Vacancy at Barnham Broom Parish Council

Thursday, 27 May 2021


Vacancy at Barnham Broom Parish Council


Part-Time Flexible Vacancy

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

​Are you an experienced administrator who is looking for flexible, part-time work locally? 

Are you enthusiastic, self-motivated and computer literate?

We are looking for a Parish Clerk to work in support of the Council’s 7 Councillors. The position is available from 1st July 2021. The position is home based for 25 hours per month including one evening meeting a month. A laptop is provided, a printer is available if required. Salary to be agreed, depending on qualifications and experience, within the National Joint Council for Local Government Service’s pay scale (range SCP 7 -14 (£10.41 - £12.00 per hr)) plus 22 days holiday pro-rota. A handover period will be available.

Main duties include;

  • Arranging, publicising and attending one Council  meeting a month on 3rd Thursday, 7.30pm (at the village hall)

  • Preparing agendas, meeting documentation and writing minutes

  • Act as the Responsible Financial Officer. Manage the  Council’s finances including preparing the budget, payment of invoices,  reclaiming VAT and end of year accounts

  • Managing HMRC PAYE (Basic Tools)

  • Maintaining Council files and records

  • Updating the Council website, facebook page and village  noticeboard

  • Managing Council assets, including maintenance and  insurance

  • Managing Council volunteers

  • Dealing with correspondence, including liaising with  District & County Council’s, local organisations and the public

  • Monitoring and updating the Council on relevant  planning applications and responding where required

  • Ensuring current legislation and procedures are adhered to by informing and advising the Council and updating Council policies and  processes

  • Carrying out tasks as required in relation to the  Barnham Broom Parish Trust (charity administered by the Council)

Relevant experience and/or qualifications would be an advantage but full training will be given. A willingness to undertake the CiLCA qualification, if not held, will be required. Full details will be provided to the successful applicant.

For more information, please contact Sonya Blythe (Parish Clerk) on

07596 971533 (10am-4pm Mon-Fri) or

To apply, please send a letter of application with your CV to

Closing date is Friday 11 June 2021, 5pm.