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Skills, Apprenticeships & Careers: The latest vacancies and opportunities across Gloucestershire

There has never been a more challenging time to find a new job or get on the career ladder.

Whether you are looking for a new role, an apprenticeship or a first job, Punchline is here to help.

We will add vacancies for jobs and apprenticeships daily here.

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Friday, November 27

Vacancy #39 - Security officers

Company: Glevum Security

Location: Gloucestershire

Glevum Security is looking for experienced static and mobile security officers, to join its skilled team of professional security operatives throughout Gloucestershire.

Glevum Security expects:

  • A professional attitude at all times
  • Dedication to always provide first class customer service
  • Relevant experience and qualifications, including appropriate SIA licences

Glevum Security Ltd takes its responsibilities to clients very seriously and operates a strict and thorough application and recruitment process.

Relevant SIA licences are essential for all the employment opportunities the company offers in the private security industry. Prospective applicants who do not currently hold a SIA licence, can visit Glevum Security's website for SIA training course information (payment required) or the SIA website for further information.

Click here for job descriptions and to apply for a role.  

Vacancy #38 - Nurse, Care assistant, Senior care assistant

Company: Lilian Faithfull Care

Location: Gloucestershire

Lilian Faithfull Care is on the lookout for nurses, health care assistants and senior health care assistants to join its team.

Lilian Faithfull Care is a charity providing care, support and a 'home for life' to the elderly in Gloucestershire.

The charity can offer full and part time positions with flexible working hours on a rota basis. It offers very competitive rates of pay, and offer enhancement for appropriate NVQs, as well as subsidised meals, free uniforms and in service benefits of life insurance and subsidised critical illness.

Lilian Faithfull provides a range of care including day care, residential care, assisted living and nursing care. It cares for people with a wide range of conditions and has specialist knowledge of dementia care and end of life care. Many Lilian Faithfull homes also offer care for couples.

The charity runs a number of homes and hubs around the county, mainly in Cheltenham.

Lilian Faithfull Care believes in:

  • Putting care before profit - as a charity it owns its homes and is able to run them differently from commercial providers
  • Taking pride in looking after those who have already given so much
  • Ensuring dignity, showing respect and adopting a person-centred approach to every single resident
  • Having plenty of fully trained staff on duty, providing support and putting up the wages of those doing one of the most important jobs in society
  • Providing food that is nutritional and of excellent quality that we would want to eat
  • Reinvesting any financial surplus we for the benefit of residents

For more information on the roles and working for Lilian Faithfull, contact the HR team on 01242 500416 or email hr@lfhgroup.co.uk.

To apply, submit your CV online here.  

Thursday, November 26

Vacancy #37 - Clinician, Eating Disorders - Band 5

Company: Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Cheltenham

Ends: 1st December

Salary: £24,907 to £30,615

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a full time Band 5 Clinician to join its Eating Disorders Service Community Team at The Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham.

The service provides specialist assessment, treatment and support for individuals in Gloucestershire who are experiencing an eating disorder and their families.

The role of the clinician will include carrying out initial assessments and the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It will also include the treatment of young people and their families, using Family Based Treatment (FBT) as well as managing those identified as at risk.

The candidate will hold excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic in their approach and demonstrate an understanding of the complexities involved in this specialist area of mental health.

Click here  to apply for the post and to see the job description/ person specification. 

If you have any questions, for more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Anne-Marie Whittaker, service manager, on 01242 634242 or via email anne-marie.whittaker@ghc.nhs.uk 

Vacancy #36 - Artist in residence

Company: King's School

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 8th December (12pm)

Salary: £150 per week

King's School is looking to appoint either a degree student or a postgraduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree (no specific specialism is required), currently conducting personal work, as a part-time (eight hours per week) temporary artist in residence.

Educational experience of working with varied age groups (within a secondary school environment) will be important in order to facilitate technical, skill-based workshops within this age range. The successful applicant would expand the understanding of any discipline of art for students, through sharing their personal practice and conducting practical workshops within the school department for one day per week over a 10-week period.

The position would be ideal for a practising artist interested in taking part in additional teaching opportunities, wishing to supplement their personal creative funding or considering a career in education and looking for experience.

