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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, September 30

Vacancy #736 - Team leader reprographics

Company: Cirencester College

Location: Cirencester

Salary: £22,488

Ends: 25th October

Cirencester College is looking for a full-time, permanent team leader in reprographics.

The candidate will lead and manage the team within the reprographics department, in providing the college's stationery shop, post room and printing services.

They will be responsible for all aspects of shop ordering and maintaining stock levels and ensuring the equipment used within the reprographic area is fit for purpose.

The candidate should be an experienced team leader with a passion for excellent customer service. They should have experience in use of printing using large scale format printers and working in a shop or post room environment.

The role will involve considerable liaison with end users, so the candidate should possess strong communication skills and be capable of forging effective relationships with teaching and support staff and students.

Apply for the job here. 

Thursday, September 29

Vacancy #735 - Qualified learning assistant

Company: Chosen Hill School

Location: Churchdown

Salary: £12,278 to £13,030 (actual)

Ends: 23rd October

Chosen Hill School is looking for a permanent qualified learning assistant (teaching assistant) to work 25 hours/ five days per week, term-time only.


• Actively engage in the delivery of the educational work programme and activities developed by teaching staff within classrooms and smaller group work

• Assist the teaching staff in planning work programmes for individuals and groups of children, particularly those with SEND

• Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development whilst in the classroom with the classroom teacher

• Undertake activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of individual or groups of pupils, including children with educational, physical or emotional special needs

• Undertake those activities necessary to foster the intellectual and social development of children

• Monitor individual pupils and to report problems and concerns to designated supervisor

• Maintain records of student work completed and any progress concerns, where appropriate and directed to do so

Skills and experience:

• NVQ Level 3 relevant qualification

• Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative and with resilience

• Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task

• Good interpersonal skills and ability to enthuse and motivate others

• Good communication skills and ability to work with people at all levels

• Flexible and adaptable

• Ability to remain calm under pressure

• Ability to communicate with young people, both individually and in a group setting

• Able to build constructive relationships with parents and carers

• Able to develop and maintain close links and work effectively with staff both within and beyond the school

• Able to gather information and produce reports

• Confident basic user of ICT

• Good planning and organisational skills and a flexible approach to the management of work

• Ability to prioritise own workload and be well organised

• Good numeracy skills

• Physically able to assist students in wheelchairs or with other supportive equipment as necessary

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, September 28

Vacancy #734 - Academic services administrator

Company: University of Gloucestershire

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £25,642 - £27,926 pro rata

Ends: 10th October

University of Gloucestershire is looking for a part-time (22.2 hours per week) academic services administrator.


• Efficient and professional administrative service in support of the overall academic endeavour of the school

• Support academic staff in a range of course-related activities

• Work closely with academic quality services to provide administrative support for the effective implementation of academic quality assurance, quality enhancement and other regulatory procedures within schools

• Support students and academic staff in the use of the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) system

• Where relevant, provide direct personal assistant support to the head of school, including diary management, arranging travel and handling communications

• Arrange meetings and support events and working groups associated with the operation of the schools as required

• Provide support for potential and current students in relation to enquiries about their course of study

• Maintain appropriate records on the SITS student records system relating to course and student data ensuring data integrity

• Contribute to the development, production and maintenance of administrative records, course-related learning support materials and web pages, including supporting the development of records management systems

• Administer and organise field trips within the UK and overseas, in line with university policy and procedures, ensuring health and safety actions are addressed

Skills and experience:

• A degree, or equivalent work/ life experience to demonstrate critical and independent thinking

• A range of GCSEs, including English language and maths at grade C or above

• Experience of working to demanding objectives and evidence of achieving measurable results

• Experience of working in an environment with a high degree of customer contact

• Strong communication skills and confident in a variety of mediums, using both written and oral skills

• Understand data management processes and ability to use IT to present data to different audiences

• Ability to act autonomously and proactively with limited supervision

• Ability to work to deadlines and manage conflicting demands whilst maintaining attention to detail

• Proactive, with an awareness of new technologies and their usefulness in business process improvement

• Excellent all-round office, administrative and IT and digital skills

• Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook and for processing and working with data

• Ability to work effectively as a team member

• Comfortable working in a fast paced, change focused environment

• Understanding of the importance of equity and diversity within an organisation and a commitment to helping create an inclusive culture

Apply for the job here. 

Tuesday, September 27

Vacancy #733 - IT support analyst

Company: Gloucestershire College

Location: Gloucester/ Cheltenham/ Cinderford

Salary: £27,311 - £29,060

Ends: 10th October

Gloucestershire College is looking for a full-time IT support analyst.

