Repps with Bastwick Parish Council

Repps with Bastwick Parish Council

The Parish Council is seeking to employ a new Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to start as soon as possible. The paid post is for an average of four hours a week which includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings which are held on the evenings of the first Tuesday of the month, excluding August. The Council covers the village of Repps with Bastwick.

You will work from home and the hours are flexible, with the exception of Council meetings. The salary will be in line with the National Pay Scales and in accordance with experience and qualifications. Scale Point 10-17 (£11.28 - £12.95 per hour) including up to 3 scale points for relevant qualifications (CiLCA and Community Governance).

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good interpersonal, verbal, written and IT skills, ideally with some experience, although a full handover will be given by the current Clerk. The Council will reimburse you for use of your home computer, printer and all stationery.

The Council will pay for relevant training and any applicant should be willing to attend training courses as required.

The main tasks will include:

  • To prepare agendas, publicise and attend Parish Council Meetings, including the Annual Parish meeting.

  • To type the minutes of all meetings.

  • To liaise with District and County Councillors, other outside groups, village organisations and the public, as required.

  • To manage the Parish Council finances, reconcile the cashbook to bank statements, present a list of receipts and payments for each meeting, prepare accounts for internal and external audit, manage payroll, reclaim VAT and produce an annual budget.

  • To keep Councillors informed of any relevant correspondence received between meetings.

  • To keep up-to-date with changes in relevant regulations and legislation and advise the Parish Councillors of such changes.

  • To maintain and update the Parish Council website.

  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Council.

Applications should be sent by email to (including your CV).  The closing date is 5 August 2022.