Castle Cary Town Council actively supports ‘local jobs for local people’ and, to that end, will be adding job vacancies to this page. If you recruit for local companies/businesses, please send details to [email protected]

Priority will be given to businesses in a 5-10 mile radius of Castle Cary and Ansford.

On-Call Firefighter Recruitment – Castle Cary Fire Station

The On-Call element of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is fundamental to our emergency cover across Devon and Somerset.

On-Call Firefighters come from a variety of backgrounds – they could be self-employed, full time parents, trades people, administrators or shopkeepers with a common interest to support and keep their community safe.

You will be providing a part-time service, responding to fire and emergency calls in the same way as Wholetime Firefighters. Incidents can range from attending fires, floods, road traffic accidents, chemical spills and talking to your community about fire prevention.

Firefighters may be called out a couple of times a week for may be one or two hours during the day, evenings or weekend. You decide the hours when you are available – all we ask is for you to be flexible. The minimum hours contract is 63 hours per week (part cover) and 84 hours per week (full cover).

To apply, you must be:
• Aged 18 or over
• Able to respond to Castle Cary Fire Station from home or work within 5 minutes
• Physically and medically fit with good eyesight and hearing
• Prepared for the commitment and discipline of being a Firefighter
• Preferably hold a full UK driving licence

Benefits include:

  • Making a positive difference in your local community.
  • Camaraderie; working in a diverse, sociable and welcoming team.
  • Remuneration with an annual retainer (between £1750- £3100, depending on contract)
  • Payment at an hourly rate for training and for each call attended.
  • Paid annual leave.
  • Transferable skills to apply in the workplace.
  • The opportunity to gain qualifications in fire engineering.
  • Access to fitness training equipment in the Fire Station.

For information on the selection process, training and commitment, or for any other questions, please send us a message on our Facebook page or email Firefighter Anna Kirkin at [email protected]

Jobs at The Newt


The Council seeks to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). The appointment is for an average of 5 hours per week and the salary will be as per the national recommended salary scale commensurate with experience for part time Clerks (WEF 1st April 2019) SCP LC1 7 – 12.

The Parish Clerk is responsible for organising all meetings of the Council, publishing agendas and minutes, dealing with correspondence, maintaining the Parish Council website, liaising with other organisations and overseeing certain projects. In addition, as RFO, the Clerk will be responsible for all aspects of financial administration of the Council.

The Clerk works from home and must be computer literate. A laptop, scanner and other equipment are provided. The successful applicant ideally should be CiLCA qualified or be prepared to undertake training to obtain the qualification. Attendance at the evening meetings of the Council is a requirement of the position. Normal meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month.

Click for further details:  a copy of the job description, person specification and application form If you have any problems downloading these please contact the Council at [email protected]. For an informal chat about the role please contact the locum Clerk, on the above email or by calling 07742 930521

The closing date for applications is Monday 31st August 2020 and interviews are planned for the week commencing Monday 31st August 2020. To apply please send the application form to the above email address.