Bearsted Parish Council Administration Assistant

Remuneration: Equivalent to (SCP 6) £10.24 per hour – (SCP8) £10.65 per hour (based on experience and qualifications)

Part Time: 16-20 hours per week (some evenings/ occasional weekends).

This is a temporary self-employed position for an initial period of 6 months, subject to possible renewal

An exciting part time opportunity has arisen for self-employment to support BPC as the Parish Council Administration Assistant 2 (AA2). You will be responsible for providing administration support to the Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer and the Administration Assistant in all activities associated with the smooth running of the Parish Council, to make Bearsted the best it can be.

We are looking for someone that is organised and efficient, to support all the administration duties associated with Parish Council meetings, responding to correspondence and enquiries, supporting the running of the parish office and other requirements of parish events and activities. You may be required to work alone so we are looking for someone that is self-motivated and can work with minimal supervision.

You will have contact with the public, Council members and visitors, so we seek someone that is personable, welcoming and professional, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of administration skills including use of Microsoft office packages, word and excel. You should also be familiar with social and digital media channels to enhance BPC’s communication presence.

You will, ideally, have an L2 NVQ / BTECH in Business Administration, or be working towards this. We welcome applicants that are willing to work towards the CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualification, if required in due course.

You will work in support of BPC’s Planning Committee, including dealings with other local authorities. So, you will, ideally, have a working knowledge of local planning.

BPC is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Erin Sugden 

For further details please visit:

Job description, Person Specification and Competencies

Application form 


To apply please send a completed application form and your CV to our recruitment team 

Closing Date:   8 JULY 2021

Interviews planned: 12 JULY 2021