Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council

A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

The Parish Council is seeking to fill this vital role from early July 2017. Lyneham and Bradenstoke has 2644 persons registered on the Electoral Register and an annual Precept of £44,000.

The job is part time with an average of 12 hours per week, (which may be flexible depending on fluctuations in work load). Remuneration is subject to skill level and experience, within the Council's budget. A full job description is available on application.

This position is home based and the candidate will require access to room/desk space, file storage space, personal computing/printing and a broadband/phone connection. The Clerk is reimbursed for all consumable expenses which arise. The successful applicant will have a flexible outlook and should be confident with minute taking and correspondence. A working knowledge of Parish Council procedures and/or public administration is desirable but not essential as training is available. Good literacy and IT skills are essential to the position as are the personal qualities of integrity, discretion, objectivity and impartiality.

The Clerk, who is also the responsible Financial Officer, is responsible for managing the Council’s finances and accountancy, preparing meeting agendas and supporting papers, attending and providing advice at meetings, taking minutes and completing actions arising.   The Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month apart from January and August when there is no meeting unless required. The meetings are mainly held in St Michaels Church Hall Lyneham apart from in February and November when they are held at Bradenstoke Village Hall. There may also be occasional extraordinary meetings as required; this includes the Annual Parish Meeting held in May each year.

The salary for the post is in accordance with the current National Joint Salary Scale LC1, salary points 18 to 22, and is calculated pro rata for 12 hours, with reference to the standard working week for local government staff of 37 hours. For further information please contact the Clerk. To apply – please write a letter, including a concise personal statement and send it for the attention of the Chairman, Geoff Jackson-Haines – 14 Argosy Road, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4AP