Welcome to Rayleigh Town Council Website

Rayleigh is a historic market town and is the main centre of population in the Rochford District. The town has retained much of its traditional character and is a busy shopping centre, well served by bus and train. 

The word "Rayleigh" is said to derive from two Anglo Saxon words, "Roe", a deer, and "Leigh", a clearing in a forest.


Job Vacancy - Town Clerk


Applications are invited for the post of Clerk/RFO (Responsible Finance Officer). The ideal candidate will be CILCA qualified, or willing to obtain the qualification, with experience in management and a supporting wide variety of skills. Experience and qualifications in local government preferred but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate. A good knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel is essential.

Part-time position – 25 hours per week, 3 days per week.  A flexible approach is needed, as some evening and occasional weekend work will be required. For more information click here.