Assistant to the Clerk

Bradwell Parish Council are looking for another Assistant to the Clerk. If you are interested in applying please contact the Clerk. The Application Form is attached.

Job title: Assistant to the Clerk 

Reports to: Parish Clerk

Salary scale: LC1 (SCP 7-12) £12.63 - £13.73/hour

Hours: 12 hours per week worked flexibly but with a requirement to be in the office on Mondays.

Start: June/July 2024

Contract: 1 year (subject to review)

Probation period: 4 months

Duties will include


  • General office administration including answering the telephone in a professional manner, providing general information and taking messages as appropriate, to attend to the post and emails.
  • To handle bookings for the Community Centres in accordance with the conditions of hire, to handle invoicing, collection of payments, financial management.
  • Ensure all relevant inspections and tests are carried out and liaising with the cleaning contractor on the cleaning rota and to order cleaning materials.
  • Manage arrangements to ensure that the Community Centres are ready for each hirer.
  • Check the Council website / social media (Facebook) and update as required.
  • If required attend meetings of the Council, its committees and working parties and prepare agendas and minutes for the meetings.
  • Marketing for the Council such as posters, flyers etc.
  • To receive and deal with correspondence and documents and to liaise with the public on behalf of the Council.
  • Obtain quotes and place orders for supplies and works as instructed by the Clerk.
  • To undertake tasks and actions as delegated by the Clerk and attend any events of the Council, which may be out of normal office hours, if required.
  • To undertake other duties as may be required from time-to-time commensurate with the level of the post and, in particular, to provide short-term cover for the Clerk in the event of absence, including taking Minutes of meetings.
  • To attend training courses or seminars on the work and role of the Assistant to the Clerk, with an aim to completing ILCA and CILCA qualifications.
  • To assist in producing and publishing the Council newsletter, including attending editorial meetings when necessary.
  • To ensure environmental matters raised with Milton Keynes Council are satisfactorily monitored and actioned.


Essential skills

  • Competent IT with Microsoft 365 word and excel experience.
  • Good communicator.
Pay and Conditions


  • The candidate will be office based and all office requirements will be provided.
  • Salary will be paid at NJC Scale SCP7 to SCP12, starting point depending upon experience.


Interested parties to contact the Clerk:; Tel 07399 532 393  

Application Form 

Closing date: Friday 10 May 2024