JOB VACANCY – VILLAGE WARDEN
£12.97 to £13.95 per hour (pay award pending)
Are you interested in helping to keep Harden clean and green?
The Village Council is looking to recruit a part-time Village Warden to help maintain and improve the local environment.
The post-holder will undertake hands-on actions or report issues that affect the environmental quality of the village and assist with related monitoring and day-to-day Council processes.
- 7 hours per week flexible working
- Paid monthly in accordance with NJP Grade Point 13 to 17 (currently £12.97 to £13.95 per hour).
- In addition to normal bank and public holidays (8 days), you will be entitled to 25 days leave per year (pro rata).
Harden Village Council is a proactive and forward-looking local council in West Yorkshire. We are a friendly and enthusiastic Council with a part time Clerk and 7 unpaid Councillors.
We are looking for a self-starter who is comfortable working in a changing and developing environment. The person appointed will need to be flexible in their approach in what is a new and emerging role.
Outline of the role
The Village Warden will report to the Village Council Clerk and will on occasion also take direction from the Chair of the Council and other Councillors. The Warden will work to maintain the local environment to a high standard, working independently and mostly self-directed.
The Village Council is responsible for a range of local assets including benches, raised flower beds, planters, an information kiosk and a defibrillator.
The Warden will undertake a range of practical environmental, gardening, maintenance and cleansing duties. These will include litter picking, clearing snickets and footpaths, maintaining hedges, watering plants, leaf-sweeping, cleaning signs, grounds maintenance, snow clearance, gritting and basic works of repair.
The post-holder will also be responsible for a number of related Council monitoring and management tasks e.g. checking grit bins, floral displays and noticeboards. The job will be varied, with no two days being the same.
The successful applicant will have good practical skills and good communication skills, as they will be interacting with members of the public, Councillors and other organisations. The Village Warden needs to be organised, flexible, able to show initiative and to proactively manage their own workload and priorities. Training will be provided as necessary.
Closing Date for Applications: 22 October, 2023.
Harden Village Council is committed to equality and diversity and we welcome applications from people of all abilities. Applications are equally welcome from women, BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities.