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Nelson Town Council - Maintenance Person

Nelson Town Council is looking for a Maintenance Person to act as a contractor to the Council on a self employed basis.

The hours worked will vary depending on the time of year. It is envisaged that this variation will be from 20 hours plus during summer months, with minimal work in the winter months.  An hourly rate of £9.50 will be paid.

Much of the work in the summer will be spent watering and maintaining the hanging baskets and planters at various sites around the town centre. These will require constant maintenance and upkeep.

The successful contractor will provide his or her own transport, telephone, tools, equipment and insurance and have a good knowledge of gardening/maintenance. They will be required to carry out basic maintenance work and small scale improvements in Nelson. Ideally, he or she will live locally.

The contract will be for an initial period of 1 year.

To obtain an application form please contact the Town Clerk at

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th April 2016 and interviews will be held on Friday 6th May 2016.


Scale 3a = £8.4132 - £8.5896 per hour (Job Ref S93)

Applicants should have a full driving license which allows the holder to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes (Cat C1 entitlement). The duties may include the driving of a 3.5t caged vehicle on a designated route carrying out the emptying of waste bins, the collection of domestic and commercial waste, the removal of fly-tipping and litter and the cleansing of ‘bringsites’.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th May 2016


Scale 2b = £15,941 per annum (Job Ref S94)

Applicants will be required to Work as part of a team carrying out the collection of domestic or commercial waste from properties within the Borough. Duties will include the provision of an assisted collection service as required, the clearing of ‘fly-tipped waste’ and the removal of snow or filling and delivery of sandbags during periods of inclement weather.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th May 2016


Scale 2a - £15,526 per annum (Job Ref S95)

Applicants will be required to work upon designated routes within the Borough, the duties will include the removing of litter, detritus, weeds and flyposting as well as the emptying of waste bins. The applicant will be required to carry out winter maintenance activities such as the removal of snow or spreading of rocksalt during periods of inclement weather.

All applicants should be physically able to carry out the duties of these positions, such as bending, lifting, carrying and walking at a fast pace etc.  Applicants should also be able to work alone, or as part of a team, and have the ability to deal with members of the public in a respectful and appropriate manner.

NB : If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy, you will have to complete separate application forms.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th May 2016


Post 1 –    Job Ref LIB138 - 33 ¾ hours per week worked Monday to Friday

Post 2 –    Job Ref LIB139 - Temporary Maternity Cover – 3 positions

20¼ hours per week worked Monday, Wednesday & Friday 

£8.04 - £10.23 per hour

You will be the first point of contact for our customers, providing help, information and advice on relevant Council services face-to-face, over the telephone and via email & social media. 

You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join us in providing a professional and responsive customer-focused service.

You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to, and have experience of customer service delivery.  You should also be numerate and literate, and have proven IT skills which are all essential to this post.

Closing date is Tuesday 16th May 2016


Temporary contract until July 2017

Scale 4 = £14,362 - £16,007 per annum for 30 hours per week (Job Ref S96)

As an Environmental Crime Officer, you will investigate and enforce the reports that the Council receives relating to grot spots, fly-tipping, littering, fly posting, graffiti and dog fouling.  You will also attend public meetings and schools throughout the Borough to provide information, advice and activities to educate people on the impacts of Environmental Crime.

To join our Environmental Crime Team, you must have previous experience of working in an enforcement role, with the ability to communicate with people, sometimes in difficult situations.  You will also require knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005.

Being a team player, but also with the ability to work alone, you should be able to prioritise a fluctuating workload, be computer literate, and have good numeracy skills, along with the ability to write clear and concise reports.

As you will be required to travel around the Borough, a current, full driving licence is essential for this position.  

Some early morning, late evening, bank holiday and weekend working will be required on occasions.

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the successful applicant will be subject to a police and / or other record check, known as a Disclosure, to confirm suitability for the post.

Closing date for applications Tuesday 17th May 2016

Graduate Placement Scheme 

If you’re a Pendle resident and have graduated within the last three years you can apply. Placements last 6-12 months across a range of our exciting and growing businesses.

****The placements below are the last the Council will be subsidising so please get in touch as soon as possible **** 

1. Various digital marketing, marketing and brand design type graduate roles available with a range of award winning growing companies.  We currently have four roles available in this field.  

2. Graduate trainee for SGL Co-Packing Ltd who were established in 1986 as Strategy Group and are based on Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson. They are market leaders in the co-packing of confectionery and other fast moving consumer goods, customers include Mars.  SGL are seeking a graduate trainee to support the management team in a range of matters relating in food and people safety, processes and procedures.

3. LBS Worldwide and Cloud 1990 have a track record in employing the graduates on a permanent basis who have started with them on a graduate placement scheme. They would now like to create two further graduate roles; the LBS role will be to work in marketing and the Cloud 1990 role to be focusing on IT and project management

To register with our graduate scheme and for an information chat about any of the above roles, please contact Hanna Latty on 01282 661677.