Job Vacancy available- Maintenance Member/Litter Collection


Position –          Maintenance Team Member (Litter Collection)

General –          Part-time 86.5 hours per calendar month – variable daily hours from 6am (includes weekends/bank holidays on a 4 day on 4 day off rota) – 6 hours per day

Salary scale 2-4 (£17,711 – 18,426 pro rata for part-time)

As a key member of a small but dedicated maintenance team and reporting to the Maintenance Manager, your primary role is to undertake allocated litter collection and cleaning duties at Council properties to a high standard. 

The Town Council owns and/or has responsibility for a number of sites around the town including Diss Cemetery, the Sports Ground, Diss Park, Madgett’s Walk, Mere’s Mouth, the Market Place, the Corn Hall, Rectory Meadow, The Lowes, The Entry and the Diss Youth and Community Centre.

Your secondary role is to undertake allocated maintenance duties of all Council properties in and around the town.

Specific tasks as specified by the Maintenance Manager or Deputy Town Clerk include:

  1. Emptying litter bins and clearing Council-owned properties of litter
  2. Cleaning toilets
  3. Providing assistance to other members of the team or to cover staff sickness/holidays. Duties may include grass-cutting, tidying paths, small repairs, event set up, water-jetting and clearing debris
  4. Locking and unlocking buildings/facilities as required with responsibility for safeguarding keys and property belonging to Diss Town Council
  5. Transporting equipment/materials in a Council-owned van
  6. Any other related tasks as may be required from time to time by the Maintenance Manager or the Deputy Town Clerk.

The Town / Deputy Clerk may from time to time by mutual agreement wish to amend your job description and you may be requested to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the requirements of the Council.

Contact Diss Town Council if interested in applying for the role or email

CLOSING DATE: Friday 29th November 2019



Position –          Maintenance Team Member (Litter Collection)

You will need to meet all of the essential criteria as listed below and should also be able to demonstrate some of the ‘desirable’ qualities.

  Qualities Essential Desirable
1. Friendly, approachable and professional at all times while representing the Town council.


2. The ability to work as part of a small team and to perform designated tasks accurately and efficiently.


3. The ability to work independently using your own initiative.


4. Availability to work regular weekends and bank holidays.


5. A generally ‘practical’ nature with the ability to turn your hand to a number of maintenance related tasks.


6. A ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to tackle any task.


7. A tidy appearance including good personal hygiene – uniform will be provided upon satisfactory completion of six months probationary period and safety equipment as required. ü
8. The ability to be flexible and respond to a number of maintenance related issues.


9. Full UK driving licence holder.


10. Have own transport. ü
11. Good level of physical fitness. ü
12. Ability to demonstrate a good general secondary education in core subjects to CSE, GCSE or O Level standard.


13. Previous experience working in a related properties maintenance position.




Job Reference: MTM 90

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RBL Poppy commemoration tribute on display at St Mary’s Church

This year, the Royal British Legion (Diss branch) have created a special poppy commemoration tribute within the grounds of St Mary’s Church.

Canon Tony Billet was most impressed with the tribute at Roydon Church last year that was instigated by this year’s Honoured Citizen of Diss, Jim Bidwell, and asked if this could be recreated in the grounds and gates of the Church.

Jim Bidwell with some of the RBL volunteers involved

The poppies displayed in the ground were created by the Hope Church Men’s shed and volunteers last year for the WW1 100 year centenary commemorations. They were then painted by pupils from Diss and Roydon Junior schools with personal tributes written on. If you have a moment, take some time to read them and you will see some very touching tributes to Grandads, soldier’s mentioned on the war memorial, cats, dogs and even a little sister.

The RBL Diss Branch members have been creating the tribute this week and will be extending the tribute to the railings in front of the Museum.

Diss Town Council have supported the initiative with a small grant to facilitate the project. We have also provided funds to allow the wreath tribute frames to be upgraded and repainted in time for the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service. The parade takes place on Sunday 10th November at 2pm, starting from outside Aldi supermarket and finishing at St Mary’s Church.

With thanks to Andy Rackham for the comment and above image.

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Diss Carnival 2020 Theme Released!

The year will soon be 2020 – There is a strangeness in the air, not all seems ‘right’…..  There is unrest in the galaxy…..several thousand solar systems have declared their intention to take over planet Earth….the date has been set, the decided battlefield being a market town in South Norfolk….

Fellow Dissians, get ready for…..


The Diss Carnival Committee is happy to confirm that next year’s event will take place on Sunday 14th June, the theme being “Space Inva’Diss”.  We want to see aliens and space travellers taking over the town, so think Star Trek and Star Wars, Rockets and  Robots, Planets and Astronauts and lots of Extra Terrestrials!

To keep updated on all things Diss Carnival 2020, ‘like’ and follow the Diss Carnival Facebook page (@DissCarnival).

Application forms for those wanting to take part in the parade or have a stall at the Funday will be available from mid-November from the Diss Carnival Facebook page or from the Diss Town Council offices, 11-12 Market Hill, Diss.

It’s going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!

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