Parish Clerk Vacancy – An exciting opportunity


  • £28,672 to £39,880 per annum (starting salary based upon skills and experience)

  • 37 hours per week

  • Attractive Pension Scheme

  • Training provided

  • Professional fees paid

  • 22 days per year annual leave plus statutory holidays (plus extra 5 days for long service)


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 or have the desire to work towards 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.

The workplace is based 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

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The deadline for written applications is Friday 13th August 2021.

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