Town Centre Assistant 

Part-time: 24 hours per week

Starting salary: £17,137 pro rata

The Town Council is excited to announce that we are recruiting to a new position of  Town Centre Assistant. We are looking for a self-motivated, committed individual with a positive attitude to support our Town Centre activities.

Your Rewards

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Your Role

We are seeking a highly motivated, individual to join our Town Centre Services.   If you are committed to enhancing Dunstable’s Town Centre for both businesses and the wider community alike, we’d love to hear from you.  You need not have any direct experience of town centre management but must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to help deliver our services, which include business support, events, public toilets, and Middle Row Markets.   This is a fantastic opportunity for someone starting out on their place management career, on the job training will be given as well as the chance for more professional development courses and qualifications.   In Dunstable, we have an unparalleled opportunity to shape the town in a way that benefits our community for years to come. If you share our ambition and are eager to make your mark, we would love to hear from you.

You will work alongside the Town Centre Manager to ensure that all aspects of Town Centre Services are delivered, meeting local needs and identifying new opportunities.

Your role will also involve:

  • Supporting the Town Centre Manager to deliver a three-year business plan.
  • Establishing positive relationships with town centre business and partners.
  • Leading the set up and on the day running of Middle Row Markets with the Market Porters.
  • Assisting with the arrival and on the day running of external markets.
  • To support the Town Rangers in maintaining the awards for Ashton Square toilets and keeping the facilities open and clean.
  • Support with marketing and communication of town centre related activity including social media campaigns and support with updating the town centre website pages.
  • To support town events.

As part of your role, as a minimum, you will be required to work every second and third Saturday of the month as well as occasional evenings, and Sundays, as determined by local need.

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please send in your CV, along with a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role listed in the Person Specification via email to info@dunstable.gov.uk.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Annette Clynes – Town Centre Manager on 07540 048930 or via Annette.clynes@dunstable.gov.uk .

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS – 5 pm, Monday 14 March 2024

Please note interviews will take place on Friday 22 March 2024