Vacancy – Parish Clerk

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer – Shinfield Parish Council

Relevant Files:

Job Advert

Job Description

Personal Specification & Recruitment Timetables

Application Form (Download)

Job advert:

Salary range up c £42,000 and NEST pension 5% of base salary matched

About the council:

  • We are the largest Parish Council in Wokingham Borough
  • Annual precept of around £340,000.
  • As a strategic development location our population is expect to increase to 19,000 residents by 2026 with the associated challenges
  • CIL receipts are continuing and to date stand at £1m
  • Agreed budget of £2.3m for current development of new local community centre

The role:

  • Ensuring the Council meets statutory requirements
  • Advising Councillors on best practice
  • Responsible Financial Officer of the Council (Responsible for all council finances)
  • Managing Council staff
  • Reviewing and advising on Council Standing Orders
  • Advising Committees on structure and implementation of agreed policies

The Person:

  • Educated to degree level, preferably with a relevant English local government qualification or commitment to obtain CILCA within 9 months

Full details of the job role can be found on our web site at the following link;  applications should be via our application form.

All applications should be addressed to Peter Hughes, Chair, Shinfield Parish Council, School Green, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9EH, marked Private and Confidential. Alternatively, applications can be sent by email to

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Friday 9th November and interviews for successful applicants will take place on 30th November.  If we have not contacted you by 21st November your application has been unsuccessful.


Shinfield parish council is looking for local residents who have specialist skills and would be prepared to donate a few hours occasionally to providing us with some of your expertise

Particularly we are looking for people with the following skills

Law, Public Relations, Surveying, Construction, Landscape and Gardening, Computers, Social Media, Event Planning and just about anything else

If you can help please email the Chair of the Council

Vacant Allotments

There are some vacant allotment plots on our Recreation Lane site, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, also Milworth lane, Shinfield.

Please contact Angela King on 0118 988 8220, for more information.

Volunteering opportunities with Rainbows and Brownies

1st Swallowfield Rainbows, who meet at Spencers Wood Village Hall on a Friday from 5-6 pm, and 1st Spencers Wood Brownies, who meet at Spencers Wood Village Hall on a Friday from 6-7.30 pm are currently looking for new volunteers to support their groups.

Why volunteer?

Whatever your previous experience of Girlguiding, as a volunteer you’ll meet people, gain skills and do something good for you and your community

Volunteer and make a difference

Work with young people, gain voluntary experience and develop skills from first aid to fundraising. It’s time to get involved with Girlguiding

For more information on volunteering with Girlguiding, please click here, or contact the parish office (contact details on the homepage).