Romsey Extra is a large Parish of 3,306 hectares with a population of 4,826 (2010), which surrounds the town of Romsey and includes the villages of Abbotswood, Ashfield, Lee, Moorcourt, Skidmore, Pauncefoot, Halterworth and Stanbridge Earls. The latter village was a royal possession in Saxon times, and the 17th Century house is said to be on the site of King Aethelwulf's manor house.

Broadlands House is set on the River Test immediately to the South of Romsey and Viscount Palmerston employed Lancelot ("Capability") Brown to improve the mansion in 1767-8. Further alterations were made by Holland in 1788. Lord Palmerston, the Victorian Prime Minister was born here, and the house was the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma.


Job Vacancy for Part time Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

The administrative area of Romsey Extra Parish Council (REPC) forms a doughnut shape area surrounding Romsey Town.

The  parish boundaries are currently under review by Test Valley Borough Council.

REPC has seven elected councillors.  The Parish Clerk/ Responsible Financial Officer is the only employee.

Currently, planning matters at REPC level are managed  jointly with Romsey Town Council (RTC). An RTC employee provides the administrative support to this joint planning committee.

REPC serves approximately 6278 residents in a developing area with new housing planned and completed annually. Recent developments have included  King’s Chase with its new allotment site. REPC  is currently responsible for the management of these allotments, awaiting the formation of an allotment holders’ committee. There is also a village hall, run by a management committee, bus shelters, defibrillators, benches and gateway accesses to footpaths within the Parish to manage.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced professional who is willing to work from home and who will be willing to develop services for the community working with stakeholders and the seven elected councillors.

Ideally the Clerk/RFO will have the CILCA qualification or be prepared to study for it within the first twelve months of employment.

For an informal chat please contact Melanie Wathen our locum clerk at on 07878 3764838 or refer to our website Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and an application form.

Hours will be 710 hours/annum and the salary pay scale NJC LC2 18 – 28 (which ranges from £12.98 to £16.75 per hour). The appropriate scale point will depend on the agreed job description, qualifications and experience. The role will commence in January 2022.

Completed applications forms and any supporting material must be with our locum clerk by 30 October 2021.




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