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Bideford Town Council - Employment Opportunity

Bideford Town Council is seeking applicants for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative.



Salary Scale SCP 4-6 (£18,426 - £19,171)

Applications are invited for the post of Maintenance Operative for the purpose of carrying out a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance activities. (e.g carpentry, painting, grass cutting, street cleansing, hedge trimming etc.) within a work schedule.

The post will involve some driving duties so a clean driving licence is required.  Candidates are required to be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weathers.  Trade skills and Chapter 8 qualifications are desirable. 

Telephone:  01237 428818

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Friday 11 October 2019


Further information and an application pack are downloadable below:

Application Form   (download pdf)

Description of Work (download pdf)

Person Specification (download pdf)

Privacy Policy (download pdf)

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form (download pdf)



Introducing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Mayor and Mayoress 

                                                                                                                         Mayor and Mayoress of Bideford - Cllr Peter Christie and Ms Annette Goodwin


On Thursday, 16 May, the full Town Council elected the Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor for 2019-2020.  Councillor Peter Christie was elected Mayor for the year and Councillor Ruth Craigie was elected Deputy Mayor for the same period of time. 

Councillor Peter Christie, representing Bideford North Ward on the Town Council, is a semi-retired teacher, well-known local historian and author of historical books.  He is the longest serving councillor on Bideford Town Council, and has previously served as Mayor of Bideford in 1985-1986 and 2004-2005.

Councillor Ruth Craigie was elected as Deputy Mayor.  Councillor Craigie, representing Bideford East Ward, has been a serving councillor on Bideford Town Council since 2015.



Ruth Craigie Deputy Mayor 2 


  • Our latest newsletter 'Winter 2019' edition is available at the Town Council Offices at Bridge Street and is delivered to households through local newspapers to our residents and voters.
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