Vacancy for part-time Parish Handyperson

Whitwell Parish Council require a part-time Handyperson to work 25 hours per week Monday-Friday with occasional weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays

The full advert, job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded here:-

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Whitwell and Hodthorpe with Belph Parish Councils are proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities on June 2, 2022. Whitwell and Hodthorpe with Belph has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2022.

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.

The Beacon will be lit at the Tarmac Quarry Tunnel Top and will be visible in surrounding villages.  It will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.

Both Councils are extremely grateful to Tarmac Quarry Whitwell who have generously constructed the Beacon, at their own expense, and permitted it to be sited within their boundary.

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”

Tom Munro, Chair Whitwell Parish Council said; “We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team.

Timeline for many Beacons lightings, although events might change at individual locations

·  From 7pm to 8.30pm leaflets for a Family Friendly Stroll around the parish will be available from the Whitwell Community Centre car park.

·  At 9.35pm local time across the UK and Commonwealth, traditional and Northumbrian pipers and pipe bands will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially written for the occasion  by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.

·  At 9.40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a  specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.

·  Then at 9.45pm exactly local time, and to coincide with the lighting of the beacons, community choirs across all nations will sing Song for the Commonwealth,which has been written and composed by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria.

Details of the event and those taking part can be viewed by going to the Guide to Taking Part found at

Whitwell Parish Council Annual Meeting May 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room, Whitwell Community Centre. The Agenda can be downloaded here:-

Whitwell Parish Council April Meeting 2022

The April meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 13 April at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room, Whitwell Community Centre

The Agenda can be viewed and downloaded here:-

Whitwell Parish Council March Meeting 2022

The March meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 9 March at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room, Whitwell Community Centre

The Agenda can be downloaded here:-

Vacancy for Playscheme Workers at Whitwell Holiday Club

Whitwell Holiday Club is an Ofsted registered 125 place setting which this year will take place for three weeks from 1 August – 19 August 2022 at Whitwell Primary School

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 3.30 pm

Rate of pay: Age related NMW per hour/£9.53 per hour (over 25)

We are looking for committed, caring people possessing good organisational skills and experience of working with children

NVQ 2 in Playwork or equivalent or 2 years experience of working/volunteering in a Playscheme or similar setting is desirable

An enhanced barred list DBS disclosure is also required

Applications will only be considered on receipt of a completed application form

Application Form, Person Specification and Job Description can be downloaded here or collected from Whitwell Community Centre, The Square, Whitwell, Worksop, Notts.  S80 4QR

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 12:00 noon

Interviews will take place during week commencing 25 April 2022

Whitwell Parish Playscheme and Afterschool Clubs’ management committee is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, in accordance with its child protection policy

Vacancy for Part-time Bar Supervisor 20 hrs per week

Applications are invited for the position of Part-time Bar Supervisor based at Whitwell Community Centre. Rate of pay NJC SCP 7 £20,092 per annum (£10.44 per hour) (pro-rata to 20 hours) Pay award pending

Whitwell Parish Council are seeking someone with excellent customer service skills, self-motivated and able to work independently but also work well as part of a team.  Some flexible working will be required sometimes over 20 hrs per week including late night working.

Monday-Wednesday evenings, plus other times as required and weekends (will include occasional Bank Holidays)

Minimum of 1 year’s Bar Supervisor/Bar Staff experience and holding of a Licensing Act Personal Licence to sell alcohol is essential.

Duties include running the bar, security of building when on duty, ordering and taking delivery of stock, stock rotation and stock takes, supervision of staff, staff rota, opening and closing of facilities, processing cash and card payments.

Applications must be made by completion of the parish council’s application form.

Job Description, Person Specification and Application Forms can be downloaded here:-

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Monday 14 March 2022

Whitwell Parish Council February Meeting 2022

The February Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room at Whitwell Community Centre.

The Agenda can be downloaded here:-

RAIL SAFETY AWARENESS PROJECT with Free Multi-Sports/Football Training Sessions

Whitwell Parish Council has match funded this project being held at the MUGA/skate park at Bakestone Moor on Wednesdays 8-9pm, organised by Bolsover District Council and EMR Community Rail Partnership. The project will promote rail safety awareness along with free sports and will be held every Wednesday until the end of March 2022.

Please come – all welcome to attend.

Parish Council Budget Setting Meeting 2022

The parish council will be holding its budget setting meeting on Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room, Whitwell Community Centre.

The agenda can be downloaded here