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Melksham Town Council are currently recruiting for a number of exciting roles.

Please see below for full details, how to apply and closing dates. 

 

Would you like to join a small but growing team and help to revitalize Melksham’s high street?

Could you develop a strategy and deliver projects to improve the vitality of Melksham’s Town Centre?

Could you lead the charge to help our community link together to enjoy the benefits of a thriving town, rich in civic pride and shared responsibility?

If so, you could be just the person we are looking for.

Role: Economic Development Manager 

Salary: Dependent on Experience 

Closing date Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 12 noon
Interviews for Economic Development Manager - Wednesday 28 November


This new role would suit an ambitious and organised individual with a proven track record of building relationships and attracting investment. Educated to degree level, the right candidate will have an eye for a campaign and an ability to bring big ideas to life. Reporting to the Town Clerk and line-managing the Community Development Officer, you will be responsible for supporting and facilitating economic and community development in Melksham.


Areas of focus will include:
-To lead on the development of Melksham Town Centre, with responsibility for improving the quality and vitality of the town centre for all users, catalyzing and coordinating links between key stakeholders, and community groups from across both the public and private sector;
-To oversee wide-ranging and ambitious visioning for the town;
-Attract inward investment;
-Proactively raise awareness of local volunteer activity and identify support mechanisms required by local volunteers to take forward community led initiatives;
-Develop strong networks and links between community groups, organisations and service users;
-Co-ordinate engagement activities and implement action plans;
-Initiate and maintain creative partnerships with statutory and voluntary sector partners and colleagues as well as other relevant stakeholders;
-Oversee the expansion of community events.


HOW TO APPLY


To apply for the position, please send a completed application form and a covering letter to patsy.clover@melksham-tc.gov.uk

In your covering letter, please explain why you believe you would be a good fit for the role in question and why you want to join the team. Please keep it limited to one side of A4. a Copy of the full job description is available: Economic_Dev_Manager_Job_Description___21.10.19.pdf

The application form can be obtained by emailing the Assistant to the Clerk on the address above or can be downloaded here: Application Form 2019.doc


Any questions or queries please call, Linda Roberts, Town Clerk on 01225 704187

 

Role: Amenities Consultant

Remuneration £30,000 (pro rata)

Melksham Town Council has a 6-12 Month Temporary Contract Opportunity assisting our outdoor services team. The Town Council want to improve its services, and expand them, with a very keen eye on value for money. We now need the services of an experienced Amenities consultant, to undertake a thorough analysis of what is needed in five key areas:

· Outside spaces;

· Assembly Rooms;

· Town Hall;

· Town Council property which is leased to third parties; and

· To ensure all town council buildings, activities and practices go towards mitigating climate change, so there will be a determined focus on reducing the town council’s carbon footprint as well as assisting in the preparation for a full devolution of services from Wiltshire Council.

We have a grounds team that increasingly is taking over services from Wiltshire Council. In doing so, they are improving the standards of work undertaken, and taking the initiative in doing so. But is the team the right size? Of the right mix of skills? Does it have the equipment needed to do the work in the most efficient and effective way?

We would like to engage someone who can ensure the team is working efficiently and safely, someone to prepare a comprehensive buildings and maintenance schedule linked to a 10-year budget. Introduce a forward plan which identifies short, mid and long-term goals. The role could lead to full time permanent employment.

TO APPLY: Please email the Town Clerk, Linda Roberts linda.roberts@melksham-tc.gov.uk for further information.

 

Would you like to join a small but growing proactive team, responsible for the organisation and administration of meetings of Full Council, Committees and working groups, enhancing the profile of the Town Council and of Melksham generally.

Could you actively support the administration of council activities, projects and affairs? If so, you could be just the person we are looking for.

Role: Committee and Admin. Clerk

Salary range: Grade 11 – 13 (£21,166 to £22,021)

This role would suit an ambitious and organised individual capable of providing an exemplary and efficient administrative service. Reporting to the Assistant to the Town Clerk, you will become an expert user of the council’s committee management system Modern.gov

Areas of focus will include:

- the production of draft minutes of Council, Committee and Working Groups;

- the coordination of and servicing of the work of the Council, Committee and Working Groups, and attending meetings, preparing minutes and providing relevant advice and support to both members and officers before, during and after meetings;

- the preparation of agendas and relevant reports;

-the timely implementation of resolutions and recommendations;

-assisting with the Council’s civic and community events programme;

-the provision of a range of clerical duties;

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please send a completed application form and a covering letter to patsy.clover@melksham-tc.gov.uk.

In your covering letter, please explain why you believe you would be a good fit for the role in question and why you want to join the team. Please keep it limited to one side of A4.

A copy of the full job description is available: Committee_Clerk_Job_Description___05.11.19_002.pdf

The application form can be obtained by emailing the Assistant to the Clerk on the address above. 

Any questions or queries please call, Linda Roberts, Town Clerk on 01225 704187

Closing date Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews for Committee and Admin. Clerk - Tuesday 3 December

 

 

Equal Opportunities

Melksham Town Council is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, our community, voluntary organisations and any organisations the Town Council engage with, to eliminate unlawful discrimination.

We will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination on the basis of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

 

Town Council Meetings

16Dec
Asset Management

Mon Dec 16 @ 7:00PM -
23Dec
Economic Development & Planning

Mon Dec 23 @ 7:00PM -

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Asset Management

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