Current Vacancies

We are recruiting for Youth Workers. Please send a copy of your CV to or call 01793 722466 to discuss in more detail

Haydon Wick Recruitment Pack

Finance Officer/Deputy RFO


JOB TITLE: Finance Officer/Deputy RFO
PLACE OF WORK: Hybrid working offered after successful completion of probationary period
GRADE / SPINE POINT: SCP Range: 29 – 32 (£32,910 – £35,745) pro rata
HOURS OF WORK: Between 25 – 30 hours per week to include evening meetings, Monday to Friday inclusive

Main Purpose of Role

To work with the Chief Officer / RFO and Deputy Clerk & Services Manager to support the Council in ensuring that all aspects of the Council’s financial and payroll arrangements are managed in accordance with legislation and statutory requirements.


Overall Responsibilities

Finance & Administration Manager/Deputy RFO will be responsible on a day-to-day basis for ensuring that all aspects of the Council’s finances and payroll arrangements are managed and monitored constantly for accuracy, efficiency and clarity and in accordance with all legal requirements.

The postholder will regularly appraise and keep up to date all necessary personnel, but in particular the Chief Officer, Deputy Clerk, Chairman of the Council and Chairman of Finance & Policy Committee, on all aspects of the Council’s financial position and management.

The postholder will be expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority’s financial activities and produce all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions.

For a full job description and how to apply, please CLICK HERE

Casual Youth Worker

JOB TITLE: Casual Youth Worker
PLACE OF WORK: Haydon Wick Parish Council
GRADE / SPINE POINT: SCP 9 plus 12.01% holiday entitlement (£12.16 per hour)
CONTRACT DURATION: Zero hours – casual. Dependent on funding
HOURS OF WORK: Evening and weekend will be required

Haydon Wick Parish Council is looking for an energetic and highly motivated Youth Worker to work alongside the Officers and supporting Councillors in their efforts to improve the lives of the local young residents by creating a Youth Development Programme within the Parish.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting and delivering key youth development workshops for the Parish Council. The role will include setting up and running arts-based activities, delivering community/environmental projects, delivering outdoor education and sporting activities, and mentoring.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  1. develop a relationship with young people based on respect and trust, ensuring they have a safe place to develop their identity and place in society
  2. establish boundaries and support young people in different settings, including outreach work
  3. mentor, coach and support individuals, encouraging greater social inclusion

This outward-facing role brings with it, responsibilities such as working alongside volunteers; helping to deliver community engagement events and assisting with fundraising for programme delivery.

This role is about young people. You will have good written and verbal communication skills and will be numerate with an eye for detail.  You will thrive as part of a small team and be willing to undertake odd jobs. You will need a minimum of 1 year of youth work experience.

It would be desirable to have five GCSEs A-C or equivalent, or Level 2-3 Certificate or a diploma in youth work practice.  You will be required to pass background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent to:

The recruitment process will be Covd-19 safe.

For a full job description please click here

What Our Community Say

As a resident of the Parish, it’s great to see some of the work you guys are doing in the community. Keep the good work up!

Craig Duff - Resident

As a volunteer litter picker, I have seen, first hand, the tremendous work that the Parish Council of Haydon Wick do to make living in the area such a pleasure.

They have also been a key partner and supporter in the introduction of Swindon’s second parkrun within the area, and I am proud to be involved with them on this project.

Phil Jefferies - Volunteer

I have really enjoyed working with Haydon Wick Parish Council in the last few years, and I have found them to be very community orientated, and they truly take care for their parishioners, whatever age.

One of the community art work projects I was involved with was the 100 year anniversary WW1 external building hoarding art works. The project created a very positive reaction, especially on social media. This year I also completed a banner for Remembrance Day, that became part of a Parish Council exhibition. I often wish I lived in the Parish when I see the pensioner presents lined up at Christmas. Well done everyone, you are a credit to the Parish!

Marilyn Trew - Community Artist

To everyone at Haydon Wick Parish Council, I would like to thank you for the Christmas Parcel which, as always, was full of useful items. Also, an opportunity to thank you for organising volunteers for those of us shielding during lockdown. I was immensely grateful to have hospital prescriptions delivered to the pharmacy and to have letters and cards taken to the post box. My request for help was always dealt with quickly, with cheerfulness and, on one occasion in very heavy rain! Haydon Wick is a lovely place to live.

Audrey - Christmas Parcel Recipient

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