Numbers taking GCSE and A-Level fine art and textiles have seen significant growth in recent years, and the school has increased the A-Level provision to include photography. Art and design is valued highly and greatly supported at the school.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Degree level qualification related to art and design (desirable)
  • Excellent organisational skills, an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Initiative and resourcefulness, and able to produce excellent resources
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the arts and the creative industries
  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance record
  • Strong people skills, including a personal warmth and good humour

The role will run for a total of 10 weeks between January and March 2021.

Applications are to be made using the school's application form, available from the school website.  Queries regarding the application process should be directed to Mr John Collins, deputy head, at j.collins@thekingsschool.co.uk 

Wednesday, November 25

Vacancy #35 - Plumber

Company: Two Rivers Housing

Location: Newent

Ends: 27th November

Salary: circa £26,000

Two Rivers Housing is looking for a plumber to join the Responsive Repairs Team at its subsidiary Centigen.

Two Rivers Housing is a progressive and forward-thinking housing association driven by a mission and values to create great homes and support communities. Centigen is its environmentally aware facilities management company, providing grounds maintenance, cleaning and property maintenance and repairs services to private and public sector clients throughout the South West.

The successful candidate will already have demonstrable practical skills and technical knowledge in building repair, maintenance and refurbishment to domestic properties, particularly in social housing. In addition, it is essential they have proven experience and knowledge of all types of domestic plumbing responsive repairs work, including unblocking drains.

Additional specialist skills such as carpentry would be desired.

The candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of housing sector standards and regulations relating to the repair and maintenance of social housing and experience of using integrated housing repairs/ maintenance systems and PDAs. The ability to deliver a cost-effective repairs solution in a timely manner, providing a high level of customer satisfaction is essential.

Essential:

  • Clean driving licence
  • Proven skills in domestic plumbing within the last two years
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to use tablet/ PDAs

Desirable:

  • CSCS Card
  • Asbestos Awareness Training
  • Working at Heights Training

Apply for the post here.  

Vacancy #34 - Customer service practitioner apprentice

Company: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Gloucester/ Cheltenham

Ends: 30th November

Salary: £10,132

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a customer service practitioner apprentice to gain valuable customer service and office skills and complete a Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeship.

The apprentice will be working in a busy environment dealing with queries from the public, both face to face and over the telephone. They will need to be efficient, helpful and friendly. They will be required to have good typing skills and able to use IT programmes.

The apprentice will need:

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work on own initiative, independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under instruction, quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • A professional telephone manner and customer service skills
  • An enthusiasm to contribute to the physiotherapy reception team
  • Ability to work towards intermediate level competence in standard range of Microsoft Office Programmes, especially Excel and Access
  • Knowledge of general office duties
  • Reception or customer facing skills/ experience
  • Ability to work flexibly and able to prioritise work effectively

The apprentice will be working across sites at Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to enable them to maximise their experience whilst on the apprenticeship. The preferred candidate will get to experience how the two departments work, getting to know both the admin and clinical teams and gaining the skills needed to be able to deliver a high standard of customer service to patients, staff and colleagues.

Throughout the apprenticeship journey, they will:

  • Be supported in the workplace by a mentor
  • Have 20% off the job training to develop and enhance learning
  • Be in regular contact with the training provider and the Lifelong Learning Team
  • Have access to a virtual learning platform

Essential qualifications:

  • GCSE Level or equivalent Grade D/(3) English, or equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 1 Literacy)
  • Mathematics GCSE Grade D(3) or equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 1 Numeracy)

Apply for the post here.  

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Vacancy #33 - Business development executive

Company: BPE

Location: Cheltenham

BPE is looking for a business development executive to support the head of marketing and business development and the wider firm. The ambitious and expanding law firm offers straightforward commercial legal advice and its clients are at the heart of everything. BPE is looking for a business development executive who shares its values.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support fee earners with client management, continuously looking for improvements
  • Coordinating the activity of the business development working group
  • Support the input of CRM data and work to improve the data held in the organisation
  • Support marketing communications projects, including website development and campaign development
  • Support pitches and tenders

Experience:

  • Experience in a professional services or B2B environment
  • Knowledge of CRM
  • At least two years marketing experience
  • Experience in B2B research

Find out more on the webpage. To apply contact Amanda Coleman amanda.coleman@bpe.co.uk  or 01242 248231.

Tuesday, November 24

Vacancy #32 - Junior Salesforce consultant

Company: Inardua

Location: Stroud

Ends: 30th November

Salary: £18,000

Inardua in Stroud is recruiting for a junior Salesforce consultant/ apprentice on an 18 month fixed-term contract.

