Vacancies at Brixham Town Council

Town Councillor Vacancy

Two vacancies have arisen at Brixham Town Council following the recent resignation of two Town Councillors. Brixham Town Council is keen to co-opt new members and has produced these documents to help with the application process.

Eligibility of Candidates

The Town Council can consider any person to fill a vacancy provided that:

  • he/she is an elector for the parish; or
  • has resided in the parish for the past twelve months or rented/tenanted land in the parish; or
  • had his/her principal place of work in the parish; or
  • has lived within three miles (direct) of the parish.

There are certain disqualifications for election, of which the main are (Local Government Act 1972):

  • holding a paid office under the local authority;
  • bankruptcy;
  • having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months, without the option of a fine during the five years preceding the election; and
  • being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.


All candidates must return the completed application form to Mrs T Hallett, Town Clerk, Brixham Town Council, Town Hall, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA or info@brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 1st April 2022.

Please do not submit any paperwork other than the forms supplied by Brixham Town Council.

Co-Option Pack/Application Form

Community Engagement Assistant

This is an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative Engagement Assistant to work with the Town Council team to ensure that the Town Council is engaging effectively with the Community, Stakeholders and visitors to the Town.

You will have experience of

  • building relationships
  • working on engagement initiatives
  • working in collaboration with a range of community organisations and stakeholders on initiatives to benefit the community
  • promoting the Town Council and Brixham to residents, businesses and visitors.

This is an exciting and challenging role which will transform the Town Council’s communications and interactions with the public enhancing the communication and engagement with the public to showcase Brixham by effectively promoting the Council and the Towns activities.


21 hours per week. Flexible working is in operation. Attendance at evening meetings and occasional weekend working may be required. It may be necessary for the post-holder to work in excess of these hours on occasions to meet deadlines in which case time off in lieu will be granted.


SCP 03 (£18,887 pro rata)

Community Engagement Assistant Application Form


Brixham Town Council is seeking to appoint a part-time Town Hall Caretaker. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but dedicated team ensuring that the Town Hall is functionally optimally and safely.

The Town Hall Caretaker will be required to proactively and independently, looking after the Town Hall to ensure the building remains clean and maintained, meeting the needs of all users be they staff, councillors, tenants or hirers.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – including attention to detail, the ability to communicate effectively and sound knowledge of health and safety legislation.

A flexible approach to working evenings and weekends is required, although this will always be with as much notice as possible. Likewise, some Bank Holidays.

Closing Date:

12 noon on Friday 8th April 2022

Provisional Interview Date:

W/C 18th April 2022

To apply, please complete the application form in full as shortlisting will be based on the information provided in the form. Only completed application forms will be accepted, please do not send CV’s.

Town Hall Caretaker Application Form

Facilities Service Operative Apprenticeship

As the apprentice you will be expected to work towards a Level 2 Facilities Service Operative standard under the direction of the Town Clerk and Facilities Manager.

Daily work will include general maintenance, cleaning, liaising with external contractors and general porterage duties. You will be expected to ensure that the premises meets the appropriate health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation and organisational needs.

Application Form
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form