Wanted! Assistant Town Clerk

Bruton Town Council seeks an assistant town clerk. This is a part-time post of ten hours per week on average, with some planned evening work. Salary will be NJC points 20-23, approximately £10.10 ph.

This is an interesting and surprisingly varied job, for which you will need to have a good general education, excellent communication skills and some office experience. You will also need to be self-motivated, and want to take an interest in and learn about Bruton and its community.

Amongst other duties you will assist Town Councillors and the Town Clerk with particular projects, respond to enquiries from the public and other agencies, and convene and minute meetings as required.

For more information

Download the Job Description by clicking here.

Download the Person Specification by clicking here.

For an informal discussion about the post please speak to either Cllr James Hood 07968 728959 or Kathy McCarthy, Town Clerk on 01749 813014.

To apply

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@brutontowncouncil.gov.uk by 12.00 midday 15 November 2017. Your CV and letter, when read together, should make it clear to us how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification. Please include the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your most recent employer.

Interviews will take place on 27 November 2017. If you have been invited for interview you will hear only shortly before this date. If you do not hear from us we regret that this means that you have not been shortlisted. We are a small Council and regrettably may not be able to give feedback to those who have not been shortlisted.

Bruton Town Council’s intention is to be an effective Equal Opportunities organisation.  This means it will do everything in its power to ensure that everyone has equal access, and is treated with respect, in relation to employment opportunities, to its services and to all its activities.

New Multi-use Games Area for Bruton: works to start in Jubilee Park

New Multi-use Games Area for Bruton: works to start in Jubilee Park

Work to construct the new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Jubilee Park will start on Monday 11 September 2017.  If everything goes to schedule and there isn’t too much torrential rain then the construction should be complete around 12 October 2017.  The MUGA can then be used, but at this stage there will be no lines as a 2-3 week period is needed for the surface to “set” before line marking can take place.  On the current schedule the MUGA will be closed for a day during the week of Monday 30 October for line marking to take place and after that it will be fully operational.

The works will inevitably bring some disruption and noise for local residents. The Town Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

The MUGA is the first part of the Town Council’s proposals to improve the facilities at Jubilee Park. The proposals, which are part of Bruton’s new Town Plan 2017, also include a new skate park (the “Bru Bowl”), upgrades to the lower pitch and the play area, and rebuilding of the pavilion. Plans for these further developments are at an outline stage, and will go ahead once funding has been secured.

Town Plan delivery update

Volunteers have now delivered the Town Plan to about 90% of the Parish. We had hoped to finish it all this weekend (1 and 2 July), but have not quite done so. We should be able to complete the rest of the Parish over the coming few days.

Areas we haven’t done yet include Redlynch and Godminster, Dropping Lane and Discove, and the whole of Park Road, Coxes Close and Plox. Apologies to people living in these areas.