Vacancy for Parish Clerk

Holbrook Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably experienced person to work as its Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from 1st November 2017.

This is an interesting and varied home-based role working with the Council to provide a service to the thriving and active community of Holbrook. The role involves advising and working with Councillors, supporting Council meetings and implementing Council decisions.

You will have administrative experience, possibly within the public sector. Ideally you will have a local council background including the CiLCA qualification or be willing to undertake this within a reasonable time frame of the appointment.

You must be computer literate, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel. The Clerk also maintains the village website (knowledge of HTML not required). You should have a working knowledge of accounting procedures.

You will be required to provide a suitable home working environment including the storage of a two-drawer filing cabinet and other archives. Computer equipment may be provided.

The successful applicant will be offered training to support this important role.

Useful information about Holbrook can be found on this website. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current Clerk, Mrs Ferial Rolfe, by email or on 07999 583017. Alternatively contact the Chairman, Mr John Ambrose, on 01473 328815.

To apply, please send a covering letter and an explanation of how you meet the requirements of the person specification. Shortlisting will be based on the criteria set out in the person specification. CVs sent with no other details will not be considered. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 29th September 2017 and interviews will be held on the evening of 11th October 2017.

Applications may be made by email to or by post to Holbrook Parish Council, 27 Denmark Gardens, Holbrook IP9 2BG marked 'private and confidential'.

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