Great Bedwyn Parish Council

Parish Clerk to Great Bedwyn Parish Council

(for approximately 10 hours per week)

Great Bedwyn is situated about 7 miles SE of Marlborough. The role usually incorporates the duties of the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The Council would consider splitting the roles, to attract someone offering particularly strong clerking and communication skills. Formal responsibilities for financial reporting could then be undertaken by a second officer.

We are looking for someone with strong IT and admin skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding and respect for the responsibilities of a Parish Council, and experience of budget control and monitoring. Formal qualifications in any, or all, of the above would be an advantage.

The range of duties incorporate organising bi-monthly evening council meeting (approx. 7 per year), drafting the agenda, taking minutes, monitoring the actions and the decisions of the Council, dealing with correspondence, and liaising with other community groups and public bodies. The new clerk will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the running of the Parish Council website (training will be given).

Financial responsibilities include preparing, monitoring and reporting on the budget, paying invoices, banking, overseeing annual insurance renewal, preparing end of year accounts and VAT reclaims.

The work of the Parish Clerk is subject to the conditions imposed by the current Local Government legislation and the Parish Council’s own standing orders. The primary goal of the Parish Clerk is to support the Parish Councillors to serve the village to the best of their abilities

More information about the Parish Council is available at the website http//

The new clerk will work primarily from home. The Parish Council will provide equipment where necessary. The role attracts a salary on the current NJC scale, depending on experience, (£10 - £12 per hour)

A candidate information pack, job description and contract are available from Cllr Charles Howell by emailing or by telephoning 0773 682 5577. The Parish Council would welcome applications from local people who have not undertaken clerking before – you are welcome to telephone and discuss the role before applying.

Closing date for applications is 21/4/ 2018