Current Vacancies

Event Support Officer
Job Description

Alton Town Council is seeking a dynamic person with excellent attention to detail for the full-time post of Events Support Officer, to provide administrative and hands-on support the Town Hall Team in delivering the council’s public events, external communications and community-facing services.

The role requires an organised individual who is comfortable using Microsoft Office and applications such as Survey Monkey, EventBrite etc. You will be working predominately at the Town Hall with flexibility for home working on certain days each week. The role includes attendance at a number of Council events at weekends for which time off in lieu will be given.

The Event Support Officer role has scope for progression and the Council will be pleased to work with the right person to help them develop their career within the local government sector should they wish. Alternatively, the role would also suit someone experienced in the Town and Parish Council sector looking to change or develop their role.

This is an interesting and challenging post, for which you should possess strong interpersonal skills, with a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A – C or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent. 

Please send your cv with a covering letter to: Town Clerk, Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Alton GU34 1HD or via e-mail to townclerk@alton.gov.uk  

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 25th January 2022. Interviews will be held between the 1st and 3rd February with a proposed start date of March 2022

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 Senior Groundsperson
Job Description

 

Alton Town Council is looking to appoint a full time Senior Groundsperson to work as part of a small team. The appointed person will be a skilled professional who thrives in producing public open spaces to a high standard. You will have ambition for growth, both professionally and personally in this role. The position is fully hands-on, working with the existing grounds team in maintaining our sports pitches, countryside spaces, play parks and formal gardens

In this role, there will be some weekends working. Any such days worked get time off in lieu.

Alton is the largest settlement within East Hampshire with around 21,000 residents. The council has a budget of around £1,200,000, has 13 Councillors and 15 employees and is responsible for over 74 hectares of public open space including informal amenity lands, conservation meadows, sports grounds, formal gardens and a centrally located pond. It owns and manages allotments, play areas, Christmas lights, floral displays, street furniture and a small portfolio of residential and commercial properties and community buildings. It undertakes a full public events programme throughout the year and is currently developing a climate change strategy as well as becoming increasingly involved in progressing a health and wellbeing programme for the Town.

The role has scope for further career progression in time if desired.

This is an interesting and challenging post, for which you should possess strong interpersonal skills, with a proven track record in working in either a Senior Grounds team role or as a skilled Groundsperson looking for career progression.


If you have the necessary experience and enthusiasm for this rewarding position, p
lease send your cv with a covering letter to: Town Clerk, Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Alton GU34 1HD or via e-mail to townclerk@alton.gov.uk

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 25th January 2022. Interviews will be held between the 1st and 3rd February with a proposed start date of March 2022

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 Countryside Ranger
Job Description

 

Alton Town Council is looking to appoint a full time (37 hours per week) dynamic Countryside Ranger to work as part of a small team. The appointed person will be passionate about conservation and ecology and ensure that the Council is able to deliver a high-quality experience to residents and visitors when they walk around our informal and countryside open spaces. You will have ambition for growth, both professionally and personally in this role. The position is fully hands-on, working with the existing grounds team in conserving and improving our growing portfolio of countryside spaces and carrying out priorities identified within our management plans. You will also undertake some work with the Town Hall team in organising and executing public engagement activities and volunteering sessions focused on ecology and conservation within our sites. 

In this role, there will be some weekends working as well. Any such days worked get time off in lieu.

Alton is the largest settlement within East Hampshire with around 21,000 residents. The council has a budget of around £1,200,000, has 13 Councillors and 15 employees and is responsible for over 74 hectares of public open space including grazing fields, conservation meadows, watercress beds, sports grounds, a formal garden and a popular pond located in the town centre. The Council undertakes a full public events programme throughout the year and wants to encourage more public engagement and participation in ecology, conservation and climate change projects and events as our open spaces develop and grow.

The role has scope for further career progression in time  

This is an interesting and challenging post, for which you should possess strong interpersonal skills, with a proven track record working as a Ranger or in a similar role.

If you have the necessary experience and enthusiasm for this rewarding position, please send your cv with a covering letter to: Town Clerk, Alton Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Alton GU34 1HD or via e-mail to townclerk@alton.gov.uk

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 25th January 2022. Interviews will be held between the 1st and 3rd February with a proposed start date of March 2022