Job vacancy – parish clerk

The current clerk to the parish council, Dr Brian Holdstock, has indicated that he wishes to step down, so we are now looking for a replacement.

This is a paid job, requiring  20 – 30 hours work per month.

Formal qualifications are not essential; anyone with good organizing and administrative skills would be suitable. You do not need to be a Brightling resident.

Full details of terms and conditions and how to apply can be obtained by contacting the present clerk at

As well as being an opportunity to serve the community, it can be a surprisingly interesting job. Our clerk has walked bridleways with the rights of way team, browsed digital maps including the Land Registry portal, networked and socialized with the other clerks in Rother and has even been down the gypsum mine (we let him out again eventually). It’s also very flexible: apart from attending 6 or 7 parish council meetings per year (always on Monday evening;), you can put in the hours as and when convenient.

It may be something that you had never even considered before, but please do think about it.