Vacancies

Potton Town Councillor

An opportunity to be part of your community

A candidate for the Town Council is qualified if at the time of nomination, they are:

  1. a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the EU
  2. are at least 18 years of age
  3. meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    ⋅ Is on the list of electors for the town or during the last twelve months you:
    ⋅ occupied land or property in Potton as owner or tenant.
    ⋅ had your principal place of work here.
    ⋅ lived in, or within three miles of Potton.

A Town Councillor is unpaid and gives their time for free to the community on a voluntary basis.

Any interested parties must make an application in writing to the Town Clerk, Mr Jonathan Whitehurst at Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton, Bedfordshire SG19 2QS by 9am on Wednesday 31st July 2024 and include the following information:

  1. reason for wishing to be a Councillor;
  2.  previous Community/Council work;
  3. other skills you can bring to the Council.

For further information, please refer to the town council’s Co-Option procedure.

Please note it is a condition of a Councillor that a means of contact by telephone and/or email will be public information.

If you require any additional information, please contact the Town Clerk either by emailing pottoncouncil@btconnect.com or call 01767 260086.

Applications will be considered at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday 3rd September 2024 following the Planning Committee meeting starting at 7pm.


General Assistant Vacancy

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and reliable General Assistant to carry out caretaking, maintenance and ground-keeping activities.

The position is initially for 15 hours per week and overtime for additional hours (times to be confirmed – NJC Scale Point 4 currently £12.01 per hour) and is an ideal opportunity for a responsible person, who has pride in their work, a conscientious attitude towards work duties, is able to maintain a high standard of work and would like to work for the local community.

You can contact the town council for an application pack or download it from the links below.  Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Download the application pack:
General Assistant Application Form
General Assistant – Person Specification
General Assistant – Job Description

Completed applications should be returned to Jonathan Whitehurst, The Town Clerk at Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton SG19 2QS or pottoncouncil@btconnect.com.

Closing Date: Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews conducted accordingly. The vacancy will close on appointment of a suitable candidate.


Market Superintendent Vacancy

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and reliable person to supervise the operation of the SEASONAL markets.

The position is initially for 5 hours per market and is an ideal opportunity for a responsible person, who would like to work for the local community. NJC Scale Point 4 currently £12.01 per hour.

You can contact the town council for an application pack or download it from the links below. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Download the application pack:
Market Superintendent Application Form
Market Superintendent Person Specification
Market Superintendent Job Description

Completed applications should be returned to Jonathan Whitehurst, The Town Clerk at Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton SG19 2QS or pottoncouncil@btconnect.com.

Closing Date: Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews conducted accordingly. The vacancy will close on appointment of a suitable candidate.


Vacancies for Potton Youth Councillors

We believe that young people are the future of our communities and we feel it is important that we as a town council invest in them.  Potton Town Council supports Potton Youth Council in achieving the following objectives:

To develop a culture of participation in the democratic process and to develop an awareness of citizenship.
Be empowered to take decisions and actions to improve the community they live in.
Form partnerships with local and national organisations.
Promote respect for each other and the community.
Encourage all young people to have a voice and believe their views are valued.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting adventure you must fulfil the following criteria:

Potton resident and / or attend a school and / or organisation in Potton.
School Year 5–13.
Have consent from a parent or guardian.
Commit to attending meetings.

If you can satisfy all of the above and are still interested, please complete the application form along with the parent/guardian consent form, which you can download here.  Please send to Mrs Claire Massey, Clerical Assistant, Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton, Bedfordshire SG19 2QS or email to pottoncounciladmin@btconnect.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Vacancy for a Newsletter Delivery Round

Potton Town Council produces four newsletters each year, which are delivered to every household in Potton.

We currently have vacancies for  newsletter delivery rounds and we are interested in hearing from 13-18 year olds who would like to deliver our newsletter for us.  The rate of pay is £20 for 300 delivered newsletters, pro-rata.

Please note: The procedure for applying for a work permit has now changed.

The Town Council – as the employer – is now required to apply for the work permit and required to provide:

  • A signed letter from a parent/guardian confirming they’re happy with the employment.
  • Child’s details e.g. name, address, telephone etc
  • Parents details e.g. name, contact information
  • School details e.g. name, contact information

Please contact the town council office on 01767 260086 or email pottoncounciladmin@btconnect.com for more details.

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