The candidate will be part of a team of 18 providing IT technical support to students and staff in the use of IT equipment, including troubleshooting hardware and software faults, along with installations and maintenance.

The candidate will support the IT provision at all three campuses in Gloucestershire and must be able to travel between them, sometimes at short notice.


• Provide responsive, helpful and quality service to IT equipment users in the college

• Undertake specified daily tasks and make decisions relating to them to minimise the effect of any user problems

• Log and track all work using a computerised Helpdesk system

• Understand how IT equipment is networked in the college in order to provide support to users

• Undertake installation of new and updated IT equipment, hardware and software as required

• Ensure all IT equipment installations and movements are logged for inventory purposes

• Be familiar with and be able to support equipment used in use teaching rooms

• Prioritise own tasks on a day-to-day basis

• Assist the senior IT support analyst with projects, new installations and moves of equipment

Skills and experience:

• Recent experience in supporting IT equipment and software, including experience of supporting and troubleshooting IT equipment

• Use of word processing, database, spreadsheets and email applications as well as experience in using Microsoft Windows operating systems

• Experience of providing strong customer service

• Proven track record of technical troubleshooting including some previous training in an IT subject area

• Knowledge of computerised Helpdesk systems

• Experience in the support of Apple Macintosh devices

• Experience in supporting Citrix solutions and terminal services environments

• Knowledge of Microsoft SQL

• Experience of Office 365

• Specific qualification in IT related subjects

• Good numerate skills

• Capable of dealing with people as customers

• Capable of diagnosing problems and being constructive in suggesting solutions

• Good oral and written communication skills

• Highly motivated to complete tasks with allocated timescales

• Experience of working within a highly motivated team

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, September 26

Vacancy #732 - Junior data scientist

Company: UCAS

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £26,400

UCAS is looking for a full-time, permanent junior data scientist.

The candidate will be part of a team responsible for supporting a wide range of data science activities including reporting, live data services, data consultancy and data products.


• Assist with the monitoring and maintenance of the data framework and estate used by data scientists, automating administrative tasks, use technical expertise to implement changes and efficiencies and assist in the development and implementation of new technologies and processes

• Deliver high value analytical products and services to time and quality

• Support existing data infrastructure and queries on operational data, while looking forward to their continuous improvement and relevance for data science teams

• Embrace a variety of agile development methods to work effectively in a team of data scientists

• Deliver the objectives in accordance with the Sprint goals and particular deliveries defined by the senior data scientists and principal data scientist

• Engage with data scientists across the business, sharing new efficiencies, technologies and information about data sources

• Re-platform existing products and services in support of migration to new technologies

• Identify and implement areas of improvement with regards to automation and efficiency

• Present to internal stakeholders, including senior management, in sprint reviews and other relevant engagements, sharing findings and ideas in a way that is understandable and focuses on delivering value to the business

• Ensure information governance policies are adhered to and data protection principles underpin all work

Skills and experience:

• Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a numerate discipline, such as maths, statistics, computer science, operational research, data science or a related field

• High level of interest in data science and capacity and willingness to learn

• Collaborative nature and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences

• Natural curiosity and drive to find things out that really matter from data

• Commercially aware and user-focused

• High level of numerate, analytical and logical thinking

• Experience in cloud-based infrastructure and virtualised platforms (AWS) is desirable

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #731 - Head of fundraising

Company: The Barn Theatre

Location: Cirencester

The Barn Theatre is looking for a head of fundraising.

Working with the existing fundraising team, the candidate will be responsible for fundraising in the following areas:

• Statutory funding

• Trust/ foundations

• Major donors

• Corporate relationships/ partnerships

• Individual giving

They will also be a proactive fundraiser themselves.

To help fund the Barn's existing activity, as well as its future development, the theatre is looking for a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills to head an ambitious fundraising team.

The candidate will thrive in a team environment and will confidently deliver funding growth in a dynamic, passionate and fast-moving organisation.

Ideally, they will be someone with proven success and contacts in theatre or arts fund raising, but all applications will be considered.

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to

Friday, September 23

Vacancy #730 - Construction safety manager

Company: Canal & River Trust

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £60,000

Ends: 9th October

The Canal & River Trust is looking for a full-time, permanent construction safety manager.

Significant travel throughout the regional waterway network will be required to enable site visits and to conduct improvements.


• Provide practical H&S advice, leadership and support to the £100m annual construction business.

• Support 300+ person in-house direct services business with H&S support and performance improvement.

