New recruit sought to help improve Whitley Bay

A new recruit is being sought to help make Whitley Bay look even better.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 9:00 am
Whitley Bay Big Local's new home in Whitley Road.

Whitley Bay Big Local is looking to recruit a new role of ‘Tidy Town Worker’ to help make the town an even better place to live.

In recent years, the organisation has been working with North Tyneside Council to have a say on regeneration work along the seafront and have supported Friends of Whitley Park to improve the park with planting and weeding.

For the role of Tidy Town Worker they are looking for someone who is self-employed and can contract for up to 15 hours per week.

Jamie Spence, Big Local’s programme director, said: "We are looking for someone with a passion for the local environment and making our town cleaner and greener.

“Someone that doesn't mind getting their hands dirty and completing lots of different tasks.”

The successful candidate will support Whitley Bay Big Local’s work with residents, community groups, businesses and partners to make Whitley Bay an even better place to live.

Jamie added: "The role will suit someone that has a good local knowledge, is interested in environmental issues, likes working outdoors and has practical skills.

“Ideally, they will be a good communicator that can identify jobs that need doing and who can manage their own time effectively."

Whitley Bay Big Local is a community led project that is now in the sixth year of operation, with new premises at the former Job Centre on Whitley Road.

The project is funded by the Community Fund and focuses on work to benefit local people and their wellbeing as well as on environmental work.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, February 6, and interviews are planned for February 13.

Anyone interested can get more information and details on how to apply by contacting [email protected] or ring Sarah at Whitley Bay Big Local on 07900 005897.