Opportunities

General Info

Council: Binfield Parish Council

County: Berkshire

Salary: Between £33,109 to £36,339 (30 hours per week)

Closing date: 12/11/2021

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Applications must be returned by 12/11/2021

The role of the Clerk is complex – dealing with a wide variety of topics, sometimes within a very short space of time. This requires a good level of mental agility, good communication and organisational skills and a lot of patience.

Amongst its assets the Council owns and maintains 6 Open Spaces, 4 of which include children’s play areas and one Multi Use Games Area (MUGA); two (and soon to be three) allotment sites; a building which comprises working office space, meeting rooms (available for hire) and a community café which is leased. The parish office team is made up of 6 roles (including the Clerk), with 5 office based providing 100 hours of admin resource per week and 1 outdoor role – a Parish Warden, providing 12.5 hours per week – supporting 11 Councillors. In addition, the parish works with regular contractors and suppliers as well as ad hoc contractors and a number of volunteers on a regular basis. This means a range of skills and experiences are required in order to tackle the varied nature of the role – these include legal, HR, project management, people management, strong communication skills and leadership.

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded here.

Or is available via the contact details below.

Application will be by CV and Covering Letter.

Applications should be received by Friday 12 November 2021.

Applicants are invited to ask for more information about the role and the work of the Parish Council and to contact the outgoing Parish Clerk for an informal chat.

Email: parishclerk@binfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

Or call 01344 454 602