Position sought:                              Events and Administration Officer (permanent, 36 hours per week)

Salary:                                            £19,000 – £19,750 per annum, depending on experience

Closing date and time for entries:   Friday 4th September at 10am

Interview date:                               Friday 11th September 2020 

Commencement date:                     TBC, ideally by 26th October 2020


Colne Town Council has responsibility for delivery of Town Centre CCTV, Children’s Playgrounds, Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs), Bus Shelters, Benches, Primet Community Centre, Colne Town Hall and Annex, 5 retail units and the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival.  All of this is on top of the management of an active and geographically dispersed Allotment portfolio and an already very active events programme, including the Colne Cycle Grand Prix, Seasonal Festivals, Markets and Hallowe’en events and occasional local markets.

The Post

The Events and Administration Officer (EAO) of Colne Town Council is responsible for all aspects of organising and managing Colne Town Council events and assisting with the day-to-day administration of the Town Council Office and Primet Hill Community Centre.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in events management and administration, will be highly literate and numerate and have good IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel).  As the first point of contact for visitors, they will possess superb communication skills, an excellent telephone manner and be able to efficiently manage diaries and prioritise tasks. Working as part of the Council’s small Office, the ability to take responsibility for tasks, provide regular progress updates and meet deadlines is important.

This is a great opportunity for someone with commitment, flair and initiative, who is responsive to change, and above all, has the desire to get things done!

How to apply

Download the Job Description and Application form; the links are below. 
Complete the application form cover sheet and submit it no later than 10am on Friday 4th September. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications will be accepted in paper or electronic format. If in electronic format, they should be sent to [email protected] 

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Naomi Crewe on 01282 861888 or [email protected]

Please note that we expect a high volume of applicants for this post and your submission should ensure we are easily able to identify how you meet all the essential skills, otherwise you will not be considered for interview. If additionally, you offer any extra skills, however varied or unusual, then please do include this.

Do not, at this stage, send Qualification Certificates or proof of identity.

Selection for Interview

We intend to shortlist and advise successful candidates they have been chosen for interview by 11th September 2020.

 As deadlines are tight, we would ask that in applying you make provisional arrangements to be able to attend an interview on Friday 25th September 2020.

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