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Vacancy – Parish Lengthsman

Coniston Parish Council wishes to appoint a Parish Lengthsman to carry out various work in and around the parish, starting from 1st April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The job:  This role will suit someone with a wide range of skills in general maintenance including, but not restricted to: 

  • Grass cutting and weeding
  • Litter picking & general tidying
  • Inspection, cleaning and minor maintenance of street furniture and bus shelters
  • Clearing drainage
  • Addressing minor highways issues, but reporting more serious issues to Cumbria Highways or South Lakeland District Council
  • Basic Paperwork
  • Other ad-hoc duties as listed in the full job description

 

This role is outdoors and, although the need will be higher between April and November, there will be some need all year round.  The ideal candidate would be someone who takes pride in the local community and who wants to make a real difference.  

 

Employment: We are looking to offer a contract on a self-employed basis.  The hours will vary across the year, but average approximately 20 hours a month in the summer.  Salary will be paid monthly, after submission of a monthly invoice and timesheet. As a self-employed contractor, you must arrange your own necessary transport, telephone, PPE, equipment, insurance and training. 

A full job description can be provided.  Please contact the Parish Clerk on 01539 441 442, via parish@coniston.info or on www.coniston.info

Pay: £18.00 per hour

 

How to apply?  If you are interested in this role please send your CV along with a covering letter and the contact details of two referees to: Michael Dearnley, Parish Clerk, Coniston Parish Council, c/o Bluebird Lodge, Coniston, LA21 8AJ or parish@coniston.info 

 

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 31st March 2022.

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