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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. 

Job Vacancy: Tourist Information Centre/Shopmobility Assistant


Buckingham Town Council Job Vacancy logo

Tourist Information Centre / Shopmobility Assistant
Flexible Zero Hours including Saturdays
SCP 4-6: £9.55 – £9.94 per hour

Depending on experience and qualifications
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Tourist Information Centre team.

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 the TIC Supervisor, Emma Churchill on 01280 823020.

Please note: We are unable to offer full time hours. To discuss potential working hours, please call Emma Churchill as above.

To apply for the job please complete the application form and equality and diversity form and submit them either by post to:
Buckingham Town Council
Buckingham Centre
Verney Close
MK18 1JP
or by email to: deputytownclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: 8th November 2019 at 1700hrs.

Job Vacancy: Grounds Maintenance Person

Applications for this job have now closed

Grounds Maintenance Person
Full Time 37 Hours per week
SCP 8-12: £19,945 – £21,589
Depending on experience and qualifications

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Greenspaces team to assist the Town Council with the up-keep of its open spaces and properties.

Buckingham Town Council manages the parks, play areas, the Cemetery and other assets within the Town, this is a varied role with both grounds and property maintenance being required.

We are looking for an enthusiastic man/woman with good practical skills for this largely outdoor role. A background in landscaping or horticulture is desirable and a full driving licence is essential.

The main tasks will include:

  • Maintaining and repairing the Town Council’s parks and green spaces, properties and assets.
  • Carry out grounds maintenance and horticultural tasks, including the use of machinery for hedge cutting and grass cutting.
  • Carrying out maintenance and burial duties at the cemetery.
  • Help in setting up, running and clearing Town Council events including assisting in the implementation of road closures.
  • Dealing with queries from members of the public in a polite and helpful manner.

The role is a full time position with occasional additional weekend work being required to assist in the running of events.

Due to the nature of the role, all grounds maintenance staff are subject to health surveillance to ensure they are physically able to complete their duties.

Buckingham Town Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Further information is available in the job information and description or for an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Estates Manager Lee Phillips on 01280 816426. 

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the following application pack and submit the application either by post to:
Buckingham Town Council
Buckingham Centre
Verney Close
MK18 1JP
or by email to: Greenspaces@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th November 2019 at 12 noon.