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Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Winterbourne Parish Council, Wiltshire

Winterbourne Parish Council, near Salisbury in South Wiltshire is seeking a new Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

We are a vibrant community with a proactive parish council. For more information on the Parish Council please visit our new community website at https://www.thewinterbournes.org.uk. This will become the principal web portal for the parish, but in the meantime most information on the Parish Council is at https://www.winterbourneparishcouncil.com/.

This is a home-based position for an average of 8 hours/week (work-load will vary over the year, so flexibility will be required). The salary is aligned with national pay scales and will depend on experience and qualifications. For more information on the role and the skills and experience required please see the job description and person specification at
https://www.winterbourneparishcouncil.com/ council/ winterbournes-vacancies.php#vac20221020

Council meetings are usually held on the evening of the third Wednesday of each month (ten meetings per year) at the village hall. Attendance at these evening meetings is required.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role before submitting an application please email the chairman Charles Penn at chair-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk with your phone number and availability for a call back.

To apply, please send a CV with a covering letter setting out your reasons for interest in the post to chair-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk.

Applications should be sent by 28 November. Interviews will likely be in the week beginning 5 December.
Mobile post office in the Winterbournes

The mobile post office will unfortunately be out of action on Friday 2nd December 2022 and on Tuesday 6th December 2022 in the Winterbournes. The service should be back locally on Friday 9th December 2022.

Our Parish

The Parish covers the three villages of

Winterbourne Gunner
Winterbourne Dauntsey
Winterbourne Earls
and the hamlet of Hurdcott


It is predominantly an agricultural community conserving its natural and built heritage, whilst promoting a safe, family focussed and invigorating environment enabling growth and quality of life for all including both the young and the elderly. Overall,
the Winterbournes is a sustainable vibrant and thriving community in Harmony.
Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire map

Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire church

Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire stream
Photo courtesy Salisbury Journal
Winterbourne Parish Profile

The Parish comprises three villages (the Winterbournes - Earls, Dauntsey and Gunner) that form a continuous area of residences. The Parish also includes a hamlet of Winterbourne Earls (Hurdcott) situated to the south of the Parish separated by farm land.
The Parish boundary takes in the farm land and High Post golf course through to the A345, and extends east towards Figsbury Ring.
By far the substantial proportion of land within the Parish is agricultural or otherwise rural (countryside). 93% of land is ‘greenspace’ with a further 2% being domestic gardens. This is thus a rural parish, with agriculture as the main local industry and land use. Farming is a mixture of arable and livestock, with some diversification including riding stables, a golf course and seasonal game shooting.
A small number of other businesses are based within the Parish, including a garage, cattery, Bourne Valley Nursery, Harwoods kitchen design and the Defence CBRN training centre.

The Parish comprises some 540 dwellings, mostly located along the lower lying land along the River Bourne and A338.

The 2011 census records 1,238 residents. There is a good mix of housing including retirement homes, bungalows, flats and family homes though housing density tends to be lower than the national average, as would be expected in a rural community.


The Parish has a high proportion of elderly/retired residents, and this has an impact on demands for services, transport and amenities.
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