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Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Council: Burnham Parish Council

County: Buckinghamshire

Salary: £38,000 - £45,000 + training allowance

We are looking for an experienced Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) to lead our team of
dedicated staff, to help the council in its continuous development, and support its efforts to build a
stronger and more vibrant community.
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours pw)
Responsible for: All staff (15+)
Reports to: Council
The clerk is the council’s chief executive, with overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day
operation of the council’s many assets and services; managing all staff; providing legal and
procedural advice to the council; leading on projects for the benefit of the community; managing the
council’s budget; and responsibility for the statutory duties of the RFO.
As well as someone who can manage its day-to-day affairs, the council is looking for a clerk with
strong leadership qualities, who will help the council develop strategically, and manage major
projects including a neighbourhood plan, and a strategy for its flagship asset, Burnham Park Hall. The
clerk should be community-focussed; have good business acumen; have the ability to inspire and
motivate staff; and have the skills to strengthen and maintain good communication networks
between staff, councillors, the community, and other organisations.
This is a great opportunity for an individual to make a real difference to the lives of the local community.
The successful candidate will work in our modern offices in the heart of the village, in the vibrant
Burnham Park Hall. We are an equal opportunities employer, support flexible working hours, and are
dedicated to supporting our staff in their professional development.
If you’d like to find out more about the post and the council, please contact the current clerk:
Sheridan Jacklin-Edward,
Telephone: 01628 550385
To view the full job description and person specification click here.
Much more information about the work of the Council, its staffing, policies, and finances, is available on our website: www.burnhamparish.gov.uk


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