Exciting Opportunity: Become a Town Councillor!
Emersons Green Town Council is looking to expand its team with the addition of 8 passionate individuals! Are you someone with a keen interest in local affairs? If you’re enthusiastic about representing your community, and you are over 18 years old, we invite you to consider joining us.
What is a Town Councillor? Town Councillors are elected representatives who serve specific geographic areas known as Wards or Parishes. While 8 Councillors have already been elected, there are still 8 Co-option spaces available for you to apply for.
What do Councillors do?
- Decision-making: By participating in meetings and committees with other elected members, Councillors have the power to influence activities, allocate funds, deliver services, and implement policies that shape our community.
- Monitoring: Councillors ensure that their decisions result in efficient and effective services, by overseeing their implementation and assessing their impact.
- Local involvement: As local representatives, Councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These duties vary depending on the Councillor’s goals and availability, which may involve attending meetings of local organisations, engaging with community bodies, and advocating for public concerns.
Time commitment: Being a Councillor requires dedication, and our most committed Councillors dedicate many hours of their time each week. However, being a Town Councillor is ultimately a highly rewarding way to contribute to your community and help improve its functionality that will be worth the effort.
As a minimum, you will be expected to attend monthly meetings of the Town Council, typically held at 7:00 pm on the last Thursday of each month.
Who are we looking for? You will receive support in your role and be provided with training opportunities. However, a positive can-do attitude is essential for collaborating effectively within our team. IT and organisational skills would be helpful too. Above all, we’re looking for people who are invested in the local area and keen to improve services.
How to apply:
Should you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Clerk, who will be delighted to assist you. Alternatively, if you would like to meet with a Councillor, to find out what’s involved please use these contact details.
Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 19th of July 2023. Co-options will be considered during the Full Council meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday 27th of July 2023, where applications will be reviewed by members of the Council.
Please join us in shaping the future of our community!