• Support and advise for the timely reporting of safety incidents

• Collation and distribution of trend information to help the directorate focus on carrying out activities safely and embracing a 'lessons learned' approach

• Be instrumental in adopting a 'just and fair' approach to investigation of incidents and subsequent actions and recommendations

• Owner of the CDM, LOLER and temporary works procedures

• Fulfil the designated individual role for temporary works

• Lead on professional advice for CDM regulations, temporary works and LOLER procedures.

• Focal point for H&S support and advice across the whole of the Infrastructure & Programmes Directorate

• Responsible for consolidating a programme of site inspections

• Support accident and incident investigations and provide reports and recommendations

• Contribute to the review of H&S operating standards

• Work closely with and support construction teams in carrying out their roles and responsibilities for safety and health, environment and heritage

• Advise and support teams in drawing up risk assessments, safe systems of work and evaluating method statements

• Conduct site/ project/ contract inspections and ensure appropriate action plans have been put in place

• Assist in developing toolbox talks and briefings on key issues

• Attend pre-start meetings and advise on high-risk activities

Skills and experience:

• Degree or equivalent in related discipline

• Chartered/ associate membership of appropriate professional body (or actively working towards)

• NEBOSH diploma or equivalent (or demonstrable IPD/ CPD equivalent) in occupational health and safety

• Excellent knowledge and experience of health and safety, environmental and heritage legislation

• Excellent knowledge and experience of construction, operations, hazards, risks and associated control measures

• Working knowledge BS OHSAS 18001 & 45001 Standard

• Experience in similar or supporting post

• Good oral and written communicator

• Ability to work as part of a team and to positively influence others.

Apply for the job here Construction Safety Manager in | Careers at Home Working ( 

Thursday, September 22

Vacancy #729 - Patient administrator/medical receptionist

Location: Winchcombe Medical Centre

Open Day: Wednesday, October 19, 11.30am - 6pm

Winchcombe Medical Centre is looking for a patient administrator/medical receptionist to join its reception team to work on the front desk and provide high quality primary care services for patients.

The surgery is committed to providing the best possible healthcare to its patients and is looking for a like-minded person who can help the practice team to fulfil this mission and make a real difference to patients' lives.

This is a permanent role, 25 - 29 hours per week.

Job description:

As a patient administrator/medical receptionist, you will usually be the first person patients speak to when they come to the surgery. You will need to maintain a friendly but effective first point of contact and deal with enquiries appropriately.

Day-to-day responsibilities include answering patient queries on the phone, booking patients with the right clinician and calling patients to book them in for health checks and vaccinations.

You will need to follow the surgery's systems, policies and procedures carefully and ensure that you always maintain patient confidentiality.

You will be trained in care navigation and there will opportunities for development and progression within the surgery.


The role involves a lot of patient contact, so you will need good interpersonal and communication skills alongside patience and diplomacy. A warm, friendly, empathetic and compassionate approach will be helpful, and you should be able to influence and negotiate with patients.

You will also need to be able to use your own initiative and work and think clearly under pressure, with competing distractions.

You must be comfortable with computers. Previous experience working in a healthcare environment as a receptionist is preferred but not required.

Flexibility to work one early morning (7.30am start) and one late evening (8.15pm finish) per week and for sickness and holiday cover is required ... along with a good sense of humour!

About Winchcombe Medical Centre

- An 'Outstanding' CQC rating

- 100% of staff are 'proud to work at the practice'

- Excellent patient feedback

- A good team spirit and a friendly, positive atmosphere

- Training opportunities

- Pension scheme and 28 days annual leave + bank holidays

- Free on-site parking

Find out more at the Open Day on Wednesday, October 19.

If you are interested in finding out more about working as a patient administrator/medical receptionist, please come along to Winchcombe Medical Centre's open day, where you will have the opportunity to meet the team, talk about what is involved and your experience and ask questions.

Please bring your CV as if you are interested, you could be interviewed there and then!

If you would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact Lauren Wilson at

Wednesday, September 21

Vacancy #728 - Occupational therapist

Company: National Star

Location: Ullenwood

Salary: £25,793 - £36,946

Ends: 30th September

National Star is looking for a permanent occupational therapist to work full-time, term-time only.

The candidate should be a qualified, experienced occupational therapist, who is creative, dynamic and driven.

Occupational therapy plays a key role in supporting young adult learners who have complex physical and learning disabilities to achieve their goals of independence and progress within their educational outcomes.

Most students participate in a three-year education programme, giving staff the opportunity to build strong relationships, complete a variety of assessments and deliver intervention programmes that enable young people to make real progress and gain a real sense of achievement.

