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The current Parish Clerk will be leaving the post in the Spring of 2021 and a replacement is being sought. Should anyone be interested, below is a draft job specification. For a clearer appreciation of the work please contact either the Chairman or the current clerk (see contact information at the bottom of this page).

It is worth noting that an earlier start can be arranged when extensive training can be given prior to the departure of the clerk



Job Title: Parish Clerk Reporting to Swainswick Parish Council.

Overall Responsibilities

The Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer will carry out all the functions required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer (Legal definition for Local Authority clerk).

Specific Duties and Tasks.

By ensuring that statutory and other provisions governing or affecting the running of the Council are observed.

Be conversant with computer-based administration.

Maintain the Parish Councils Website.

Prepare agendas for Parish Council Meetings.

By attending the Parish Council Meetings, draft Minutes of these meetings and implement the decisions that are agreed by the Council.

Prepare and maintain financial records for regular review and annual audit.

Receive invoices for goods and services requested by the Council and to ensure these are processed for payment.

Monitor Planning Applications relevant to the Parish and ensure the Council views and comments on these as is appropriate.

Maintain communication with Bath & North East Somerset Council in respect of this and other areas of responsibility which affect the Parish.

Receive correspondence, documents, emails and telephone calls on behalf of the Council and bring such items to the attention of the Parish Council, Local Authority or organisation.

Good general standard of education

Knowledge of local area/issues

Good communication skills (written & spoken)

Competent IT skills

Good organisational skills with ability to prioritise work-loads & maintain varying deadlines

Ability to project positive image of the Parish Council & local community

Ability to work professionally & on own initiative to provide information & advice to Parish Council.  Happy to work evenings to cover Parish Meeting schedules.

If you are interested please contact either:

Jonathan Miles – Swainswick PC Chairman

Home: 01225 891471

Mobile: 07739 515535


Richard Clist – Swainswick PC Clerk

Home: 01225 445444

Mobile: 07947296082


The Parish Council is made up of 6 parishioners who live in Swainswick their details can be found here Members Details

You have questions, ideas or issues within the Parish then contact the clerk:-

Richard ClistP1000131  Email Address:


48 Bailbrook Lane
Lower Swainswick

Tel: 01225445444

Parish Council Members are listed here:-

Parish Councillors

Miles Jonathan Keystone Cottage. Cold Ashton SN148JT   email:   jonathan@miles.uk.net
Davies Glyn Little Solisbury House, Gloucester Road, Upper Swainswick, Bath BA1 8BJ email:      c.glyndavies@btinternet.com
Holling Maggie Hill Farm House, Swainswick, BA18BR email: hollingmaggie@gmail.com
Stuckes Tim Tadwick House, Tadwick Lane, BA18AH email: timstuckes@aol.com
Shackell Robert Torney’s Court Farm, Tadwick, Bath         BA1 8AQ  email: ROSHACKELL@aol.com
Roberts Ian Naille, Upper Swainswick, Bath BA1 8AQ  email: ianrobertsbath@gmail.com

Our B&NES Ward Councillors are listed here:-7251584598_b8165e171f_c

Ward Councillors

Sarah Warren


Kevin Guy



Issues with Gas and Electricity

In 2016 the UK launched a nationwide emergency number for Electrical Emergencies, but many are still unaware of whom to call in the event of an electrical emergency or power cut.

Electricity & Gas Emergency Contact Information: 

Report a Gas Leak:

For reporting a gas leak, carbon monoxide, or any other gas emergency dial 0800 111 999 

Report a power cut:
For reporting a power cut to the distribution network operator, or to receive assistance in an electrical emergency dial 105

The national number 105 is used for:

  • Reporting Power Cuts & Requesting Information During Power Cuts
  • Dangerous Low-lying Cables
  • Reporting Broken Cables
  • Electrical Emergencies Involving Water

Likewise, the Emergency gas number 0800 111 999 is to be used in the event of:

  • Smelling Gas (at home or in public spaces)
  • Carbon Monoxide monitor alerts you to a leak
  • Open Fire spotted in a public gas line