Current Vacancy

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PARISH COUNCILLOR AND HELP TO MAKE THE PARISH OF HEWORTH WITHOUT A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE?

 

There is currently a vacancy on Heworth Without Parish Council.

The council can now fill the vacancy by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select someone to fill the seat.

 

If you want to find out about what councillors do and how they go about it, please contact

Gayle Enion-Farrington, Clerk to the Parish

via email clerk.hwpc@gmail.com or  Tel: 07422961495

 

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council (via the clerk) and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor.

 

Deadline for applications to the above email address by Midnight on Thursday 14th October 2021.

 

The work of a councillor is quite substantial.

If appointed, you will attend initial councillor training, and further courses depending on your role in the council. You’ll be invited to offer community service, such as litter-picking, delivering the newsletter, or using your IT or DIY skills for small jobs. Between meetings you will be discussing issues with other councillors, informally or in working parties on bespoke projects. It’s not just turning up for a meeting once a month!

Meetings are 3rd Monday each month at Heworth Without Community Centre, but during the pandemic they were via zoom and communication via email is a huge part of the role.

Councillors are often retired people, because they have the time available. However, that tends to give the Council a limited view of what the community needs. We also want to attract people that represent age ranges and back grounds of all residents within the parish and spread the net as widely as possible, so please tell your friends or family members about this vacancy, especially if you think they have something unique to offer.

As you can see, the job is potentially a very interesting one, serving the community, meeting people, and doing a range of activities.

The co-option policy is on the website under documents.

If after reading the information carefully, you think it’s for you, write to the Council, via the Clerk, email address is on the advert, explaining why you would like to be a councillor, and what you think you could offer.

You will be invited to attend an interview by Zoom or in person, where you will be asked to give a short introduction about yourself, and answer a few questions from the councillors present. After that, the Council will quickly make a decision about the appointment.

If still interested apply by midnight on Thursday 14th October 2021.