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21st October 2020

We have two opportunities for people with drive, ambition and a commitment to excel to join the Council at an exciting time.  With a growing population nearing 10,000 this ancient market town is located between Ipswich and Sudbury and our offices are based in the historic Grade 1 Guildhall just off the Market Place.  

Town Council Manager

The post holder will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of this role.   As Town Council Manager you will be totally responsible for ensuring that words are translated into actions and will help to strategically lead the Council during a period of rapid growth and change.  There are a number of challenges ahead, taking forward the Council’s recent climate emergency declaration, marketing and overseeing the opening of a large extension to Hadleigh Cemetery and planned major projects for the Layham Road Sports Ground, managing the Guild Hall complex and taking on new unknown challenges facing the Council. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate skills in the  management of staff, finance, IT and project management as well as being confident, creative, quick thinking and adapt well to change and above all have sound judgement and be an excellent communicator.   You are likely to have a public sector background or similar experience, a degree level qualification in a relevant subject and be prepared to undertake further training as necessary.     

Council Clerk 

We recognise the need for the effective administration and management of meetings of the Council, it Committees and Working Parties, which is why we have created a new role to act as a centre of competence and lead administrator for the management of all meetings of the Council, to ensure that agendas and draft minutes are accurately produced and to give advice and guidance to Chairs both before and at meetings on points of practice, Standing Orders etc.,   You will be flexible, a team player and be able to work efficiently, effectively and have a can do attitude.  

We recognise the importance of the CiLCA qualification and sound experience in the areas identified for this role and ideally you will already have this qualification or be prepared to undertake it in 12 months or have significant experience in Democratic Services at either District or County level. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION RELATING TO BOTH POSTS

Both posts have a requirement to attend evening meetings, work occasional weekends and all reasonable hours to ensure deadlines are met and that any out of hours emergencies are dealt with as necessary.

Consideration will be given to part-time working in respect of both posts.

To work in partnership with Town Councillors but at the same time maintaining neutrality in your role.

These posts are permanent, subject to six months Probationary Period, and successful applicants will be entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme once probation has been confirmed.  Full time hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday and staff are encouraged to work flexibly.

Interviews will be the week commencing Monday 16th November 2020 via Zoom and candidates will be notified the preceding week.

For further information visit our website http://hadleigh.suffolk.cloud/town-council/vacancies/   

Closing Date 1 pm Monday 9th November 2020.  If you have any questions after reading the job pack, please email staff@hadleightowncouncil.co.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time for a telephone conversation.

 

 

14th October 2020

Hadleigh Town Council is fully committed to ensuring that our offices provide a safe environment for our team and for our visitors.

OUR OFFICES REMAIN OPEN, BUT ANY VISITS TO THE OFFICE ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please call 01473 823884 or email admin@hadleightowncouncil.co.uk to make an appointment if you have a query which you would like to have answered in person.

Telephone lines are managed between 9.30am and 12.30pm as normal.  At other times telephones will be answered when staff are available.  There is an answering machine in operation should your telephone call not be answered in person.

If you have letters for Hadleigh Town Council or Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity, please put them through the letterbox.

Only enter if you:

  1. Have an appointment
  2. Are wearing a face covering
  3. Have washed your hands or cleaned them using sanitiser
  4. Follow social distancing guidelines

Do not enter if you have Covid-19 symptoms

  1. A high temperature
  2. New, continuous cough
  3. Loss of taste or smell

If you have any of the above, please return home, self-isolate and book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 111.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance during this uncertain time.

24th September 2020

New Mayor of Hadleigh 2020/2021

Hadleigh Town Council is pleased to announce that at its evening meeting on Thursday 21st September 2020, Councillor Frank Minns was elected as the new Mayor, with Councillor Angela Gregg elected as Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Minns would like to thank the outgoing Mayor Helen Allan for her community support during a time when the whole country was experiencing Covid-19, and to praise her energy and hard work at moving the Council forward during her tenure.

 

Hadleigh Town Council Grant Scheme

Hadleigh Town Council approved a new grants and donations programme in October 2019.  The community grants programme funds voluntary, charitable, and social enterprise organisations to deliver services, projects, initiatives, and activities that provide a benefit to the inhabitants of Hadleigh.

There is still a significant amount of funding available for the current financial year.

Please use the following link to find out information on the Grant Scheme, and eligibility critertia: http://hadleigh.suffolk.cloud/town-council/grants-and-donations/ 

All applications will be considered fairly, openly and on their individual merits.  

The final decision on applications and the level of any grant made lies with the Town Council.

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF HADLEIGH TOWN SOUTH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 25 September, 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will NOT take place until 6th May 2021.

Dated 4 September 2020

Proper Officer:  Arthur Charvonia, Returning Officer, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX, 

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF HADLEIGH TOWN SOUTH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that TWO casual vacancies have arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.

If by 21 September, 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will NOT take place until 6 May 2021.

Dated 1 September, 2020

Proper Officer:  Arthur Charvonia, Returning Officer, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX, 

New Mayor of Hadleigh 2020/2021

17 September 2020

Hadleigh Town Council is pleased to announce that at its evening meeting on Thursday 17th September 2020, Councillor Frank Minns was elected as the new Mayor, with Councillor Angela Gregg as Deputy Mayor.

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