Community Centre Assistant / Caretaker – Maternity Leave Cover Vacancy

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We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team to assist the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator in the smooth, effective and efficient running of the Centre and all associated services.

Tasks will include:

  • Inspections and cleaning of all rooms, ensuring they are presentable, clean and tidy and good housekeeping is maintained at all times.
  • Liaising with hirers and setting up rooms - this will involve manual handling such as lifting / moving / setting up / packing away of furniture e.g. tables, chairs, equipment cages.
  • Opening, security and locking of the centre.

The post will primarily involve early morning, evening and weekend working, and we are seeking a flexible person as the days and hours of work may vary depending on the needs and use of the centre.

Please note we will only accept a completed application pack. If you do not complete an application form you will not be considered. CV's will not be accepted.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sam Hoareau, Centre Coordinator on 01280 812 872.

To apply for this role, download the application pack through the links below or by calling the office on 01280 816426.

Applications should be submitted by email to: deputytownclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Or by post to: Buckingham Town Council, Buckingham Centre, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP

Buckingham Town Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Successful applicants will be subject to receipt of suitable references.

Closing date for applications: 16th June 2022. Interviews to be held week commencing 20th June 2022.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: SCP 3-4 £9.79/£9.99 per hour pending this year's pay award.

Town Clerk Job Vacancy

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Town Clerk

Based at Town Council Offices, Buckingham

37 Hours per week

SCP 46-49 (£51,334 - £55,274) depending on experience

Buckingham Town Council is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and proactive Town Clerk to take responsibility of all aspects of the managerial, financial and administrative operation of the Council.

The Town Clerk will be responsible for the management of the Council’s finances, and is designated as the Responsible Finance Officer.  The Town Council aims to provide good quality services for the community and to maintain these to a high standard.  The Town Clerk will ensure the delivery of these services and will be accountable to the Town Council.

The Town Clerk will advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of its activities. In particular, they will produce all information required for making effective decisions.  The Town Clerk is accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant managerial and financial experience, and should have extensive knowledge of local government law and procedures, hold a relevant professional qualification and show that they have, or are willing and able to obtain, the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

Applicants should read all of the Application Pack prior to completing their application and make clear in their application why they are interested in the position, and what relevant skills and experience they have, with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification.

The application form should be completed in full, and shortlisting will be based on the information provided on the form.  CVs will not be accepted.  Please note the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Cllr Margaret Gateley, Town Mayor, on 01280 816317 or email: mgateley@cllr.buckingham-tc.gov.uk.

Buckingham Town Council is committed to equality of opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th June 2022 at 12 noon.

We ask that you also submit an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form with your application. Applications are available on the links below or by calling 01280 816426.

Applications should be submitted by email to: townclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Or by post to:

Buckingham Town Council, Buckingham Centre, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP

Successful applications will be subject to receipt of suitable references.

 

Tourist Information Centre / Shopmobility Assistant Job Vacancy

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Saturdays 0945-1615 with additional extra hours as mutually agreed.
SCP 5-6: £10.22 – £10.42 per hour
Depending on experience and qualifications.

Buckingham Town Council manages a Tourist Information Centre and a Shopmobility Service, so this is a varied role with the successful candidate expected to cover both services as mutually agreed under a flexible arrangement.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with good communication skills, who is capable of working alone or as part of a team. Experience in a customer service environment is desirable and a mature and confident manner is essential.

The main tasks will include:

  • Provide the highest level of customer service, responding to all enquiries in a professional, comprehensive and timely manner.
  • Ensure the TIC and Shopmobility scheme create a welcoming, professional and positive image of Buckingham.
  • Assist Shopmobility users to make safe use of the equipment provided.
  • Assist with all administration procedures relating to the operation of the TIC and Shopmobility, including cash reconciliation and banking.
  • Opening and closing of Old Gaol Museum and assisting with museum tasks as required.
  • Operate the Shopmobility booking system and complete accurate records regarding membership, usage and user training.

For further information please read our detailed job description and person specification or for an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sam Hoareau on 01280 816426.

