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15 hours per week
Brixham Town Council is looking for a motivated and committed person to join their growing team in a busy and varied office.
As the ‘front face’ of the Council the ideal applicant must be well presented, polite with an excellent telephone manner and have good communication skills.
The successful candidate should be reliable, flexible and have the ability to work as part of a growing team and on their own initiative.
The salary will be SCP 6; £7.78 per hour.
For a full job description, person specification and application form please contact the Town Clerk on 01803 859678 or email@example.com
Closing date for applications: 27th October 2017
We have moved offices
Brixham Town Council is now located on the first floor of the main Town Hall building.
New Beginnings at Brixham Theatre
It is with regret that Brixham Town Council announce that Brixham Arts & Theatre Society (BATS) have given notice to terminate their lease with effect from 30th April 2018.
Brixham Town Council are thankful for all the hard work BATS have done over the last few years. Since BATS was formed they have updated sound and light equipment, redecorated the auditorium and rejuvenated an under used asset in the Town Hall.
Cllr Steve Clutterbuck, Chairperson of the Town Hall Sub Committee said “this is the end of an era with BATS but also an exciting opportunity in the next chapter of the Theatre”.
The Council is keen to embrace this as an opportunity for members of the community to work in collaboration and to continue to ensure the future viability of a much-loved jewel and asset in the town.
Community Groups are being asked to write to the Town Clerk, Brixham Town Council by 12 noon on Friday 27th October with their proposals on how they plan to run a sustainable theatre. Those interested should be mindful of the following criteria:
• Partnership working with the Council on the regeneration of the Town Hall complex
• Work in collaboration with the Council for a community theatre / facility in an open and transparent manner
• Work in unison / partnership with other tenants and hirers of the Town Hall as well as members of the wider community
• Contribute financially to the sustainability of the Town Hall
This provides a wonderful opportunity for keen thespians to take forward and enhance the foundations laid by BATS whilst offering possible new arts related initiatives.
About Brixham Town Council
Brixham Town Council came into being in 2007 and has 12 Councillors who stand for re-election every 4 years. Brixham is made up of two wards. - There are five Councillors that represent St. Mary’s with Summercombe Ward and seven Councillors that represent Berry Head with Furzeham Ward.
The bustling town of Brixham snuggles in the southern corner of Torbay protected by Berry Head and looking out across the bay. The colourful cottages that were built for the fishermen cover the hillsides in their quaint narrow terraces, framing the harbour and the busy shopping streets of the town centre. The pedestrian area of Fore Street is a relaxing place to stroll, shop and stop in one of the many cafes. With a mix of high street names and individual shops there is much to see in Fore Street with jewellers, clothes boutiques and gift shops. It is also the place to find banks and cash points along with grocery shops, bakers and butchers. Middle Street and The Strand house art galleries and those rare individual shops that attract the eye. The Quay and King Street have restaurants, gift shops, fish stalls, cheery ferry booths, inns and coffee shops to linger at and watch the harbour activity.
In the inner harbour the working fishing boats moor up against the granite quay walls so that fishermen can mend their nets and make minor repairs. The busy fish quay sees fish auctions held early in the morning and the boats landing their catches through the day and night. Brixham is a year round working fishing port so there is always plenty of activity with the lilting call of the herring gulls overhead. The excellent restaurants around the town have the best of the catch for their fine menus of fresh fish dishes. The Torbay lifeboat sits ready for action near the marina yachts and the heritage sailing vessels are moored on display at the town pontoon. The harbour is seldom without a vessel going in or out and the small brightly painted row boats tug at their moorings as the tide goes out. The replica Golden Hind sits resplendent by the Market House, its masts dominating the skyline beside the open old fish market where pirates are often seen and sometimes even a mermaid!
The start of New Road is dominated by the Town Hall, built as a market house, which has a theatre and a hall where weekly pannier markets are held. It is the civic centre of the town with offices for the Town Council and meeting rooms. Next to it sits the Brixham museum with its displays featuring the fishing heritage of the town alongside prehistoric bones found in local caves.
The Town Council office is located in Brixham Town Hall (entrance adjacent to the museum) and is open: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm. Please note that there is a reduced level of staffing over the lunch period.
Parking for the town centre is available at the Park and Ride at Churston, in the short stay town centre car park, the multi - storey at Breakwater and at the level car park at Oxen Cove and Freshwater Quarry. Both of these two latter car parks have a level path leading around the harbour edge to the town centre.
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