SENIOR TOWN HALL KEEPER
Applications are invited for the post of full time Senior Town Hall Keeper working within the Municipal Buildings (Corn Exchange), Dorchester.
The successful candidate will be paid an annual salary of £17,333 and membership of a contributory pension scheme is available.
The person appointed will be responsible for a team of two full time and one part time Town Hall Keepers who are responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the Municipal Buildings and preparing them for hirers. The applicant should have experience of supervising and motivating teams and a reasonable knowledge of health and safety. Experience of dealing with the public in person and by telephone and the ability to carry out routine maintenance work is necessary and a knowledge of sound and lighting equipment would also be an advantage. Regular Saturday, Sunday, split shifts and evening working within your contracted hours is a requirement of the post.
If you would like an informal discussion about this job please contact Julie Hollings on 01305 265840. To download an application pack press here.
Applications are invited for the post of Park Keeper in Dorchester’s Borough Gardens.
The post is permanent but the hours vary according to the season of the year and are mainly in the evenings, at weekends and on Bank Holidays working a shift pattern of seven days on followed by seven days off. The summer / winter working hours are averaged out over the year and paid monthly. This translates into an average of 17 hours per week and a yearly salary of £6,830. Membership of a contributory pension scheme is available.
The person appointed will be required to patrol the Gardens to maintain order and ensure that the Council’s byelaws and regulations relating to the use of the Gardens are complied with, to monitor and empty litter bins as necessary, assist in the setting up for events and locking up at the end of the day.
If you would like an informal discussion about this job please contact Pete Mullins on 01305 266861. To download an application pack press here.
Completed applications for both jobs should be returned by noon on Friday 22 August, 2014.
Dorchester Town Council
Dorchester Town Council is the parish authority for the county town of Dorset. The Town Council was created in 1974 as the succesor authority to Dorchester Borough Council. There has been a history of local government in Dorchester dating back to Anglo Saxon times and Dorchester has been the county town since 1305. It has elected a mayor since 1629.
The town has a population of over 18,000, which is growing quickly with the expansion of Dorchester at Poundbury and Brewery Square. The Town Council provides a wide range of social and recreational facilities, and promotes the town's interests with the other statutory bodies that operate in the town.
The Town Council has 20 members, elected for a period of 4 years. The next elections are in May 2015. The Mayor, who also acts as Chairman of the Council, and the Deputy Mayor, are elected annually by the Council each May.
Mayor of Dorchester
Councillor Peter Mann will serve as Mayor for the Council year from 19 May 2014. If you would like to read Councillor Peter Mann's speech which was read at the Mayor making ceremony please click here.
Peter's working career was in education as a head teacher and a chief schools inspector. He now chairs a local Educational trust and volunteers for Dorchester Child Contact Centre. He also chairs Dorchester Municipal Charities and is Vice-Chair of Dorchester Citizen's Advice Bureau. He has lived in town for 30 years , and was elected to Council in 2005 for the West Ward.
He will be supported by his wife Sheila as Mayoress, with Councilor Stella Jones as Deputy Mayor. If you would like to invite the Mayor to an event that you are organising please click here to download a Mayoral Engagement Form. Alternatively please contact the Mayor's Secretary. For a list of the Mayor's engagements for the forthcoming week please click here.