Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council and Abbots Leigh Parish Council

Vacancy for Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

(One Contract of Employment with each Parish Council)

Pill & Easton-in-Gordano and Abbots Leigh Parish Councils are two adjacent parishes within North Somerset.  We are seeking a proactive and forward-thinking Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer who will hold overall responsibility for all aspects of the two Councils’ service delivery, due to the current Clerk moving away at the end of the year.

The role for Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council is a salaried, flexible part time – 27 hours per week contract, while for Abbots Leigh Parish Council it is approximately 7.5 hours per week, paid for actual hours worked.  The salary is in line with NALC SCP 22 – SCP 27, depending upon experience.  You will also be enrolled on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Pill & Easton-in-Gordano has 15 Councillors, with a precept for 2023-24 of £114,400.00.  Apart from statutory duties, it has responsibility for street lighting, recreation areas, allotments and a Community Centre (leased to Management Committees).

Abbots Leigh Parish Council has 5 Councillors, with a precept for 2023-24 of £31,550.00.  It is responsible for a small recreation area, and the Village Hall, for which a residential Caretaker is employed.

The current Clerk works out of an office within The Resource Centre in Baltic Place, Pill, BS20 0EJ, from Monday to Thursday.  There is also a need to attend occasional evening meetings for both parishes.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work unsupervised and be comfortable with engaging with members of the public on a regular basis.  They will have strong verbal, written and IT skills.  An awareness of how Local Government and the planning system works, together with some experience in financial management would also be advantageous.

The applicant will also be expected to hold a Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification, or the willingness and ability to obtain this qualification within 18 months.

For further information refer to the Job Description below:

For an informal chat please contact the outgoing Clerk, Julie Smart, on 01275 374442 or email

For a Job Description and Application Form, please see:

Applicants should submit their CV and covering letter explaining what they will bring to the role by Wednesday 18th October 2023, with interview to take place during week commencing Monday 23rd October 2023.


Dementia Safeguarding Scheme

Are you or someone you care for living with dementia and would you like to register for the Avon and Somerset Police ‘Dementia Safeguarding Scheme’?

Avon and Somerset Police have 2,000 hi-tech NFC assistance wristbands and hangtags which help safeguard people with dementia.

These assistance devices are free and can be obtained by Google search ‘Avon and Somerset Dementia’ and completing the ‘Dementia Safeguarding/Herbert Protocol’ document on the police website:

If you are a representative from a care setting for people living with dementia or support group, you may be able to have a bulk amount sent out to you. Please e-mail Sergeant Stuart King on email:


Job opportunity: Community Development Worker

This is an exciting opportunity for a Community Development professional passionate about making a real difference to the communities of Pill & Easton-in-Gordano. Through support from the Governments Levelling Up fund you will be working with a range of stakeholders in the locality and across North Somerset. More details about the Power to Pill project can be downloaded from the information sheet below.

This is a partnership project working with Pill Community Foundation and Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council and the role will be hosted by WERN where you will be part of an active team within North Somerset and the wider West of England.

You will need to have an understanding of the principles of Asset Based Community Development and be able to start working on the project quickly.

24.5 hours per week, flexible, initially for 12 months. 

For more details please download the Role Profile below.

To apply for the role please download and complete the Application Form

All applications must be emailed to by the closing date of 23:59 on Tuesday 20 June 2023

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 26 June 2023

For more information and an application form, visit


Notice of vacancy in office of councillor

Parish of Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Easton-in-Gordano Ward.

Following the Parish Council elections on 4th May 2023, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council invites applications from members of the public interested in being co-opted to the Parish Council.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the area in which you live.

For further information contact the Parish Clerk on email:-

Applications in writing to the Parish Clerk by 5pm Friday 30th June 2023.

Candidates will be invited to attend the meeting on Monday 17th July 2023 to give a short presentation on their reasons for applying.

The successful candidate will be invited to join the remainder of the meeting.


Community Wellbeing Project Video

Our Community Wellbeing project is coming to an end and this short film celebrates all our Village achievements in this project: 

+ the Community Groups Directory – Including You;

+ The updated Parish Council website 

+ Culminating in our lively and busy Community Fayre on March 25th 2023. 

Please take a look! And a big thanks to all of you who are doing such wonderful activities in our Village.


Election of Parish Councillors: Persons Nominated (Pill Ward)

Please find attached a statement of persons nominated for election as a parish councillor for Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council – Pill Ward.


Add your group’s events to the Pill & Easton-in-Gordano event calendar

We are keen to encourage village groups to promote events they may be running through the year, so they can appear on the events calendar here:

This will help promote the diverse range of local events in the village. 

You can easily submit your own events by completing the form at the bottom of the events page – or just click here:

We’d really like to see the calendar fill up with events that help to promote local groups, and enable people throughout the village to take part in activities, to help improve community wellbeing.


New gates in Easton-in-Gordano

We would like to thank North Somerset Council and Woodspring Ramblers for the installation of new gates to replace the stiles on the footpaths between the A369 and the village. Again, these allow access to our footpaths for people who cannot manage a stile. 

This has all been achieved under the Rights of Way Improvement Plan funding, so thanks to all who have helped make this happen.


Debeccas Lane Closure

Bristol Water have closed Debeccas Lane Easton in Gordano from 9thFebruary 2023 for 5 days to repair a leaking water main.


Free online training and resources for anyone experiencing financial difficulties 

North Somerset Money Counts information, including a link which takes you to a You Tube training video.

There’s also a ‘Worrying about money’ leaflet alongside the training video:

The Food Aid Network have some useful resources and training materials: