VACANCY - Parish clerk and R.F.O.

The Parish Council is seeking a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to support the 7-member council and its parishioners in its Mission of making the Parish Cleaner, Greener, Safer.

Our parish is set in the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.  It is diverse, from busy thoroughfares to quite country lanes with pockets of small residences spreading out to the countryside and the farming community. With a population of 1000+ with 400 homes and growing.  It has two schools a busy village hall and thriving pub. There is good public transport links and main road access through to Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

The successful candidate will ideally have some experience of local government already and the Parish Council are keen to support and encourage the pursuit of CiLCA qualification.

Council meetings are in the evening of the second Wednesday of each month where a GSoH is often an advantage. The position is suited to home working or using a room within the village hall as an office and is based around 8 hours per week, although these could be negotiated to fit.

If you are interested to develop your local government skills and gain experience in a popular, forward-thinking community, please contact the Chair of the Parish council for an informal discussion.

Salary Details
on application
Position Type
Part Time
Posted Date
5 July 2021
Closing Date
30 July 2021


Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh Parish is set in the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury at the foot of The Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

Each and everyone of our 7 councillors welcome you to our rural parish. We are situated on the northern edge of the Wycombe District, with rich lower farm land to the North rising into part of the magnificent Chiltern Hills to the South.

The 394 homes are well spread across 1,212 hectares. The main settlements are Smoky Row, Clanking, Marsh, Kimblewick, Little Kimble and Great Kimble.

The southern part of the parish is within the Chilterns Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Green Belt – an area representing nearly 25% of the parish. The rest is most attractive too, and we strive to keep it that way.

The National Trust owns the land around Pulpit Hill. There is a network of public footpaths and bridleways from which to explore the varied countryside within the parish.

The population is growing, with many young families now taking the numbers to just over 1,000 (988 in the 2001 Census).

We are home to Red Kites and a wide variety of wildlife and flora, including rare Black Poplar trees.

We have 2 thriving and very successful schools, Great Kimble Church of England School and Griffin House School, both of which have waiting lists. We have 2 public houses, The Swan and The Prince of Wales all worth a visit. We are also home to 3 churches, St Nicholas, All Saints and The Free Church.

The Parish Council is charged with looking after the best interests of the whole community and is made up of seven unpaid volunteers guided by our Clerk, Julie Bunker.

We are committed to preserving the heritage and beauty of the area that we are all privileged to live in, whilst also preparing it for the future. We meet nearly every month in the The Kimble Stewart Village Hall to discuss our work, and we would welcome your input.

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