The candidate will ideally have a range of experiences, either working in a similar field or with transferable clinical skills that would enable them to support learners.

It is desirable they have experience of supervising others, along with excellent communication skills, to enable them to liaise effectively with other therapy teams, tutors, residential staff, parents and external agencies.

The candidate will not be limited to working in the college setting. They will be encouraged to work in the community with individual students to develop their specific skills for the future.

Part-time applications will also be considered.

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #727 - Head of digital channels and content

Company: St James's Place

Location: Cirencester/ Remote working

St James's Place Wealth Management is looking for a head of digital channels and content.

The candidate will lead a team of digital communication specialists, part of a corporate centre of expertise, overseeing UX, content, brand application and audience insight across digital/ virtual environments.


• Working with internal and external teams, lead the development and day-to-day management of corporate digital communication channels and content, ensuring they are usable, accessible and fulfil audience needs

• Oversee and contribute to corporate-led virtual events through content development, media integration and brand implementation

• Develop a measurement approach for collation of insightful audience MI to improve communication and channel effectiveness, informing evidence-based decisions

• Build a collaborative network with internal technology and MI teams and key external partners

• Assess how and why the company uses particular digital channels, taking the opportunity to unify channels where appropriate

• Full people management and responsibility for a team of communication specialists, including assigning responsibility for tasks and setting clear objectives, individual and team development

• Encourage innovative and creative approaches that drive a high-quality audience experience and enhance engagement strategies through communities

• Set standards for highly effective digital communications and promote best practice throughout the business, empowering stakeholders and teams with guidance and education

• Establish and evolve a design toolkit to conceptualise, test, iterate and deliver great digital products

Skills and experience:

• Significant experience leading a team in a design/ creative or channel development role within a corporate (preferred) or agency environment

• Proven experience of leading communication channel development and introduction in a complex stakeholder/ audience environment

• Demonstrable experience of delivery of digital media and optimisation programmes for clients, including delivery using CMS, intranet/ extranets, commerce or digital experience platforms (DXPs)

• Professional knowledge and experience of managing a broad range of current digital channels

• Broad knowledge of trends/ insights and best practice in digital communications and engagement

• Good understanding of audience segmentation and measurement

• Demonstrable skills in UX and visual design using the latest tools and a background in digital product design or interactive design discipline

• Able to use evidence gathered from research (qualitative or quantitative) to drive decision-making

• Uses Discovery and Design process and Requirement Analysis techniques

• Able to use Invision or similar prototyping tool to model, manage and refine products through User Acceptance testing

• Confident leader able to challenge senior stakeholders and negotiate on budgets and technical development resource constraints

• Organised, thorough and excellent attention to detail

• Thrives on working in a fast-paced environment, with a resourceful-can do attitude

Apply for the job here. 

Tuesday, September 20

Vacancy #726 - Trainee support analyst

Company: Renishaw

Location: Wotton-under-Edge

Renishaw is looking for a full-time trainee support analyst.

The candidate will initially be operating as frontline technical support for the industry-leading Siemens Teamcenter application and other peripheral engineering software tools, working alongside the CAE and change management teams in supporting the Renishaw Design and Manufacturing Divisions.

The role will primarily involve supporting the PLM installation, account and license management and frontline application issue resolution, with the right candidate being able to grow into a role that involves PLM server-side product installation and configuration, data migrations and scripting solutions.


• Provide fast, efficient and diligent IT support to Renishaw employees

• Support the PLM system following defined standards and procedures

• Ensure the PLM system is working efficiently and effectively for the userbase

• Account creation, administration and support

• Design data and workflow troubleshooting

Skills and experience:

• Foundation in an IT support role

• Good working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office products

• Experience of Teamcenter or similar PLM systems

• Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related IT course

• Experience of any scripting/ coding languages

• Sharepoint site administration

• Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate with all levels of the business

• Self-motivated and organised with good attention to detail

• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

• Team player, ready to learn from and help others in the department

• Independent worker, able to show initiative in pressurised and complex situations

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #725 - IT manager

Company: Denmark Road High School

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £26,975 to £34,373

Ends: 29th September

Denmark Road High School is looking for a full-time, permanent IT manager.

The candidate will lead, manage and develop the school's IT systems and promote high quality teaching and learning. They will be dynamic and proactive and play a key role in the strategic development of IT.

The candidate must have good technical skills and be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. They will be a team player who works collaboratively with colleagues and has a willingness to engage in wider school projects and contribute to the ethos of the school.