Inardua is a start-up Salesforce consultancy, which help organisations grow, using Salesforce to deliver strategic change across sales, marketing and customer experience.

Salesforce is the worlds #1 CRM platform and is used by over 100,000 organisations worldwide.

As a junior Salesforce consultant, the candidate will be developing the skills needed to define, design, build and deploy solutions built on the Salesforce platform. The role of a Salesforce consultant combines both technical and functional knowledge of the platform, alongside business analysis, project management, stakeholder management and configuration.

This role is aligned to the Level 4 Salesforce Professional Apprenticeship, delivered by LDN Apprenticeships. The unique Salesforce Professional programme is aligned to the foundation degree level IS Business Analyst Apprenticeship standard.

The programme includes facilitated trailhead training, access to best in class business analysis skills development and a strong focus on soft skills development. LDN Salesforce Professional Apprentices achieve the Salesforce ADX 201 certification and at least one other Salesforce credential (Platform App Builder, Marketing Cloud, Service Cloud, etc) alongside the IS Business Analyst Apprenticeship.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Interest in a career with Salesforce
  • A technical aptitude, and clear interest in technology
  • Comfortable communicating technical issues in clear, easy to understand everyday language
  • The ability to solve complex problems, and to concisely summarise and share findings
  • Accomplished communicator, through written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • A friendly, customer focussed attitude
  • The ability to take initiative and a motivation to progress their career

The candidate may be a school leaver, a recent graduate or someone in the early stages of their career looking to progress in Salesforce consultancy.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, a successful candidate could progress into full-time employment.

Apply for the post here.  

Vacancy #31 - EU Exit Advisor support

Company: GFirst LEP

Location: Gloucestershire

Ends: 30th November

As the UK moves to exit the transition period with the EU, GFirst LEP is looking for business advisors to support Gloucestershire businesses in EU exit readiness across all sectors.

The role will work to ensure businesses are able to access the advice they need, whether they are exporting, importing or subject to legislative or regulatory changes following the EU transition.

Working alongside the Growth Hub Network Navigator and Guide teams, advisors will deliver specialist business related EU exit readiness support. This is predominantly an outreach role, with advisors aiming to contact 1,000 businesses each over the course of the contract.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contact Gloucestershire business and carry out organisational need analyses
  • Identify and research resources to support business EU exit reading across all sectors
  • Update and disseminate relevant information to GFirst LEP and Growth Hub teams via presentations and briefings
  • Work with stakeholders including Department for International Trade (DIT) and other government departments to signpost information and advice on areas including: existing trade activity and new trade opportunities; importing goods through the border; importing services from the EU; EU workers, migration and travel; regulation and compliance; and intellectual property.

Contracts offered are based on 7.5 hours per day. Day rates to be agreed. The maximum contract length is to 31st March 2021.

For further information, to register interest or apply contact sarah.danson@gfirstlep.com by 5pm on 30th November.

Monday, November 23

Vacancy #30 - Care assistants

Company: Home Instead

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £10-22 per hour

Home Instead Senior Care Cheltenham and Cotswolds is on the lookout for care assistants to join its award-winning team, providing outstanding care to clients in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas.

Home Instead prides itself on having a compassionate team who go above and beyond for their clients. Its CAREGivers enable and support people in the local community to live long and happy lives, whilst promoting their autonomy and independence, making a real difference to them in their own homes. The company works hard to match CAREGivers to the right client.

Home Instead is the first home care provider in Gloucestershire to receive the highest rating of 'outstanding' by CQC, for a second consecutive time.

Experience is not important. Home Instead is looking for caring and compassionate individuals, who like helping others and like to make them feel valued.

The company will provide all the relevant training to become a Home Instead CAREGiver through its introduction and City and Guilds Accredited training programme.

Requirements:

  • A full driving licence and access to a car or motorbike
  • Professional approach and a passion to deliver the very best care
  • Positive attitude and a good level of written and spoken English

Home Instead can offer candidates:

  • £10 - £22 per hour
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to develop your clinical skills
  • City and Guilds accredited training, including Care Certificate, Dementia and End of Life training
  • Development and support
  • Holiday pay and pension scheme
  • Minimum call times of one hour, so no short visits, giving time to build a relationship with clients

If you feel you would fit into the team click apply  or call Aysha or Wendy on 01242 513203.

