Covid-19 and supporting vulnerable residents in Poynton
We are aware there may be some clinically extremely vulnerable residents who do not have support systems and Poynton Town Council will do what we can to support. Full details here.
A Message from the Mayor
See Poynton Town Mayor, Cllr. Lee Podmore's, message of thanks to residents, discover details of his role during the Covid-19 pandemic and read his New Year message further down this page.
A Big Community Thank You
Poynton can be very proud of the amazing response, which has been offered to vulnerable residents & neighbours as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. More details at the bottom of this page.
Vacancies and/or Voluntary Work
NJC spinal point 23-26 (£27,741 - £30,451)
A vacancy has arisen for a full time Operations Manager at Poynton Town Council. We are a busy and ambitious Town Council who deliver a wide range of services to our community.
The Operations Manager is key to our future success and we are seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to manage the property, infrastructure and assets owned by the Council. You will be a senior figure in the organisation and will be involved in a wide range of projects. The post requires management of employees and contractors, health and safety experience, good interpersonal skills and a team player with flexible and innovative attitude.
The salary is National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) scale point 23 to 26.
The successful candidate will come with positive intent and want to be part of our friendly and professional team.
For a full job description, employee specification and application form, or for further information, please email Haf Barlow, Town Clerk, on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01625 872238.
Closing date for applications is midday on 5th February 2021.
Interviews will be conducted on 12th February 2021.
Download the job advert as a PDF here.
Caretaker & Handyman
Part Time (25 hrs per week)
NJC Spinal Point 2 – 4 £18,198 - £18,933 (Pro Rata)
Poynton Town Council has an immediate vacancy for a part time Caretaker & Handyman at the Civic Hall in Poynton.
The hours of work will be 5hrs a day, Monday to Friday, usually in the morning but with some flexibility to cater for the needs of the Council.
The postholder will be required to be flexible around the hours of work and may be required to occasionally work weekends. Hours may vary subject to the bookings and events taking place at the Civic Hall, notice of changes to the working pattern will be given in advance.
The Civic Hall provides excellent facilities to host a variety of community and private activities, celebrations and parties. The role holder will be required to maintain the upkeep of the Civic Hall and the surrounding environment to a good state of repair. Ensuring that the practical needs of all users of the building are understood and delivered in a courteous and professional manner.
There is a physical element of setting up and packing away furniture and the post holder will therefore need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to manage the practical demands of the role.
The salary is the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) New SCP 2 - 4, depending on experience, payable monthly.
If you would like to join this dynamic team to help continue to deliver high quality services to hirers, we would like to hear from you.
For a full job description, employee specification and application form, or for further information, please email Kate McDowell, the Deputy Clerk, on email@example.com or ring 01625 872238, or call in to the Civic Hall between 9am and 4.30pm.
Closing Date for applications is midday 12th February 2021.
Interviews will be conducted on 22nd February 2021.
Download the job advert as a PDF here.
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.
Time out café (Friday 2pm – 4pm)
Time 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
Show ‘Pride in Poynton’ by making a real difference to the presentation of your local neighbourhood.
Poynton 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01625 872238, for an informal, no obligation chat.