Jobs up for grabs at Swanage Town Council

With 13 vacancies, Swanage Town Council is holding a jobs fair so people can find out more about the roles based in the Dorset seaside town.

There’s five permanent roles and eight seasonal jobs for 2022. There are also two other permanent jobs available – a payroll officer and a finance assistant, which are being advertised separately.

Swanage Town Hall

Swanage Town Hall is located on the High Street

Five permanent positions at the jobs fair

  • General admin officer £9.81 per hour or £18,933
  • Visitor services assistant £9.81 per hour or £18,933 pro rata
  • Enforcement officer (two jobs) £9.81 per hour or £18,933 pro rata
  • General operative / beach cleaner £9.43 per hour or £18,198
Swanage Beachfront advisor

Part of the seafront advisor role is to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves

Eight seasonal vacancies

As a popular seaside resort, the town council has to boost its staffing to cope with the influx of visitors in the summer. These seasonal jobs attract a wide range of people, including some who just fancy a long working holiday by the beach.

  • Seafront advisor (two jobs) £9.81 per hour
  • Boat park attendant £9.43 per hour
  • Beach Gardens attendant (two jobs) £9.43 per hour
  • Visitor services assistant – weekends (two jobs) £9.81 per hour
  • Waste operative £9.43 per hour

For both the permanent and seasonal jobs, there’s a mixture of full and part time roles and there’s a pay award pending so the salaries are expected to increase from April 2022. All employees can join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Planting out new shrubs in Swanage

Some of the new recruits will be joining the existing operations team

“Huge job satisfaction”

Swanage Town Council business development manager, Culvin Milmer said:

“It’s a good opportunity to meet staff and managers in an informal setting and for people to ask any questions they like. Some aren’t always sure about what a job entails so we can find out more about them and match their skills to a role. We’re happy to point people in the right direction.

“We’re looking for good quality staff. On the face of it some roles may not seem that exciting but can actually offer huge job satisfaction, so if a person has the right skills it’s worth having a chat.”

Flags flying outside Swanage Information Centre
Swanage Information Centre

Swanage Information Centre on Shore Road overlooking Swanage Bay

Jobs fair at Swanage Information Centre

The Swanage Town Council jobs fair is 10 am to 4.30 pm from Friday 11th to Saturday 12th February 2022 at Swanage Information Centre on Shore Road.

Anyone interested is asked to just turn up, or if they are further afield they can phone 01929 766018 or email

Further information

Full job details are on the Swanage Town Council website. There’s a list of all the job descriptions and a summary document

Seaside Award flag
Swanage Information Centre

Swanage Main Beach is one of the best in beaches not only in Dorset but across Europe

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