Wicklewood Parish Council

JOB VACANCY – Part time

Wicklewood Parish Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Wicklewood Parish Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to work alongside our team of Parish Councillors.

The position, which is home based, involves working 30.5 hours per month, flexibly, including attendance at Parish Council meetings which are held in the evenings 10 times a year. Beginning at £15.48 per hour (SCP scale 19), dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Organising and attending Council meetings, preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Advising the Council
  • Updating the Parish Council website
  • Maintaining/updating files and documents
  • Actioning the Council’s decisions
  • Attending to all correspondence including letters and emails
  • Distributing relevant information to Councillors
  • Acting as the Responsible Financial Officer, managing and reporting on the Parish Council’s finances, including HMRC PAYE, annual budget preparation, payment of invoices, reclaiming VAT and preparing the accounts for annual audit
  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer for the Parish Council
  • Monitoring planning applications and circulating to the Council
  • Line managing the booking clerk who deals with bookings in the village hall

You would need good administrative, communication, IT, numerical and organisational skills and basic financial knowledge. You would need to be flexible in approach and able to meet deadlines. Training can be given.  This is a terrific opportunity for someone wanting to work in a responsible professional role from home within their own schedule.

This position will be available from 1st May 2024. To apply send your CV stating work experience, qualifications and the qualities you would bring to the job with a short supporting statement letter to Parish Council Chairman, John Seville via the Clerk: [email protected]  Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

For further information or for an informal chat about the role please email the Clerk, Helen Frayer at [email protected]


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Incorporating the villages of Wicklewood and Crownthorpe. The village of Wicklewood, together with the hamlet of Crownthorpe, lies to the west of Wymondham, within South Norfolk. The village church, All Saints, is situated to the west of the village, and forms part of the High Oak benefice.  With a population of approx. 900 residents, and covering 875 hectares, this thriving community benefits from from many local facilities.

Wicklewood supports an extended pre-school and primary school.  The village benefits from a Village Hall, built in the 1970’s, as well as a large village playing field and children’s play area.  Many regular groups use these facilities, and there is a fine bowling green situated directly behind the Village Hall, in the High Street.

The village has a pub, The Cherry Tree, located on the corner of High Street and Hackford Road.

Further down the High Street, Wicklewood windmill stands.  Now owned by Norfolk Windmills Trust, this makes for an eyecatching attraction within the heart of the village.

There are many local organisations within Wicklewood, including the Bowls Club, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, to name but a few.  Further details of these groups can be found within this website.

The Parish Council, consisting of 7 elected councillors, looks after the day to day affairs of the village, as well as being responsible for managing the Village Hall.  They meet once a month to discuss current issues and address any concerns parishioners may raise.

This website aims to provide a snapshot of life in Wicklewood and Crownthorpe, as well as keeping the public up to date on the activities of the Parish Council.

If you have any feedback or comments regarding the website, please feel free to email the Parish Council at [email protected].

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