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Apprentice Estate Worker
Workington Town Council is looking for an Apprentice Estate Worker to join their busy Estates Team on a full time, permanent basis.
This role will be to provide support to deliver a high standard of upkeep and maintenance of all public open spaces, allotments, play areas and parks owned and managed by Workington Town Council. This will be a practical role involving outdoor working and travelling to sites throughout the town. You will have a minimum of an NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture and be willing to work towards a level 3 which would be organised and funded by Workington Town Council.
37 hours per week, hours are annualised depending on the season.
Workington Town Council is a Living Wage Employer.
As an Apprentice you will receive the Real Living Wage.
If you are interested in this position, please send a covering letter and CV to the Town Clerk:
Town Clerk, Workington Town Council Community Centre, Princess Street, Workington, CA14 2GQ
Closing date for applications is Friday 8th October 2021.
We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of projects we manage, see below for more information or contact us to see how you can get involved.
Event / Steward volunteers
Workington Town Council runs free events and activities throughout the year for the community, including family fun days and festivals. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to join our team and help us to oversee these events. Activities are tailored to the interests of the volunteer and can include; technical assistance (lighting and sound), administrative tasks, customer service, assisting with creative workshops, and general crowd supervision.
For more details, please contact the Town Council’s Culture & Events Team Leader, Emma Chapman..
Volunteers for Workington Nature Partnership
Workington Nature Partnership is looking for volunteers who can help with improving, developing and maintaining the town’s parks, open spaces and nature reserves. Depending on the season we can offer a wide range of activities such as woodland management, scrub clearance, meadow cutting, recording local wildlife, path maintenance, control of invasive species, tree planting and other conservation activities.
For more details, please visit the Workington Nature Partnership website and contact one of the Officers.
Workington in Bloom (gardening and horticulture) volunteers
Workington in Bloom is dedicated to making the town a more colourful and environmentally friendly place to be. We help to plan and deliver numerous projects throughout the year such as planting spring bulbs, planning the summer floral displays, and improving grot spots and grey spaces across the town. Volunteer tasks include planting bulbs and flowers, clearing weeds, and generally tidying up open spaces. The group meets regularly on Sundays at 10am.
For more details, please contact the Town Council’s Culture & Events Team Leader, Emma Chapman.