Work for us
We're hiring! It's an exciting time for Workington Town Council with lots of new projects so we're expanding our team.
Maintenance Gardeners/Estate Workers
Full time 37 hours per week annualised (approx. 40 in summer, 33 in winter)
£19,171-21,589 (SCP 6-12)
Pension scheme and uniform provided.
Workington Town Council is looking for a Garden Maintenance/Estate Worker to join our team managing the council’s parks and allotment estate and other land holdings.
The work will involve the practical maintenance of parkland, play areas allotments and other spaces in Workington, and assisting with their long-term management. Reporting to the Estate Team Leader you will be a public face for the council as well as a member of a small team.
You will be capable of working unsupervised and have experience of estate work/horticulture or related activities, be computer literate and have a full UK driving license.
Please download the job description and person specifications here.
Applications must be submitted as a CV with a cover letter (maximum of two pages).
Address: Town Clerk, Workington Town Council, Town Hall, Oxford Street, Workington, CA14 2RS
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday, 4th June 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.