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An Exciting Opportunity – Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer  

£26,683 to £28,982

Salary Scale LC2 (29-32)

30 hours per week

(Subject to review)

Attractive Pension Scheme

 Brixworth Parish Council is looking to recruit a proactive individual who is an excellent manager and ambassador to partner our elected members in delivering their priorities to the Community.

The successful candidate will have considerable administrative and organisational skills and have experience of working within local government. You will need to be a good communicator, be able to work under pressure and possess the ability to deal with a wide range of people with both diplomacy and tact. Strong interpersonal skills are essential together with IT skills which should include the competent use of the Microsoft range of products.

The successful candidate is expected to hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

The successful candidate will manage the council’s services, its four staff and take on the pivotal role in ensuring the council continues to move forward by delivering new initiatives and projects. Duties will require some evening work including attending Council meetings. The Parish Clerk is supported by a part time Assistant.  The Parish Clerk would also be expected to build and maintain a good working relationship with all the organisations within the village.

Brixworth is a unique large rural village set amid the rolling Northamptonshire countryside. It has grown in recent years and today has a population of approximately 5,500. It has one of the oldest, largest, and most complete Anglo-Saxon churches in the country whilst also being at the forefront of innovation being home to Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. Both Pitsford Water (a reservoir) and Brixworth Country Park, are a short distance from the village.

If you want to take this opportunity to serve a vibrant local Council and also have the required organisational and administrative skills please apply using the application form available from our website at  https://www.brixworthparishcouncil.gov.uk/pc/.  The Job Description and personal specification is also on the website.

The workplace is based both at home and at the Brixworth Community Centre & Library.

Further information is available from Peter Rowbotham, Parish Clerk via email at or telephone 07983 141786.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

The deadline for written applications is Friday 28th May 2021.

Please submit you completed application form via email to with the subject heading ‘Job Application’.

Grants for Local Business

bus grantsNew grants are now available for businesses in Daventry, Northampton and South Northants that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (April) administered by West Northamptonshire Council, is aimed at businesses which were not legally forced to close but severely impacted by the restrictions, such as those in the events sector or those which supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and businesses outside of the business rates system which were forced to close, for example, market traders.

Business owners who operate their business from home but have fixed business-related costs are also eligible to apply.

Eligible businesses have until midnight on Wednesday 12 May 2021 to apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant of between £2,667 and £18,000 – with the amount awarded depending upon the business’s rateable value.

Martin Henry, Executive Director of Finance at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “We have a fund of almost £5 million in this new scheme, and aim to help as many businesses as possible that have been affected by the restrictions, while keeping the individual grant amounts high enough to provide meaningful support.

“This funding is available for a limited time, so applicants must ensure that they provide accurate information, along with all documentary evidence required, in order for us to process their application.”

Businesses which are important to the local economy and have successfully applied for a Restart Grant may also be eligible, provided they have not received the maximum amount of funding permitted through the Subsidy Allowance.

For further information, including full eligibility criteria, and to apply please visit: www.westnorthants.gov.uk/arg

Sakura Trees at Spratton Road Rec

cherry tree

Ten trees have recently been planted at our Spratton Road Recreation Ground. These trees are some of the 6,500 Japanese cherry trees – or Sakura in Japanese – given to the UK by Japan, which have all been planted across the country in parks, gardens and schools to celebrate Japan’s special relationship with the UK.

Revised Brixworth Neighbourhood Plan

img 9245The Local Planning Authority at Daventry has confirmed that our proposed minor changes to the “made” Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan are acceptable.

This revised Plan will now continue to provide the power and legal weight which directs development within our own area.

You can view the revised document here.

In memory of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

flag

We are all deeply saddened to hear that HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away at Windsor Castle.

As a mark of respect, during the mourning period, the flag at the Library and Community Centre will fly at half-mast.

As outlined by the Government, there will be no physical books of condolence, so we are signposting everyone to the Royal Household’s website where a virtual condolence book has been launched.

Further announcements will be made by the Royal Family in due course www.royal.uk.