Event Coordinator

Event Coordinator

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our small team as an Events coordinator. This role is responsible for the coordination of bookings for both the Town Hall and New Hall.

The successful candidate will maximise income generation for both venues through actively marketing the facilities on offer and managing relationships with existing customers to increase revenue streams.

You will be responsible for a busy and varied portfolio of events from Wedding Ceremonies at the Town Hall to live bands at the New Hall.

General Responsibilities

  • Marketing of both venues and
  • Increase bookings for the Town Hall as a Corporate meeting venue and source new revenue streams
  • Act as a Wedding coordinator and be the Council’s on site representative for ceremonies
  • Maximise revenue from Weddings by up-selling, adding on and using targeted, personal recommendations
  • Arranging External visits for prospective customers
  • Assisting with set up and clearing down of Weddings and other functions at the Town Hall
  • Source and book live acts for the New Hall and ensure the smooth running of events and performances
  • Plan, organise and publicise a variety of events at both the New Hall and Town Hall to increase revenue streams including Wedding/Vintage or Food Fayres
  • Be the main point of contact for Event bookings
  • Advertise events using a variety of different social media
  • Develop an on-line booking system for the New Hall and set up ticket sales for events from the Town Hall offices
  • Ensure that Performing Rights Society requirements are met

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual with excellent administration and communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is preferred. The ideal candidate would have some experience on Marketing and Events coordination. The post holder would need to very flexible in the actual hours worked as the job would include some weekend and evening work.

Hours of Work:         16 per week

Salary £9.87PH

Please apply by sending your CVand covering letter  to:

Town Clerk, Tiverton Town Council, Town Hall, St Andrew Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PH

Or email your Cv and covering letter

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Closing date for applications 31st March 2017

 

Perambulation

Perambulation of the Leat—9th September 2017

The Perambulation of the Town Leat also known as water-bailing is an ancient custom that takes place in the town of Tiverton, Devon, England, once every seven years. The event commemorates and claims the gift of the town's water supply in the 13th century by Isabella, Countess of Devon and involves walking the length of the watercourse to its source six miles away at Norwood Common.

The procession starts at the Town Hall and is led by the four individuals known as "pioneers" armed with pickaxes and sledgehammers whose job it is to demolish any obstruction found in the stream. Behind the pioneers is the Bailiff of the Hundred, who carries an ancient staff of office, behind him are the "Withy-boys" drawn from Blundell's School and Tiverton High School whose job it is to whip the stream with sticks – or withy-wands. Then come the police, the town beadle, the Mayor of Tiverton, his fellow councillors and lastly the general public.

The procession's first stop is Coggan's Well in Fore Street, the traditional  centre of the town where the stream emerges from underneath the road. Placing his staff in the water, the Bailiff of the Hundred claims the stream "for ever, for the sole use and benefit and as the right of the inhabitants of the town of Tiverton". Further proclamations are made at Castle Street,       Townsend, Brickhouse Hill, Chettiscombe, the waterworks at Allers and finally at Norwood Common, where a plaque marks the actual source. The ancient route now involves negotiating walls, private gardens and making use of many paths that are not public rights of way, some of which must be cleared on each perambulation.

Perambulation of the Leat 1

 

 

Thomas Sage VC

Thomas Henry Sage VC

2017 marks 100 years since Tiverton resident Thomas Henry Sage was awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. Tiverton Town Council are co-coordinating the laying of a commemorative paving stone in the Town to mark this remarkable achievement by a local resident.

Born in Tiverton in 1882, Thomas Henry Sage was the son of author Thomas Sage and Jessie Laura Osmond. The family home was in Ham Place, just off St Andrew Street.

In 1914, after war broke out Thomas signed up with Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry. On October 4th 1917 he and eight others were trapped in a shell hole at Tower Hamlets Spur, east of Ypres in Belgium.

One member of his company was about to toss a bomb at the enemy gunners when he was shot. Falling back into the the shell hole, the bomb was already primed. Without a thought for his own safety Thomas threw himself on top of the bomb and saved his comrades, though he was very badly injured.

The Victoria Cross citation read: The live bomb fell into the shell-hole and Private Sage, with great courage and presence of mind, immediately threw himself upon it, thereby undoubtedly saving the live of several of his comrades, though he himself sustained very serious wounds.

Thomas eventually returned to Tiverton and took a job at the Starkey Knight and Ford Brewery. He died in 1945 and is buried in Tiverton Ceremony.

Details of the paving laying ceremony will be made public and all are invited to attend this historic occasion.

Thomas Henry Sage

Christmas Lights Switch on 2016

The Christmas Lights Switch on is on Saturday 26th November 2016 at 8.00pm. The Town Council are providing the lights this year and see a return of the 'Sparkly Green Pants' which went viral in 2015. The Council has a contract with Festive Lighting until 2017 and so the pants will also be returning next year. The Winterfest and Lighting Ceremony is being run by the Events Committee of the Tiverton Business Forum. The Parade starts at Westexe this year from 6.00pm and the light switch on is to be followed by a spectacular firework display at 8.15pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Christmas Pants

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Tiverton Town Council

Town Hall

St Andrew Street

Tiverton EX16 6PG

Tel: 01884 253404

Fax: 01884 258550

Opening Hours 9.00am – 4.00pm Mon – Fri

Town Clerk: Mr J Vanderwolfe

Assistant to the Town Clerk: Mrs C Oliphant

Clerical Assistant: Mrs J Hubbard

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