and covering letter explaining your relevant experience/suitability for the position.

The ideal candidate with be a self-starter and problem-solver who can manage their day to day workload without supervision as a homeworker, although you are fully supported by Councillors. Also required is the ability to use Microsoft Office and manage Word, Outlook and Excel with ease. A working background using accounts/book-keeping is desirable or a good understanding of basic accounting procedures would be helpful.



Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive, energetic and committed individual to the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational, numeracy, and computer skills; hold a CILCA qualification or equivalent; preferably have current experience working for a Parish or Town Council. The preferred candidate will live within a 20 mile radius of Lyneham, be able to drive and own their own vehicle. The successful candidate will be expected to work from home with a laptop, printer and mobile phone provided by the Parish Council. No other staff are employed at the moment but the successful candidate will be expected to manage contractors employed by the Council.

Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council is a medium sized Parish Council located in North Wiltshire, south of Royal Wootton Bassett. It comprises the two villages of the name, with a combined population of 5320, and the MOD Lyneham Defence Technical Training facility on the doorstep. It owns a Public Toilet in Lyneham, Allotments in Bradenstoke, two Childrens Play Areas, one in each village, a large playing field and dog walking area in Bradenstoke and The Green in Lyneham, home to many attractive trees. The Precept for 2020/21 is £48,704. The Parish Council has been through some difficult times in recent months but has turned a corner, with its administration now on a sound and legal footing.   The Councils website and IT provision is currently undergoing an overhaul. There is still much to be done and the 11 Councillors are very keen to continue to improve the services offered to the residents of both villages, as well as working closely with community organisations and MOD personnel.

The position is for between 12 and 15 hours per week initially. The starting salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience but will be within the LC2/3 range - Scale Points 27 to 39 - £15.86 to £21.66 per hour.

Applications may be made by email to or by mail addressed to the Parish Clerk, Mrs Ann Kingdon, 48a Calne Road, Lyneham, SN15 4PN. Please mark the outside of the envelope ‘Confidential – Application’. Applications must include covering letter, CV and personal statement together with any other information considered relevant by the applicant.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 30th April.