Vacancies

Caretaker Vacancy

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and reliable Caretaker to carry out caretaking and cleaning activities.

The position is initially for 15 hours per week and overtime for additional hours (times to be confirmed – NJC Scale Point 4 currently £9.84 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:
Potton Town Council Caretaker Job Description
Caretaker – Person Specification
Caretaker Application-Form

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


Vacancies for Two Potton Town Councillors

An opportunity to be part of your community

A candidate for the Town Council is qualified if, at the time of nomination, you are:
1. A British subject or Irish citizen
2. 18 years of age
3. Either on the list of electors for the town or during the last twelve months you:
Occupied land or property in Potton as owner of tenant
Had your principle 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 the Town Council Office, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton, Bedfordshire SG19 2QS or email pottoncouncil@btconnect.com by 9am on Monday 30th August 2021 and include the following information;

i. reason for wishing to be Councillor;
ii. previous Community/Council work;
iii. other skills they can bring to the Council.

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

Please note it is a condition for 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 at pottoncouncil@btconnect.com or phone 01767 260086 and leave a message.

Applications will be considered at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday 7th September 2021 following the Planning Committee meeting starting at 7pm.


Vacancies for Potton Young People’s Town Councillors

2021 will see the first ever Potton Young People’s Town Council.  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 will support the Young People’s Town Council (PYPTC) 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.  The deadline to  return your application is 15th September 2021, but your earliest response would be appreciated.  Please send to Mrs Sharon Shaw, Admin Assistant, Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton, Bedfordshire SG19 2QS or email to pottoncouncilbookings@btconnect.com.

The councillors of Potton Young People’s Town Council will be elected at the first meeting of PYPTC.