Barford & Wramplingham Parish Council

Barford & Wramplingham Parish Council

Barford and Wramplingham Parish Council (South Norfolk) seeks an enthusiastic and committed individual to fulfil the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer starting on 1st September 2022. The vacancy is for six hours per week (flexible). The successful applicant must be available in person to service the meetings of the Council (normally the third Tuesday of the month).

The role will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day administrative processes of the Parish Council.

  • Develop and maintain effective and secure electronic/other filing systems to record the business of the Parish Council.

  • Meeting administration including:

  • Collation and issuing of notices and agendas, in consultation with appropriate Councillors.

  • Taking minutes at Parish Council (and Annual Parish) meetings and offering procedural advice where required.

  • Management of the Council's finances including:

  • Budgeting (including Precept), drafting and monitoring, bank reconciliations, and audit.

  • Managing Council financial decisions.

  • Communicating with residents, councillors, and external organisations by appropriate means including:

  • Face-to-face / by phone.

  • Formal letter writing and email.

  • Maintaining and updating the Council’s website.

  • Maintain records of hours, leave etc for Councillor approval.

  • Ensuring best practice in all aspects of the role including financial and health and safety.

Qualifications/experience and on-going training:

  • Salary by negotiation depending on experience (NALC pay scales).

  • CILCA Qualified preferred, or a commitment to work towards obtaining this qualification.

  • Training and support will be provided if required.

  • Experience in a local government environment would be an advantage, and knowledge of meeting administration and working to deadlines is essential.

For further details, or to apply (CV and application form), please contact the Clerk, Mrs Heidi Frary:


Phone: 01603 759215


Deadline for applications: Thursday 30th June

Interviews for short-listed candidates will be during the first week of July.