Opportunities

General Info

Council: Brixworth Parish Council

County: Northamptonshire

Salary: £36,371 to £40,578 Salary Scale LC2/ LC3 (32-36) Starting salary dependent upon skills and experience 37 hours per week plus Local Government Pension Scheme

Closing date: 12/08/2022

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Applications must be returned by 12/08/2022

Brixworth Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive individual who is an excellent manager and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their priorities to the Community.

The successful candidate will have considerable administrative and organisational skills and will have some experience of working within local government. You will need to be a good communicator, be able to work under pressure and possess the ability to deal with a wide range of people with both diplomacy and tact. Strong interpersonal skills are essential together with IT skills which should include the competent use of the Microsoft range of products.

The successful candidate is expected to hold or be working towards the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Support and all training expenses will be provided to the right candidate.

The successful candidate will manage the council’s services, its four staff and take on the pivotal role in ensuring the council continues to move forward by delivering new initiatives and projects. Duties will require some evening work including attending Council meetings. The Parish Clerk is supported by a part time Administration Assistant. The Parish Clerk would also be expected to build and maintain a good working relationship with all of the organisations within the village.

Brixworth is a unique large rural village set amid the rolling Northamptonshire countryside. It has grown in recent years and today has a population of approximately 5,500. It has one of the oldest, largest, and most complete Anglo-Saxon churches in the country whilst also being at the forefront of innovation being home to Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. Both Pitsford Water (a reservoir) and Brixworth Country Park, are a short distance from the village.

If you want to take this opportunity to serve a vibrant local Council and also have the required organisational and administrative skills please apply using the application form available from our website at www.brixworthparishcouncil.gov.uk The Job Description and personal specification are also on the website.

The workplace is the Brixworth Community Centre & Library, Spratton Road, Brixworth.

Further information is available from Kate Houlihan, Locum Parish Clerk via email at parish.clerk@brixworthparishcouncil.gov.uk or telephone 07983 141786.

The deadline for written applications is Friday 12 August 2022.