Project Researcher 

Are you an experienced researcher with a flair for problem solving and data gathering? 

Frome Town Council is forward thinking and ambitious. Our vision is of a town that is environmentally sustainable, inclusive and prosperous, with a community that is resilient, happy, and able to shape its own future. 

Over the coming year, we are working together to help shape the next Council Strategy. This will be based on robust evidence of what the town and our local community networks want and need. As well as a broad programme of community engagement, we will be looking at the picture that data can show us about various aspects of what it means to thrive here and be socially and ecologically resilient. We have looked at models such as Doughnut Economics to help us shape the framework on which to base this engagement. This work will be the basis of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the new strategy. 

We are looking to commission a freelance contractor to undertake a brief but wide-ranging research project to support this work and report the findings.

We anticipate this piece of work taking 2 to 3 months and to be ideally complete by the end of July 2024. This could suit a research student or someone with expertise to co-ordinate the project and organise their own researchers. 

The main tasks of the project will be to: 

  • Together with the FTC Officers, review and refine a framework of social and ecological targets and indicators for the town.
  • Review available secondary data sources and adapt to context e.g. county to town level. 
  • Identify data collection requirements and gather where appropriate or feasible within the capacity of the project’s timescale and resources. 
  • Work with partners and institutions to collate secondary data. 
  • Present findings in an accessible report. 

This work will help shape the future of Frome. You will work closely with the Communities Team and Resilience Team at the Town Council and will be supported to liaise with other organisations as needed.  

To make an application to deliver this project, please send a brief, costed proposal, to a maximum of £6k, to Hannah Stopford at, by 9am on 15th April. 

For more information or any questions please contact Hannah directly. 

Cleaner/Caretaker Supervisor

21.5 hours per week
£24,294 pro rata

Frome Town Hall is at the heart of Frome Town Council and we want everyone in Frome to be proud it. 

We are looking for an exceptional person to work alongside existing staff to keep the building to a high standard of cleanliness, help keep Victoria Park loos clean, and support Town Hall events where required. 

If you like attention to detail, get pleasure from making things spick and span, and want to help give Frome Town Hall the attention she deserves, then get in touch!

Closing date for applications: 9am on 29th April

Interviews will take place: w/c 6th May

Application Pack

Please complete both the application and monitoring forms and send to

Volunteer as an Energy Advice Champion for Frome

If you can commit a few hours a week or month and would like to make a difference to people’s lives, reducing their energy bills and lowering their carbon footprint, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for Energy Advice Champions to work with us to support our expanding Healthy Homes project delivered in partnership with Frome Medical Practice and the Centre of Sustainable Energy.  

You will be a part of a friendly and supportive team, providing energy advice to groups and individuals with initiatives such as our regular drop in energy sessions, planned pop up events, and home visits (for those that need an additional support such as help with setting heating controls and draft proofing). We need support especially during the daytime, and in some evenings, so everyone is very welcome.

Full training will be provided by the Centre of Sustainable Energy, and hours of volunteering can be flexible. For those that are interested, there will also be a free opportunity to complete a City & Guilds Level 3 in Energy Awareness. 

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Caroline Wajsblum: or 07597 700837  

Volunteer as a Discover Frome Ambassador

Are you looking or a new fun role where you can chat about our fantastic town and support one of the town’s historic buildings? Volunteers are needed to help support Frome’s popular information point.

The friendly volunteer team provide information about events and activities taking place in the town as well as details about walking, cycling and exploring the area for residents and visitors alike. Anyone with time to spare, looking for a new opportunity or to gain skills and experience can volunteer their time on the days that suit them. The role includes opening and closing the Information Point as well as handling money and communicating directly with the public. 

Full training will be given, to find out more about the position email or call 01373 465757.

25 February 2021
Last Updated
25 March 2024