Buckingham Town Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 17th May. Interviews to be held: week commencing 23rd May 2022 with immediate start for the right candidate.

Please note we will only accept a completed application pack.  If you do not complete an application form you will not be considered. CV's will not be accepted.

Applications are available on the links below or by calling 01280 816426.

Applications should be submitted by email to: deputytownclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Or by post to:

Buckingham Town Council, Buckingham Centre, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP

Successful applications will be subject to receipt of suitable references.

 

Traders wanted: Buckingham events 2022

Buckingham hosts dozens of fantastic events each year bringing fun, tasty food, great shopping, music and visitors to Buckingham. Our local, busy events are a great opportunity for local business to build their brand, listen to customers and try out new products!

If you’d like to book a trader stall for your business or local community group at a Town Council event, please get in touch with our office by email to admin@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Key to trader spaces available:

  • F = Food & Drinks Traders
  • T = Crafts & Goods Traders
  • C = Local Charities, Voluntary & Community Groups

Events Timetable

Event Sponsorship

Interested in taking part in a community contest or activity as a business? Buckingham in Bloom gardening contest, the summer Community Art Trail, Christmas Card Contest or the River Rinses could be a wonderful opportunity for your company to financially support a project with a positive local impact for residents. Please contact the Town Clerk for further discussion.

From building bridges to pianist wanted: volunteering in Buckingham

Interested in helping your community? There's a huge number of community groups in Buckingham - each one powered by a small army of volunteers.

Whether you want to help build literal bridges, provide fun and support for young carers, play the piano for a panto, greet museum visitors, or be a projectionist at the cinema there's a community group in Buckingham that would love to have your help!

At this year’s Celebrate Buckingham Day, Buckingham Town Council filmed interviews with eight different community groups about their opportunities to volunteer in Buckingham and shared the results on their YouTube channel.

The video makes up part of our fantastic new web page promoting and supporting local community groups – offering them opportunities to recruit volunteers for free, share what they’re doing and apply for grants.

Chair of the Communications Strategy Working Group Cllr. Jon Harvey said that: “Volunteering is the lifeblood of our town. This has been even more apparent during the last few months when many, many people stepped forward to help their neighbours, strangers and the wider community as we all faced extraordinary and difficult times together.

Your Town Council is committed to doing all that we can to nurture, support and develop volunteering in our town. We keep track of local organisations that need volunteers and endeavour to connect people’s desires to ‘do something for others’ with those organisations that need willing volunteers.

Don’t forget research shows that volunteering has a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. Volunteering is good for everyone: the volunteers, the people benefitting from the work and our whole community!"

Looking for an apprenticeship?

 

Buckingham Town Council Job Vacancy logoBuckingham Town Council has been working with Aylesbury College to recruit an Apprentice Office Administrator to join our office team. As a Town Council this is a great opportunity to get started in a varied role, involving office administration, events, committees, marketing and more.

The weekly wage will be £160.95.

The role is 37 hours per week. Mainly Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm although there will be some weekend and evening work for events and committees. All extra hours will be taken as time off in lieu.

Some of the tasks will include:

  • Answer phone calls politely and deal with queries quickly and efficiently, taking messages for staff and Councillors
  • Distribute town leaflets to the Tourist Information Centre and other outlets
  • Attend Council functions, assist where necessary and take photos
  • Monitor, order and maintain the levels of stationery
  • Provide general administrative support for Buckingham Town Council office and other departments as and when required (including typing, sending faxes, photocopying, shredding, filing, proof reading, archiving)
  • Update the Electoral Roll and arrange for Welcome Packs to be sent to new residents
  • Take care of invitations on behalf of the Mayor
  • Take Chamber bookings and keep the calendar up-to-date
  • Update the Town Council’s website and social media as instructed
  • Deal with the public in a polite and helpful manner
  • Attend training courses in accordance with identified training requirements
  • Assist with arrangements for the youth council
  • Assist at events such as Bonfire and Fireworks, Christmas Lights switch-on and the Council’s music festivals

Please apply via the Centre for Apprenticeships website

If you have any queries about this role, please contact the Deputy Town Clerk, Claire Molyneux.