Okehampton Town Council have a number of facilities and services which are provided for use by the general public, including the Charter Hall which can be rented for a wide variety of functions and events. The impressive Council Chamber is available for hire and may be used for civil ceremonies. The Committee Room is also available for hire for meetings. Wifi is available in all rooms.
The town of Okehampton is situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor in West Devon. Okehampton is an ancient town and was initially settled in the Bronze Age. It lies at the confluence of the East and West Okement Rivers from which is takes its name. Okehampton has been described as the walking centre of Dartmoor. It is also popular with cyclists and walkers taking the Granite Way, a beautiful trail from Okehampton to Lydford.
The town has many attractions including the spectacular ruins of Okehampton Castle which date back to Norman times and the beautiful expansive parkland at Simmons Park with leisurely river side walks, ornamental gardens and a Swiss style chalet, multi sports facilities and playing areas for all ages as well as the Parklands Leisure Centre. The impressive tower of St James Chapel (15C) dominates the main street which in times gone by was the Old London Road lined with coaching inns which can still be seen today. The Town Hall, a handsome building with granite façade built in 1685 adds a touch of elegance to the town centre which also boasts a number of vibrant shopping arcades as well as the acclaimed Museum of Dartmoor Life.
Assistant Town Clerk
Okehampton Town Council is seeking to employ an Assistant Town Clerk whose role will primarily be that of Finance Administrator.
You will need to have demonstrable financial management experience, including the processing of VAT returns, salaries and pensions and working knowledge of Omega financial, or similar, software.
Ideally you will have knowledge of local council procedures and regulations and you must be prepared to undertake training, including achievement of the CiLCA qualification.
26 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work.
Starting salary SCP20 (£19,819 pro-rata).
For an application pack please telephone 01837 53179 or download the job description here and application form here.
For an information chat about the post please contact Emma James, Town Clerk on 01837 53179.
Closing date 12 noon on 29th June 2018.
Okehampton Town Council is seeking to employ a Senior Caretaker.
You will be responsible for facilitating events booked in the premises, general repairs and maintenance, security and cleanliness of the Town Hall and associated buildings. You will need to be available to work outside of normal working hours for stewarding when the premises are in use; this entails evening and weekend working as required.
21 hours per week
Salary SCP14 rising to SCP15 on successful completion of probationary period (£17,681 to £17,972 pro-rata).
For an application pack please tel 01837 53179, or download the job description here and the application form here. For an informal chat about the post please contact Emma James, Town Clerk on 01837 53179.
Closing date 12noon on 13th July 2018
Town Councillor Surgery
Residents are welcome to come to the Town Hall to talk to a Town Councillor on the third Thursday of the month between 10 am and 12 noon:
Thursday 21st June
Thursday 19th July
Thursday 20th September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 15th November
Tel: 01837 53179
Town Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parks Committee will be held on Monday 18th June 2018 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall followed by a meeting of the Planning Committee. There will be an extraordinary meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee at 3 pm in the Council Chamber on Monday 18th June.
Town Council Office Open Hours
Monday - Thursday 9.30 am - 4 pm