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Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:04 by Jackie Clements
The Parish Council is seeking a hardworking and self-motivated person to assist in the practical management of Duffield's open spaces.
Place of Work: The Parish Groundperson will be required to work in the Cemetery, Eyes Meadow, Gray Recreation Ground and throughout the village.
Hours of Work: The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week on average which, due to the outdoor nature of the role, will be worked as follows: More »
- 45 hours per week from 1 April to 30 September (26 weeks)
- 30 hours per week from 1 October to 31 March
Occasional weekend and evening working will be required by prior arrangement
Pay: Scale Point 11-14 (£8.84 - £9.19 per hour) paid monthly based on 37.5 hours per week average
- The ideal applicant will:
- Have experience in grounds maintenance and of driving relevant vehicles such as ride on mowers.
- Be professional and always dedicated to working to the highest possible standards.
- Be resilient, physically fit and happy working outdoors.
- Comfortable working as part of a small team
The successful applicant will be required to join the Council's Pension Scheme.
A copy of the Job Description and Person Specification can be found below.
To apply: Please send CV and 1-page letter showing how you meet the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Interviews to be held on Monday 8 October 2018
Post to commence at the earliest opportunity
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:00 by Jackie Clements
Whether you want to enjoy the colours of autumn, find out more about your local area or discover somewhere new, check out "Autumn Footprints" walking festival, taking place in Amber Valley and Erewash from 15-30 September.
Organisers have arranged over 40 guided walks taking in some of the sights of the two Derbyshire districts, including informative talks along the way. Walks are graded between easy and strenuous, with the easier walks suitable for little ones so you can take the family. Walks are free of charge (although there may be a charge for parking) and it's advised to book ahead. More »
To find out about all the walks on offer and other information, download the booklet in the link below, or visit www.autumnfootprints.co.uk
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:14 by Jackie Clements
The third Duffield Arts Festival is promised to be "bigger and better" than before, with two weekends packed with displays and activities for the village to enjoy.
The Festival begins in just over a week's time with the Scarecrow Festival, from 12th- 16th September, when Duffield residents show off their creative side with a village-wide display of amazing home-crafted scarecrows. The theme this year is "Heroes and Villains". Follow the Scarecrow trail by obtaining a guide for £2 from Duffield News, Treetops Hospice Charity Shop or the Town Street Tap. More »
The main Arts Festival weekend falls on 22-23 September when the central venue will be Ecclesbourne School. There will also be street entertainment along Town Street, with the support of the businesses. The organisers are promising 'something for everyone' and visitors can choose from over 60 activities, arts & crafts displays, bands, demonstrations and more, all for £4 a day or £6 for the weekend - under 16s get in free.