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Democracy

Your opportunity to become a councillor

Edenbridge Town Council is looking to co-opt three new councillors to fill current vacancies.

Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life of local people and how local issues are dealt with. They work to improve the wellbeing of residents by enhancing the town’s caring community spirit, protecting the environment, and retaining the town’s character.

As a local councillor you will get involved with many interesting projects and issues that affect Edenbridge and our community. The Town Council owns and maintains a number of parks, playgrounds and buildings in the town, and works with a wide range of partners to make Edenbridge a better place to live.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, please consider applying by emailing an expression of interest to townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk, or if you prefer an informal chat first – contact the Town Clerk by email or call 01732 865368. Click for expression of interest form

The next Council meeting is on Monday 15 January – why not come along and get a feel for what it’s like to sit on the Council! You are also welcome to come along to any of our Committee meetings – take a look at our Meetings Calendar for all the details.

Candidates will be invited to attend a future full Council meeting and to give a short presentation, up to three minutes, on why you would like to be a Town Councillor and what you feel you can offer the community. Of course, applicants do not have to attend the meeting to be considered. This statement should be submitted whether you are attending the meeting or not.

Deadline: Friday 16 February 2024 – express interest and submit presentation statement to the Town Clerk, Caroline Leet, by email to townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk

Monday 4 March, 7.30 pm – Council meeting to consider candidates.

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Vacancy

Vacancy: Groundstaff Apprentice

Deadline for applications is Monday 3 July 5.00 pm

Full-time (37-hours per week Monday to Friday)
The apprenticeship is offered on a two-year contract, with a 3-month probation period. Salary is offered on the NJC pay scales LC1, £20,921 (including outer fringe London Weighting Allowance), 23 days annual leave plus two stat days and bank holidays. Uniform is provided.

This a new opportunity to join the Council’s groundstaff team and learn the skills needed to look after the town’s opens spaces and sports pitches. The Council has eight parks and greens, the Millennium Wood, five playgrounds, four cemeteries and other sites that the groundstaff work to maintain. Work includes grass cutting, refuse management, hedge and vegetation management, weeding, planting and sports pitch management.

Having completed a three-month probationary period, the successful applicant will be enrolled on a Level 2 Sports Turf Operative apprenticeship, which will be overseen and assessed by a horticultural land-based College. The apprentice must compile a portfolio of evidence during the on-programme period of the apprenticeship working towards competence as a sports turf operative, and there will be an assessment during the last 3-months. The typical period of the apprenticeship is 18-months. During the period we will help provide training on drainage systems, turf management and marking out sports pitches as well as tractor driving skills.

The successful applicant will be someone who enjoys working outside (all weather), has an interest in learning about grounds management and develop skills, and ensuring open spaces are maintained to a high standard. They will need a full driving licence (or in the process of gaining this – as is a requirement to drive the tractor).


Application form must be completed.
Deadline for applications is Monday 3 July 5.00 pm
For an informal discussion, please contact the Town Clerk on 01732 865368 or email townclerk@edenbridgetowncouncil.gov.uk

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