Vacancy #29 - Head of operations

Company: Cotswold Farm Park

Location: Cheltenham GL54

Ends: 12th December

Cotswold Farm Park is looking to take on an experienced head of operations to take the lead overseeing all aspects at the leading rural tourist attraction.

Cotswold Farm Park has been operating for 50 years, and comprises:

  • Year-round farm-based visitor attraction, including farm animals, indoor and outdoor play, and seasonal events and activities
  • A range of accommodation types, including lodges, glamping, pods, touring and camping
  • Food and beverage - daytime and evening, including a bar and restaurant
  • Retail - offering a range of high-quality gifts, toys, food and beverage.
  • Marketing and maintenance support teams

The successful candidate will be:

  • An effective manager of people with excellent leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop the team
  • Instrumental in driving the performance of the business
  • Responsible for delivering five-star customer service
  • Responsible for delivery of the business's strategic plan

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overall HR responsibility for all Cotswold Farm Park team members, including 12 permanent team members and up to 70 seasonal team members.
  • Lead the team to deliver the company's objectives
  • Develop team training and coaching
  • Management of the day to day operations of the business
  • Maintain and develop high standards of delivery (across all areas)
  • Ensure effective team work and collaboration across all departments to achieve shared objectives
  • Facilitate the further development of existing and new on-site activities, working with the relevant stakeholders
  • Overall budget responsibility (F&B, retail, ticketing, accommodation)
  • Achieve the company's business growth objectives.
  • Maintain the highest standards of guest experience across all aspects of the business
  • Oversee team training and improvements to processes and systems
  • Develop further added value experiences and activities across all departments

Experience:

  • Hands-on experience in managing a successful hospitality, leisure or tourism business
  • Strong operational experience across a diverse range of activities
  • Evidence of team leadership in a similar level role
  • 5yrs+ experience in a senior management role
  • Proven self-starter, who can provide evidence of identifying and resolving business challenges

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to take the lead in this business at a senior level and comes with competitive salary. The candidate will benefit from a tailored induction programme into this role.

To apply, please send CV and a covering letter via the indeed portal . The covering letter should state current or most recent salary package, salary expectations for this role and current notice period.

Friday, November 20

Vacancy #28 - Digital engagement co-ordinator

Company: Age UK Gloucestershire

Location: Gloucester

Salary £19,342

Ends: 7th December

Age UK Gloucestershire is looking for a digital engagement co-ordinator.

The charity's aim is to make the county the best place in the UK in which to grow older, which has high quality and up to date online content that is easily available and relevant to people as they age. It also has safe places online where older people can connect and interact with each other, their communities and our organisation.

During the first Covid-19 lockdown, the charity established a dedicated online social space, as a place to move some community group activity to. The platform can reach far more older people and continue to provide them with information, ideas and interactions, but the charity needs someone with the passion and skills to make this happen.

Age UK Gloucestershire is looking for someone who:

  • Can shape brilliant, accessible online communications to engage, inform and entertain its key audiences
  • Has experience and confidence using a range of social media channels, website and email newsletters to communicate consistently
  • Understands how to use data analytics to build its audience

To apply, complete the application form and upload to the recruitment portal here. 

To find out more about the role, contact Barbara Williams for an informal chat about the role on 07511 224316 or via bwilliams@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk 

To find out more about what it's like working for Age UK Gloucestershire, contact Angela Jellyman at ajellyman@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk  or 07592 038871.

Vacancy #27 - Building and construction project managers/ senior site managers

Company: E G Carter

Location: Gloucestershire/ Bristol/ Swindon

Salary: Negotiable

Gloucestershire-based E G Carter & Co Ltd is looking for project managers and senior site managers to join its housing team.

The firm's Partnership Housing team currently delivers approximately 350 affordable homes per year on behalf of housing association clients.

E G Carter is looking for experienced project managers and site managers who are currently working for a reputable regional or national contractor or house builder.

The candidates will have an excellent understanding of the residential market and experience in delivering projects in excess of £3 million in value.

The company will provide a competitive salary and benefits package to a suitable applicant.

Find out more here.  

Interested candidates should email their CVs to janjackson@egcarter.co.uk  and include details of their salary and benefits requirements.

Thursday, November 19

Vacancy #26 - Senior planning and highways lawyer

Company: Gloucestershire County Council

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 3rd December

Salary: £40,876- £43,857

Gloucestershire County Council is looking for an experienced senior lawyer for its Infrastructure Advice Hub.

