Bruton Town Council

Town Clerk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a community minded and motivated individual, with relevant experience, to undertake this interesting and varied post supporting a highly ambitious town council.

Bruton is a small rural town situated in the south east corner of Somerset (close to the Wiltshire and Dorset borders). In addition to employing an assistant clerk and community development officer, the council also has a dedicated group of community office volunteers and thirteen active elected members. The council will be seeking to recruit an additional assistant clerk once the new town clerk is in office.

We are seeking a town clerk of the highest calibre to lead and develop our team, to work positively alongside elected members to help improve the town and to ensure that all key legal, financial and other governance requirements are met.

The successful applicant will either hold or be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

The town clerk is contracted to work 15 hours per week, based at the town council’s office. Some evening work will be required to attend council and occasional committee meetings. There may be scope to increase these hours in the future, by mutual agreement.

The position is graded at lower LC3, (SCP 33-36) £14,968 - £16,169 pa (actual salary, based on 15 hours per week), subject to qualifications and experience.

Please visit the town council’s website for further details and information on how to apply:

Malmesbury Town Council

Town Clerk

Malmesbury Town Council

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

37 Hours per week

Salary scale SCP 33 -36 (£36,922 - £39,880)  

Malmesbury, an historically important, vibrant and developing town with a population of 5,500, is seeking a new Town Clerk to join our Town Council.

The Town Clerk is the Proper Officer and designated Responsible Finance Officer of the Council. They also advise the Town Council on legal, operational, policy and strategic matters, assist in the formation of its overall strategy and policies, support effective decision making and are responsible for the effective management of our resources.

The Town Council is committed to providing our community with excellent services and to promoting the success of our town. Our growing range of services includes Town Hall operation and hire, play areas and community spaces, a Tourist and Community Information centre, a cemetery, some litter management and a range of events and town promotion activities. We are also a statutory consultee on local planning matters. Our eight employed staff work across management, administration, groundswork and maintenance functions and are complemented by a small team of tourist/ town information workers.

To be successful in this role you will combine strong relevant technical knowledge and experience with positive and effective leadership, management, influencing and communication skills. Ideally you will also have had direct facilities management and development responsibility and experience of building and sustaining revenue streams to supplement precept receipts. You will also have a strong interest in working collaboratively with other organisations across our community to help Malmesbury achieve its ambitions.

For an application pack please download details from our website or email the Town Clerk

Closing date: Monday 8th February 2021. Interviews will be held on Monday 22nd and 23rd February 2021.

Pitton and Farley Parish Council

Pitton and Farley Parish Council is seeking an organised, forward thinking and adaptable individual to work as Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). The Clerk will be responsible for all aspects of finance and administration of the Parish Council and will be required to provide statutory advice and implement decisions across the complete range of Council’s activities.

The position is part-time and home-based. The role requires approximately 32-40 hours per month (including an evening meeting about 10 times a year). Salary will be subject to discussion and will depend upon relevant experience and qualifications. Knowledge of council affairs is desirable but is not essential as full training can be offered.

To request an application form and full information pack on both the role and the villages of Pitton and Farley, please contact us by emailing

The closing date for applications is 15th February 2021.

Expected interview dates from the 20th February 2021

Upper Deverills Parish Council

Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Upper Deverills Parish Council wishes to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This is a part time position, approximately 25 hours a month, working primarily from home.
The Parish Council will supply a laptop for Council work.
The applicant should have good computer, administrative and communication skills and should be competent in bookkeeping. Local authority experience would be an advantage, but training is available.
The salary will be based on NJC pay scales plus agreed expenses.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please call the current Clerk on 01985 844385. Full information about the Parish Council is available on the website at:

For an application pack please email the Clerk:

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th February 2021 and interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 1st March.