Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:16

Vacancy for Office Manager

Great Torrington Town Council has a vacancy for a part-time Office Manager. Initially the role is for 21 hours per week spread over three days. There will be a possibility of the hours increasing in the New Year.

The offices are at present open to the public from 9am until 1pm Tuesday to Thursday inclusive, the remaining hours are worked during these afternoons after the office is closed.

The role includes managing the administrative aspect of the council’s business, including interacting with the public and outside agencies. The post holder is also the appointment secretary to the Mayor. Attendance will be required at monthly evening council meetings to take the minutes. 

There will also be specific projects to organise such as the Mayfair ceremony and the Remembrance parade and attendance to assist at each event is expected.

Applicants will need inter alia to be computer literate, organised, confident in interacting with the public and others, experienced in using social media and an accurate typist. Salary scale D £16,781 - £17,772 Pro rata.

A job description and an application form can be found below - please click "Read More" for attachments at bottom of article, alternatively contact the Town Clerk by email at admin@great-torringtontowncouncil.gov.uk or by Phone 01805 626135. Applicants may also collect details from the council offices at Castle Hill Great Torrington on the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Please note the office will be closed for Christmas from 1pm Thursday 21st December 2017 until 9am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Thursday 18th January 2018.

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Job Description

Person Specification

Equality Form

Application Form

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:15

Vacancy for Co-Opted Councillor

We currently have vacancy for 1 Co-Opted Councillor to join the other Council Members of Great Torrington Town Council.

The Town Council therefore invites written applications outlining why you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor and what you believe you can bring to the role for consideration.    

Applicants must meet at least one of the qualifications set out below:  

a) I am registered as a local government elector for the parish; or

b) I have, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the date of my co-option, occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish; or

c) My principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; or

d) I have during the whole of the twelve months preceding the date of my co-option resided in the parish or within 3 miles of it.

Applications should be no more than one side of A4 paper.

Please forward applications to Great Torrington Town Council, Castle Hill, Great Torrington, EX38 8AA or by email to admin@great-torringtontowncouncil.gov.uk  to be received no later than Thursday 21st December 2017.

M.A. Tighe, Town Clerk


Tuesday, 14 November 2017 09:00

Christmas Free Parking Information

Sydney House Car Park ONLY

Free on Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd December 2017 (mornings funded by Great Torrington Town Council, already free after midday). 

Free all day Friday 22nd December 2017

Please note, Torridge District Council has also confirmed its “Free Parking Day” across Torridge District Car Parks as Saturday 2nd December, all car parks in the Torridge District Area will be free on this day only.