The candidate will be required to carry out a wide range of high level legal work and be flexible and able to work to tight deadlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft bespoke highways agreements and planning agreements of all ranges of complexity
  • Provide high level planning, highways and rights of way advice
  • Attend committees and appeals with the ability to delivery their own advocacy (where appropriate)

Skills and experience:

  • A qualified lawyer or have extensive experience of working in this field
  • Excellent/ extensive knowledge of at least one of the specialist legal areas above
  • The skills to be adaptable and ability to work to tight deadlines

Apply for the post here.  

Wednesday, November 18

Vacancy #24 - Student engineer

Company: Canal & River Trust

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 4th January 2021

Salary: £18,421

The Canal & River Trust is looking for a student engineer, ideally wishing to undertake an industrial year placement as part of a Civil Engineering Degree.

The charity brings to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales. Every role across the Trust plays its part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.

The student engineer will be part of a small engineering team, working alongside highly experienced engineers from a variety of backgrounds, all dedicated to preserving this important part of our industrial heritage.

The candidate will gain not only engineering experience but knowledge of business planning, project management, health, safety and welfare standards, and an understanding of complex heritage and environmental issues.

The role of the engineers is to maintain, repair and rebuild the Trust's infrastructure to enable visitors to safely enjoy our canals and rivers and safeguard them for future generations. Engineers do this by inspecting and assessing the condition of our built assets, prioritising repair and renewal works and designing and specifying works that are required.

The successful candidate will be working towards gaining their engineering degree and will:

  • Apply their engineering knowledge to develop practical and cost-effective solutions
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Efficiently manage their own workload and prioritise effectively
  • Communicate well with people at all levels of the organisation
  • Positively represent the Trust to members of the public

The ideal candidate will be keen to learn new skills to meet the unique demands of the Canal & River Trust and will be confident in dealing with members of the public.

If you have any questions about the role please contact CRT.recruitment@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Apply for the post here.  

Tuesday, November 17

Vacancy #23 - Equipment Services Assistant

Company: GDA

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 15th December

Salary: £20,000 - 21,000

GDA is looking to recruit an equipment services assistant. GDA is a user-led local charity, leading the way on innovative services for deaf and hard of hearing people.

The postholder will be a practical person with hands-on aptitude for installing equipment, such as amplifying telephones, doorbell alerts and TV listeners. They should also have the dexterity to carry out cleaning and re-tubing of NHS hearing aids, for which training will be provided. They should be someone with a natural empathy and patience around older people especially.

This is a one-year fixed term contract.

For an informal discussion about the role, email reg.cobb@gda.org.uk  or WhatsApp message 07848 968692.

To apply, please email reg.cobb@gda.org.uk  or text 07875 610860 or call 01452 372999 for an application form and job description.

Vacancy #22 - Emergency duty team social worker

Company: Gloucestershire County Council

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 3rd December

Salary: £34,728 - £39,880

Gloucestershire County Council is on the lookout for high calibre social workers with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivery to the highest standards, securing the best outcomes for the children and young people with whom they work.

The candidate will be based in the Emergency Duty Team which, a small bespoke service that responds to emergencies out of hours. The Emergency Duty Team works closely with other agencies that also work out of hours both in the voluntary and statutory sectors.

This position offers the opportunity to broaden a candidate's skillset and experience further. The post works to a rolling rotam which includes weekend and night working and longer shifts than daytime teams, but also includes two weeks off in every four weeks.

Overnight shifts require skill and experience and ability to work autonomously at times, therefore it is a requirement you have a minimum of three years post qualifying experience of front line work with children and families or adult care services. The chosen candidate will need to be suitably experienced and confident in order to make decisions on emergency situations out of hours.

You will need:

  • Social Work England registration
  • A recognised qualification in social work
  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive
  • DBS clearance

The pay and reward programme includes:

  • £4,000 welcome payment
  • £2,000 retention payment
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after five years continuous service

Apply for the post here.  

Monday, November 16

Vacancy #19 - Apprentice library assistant

Company: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Gloucester/ Cheltenham

Ends: 26th November

Salary: £8,092 (apprenticeship)

An opportunity has arisen for a library, information and archive services assistant (Level 3) apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to learn skills and become part of the Trust Library & Knowledge Services.

The candidate should have GCSE Grade C/4 in English & Mathematics or equivalent qualification in Functional Skills, English and Maths at a Level 2.

