Location: Council Office, Parish Centre, Glebe Way, Chesham Bois HP6 5ND

Hours: Part time – currently 25 hours per week. Office hours for this role are currently under review. Note that the role requires attendance at up to two evening meetings per month.

Remuneration: Scale LC2 SCP range 27 – 32 (£31,346 – £35,745 FTE pro rata), depending on agreed working hours, experience and qualifications, with an option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Chesham Bois Parish Council seeks a highly motivated, proactive person to be the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for the Council. This is an exciting opportunity for a community minded individual with relevant experience to undertake an interesting and varied post in support of a very active Parish Council.

Chesham Bois is bordered by the two large towns of Amersham and Chesham but has its own distinct character. The responsibilities of the Parish Council include managing significant areas of common land and woodland, a Local Wildlife Site meadow, as well as formal and woodland burial grounds.

The Parish Council Clerk is a principal executive role with responsibility for advising Councillors about relevant legal and regulatory matters. The varied role includes administrative work such as preparing agendas; attending meetings; taking minutes; managing the Council’s accounts; preparing budgets; submitting VAT returns; and being the main point of contact for members of the public, contractors and the Local Authority.

We are seeking someone with the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of people. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate and have the ability to work on their own initiative. A positive ‘can do’ attitude is essential, combined with strong financial management and organisational skills.

The successful applicant will be CiLCA qualified or prepared to work towards this qualification with the support of the Parish Council.

Further Information and an application form can be downloaded below. 

Please send completed applications forms to cheshamboispc@gmail.com. 

The closing date for applications is Saturday 18th September 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 20th September 2021

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

The external audit of the 2020/21 accounts has now been completed by PKF Littlejohn LLP.  You can view all the relevant documents on the Council Finance page of our website.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Chesham Bois Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. The National Association of Local Council’s Foundation Award recognises that Chesham Bois Parish Council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Chesham Bois Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

We welcome two new councillors by co-option at the 12 July 2021 Council Meeting.

Aleksandra King and Lesley Winrow were elected from 5 strong candidates. Congratulations to them both.

The Council now has its full quota of eleven Councillors again and looks forward to working together to promote the interests and well-being of the parish

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Chesham Bois Parish Councillor has two parish councillor vacancies.

The role of a Parish Councillor is to bring local issues to the attention of the Council and to help make decisions on behalf of the community. You will need to be able to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings and spend extra time on areas of specialism or interest. Enthusiasm and commitment are more important than experience.

You must be aged 18 or over, an elector, and have been a resident or worked within 3 miles of the Parish for the past year. The post is unpaid.

Each year the Parish Council complete an Annual Governance & Accountability Return which is reviewed by an external auditor.   Any interested person has a right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records and electors have the opportunity to question the external auditors.

The accounting records will be available for inspection between Monday 21 June and Friday 30 July 2021  Please see https://www.cheshamboispc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/making_provision_for_the_exercise_of_public_rights_2020-21.pdf