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Wivenhoe Opportunities 

This space will be used to highlight both paid and voluntary opportunities at Wivenhoe Town Council and other Wivenhoe-based organisations and groups.

If you wish to advertise an opportunity here please send it to the Town Clerk via enquiries@wivenhoe.gov.uk for consideration.         

 Opportunity  Organisation  Details
Vacancy for Office Manager and Vacancy for Responsible Financial Officer  Wivenhoe Town Council

Office Manager job description and application for

Responsible Financial Officer job description and application form

Closing date for applications is 30th October 2018 

Casual Vacancy for the office of Town Councillor  Wivenhoe Town Council

No request for an election was received in response to the publication of the Notice of Vacancy on 12 July. It therefore falls to the Town Council to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

The appointment should be made as soon as practicable and the person appointed will have to make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office in accordance with the statutory requirements and complete a Register of Interests form in the normal way.

Persons wishing to be considered for co-option onto the Town Council of Wivenhoe should apply either in writing or by email to the Town Clerk, giving full particulars, by Monday 11 September 2017. 

Please contact the Town Clerk for more information via enquiries@wivenhoe.gov.uk. 

Weekend Key Holder Wivenhoe Town Council Looking for weekend key holder (min 4hrs per week) to open and lock the Car Park Toilets.  Closing date now 16 September 2017. For more information click here.
Chapel Museum Custodians (Volunteer - 3hrs per session) Wivenhoe Town Council Be Part of Wivenhoe's History at the Chapel Museum!

The Chapel Museum in Wivenhoe New Cemetery reopens on Saturday 13th May until 10th September.

 We are looking for volunteer custodians for the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm throughout the Summer. The museum contains a wealth of artefacts unique to Wivenhoe and there will be an induction for volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Chapel (or in any other capacity), please contact Wivenhoe Town Council Offices on 01206 822864, email enquiries@wivenhoe.gov.uk

Tree Wardens CBC Tree Warden Scheme

The local coordinator for the Colchester Tree Warden Scheme, Liam McGarry is looking for volunteers.

 You can contact him on liam.mckarry@colchester.gov.uk

 For more details see



A leaflet on what tree wardens do is available here


"Communty Bus"
Community Minibus Drivers (flexible)

 Wivenhoe Town Council

Appropriate training will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering,
please contact Wivenhoe Town Council on 01206 822864, enquiries@wivenhoe.gov.uk

Parish Safety volunteers Essex Fire & Rescue Service



strong>The Fire Service wishes to engage with communities and visit Parishes.

Their aim is to recruit Parish Safety Agents as volunteers to actively encourage people to have fire alarms fitted into their homes (free service) and advises on general fire safety issues.  The aim is to have 2 Agents in every Parish in the County to serve their immediate community. They will be trained to provide Home Fire Safety Communication as well as equipped to fit Fire Alarms appropriate to resident’s needs. Safety Agents will also receive training from Essex Police that could be shared with other community members. The Fire Brigade train, provide uniforms and pay expenses for the Safety Agents so there is no cost to the local community but they do ask Parishes to identify potential volunteers in their communities, put their names forward and store equipment (fire alarms & screwdrivers) for these Fire Safety Agents. There is obviously a screening process because these Agents will be going into peoples’ homes. The Fire Brigade need the support of Parishes to make the scheme work. There are pilot schemes planned for Tendring & Southend.

"Helping hands" volunteers required to help people with errands and difficult chores, drive people to appointments or answer the phone. Wivenhoe Helping Hands Contact Helping Hands on 07834452764 or wivhelpinghands@googlemail.com
 Parish Paths Maintenance Volunteers  Wivenhoe P3 Parish Paths Partnership  Get in touch via their Facebook Page (click WivenhoeP3)
Wildlife Garden Volunteers  Wild About Wivenhoe  Contact via 
Wild About Wivenhoe Festival are also looking for Barrow Boot Sale Sellers to take part from 12-6pm on Sat 13th May at KGV Field.
The 'green' alternative to the Car Boot Sale, sell your unwanted items from a wheelbarrow, bike trailer or just a plain table. £5 per table, book in advance on stalls@wildaboutwiv.org
 Community Radio Volunteers  Colne Radio  Contact via http://colneradio.com/get-involved/
Cockaynes Wood Work Party Volunteers  Cockaynes Wood Trust  Contact via their Facebook page (Click Cockaynes Wood Trust)
Colchester Countryside Volunteer Rangers CCVR Volunteer over 17 different sites including Wivenhoe see CCVR site