This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn and develop customer service skills with a view to beginning a career in library services and gain a library, information and archive services assistant (Level 3) apprenticeship.

Throughout the journey, the apprentice will:

  • Be supported in the workplace
  • Have the equivalent of a day a week off-the-job training to develop your learning
  • Be in regular contact with the training provider and the apprenticeships and careers team
  • Have access to a virtual learning platform
  • Attend workshops/ webinars where they will have the opportunity to discuss and share

The apprentice library assistant is required to uphold confidentiality at all times, be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with members of the public and staff at all levels.

This is a customer facing role with a significant amount of time on the library enquiry desk. The apprentice will deal with library users either face to face, via email or by telephone, resolving day to day enquiries.

The apprentice will be expected to complete the elements of the apprenticeship within the 18 months timeframe.

For information about the role, contact lisa.riddington@nhs.net 

Apply for the post here.  

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Friday, November 13

Vacancy #18 - Asset engineer

Company: Canal & River Trust

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 29th November

Salary: £30,000-34,000

The Canal & River Trust is the charity which brings to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales. Every role across the Trust plays its part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.

Engineers play a key role in supporting the vision and in delivering the charity's Waterways and Wellbeing strategy across the country.

The Canal & River Trust has a permanent opportunity for an asset engineer covering part of the Wales & South West region. The role will formally be based in the Gloucester office, and will cover the River Severn, Kennet & Avon Canal and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

Asset engineers inspect and assess the condition of built assets, prioritising repair and renewal works, specifying works that are required and supporting minor repairs and reactive repairs.

You will:

  • Undertake scheduled asset inspections, ensuring that they are completed to plan
  • Contribute technical advice during the feasibility, design, construction and commissioning phases for projects
  • Feedback comments and complaints to the relevant internal teams in a timely manner
  • Where appropriate actively participate in the Trust's stand-by and call-out rotas
  • Provide support to third party and externally funded works, as and when required.
  • Support internal and external enquiries associated with the assets
  • Where required, provide suitable temporary works designs to support works by direct services

Skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Incorporated Engineer (AMICE) (or working towards Incorporated or Charted status, the Trust Operate an ICE accredit training agreement) or equivalent professional qualification (ICE) desirable
  • Membership of relevant professional body at an appropriate level ICE, CIWEM
  • Professional qualification in a relevant technical discipline, ie degree or HND in civil engineering
  • Proven experience of inspecting/ delivering engineering activities is desirable
  • Proven experience in assessing infrastructure risk is desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of historic infrastructure, preferably in a water environment

If you have any questions about the role please contact CRT.recruitment@canalrivertrust.org.uk 

Apply for the job here.

Vacancy #17 - Executive assistant

Company: Superdry

Location: Cheltenham

Ends: 29th November

Superdry is looking for an executive assistant to work at its Cheltenham headquarters to work on a wide range of activities for the finance, HR and legal directors. The chosen candidate will possess a proven ability to interact with people at all levels in a fast paced environment, often under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to plan ahead, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are essential.

Duties include:

  • Carry out effective diary management of executive committee members and support the arrangements of complex meetings involving multiple stakeholders
  • Proactively engage executive committee members with key reminders of activities coming up and what to prepare for in line with the business planner and calendar
  • Support with HR and finance systems approvals for executive committee members ensuring the systems are up to date (e.g. Coda; Open People)
  • Prepare and coordinate exec reports 
  • Maintain strong relationships with other executive assistants and the wider executive committee
  • Carry out ad-hoc research into key questions/ requirements 

The chosen candidate should have excellent written and grammar skills, be highly resilient and have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word. Previous executive assistant experience in an SME would be beneficial, but isn't essential.

Apply for the post here.  

Thursday, November 12

Vacancy #14 - Care workers

Company: Proud to Care Gloucestershire

Location: Gloucestershire

Ends: 6th January 2021

Salary: From National Living Wage to £13 an hour

There are many varied roles available within social care where care workers can really make a difference. Proud to Care Gloucestershire is offering fast track recruitment, which means candidates could be making a difference to someone's life in a matter of days.

Providing care and support offers many rewards, but can also be challenging. Compassion, good communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential. It is important to ensure that vulnerable people are supported with aspects of their day to day living, so they can live as independently as possible and enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Proud to Care Gloucestershire works with a variety of care providers in a variety of settings, so the pay varies from company to company. Typically it will start at National Living Wage and goes up to between £10-£13 an hour.

