Vacancy for a Town Councillor

 Following the resignation of Ian Wood-Johnson as a Town Councillor, there is currently a vacancy on the Town Council.   Electors have until 3rd October to request an election to full this vacancy.  If no such request is received, the Town Council is free to co-opt someone.  If you would like to be considered for this vital voluntary role, please contact the clerk for further information.  A copy of the notice of the vacancy can be downloaded by clicking here

The full council retires and if they wish, can see re-election every four years.  The last elections took place in May 2019 and you can click here to see who was elected at the last election.

Click here for results of Uncontested Election


Staff Vacancies

Green Spaces Administrator

We are currently recruting for a part time Green Spaces Administrator to oversee the day to day administration of Kington Recreation Ground and other green spaces owned or managed by Kington Recreation Ground Trust.   The position will also provide administrative support to the Town Clerk.   This is a part time office-based role for 10 hours per week and will include occasional attendance at evening meetings.  It would ideally suit someone with a background in administration and with an interest in parks and open spaces.   Salary £5,720.00 p.a. plus the usual staff benefits.


Grounds Person (Part Time)

 Kington Recreation Ground Trust is recruiting a part time grounds person to support the work of the existing staff covering several locations within Kington.  This role is initially for 5 hours per week, worked over two days.  We expect to increase the hours once responsibility for other green spaces is passed over to the Trust from Herefordshire Council.  The role will also provide temporary cover for other staff members fromtime to time to cover holidays and sickness which may involve a 7 day working week on limited occasions.  

Duties will include litter picking, opening and cleaning toilets and general grounds maintenance such as strimming, sweeping, weeding and removing fallen branches.   Salary £9.00 per hour plus the usual staff benefits.


For further information on either of these posts and an application pack, please contact the Town Clerk, Kington Town Council, The Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington HR5 3DP or call 01544 239098 or email clerk:kingtontowncouncil.gov.uk.  Closing date for applications is 1st November 2019 and interviews will be held on 15th November.






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