Tilshead Parish Council



The Parish Council is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the vacancy of Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.

Tilshead is a village, with approximately 140 houses and 350 people it is located on the A360 Salisbury to Devizes road and is completely surrounded by military training land, where the annual precept is currently set at £6300.

In order to fulfil its duties a Clerk is needed with an average of 4 hours per week and salary in accordance with the National Joint Salary LC1 SCP15-20 (£9.34-£10.30 per hour), depending upon experience and relevant qualifications such as CiLCA.

This position is home-based and will require access to office space and broadband. The Parish Council will provide the successful applicant with a computer, printer and homeworking allowance.

The successful applicant will have a flexible, motivated attitude and be confident with minute taking, dealing with correspondence and the public. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and administration is preferred but not essential, as training will be provided for the right candidate. Strong IT and organisational skills are essential for this role as is good literacy and financial management.

The Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, undertakes the role of managing the Council’s finances, including the preparation of annual accounting statements. The Council meets in Tilshead Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month 10 times per year, with occasional extra meetings, no meeting in January and August.

Further details and applications of a CV and a Personal Statement should be sent to:

Mr Adam Harris, Chairman - Email: tilsheadpc@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd February with interviews taking place during the first week of March. The Parish Council is looking for a candidate who can ideally start immediately to ensure a sufficient handover period takes place.