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JOB VACANCIES

The Town Council currently has the following job vacancies:

Please note the Town Council is hosting a Jobs Fair on 9th February 2024 at the Swanage Information Centre between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. Further details can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

We are a small town with big ambitions!

We are proud of our work, and we want you to help us make our town even better.

Swanage Town Council is excited to offer this new job opportunity. The successful candidate will join a friendly and dynamic team undertaking a range of interesting and varied work. Further information regarding the role is below, and will involve working closely with colleagues across the Council, Town Councillors, partner organisations and the local community.

As a Council employee you will be auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be entitled to 23 days holiday plus three extra statutory days per year in addition to Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time roles).

 

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (TH6)

Grade 4: £15,498 - £16,023 (£23,893 - £24,702 pro rata)

24 hours per week

Local Government Pension Scheme Membership

We are seeking to recruit a person with excellent communication, organisational and customer service skills to assist the Town Clerk and other members of the management team in the efficient administration of Council business, including as a committee clerk.

You will be responsible for providing a wide range of administrative duties across the Council’s functions, proactively supporting departmental managers and other colleagues. You will also act as the Council’s cemeteries and allotments officer, using professional knowledge to efficiently administer these services. The ability to produce high quality written work is essential as the post involves replying to correspondence, the preparation of meeting agendas, taking minutes, following up action points, prioritising workload and meeting deadlines. A high standard of education will be required for this post, and the applicant will have experience of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

If you would like further information regarding this post, then please e-mail n.clark@swanage.gov.uk

To request an application form, job description and person specification please contact us using the details below.

Telephone: 01929 423636 Email: b.varga@swanage.gov.uk

Please note that CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form.

Closing date: Monday 26th February 2024 at 12.00 noon

SWANAGE TOWN COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

 

 

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE

£22,366 - £22,737 per annum

Local Government Pension Scheme Membership

37 Hours per week

Driving licence desirable

An enthusiastic and flexible person is required to undertake the role of Grounds Maintenance Operative to work as part of a team on general grounds maintenance in the Council’s parks, cemeteries and other facilities. Duties will include grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting, maintaining planted areas, refuse collection and litter picking, path and weed clearance and general horticulture. A flexible approach is required and may include weekend and Bank Holiday working.

 

Closing date: 12.00 Noon – Monday 26th February 2024

Application forms available from:

Email: b.varga@swanage.gov.uk

Please note that CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form.

 

Swanage Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2NZ

 Telephone 01929 423636

 

SWANAGE TOWN COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT – 1 POST

£23,114 - £23,500 per annum pro rata

Permanent vacancy

28 hours per week – April to October

14 hours per week – November to March

 

We have a permanent vacancy at the award-winning Swanage Information Centre for individuals who have a passion for Swanage and can demonstrate world class customer service. The role requires IT skills and administration skills as we take beach hut bookings alongside a wide range of other administration activities. If you love talking about Swanage and want to work with an exciting and dynamic team in which every day is different, then this is the job for you.

 

The role will include working weekends and bank holidays.                 

 

If you are interested please contact us (details below) to see the Job Description, Person Specifications and to receive an application form.

 

Applications close: 26th February 2024 - 12 noon

Interview date: 5th March 2024

 

Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer

 

Application forms available from:

Swanage Town Council - Town Hall

High Street

Swanage

Dorset BH19 2NZ

Telephone 01929 423636

Email b.varga@swanage.gov.uk

 

SWANAGE TOWN COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT – 1 POST

£11.98 per hour

Seasonal vacancy

Up to 28 hours per week – 13th May to 8th September 2024 (variable hours contract)

 

We have a seasonal vacancy at the award-winning Swanage Information Centre for individuals who have a passion for Swanage and can demonstrate world class customer service. The role requires IT skills and administration skills as we take beach hut bookings alongside a wide range of other administration activities. If you love talking about Swanage and want to work with an exciting and dynamic team in which every day is different, then this is the job for you.

 

Please note this is based on a variable hour’s contract and on days when the weather is poor you may not be required. The role will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.

 

If you are interested please contact us (details below) to see the Job Description, Person Specifications and to receive an application form.

