Chippenham Town Council Job Vacancies



Director of Resources & Section 151 Officer
£48,138 – £51,832 per annum -National Joint Council, Spinal Column
Points 52 – 55 + Essential Car User Allowance £1,239

(Pay award from 1 April 2019)

Chippenham is one of the largest town Councils operating in the
town and parish sector, in fact we operate in a similar manner to a
small district council. We have a population of over 40,000 a revenue
budget of over £3.5M, we have over 100 employees and volunteers.
We operate in a two tier county unitary setting with no district or
borough council, we are the second tier of local government.

As the council’s S151 Officer and statutory ‘Responsible Finance
Officer’, you will form part of the council’s Corporate Management Team.
This is great opportunity to join a small council that punches well
above its weight and would provide a great stepping stone to Director
role in a principal council or a Chief Executive role in the town and
parish sector. You’ll be a chartered accountant and have membership
of a professional body such as CIFPA. We have an exciting four year
Corporate Strategic Plan that will take us through to 2022 and an
overarching vision of, ‘improving the quality of town life’.

If you would like a confidential discussion about this role
please call our Chief Executive, Mark Smith on 01249 446699.
Send your CV and personal statement in letter format

Close date: 12 noon, 7 February 2019
Welcome letter
Job description
Corporate Strategic Plan 2018-2022
Annual Report 2017-2018
Talk Chippenham Autumn 2017
Branding guidelines 2018
Staff chart (from April 2019)

Park Warden at John Coles Park

Seasonal, part time
Pay is £8.64 per hour plus 12.7% paid holiday.

The Town Council owns and manages the popular John Coles Park and has a vacancy for a responsible individual to carry out all security, cleaning and supervisory duties in respect of the site.

Hours are on a seasonal basis to suit operational requirements and the work pattern will include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
If you have the relevant experience and a flexible approach to the hours of work, please fill in an application form which can be downloaded from our website and email it to You can also collect a paper copy from our Customer Services team at the Town Hall.

Closing date: 4.30pm Friday 15 February

For further information on the post please contact Will Tidmarsh, Service Delivery Manager on 07875 664690 or email

There will be an opportunity for additional hours as a seasonal waterer for the Town Councils floral displays and to act as cover for other roles across the Town Councils facilities when required.

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Casual Halls Team Member
Town Hall and The Neeld Community and Arts Centre

£8.765 per hour
Hours of work – as required, daytime and evening, weekdays and weekends, including Bank Holidays.

The Neeld Community and Arts Centre hosts a wide range of professional and community events alongside the Town Hall which has a busy schedule of meetings and private hires. Both these venues operate throughout the year as well as being a focal point for civic life in Chippenham.

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor or Duty Officer this role supports what we have planned in the building to ensure we present ourselves to best effect, whether that be providing front of house for a professional show or preparations and servicing a room hire. This can be anything from liaising with hires and performers, laying out a room to cleaning up after an event/hire to ensure the facilities are ready for the next user.

We operate 7 days a week, often late nights, the nature of the work is varied and can be physical so flexibility is key to this role. If you are service driven with a proactive and positive approach then we would like to hear from you.

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