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Poynton Town Council - Vacancies and Voluntary Work

When jobs or volunteering opportunities become available at Poynton Civic Hall they will be posted on this web page.

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Poynton Pledge

Town Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has launched the 'Poynton Pledge' - a community themed initiative encouraging people to Support Local and Think Green.

More info and how to sign up here.

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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as clubs and societies and local events.

Poynton Park and Pool

Our town's picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swan and tufted duck, dragon and damselflies.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.

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Can You Make the Poynton Pledge?

Town Mayor, Cllr Lee Podmore, has launched the 'Poynton Pledge' - a community themed initiative encouraging people to Support Local and Think Green. More info and how to sign up here.

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Carers Wellbeing Programme

The End of Life Partnership is supporting local carers with a special programme of 5 sessions in September, which will be hosted online. Full details and times here.

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Poynton Parks

Hockley & Brecon play areas have re-opened. If visiting, please ensure you follow the rules & the guidelines here. If the rules are breeched the Council will have to re-close the parks.

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Vacancies and Voluntary Work

 

Vacancy for Two Council Community Support Officers

Calling all passionate community minded people for exciting roles: Two Council Community Support Officers (starting salary £21,166).

Poynton is a thriving Cheshire village of 15,000 people and is situated on the edge of Greater Manchester. Poynton Town Council is an innovative organisation which has had 10 years’ experience of working with the Police at the forefront of Community Policing.

Poynton Town Council employs a team of Council Community Support Officers. These positions will be a visible uniformed presence and will have accredited powers of enforcement. Are you:

  • Community minded?
  • A good communicator?
  • Good at identifying problems and finding solutions?
  • Able to remain calm under pressure?
  • Do you possess tolerance and empathy combined with firmness?
  • Looking for an active work life?

If the answers to the above are yes, then please apply for one of these exciting roles. Pay scale rises from NJC LC1 SCP 11 –16 (currently £21,166 to £23,369) for the Council Community Support Officer posts.

You'll usually work 37 hours a week on day and evening shifts, including weekends and bank holidays. Shifts usually cover the hours between 8am and midnight.

You’ll mostly be outdoors, patrolling residential areas on foot or bike. You may also work indoors, for example when giving talks to community groups and schools. You’ll be provided with a uniform. The post is subject to Police and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) vetting.

For a full job description, employee specification and application form, or for further information, please email Haf Barlow, Town Clerk, at haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or ring 01625 872238, or call in to the Civic Hall between 10am and 4.00pm.

The closing date for applications is 2nd October 2020.

You can download a PDF copy of the above here.


Voluntary Work

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities, other than those listed below, please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, on 01625 872238.

Make a real difference and have a rewarding experience by volunteering with one of the groups that Poynton Town Council works with.

 

Hydrologist - voluntary

The Town Council is currently seeking a hydrologist who is willing to become a volunteer member of the Town Council Flooding Working Group. If you are an expert in this area and willing to join the Working Group please contact the Clerk by email haf.barlow@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Time out café (Friday 2pm – 4pm)

Time Out Cafe imageTime Out Café provides a guaranteed warm and friendly welcome, refreshments and a chat. Our volunteers make available a cup of tea and biscuits with a game of bingo or colouring activity and the opportunity to meet other people. Occasionally our local PCSO’s drop-in to say hello, and it’s an opportunity to find out about other services and groups in the area.

We are looking for volunteers who can serve refreshments and provide a friendly face.

All the volunteer opportunities are available on a rota basis, so any time you can offer would be welcomed. For more information and no obligation chat, please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator on 01625 872238, for an informal, no obligation chat.

More details about the Time out café can be found on the Adult Health and Wellbeing page.

 

Pride in Poynton - Poynton Pick and Tidy Group

Show ‘Pride in Poynton’ by making a real difference to the presentation of your local neighbourhood.

Love Where We Live Civic Pride logoPoynton Town Council organise a twice-yearly working day event on the Inclines, which involves clearing non-native vegetation and general tidying up. We also have a small team of volunteer litter pickers, ‘Poynton Pickers’, who regularly pick litter from areas in Poynton.

We’re looking to build upon this and encourage residents and businesses to join the ‘Poynton Pick and Tidy Group’ improving the presentation of public areas in Poynton.

If you would like to find out more, enjoy light gardening and would be happy to get involved, please email phil.cunningham@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or call him on 01625 872238, for an informal, no obligation chat.

 

 

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