The Town Council executive officer is the Town Clerk who leads a team of 16 full time, 7 part time and 2 seasonal staff. You can contact any of them by using the on-line form on the 'Contact Us' tab.
Town Clerk Dennis Holmes is responsible for strategic management and development, liaison with other authorities, Council meetings and Policy Committee. Dennis is also Clerk to the Dorchester Joint Burial Committee and Honorary Clerk to the Markets and is the Council's 'Proper Officer'.
Deputy Town Clerk Steve Newman is responsible for day-to-day management and staff supervision, best value and the Management Committee. He also deputises in all other respects when the Town Clerk is absent or unavailable.
Senior Administrative Assistant Sue Cheeseman is responsible for the Planning and Environment Committee and the Dorchester Joint Burial Committee. Sue is also Mayor's Secretary and looks after the Mayor's needs from day to day as well as organising a wide range of civic events and taking care of Dorchester's dealings with its twin towns in conjunction with the three twinning societies.
Compliance Manager Peter Mullins is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Council's many public open spaces, sports grounds, and the like.
Administrative Assistant Julie Hollings is responsible for the day to day management of the Municipal Buildings, including lettings, liaison with hirers and organising entertainments in them and for letting the Council's various sports facilities.
Clerk Typists Carrie Horlock and Georgina Wakely are responsible for most of the things that enable the office to operate smoothly. They work on a job share, and one or other of them will usually be the one who answers the telephone or covers reception and they also do a wide range of clerical and routine financial tasks. They also administer the Council's allotments between them.
Click here to download a copy of the Council's staffing structure.