Job vacancy: Purley on Thames Parish Council


Purley on Thames Parish Council is looking for a clerk and responsible financial officer to join their team.


Job title: Clerk and responsible financial officer

Organisation: Purley on Thames Parish Council
Salary: £37,890 - £42,821
Application deadline: 4 March 2021
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Phone number: 0118 945 6085


Purley on Thames Parish Council is seeking to recruit a fulltime, qualified parish clerk. Managing a part-time team of two, the clerk will ensure the delivery of the council’s services and facilities. The council values its clerk as an integral part of the leadership team.

They are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible and community-focused. They should have a hands-on style and sound interpersonal, administrative, financial and IT skills. The clerk is normally based in the council office with some hours of home working negotiable. During the COVID-19 crisis, they would expect the clerk to work from home with time in the office as appropriate. Attendance is required at up to 20 evening meetings per year (currently held virtually).

Purley on Thames has an electoral roll of 3,600 and is a vibrant West Berkshire community sited between an area of outstanding natural beauty and Reading. The council is active and forward-looking, managing a range of facilities that are valued by local people.

The position is for 37 hours per week (hours negotiable) and a salary range NJC spinal column points 34-39 depending on experience and qualifications plus local government pension scheme. 

For an informal discussion or to request a recruitment pack and application form, please contact Sue Briscoe at  or on 01189 456 085.

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