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Welcome to Tunstall Parish Council

Tunstall is a village in the Borough of Swale in Kent, situated to the south of Sittingbourne.

Notable sights include St John the Baptist Church and nearby ‘Coffin Pond’.

Unusually for an English village there are no shops or pubs within the village boundaries, these have been prohibited since the middle-ages.


The Parish Council now meets in the Midwinter Room, St. John the Baptist Church, Tunstall.      Meetings Start at 6.45 p.m.

Check the calendar for details of the next meeting.  The agenda can be found on the Minutes tab at the side of the page and also on the parish notice boards.

Vacancy for Clerk to the Council

Tunstall Parish Council is seeking to recruit a Clerk, who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council. Salary according to experience in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government services salary scales.   Hours average 5 per week.  

Duties for this home-based appointment include attending a minimum of 12 monthly evening Parish Council Meetings per year and supporting a Working Group; preparing the agendas; taking minutes and giving procedural advice; carrying out the Council’s administrative tasks; keeping financial records; preparing accounts and the annual budget and preparing records for audit purposes; dealing with general enquiries and correspondence; updating and co-ordinating the Parish Council website.  A laptop and filing cabinet are provided.  

The ideal candidate will be organised, flexible, able to work on their own initiative and have good interpersonal skills. Candidates will have a good standard of education and will preferably hold the CiLCA or other relevant qualification, although training will be given and CPD encouraged.

Applicants should forward their CV, with a covering letter explaining their suitability for the role to the Clerk Mrs Wendy Licence.

Please click here for job description