Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting HG to 80360, or email us Click here for more details »
Halstead: More than 300 application packs sent out for town council job
9:00am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
More than 300 hopefuls asked for an application to become Halstead Town Council’s next receptionist.
About 130 application forms were returned to the council and staff are now in the process of creating a shortlist of candidates to interview.
The 35 hour per week post pays almost £16,500 and was a receptionist and administrator post.
The job was advertised between September 22 and October 4.
Interviews took place in October and someone has been appointed.
Town clerk Mike Murkin said: “I think it is a sign of the times.
“I know the last job advertised was for our handyman about four years ago and I think we had about 40 applications.
“We were expecting a good response but we have had an overwhelming response.”
Comments are closed on this article.