Buckhurst Hill Parish Council is seeking to appoint a full-time Parish Clerk

Salary LC3 Scale 42 – 45 (currently £38,052  to £40,858) on appointment plus London Fringe Allowance (currently £857).

35 hours per week 

Working closely with the Chairman and Councillors, the Clerk is responsible for all aspects of the Council including overall responsibility for its two busy community halls, two children’s playgrounds and staffing the local library two days a week in partnership with Essex County Council.

The Clerk is responsible to the Council as Head of Paid Service, for the effective management of the Parish Council; for providing advice and guidance on major policy options and for ensuring the effective implementation of Parish Council policies. The Clerk attends and supports meetings of the Council and is responsible for preparing agendas and producing minutes. The successful applicant will have a flexible approach to work and will be able to attend at least two evening meetings each month and occasionally work at weekends.

In conjunction with the Responsible Financial Officer, the Clerk prepares regular financial reports, sets and manage budgets, analyses financial information and line manages a team of seven (Deputy Clerk/RFO, Finance and Administration Officer, Projects & Administration Officer, Library Volunteer & Administration Assistant and caretaking staff). Strong financial and administrative experience is therefore essential for this role, as is experience of managing staff and an understanding of HR.

Just as important is the ability to build relationships with a wide range of people and enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations, including organising community events. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and negotiator, with strong presentation skills and the ability to persuade and influence others.

Applications for this position must be submitted using the online application form. CVs will not be accepted. If you would like more information or for an informal discussion please contact Kevin O’Brien  on 0208 498 9933.

Closing Date:-  Monday 29 October 2018

Interviews for this post will be held week commencing 5 November 2018 

Please go to www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk to apply, online application only, CV not accepted.

Job Description

Person Specification




Customer Services Library Volunteer

Buckhurst Hill Parish Council currently manages and supports the “Self-Service” provision in Buckhurst Hill Library on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are now planning to extend this provision further and are seeking a team of volunteers to assist us in delivering this additional service.

Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on our community and there are so many benefits for you too! 

  • Be part of and have a direct impact on your local community
  • Learn and develop new skills
  • Gain a sense of achievement and motivation
  • Boost your career options
  • Discover new interests and hobbies
  • Live new experiences
  • Meet new people 

A regular commitment would be required but there is flexibility as long as you are willing to make a regular contribution. 


Find out more about volunteering in the Library by contacting us on 020 8498 9933 or office@buckhursthillpc.gov.uk