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  • Job Type Part Time

Guildhall Manager

SCP Range Grade 31 – 35 (currently £27,668 – £30,785 pro rata)

Permanent, Part time (30 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated member of staff to join the Senior Management Team at Chard Town Council. This new role will be based at The Guildhall, Chard and may involve some weekend or evening working.

Key Duties and Responsibilities of the post include:

Day to day operational management of Chard Town Councils Grade 2* listed building.

Ensuring that the Guildhall is compliant with the necessary legislative regulations necessary for a public facing facility.

Develop a business strategy for the continued use of the building to increase income revenue and community engagement.

You will manage a team of five staff to ensure the smooth operational management of the Council’s venue and the development of community, private, corporate and civic events as well as being the first point of contact for residents for local services, including tourist information. In this key management role, you will be familiar with building management systems as well as a good working knowledge of statutory requirements in relation to health and safety and licensing compliance. You will take responsibility for delivery of the Guildhall budget, providing written reports on progress to Council Committee meetings.

In return, we offer a salary based on national salary scale points 31 – 35 and 21 days holiday per annum (plus 2 statutory days and bank holidays), increasing to 26 days after five years’ service. Chard Town Council provide training and continuing personal development to their staff, including the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

For a full job description, person specification and application form please visit Chard Town Council website:

or contact: Chard Town Council, The Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1PP

Tel: 01460 239567

CV’s will not be accepted

Application Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 22nd September 2017

Interviews will take place in the first week in October (date tbc)


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Chard Town Council was established in 1974 following the changes in local government, it is comprised of fifteen councillors representing the town’s five wards. It has three standing committees as well as a number of working groups.
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