 

Applications close: 26th February 2024 - 12 noon

Interview date: 5th March 2024

 

Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer

 

Application forms available from:

Swanage Town Council - Town Hall

High Street

Swanage

Dorset BH19 2NZ

Telephone 01929 423636

Email b.varga@swanage.gov.uk

 

BEACH GARDENS AND ‘TEA ON THE GREEN’ ATTENDANT – 2 POSTS

 

£11.59 per hour

 

Various shifts starting 28th March to 3rd November 2024 (variable hours contract)

 

We are looking for two individuals to help us deliver a world class customer service at our Beach Gardens Sports Park to make it the place to be for summer 2024. Experience of cash handling, till use and record keeping would be an advantage but really we want fun people who thrive on delivering a top notch customer experience.

 

We will be open up to 7 days a week from 29th March to 3rd November, so will be looking for a range of shift patterns.

 

Please note this is based on a variable hour’s contract and on days when the weather is poor you may not be required. The role will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.

 

If you are interested please contact us (details below) to see the Job Description, Person Specifications and to receive an application form.

 

Applications close: 26th February 2024 - 12 noon

Interview date: 5th March 2024

 

Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer

 

Application forms available from:

Swanage Town Council - Town Hall

High Street

Swanage

Dorset BH19 2NZ

Telephone 01929 423636

Email b.varga@swanage.gov.uk

SWANAGE TOWN COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

BEACH WARDEN – 2 POSTS

£11.59 per hour

Post 1: Up to 35 hours per week – 29th April to 15th September 2024 (variable hours contract)

Post 2: Up to 28 hours per week – 1st July to 8th September 2024 (variable hours contract)

We have two seasonal vacancies for outgoing individuals who enjoy walking, have a calm manner and are a people person. Your role within the team will be a very important one, as you will be representing the Town Council when out and about on patrols, and carrying out your duties.

Whether you are on the beach, seafront, around the Town or in the Swanage Information Centre, you will be required to share local knowledge and provide advice to the general public in a bright and cheerful manner.

Additionally, you will encourage the adherence of our beach regulations, and also promote the safe use of the seafront area so that an enjoyable time can be had by everyone.

Not only will you be the friendly face of the town, you will be joining a team who take great pride in their work and want nothing but the best for the Town and all the Swanage ‘folk’. There is much walking involved within this role (in all weathers), plus a significant amount of manual handling and the removal of unwanted substances. We maintain a very high standard of service and hospitality, therefore, regular daily patrols along the beach and seafront are essential, as issues that are identified will most often require immediate attention.    

As a Council, we are extremely proud of ourselves, as we receive many compliments regarding the cleanliness in and around the town and seafront area. A ‘can do’ attitude is essential, because as well as undertaking basic maintenance jobs, there will be regular cleaning tasks to perform, to keep specific areas and street furniture all spick and span! You must be prepared to participate in ad-hoc duties, which may include assisting and supporting our Operations team and also Dorset Council waste collection team.

A polite manner with experience in a customer facing role would be an advantage, but really we want people who have a passion for Swanage and can rise to meet the many challenges that make this an interesting and important role.

Please note this is based on a variable hour’s contract and on days when the weather is poor you may not be required. The role will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.

We are a highly successful team working on what we feel is the most amazing town and beach in the UK. While we provide our award-winning customer service, we also have lots of fun along the way.

If you want to join us for 2024 please contact us (details below) to see the Job Description, and Person Specification and to receive an application form.

Applications close: 26th February 2024 - 12 noon

Interview date: 5th March 2024

Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer

 

Application forms available from:

Swanage Town Council - Town Hall, High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NZ

Email: b.varga@swanage.gov.uk

Tel: 01929 423636

BOAT PARK ATTENDANT – 1 POST

 £11.59 per hour

Up to 21 hours per week – 20th May to 15th September 2024 (variable hours contract)

 

We have a single seasonal vacancy for an individual who can help us provide world class customer service to our boat park customers. This job certainly has one of the best views in the world!

 

You will be a key part of our visitor team, taking payments from daily boat users and ensuring that our seasonal customers are well looked after. You will support the Customer Service Assistant to oversee the safe, efficient and effective running of the Boat Park. If you are confident in dealing with cash and card payments, completing daily reconciliation sheets, and speaking confidently with a range of different people, while working on your own, then this job is for you. 

 

Please note this is based on a variable hour’s contract and on days when the weather is poor you may not be required. The role will be required to work weekends and bank holidays.

 

If you are interested please contact us (details below) to see the Job Description, Person Specifications and to receive an application form.

 

Applications close: 26th February 2024 - 12 noon

Interview date: 5th March 2024

 

Swanage Town Council is an equal opportunities employer

 

Application forms available from:

Swanage Town Council - Town Hall

High Street

Swanage

Dorset BH19 2NZ

Telephone 01929 423636

Email b.varga@swanage.gov.uk