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide safe, reliable, compassionate care and support
  • Meeting the individual needs and wishes of all
  • Promoting dignity at all times

Candidates could work in one of the following settings:

  • Supported living
  • Residential home
  • Home care (supporting those in their own homes)
  • Nursing home

Successful candidates will have:

  • The ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Confidence to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The passion to work with vulnerable adults
  • The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding

Experience is not essential as training will be provided as well as support.

Find out more about our fast track recruitment process by reading the frequently asked questions  on the website. Alternatively contact the team on ptc@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Monday, November 9

Vacancy #8 - Unity Games Developers

Company: Neon Play

Location: Cirencester

Neon Play is looking for two Unity games developers to help create the next big hypercasual hit games. The company has had some big success over the years with Roller Splat, Buca, Soccer Kick and Cannon Man and is looking for new team members to make the next big hits.

Working as a programmer (initially at home, but hopefully one day in the Cirencester studio), the right candidate will have a lot of independence and autonomy to make prototypes and then work with the art team, marketing, analytics, production etc once the prototype gets off the ground.

Neon Play is looking for candidates who love coming up with game ideas and have an artistic eye. They need to be someone who is able to prototype fun and satisfying hyper games, with a real sense of touch and finesse in the gameplay.

The job will be a lot of fun, working with a really nice bunch of talented people.

If you are interested, please send your portfolio, links, CV, etc to jobs@neonplay.com. 

Vacancy #6 - Social worker (adults)

Company: Gloucestershire County Council

Location: Gloucester or Cheltenham

Are you an experienced social worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference?

Gloucestershire County Council is looking for a part time (30 hours) social worker for its Acute Hospital Team. To find out more about working in the Acute Team, visit the Meet the Teams  page.

Social workers must be able to listen hard to the people of Gloucestershire, to understand what really matters and to connect them to resources that help them continue with their chosen life, either with support or independently. They will also be working with individuals to help them to regain control of their lives in a crisis.

Applicants must:

  • Have a social work qualification and be SWE* registered
  • Have completed the ASYE* programme or have relevant statutory experience

Benefits:

  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Transfer options after a year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different adult social care settings
  • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities
  • Access to mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops
  • Clear career progression pathways, to support you professional and personal progression
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.
  • Annual leave up to 29.5 days after five years' employment
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

For more information go to https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKGLOUCESTERSHIRE/bulletins/2aab458  or email ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for a call back.

Friday, November 6

Vacancy #4 - Gas industry data expert

Company: Ecotricity

Location: Stroud

Ends: 25th November 2020

Ecotricity is looking for someone to work within and provide ongoing technical support to the Gas Settlement and Data team and the wider business, and to continuously develop the teams' gas industry data knowledge.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the team leader and industry settlement and data manager
  • Striving to become the 'go to' person with the view to developing a comprehensive understanding of the whole customer journey and industry data journey
  • Working through error checks, and assisting with the reporting and eventual upload of all workstreams into Salesforce/ workable format
  • Being a point of contact within the team for business projects, assisting with the implementation and progression of business projects
  • Maintaining and creating written process documents for the whole team, and updating as appropriate

Skills required:

  • Extensive knowledge of the gas industry with a minimum of a year's experience
  • Ensure the team is always fully compliant with OFGEM Regulations by engaging in updates and changes in the wider energy industry
  • High level of computer literacy with experience of a CRM system, Utilisoft AFMS systems, Junifer and Xoserve coupled with knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Prioritise a wide range of tasks and manage workload effectively

The chosen candidate will have five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C and above - maths and English are essential. A-Level or equivalent is preferred.

Apply here https://jobs.ecotricity.co.uk/vacancies/985/gas-industry-data-expert.html?source=jobalert 

Thursday, November 5

Vacancy #3 - Graduate programme

Company: Babcock International

Location: Various, including Bristol

Graduate programme applications are now open at Babcock International. The multinational firm is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities.

No matter what you studied at university, Babcok has a suitable graduate programme for you.

Opportunities include: graduate mechanical engineer, graduate quantity surveyor, graduate software engineer, graduate HR and graduate aerospace engineer.

Babcock also has a base in Gloucestershire - Babock Mission Critical Services Onshore is an operator of air ambulances, headquartered at Gloucestershire Airport, which is also home to their training and maintenance facilities.

Find out more at https://babcockgraduates.com/apply/ 

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