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Parish Clerk

Job Location: The George Moore Community Centre, Moore Road, Bourton-On-The-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AZ
  • • Full Time
  • • Permanent



The Parish Council is advertising the position of full-time Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer and is currently inviting applications for this role.

The Clerk advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers and in accordance with local government legislation, and to make sure that correct procedures are followed in all of the Council’s decision-making processes. The Clerk’s role includes preparing agendas and producing minutes in respect of Council and some Committee meetings, acting out approved decisions, liaising with contractors, district/county authorities and local residents on various matters relating to Council activities.

The Clerk is also involved in overseeing the maintenance of the Parish Council’s assets, which include a cemetery, three allotment sites and three play areas, as well as the running of The George Moore Community Centre. This post involves administration of various commercial and residential tenancies, room hire bookings, and issues relating to maintenance of the Grade II Listed building. The Clerk will also be the line manager for 3 other members of staff.

The job is based at the Council Offices within the Community Centre and will be a full-time position of 37 hours per week which will include some attendance at evening meetings. Remuneration for the role will be in line with NALC pay scales LC2/LC3 28-32, with the salary dependent upon experience.

The successful applicant will be a confident communicator, who is able to multi task with close attention to detail in all their work. Previous administrative experience is essential, and applicants must be able to demonstrate good organisational, communication, IT and financial skills. Ideally, applicants should have previous experience working in or knowledge of local government, although training can be provided. A CiLCA qualification is essential and knowledge of the local area will be a definite advantage.

This is an opportunity to play a part in the third tier of local government, and become more involved in the local community, working for an active and responsive Parish Council.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your key experience to clerk@bourtononthewaterpc.org.uk or by post to the Council Offices, The George Moore Community Centre, Moore Road, Bourton on the Water, Glos. GL54 2AZ.

Closing date for applications: 24th March 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom on: 8th April 2021

Contact Information

Parish Clerk

Find Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council

The George Moore Community Centre, Moore Road, Bourton-On-The-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AZ


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