The role requires the successful applicant to be flexible in providing all aspects of IT support in a busy school environment.

Previous experience in an educational setting would be advantageous, but is not essential.

Apply for the job here. 

Friday, September 16

Vacancy #724 - Senior recovery officer

Company: Stroud District Council

Location: Stroud

Salary: £32,798

Ends: 31st October

Stroud District Council is looking for a full-time senior recovery officer to lead the Recovery Team, to maximise the recovery of council tax, business rates, benefit overpayment and other debt owed to Stroud District Council.


 Instigate and monitor appropriate recovery action up to and including, committal proceedings, bailiffs, Attachment of Earnings, Attachment of Benefits and take appropriate action against defaulters, working towards achieving key performance targets with optimum efficiency and in line with good practice guidelines, regulations and national and local performance indicators

 Prosecute debtors in Magistrates' Court on behalf of the council for Liability Order and Committal Hearings, select and prepare cases for Committal Hearings and lay complaint before the magistrates and prosecute employers for non-compliance of Attachment of Earnings Orders

 Deal, when necessary, with more complex or difficult public enquiries. This would include correspondence, telephone and counter enquiries

 Monitor payments from external bailiffs, check lists, amend or withdraw cases and give approval to remove goods where appropriate

 Issue reminders, final notices and summonses for non-payment

 Make and monitor special payment arrangements and take appropriate action in default

 Liaise with the Magistrates Court to confirm timetable of court dates for Revenue & Benefit Services and any relevant changes in procedure.

 Deal with HB overpayment and PCN enquiries in the absence of the technical overpayment officer

 Monitoring of in-house enforcement contract

 Line management responsibility for Recovery Team, including performance, development, absence management and appraisal

Skill and experience:

• Experience of staff supervision

• Good knowledge of local government, specifically the area of revenues and benefits

• IT literate

• Experience of council tax and business rates administration processes and legislative perspective,

• Experience of debt collection

 Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

 An understanding of administrative processes and systems

 Experience of managing budgets and expenditure.

 Experience of working with the public

 Ability to manage own time and workload

 Certificated Enforcement Agent

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #723 - Flexible customer experience team member

Company: Gloucester Rugby

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Ends: 30th September

Gloucester Rugby is looking for a flexible customer experience team member on a zero hours contract to work weekdays and some weekends.


• Ensure that the highest standard of service is delivered to customers at all times

• Be the first point of contact for all inbound calls to Gloucester Rugby

• Maximise sales opportunities and assist in the development of new sales initiatives

• Identify and provide proactive recommendations to enhance the customer experience

• Effectively manage any customer enquiries as efficiently as possible

• Ensure that all matchday and event accreditation passes are completed in advance of any event

• Assist with the direct debit scheme run for club memberships

• Assist with outbound calling when required

• Ensure the ticket office and reception is kept tidy, organised and presentable at all times

• Organise all internal ticketing requests in a timely manner

• Be the point of contact for all PRL ticket requests

• First point of contact for meeting and greeting visitors to Kingsholm

• Ensure that the entry to the reception area is secure at all times

Skills and experience:

• Excellent organisational and IT skills, including knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

• Positive attitude and good communication skills

• Commitment to delivering high standards

• Confident and tenacious personality, with a strong attention to detail

• Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently

• Engaging personality with the ability to connect and empathise with people from all backgrounds

• Creative and resourceful problem solver with lots of initiative

• Flexibility around working hours

• Ability to work weekends and evenings

• At least two years' customer service experience preferred

To apply for the job, submit a CV and covering letter to

Thursday, September 15

Vacancy #722 - Solicitor - commercial property

Company: Hughes Paddison Solicitors

Location: Cheltenham

Hughes Paddison Solicitors is looking for a full-time solicitor for its commercial property department.

The candidate will deal with all aspects of general commercial property work, including commercial and residential property development, security advice to lenders, landlord and tenant, acquisitions for corporate, pension funds and individual investors and corporate support.

Working alongside the commercial property director, they will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise in the commercial property market.

Skills and experience:

• At least two years PQE

• Demonstrable experience in a wide range of commercial property work, including landlord and tenant, residential and commercial property development

• Ability to determine priorities and manage own caseload

• Excellent IT and systems skills

• Experience of working with Proclaim is desirable but not essential

• Able to work as part of a small team, actively contributing and supporting the team's success

• Pragmatic approach to problem solving

• Excellent attention to detail

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #721 - Community assistant

Company: Hub8

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000

Hub8 is looking for a permanent, full-time or part-time community assistant.

The candidate will be the face of the company and the first point of call for members. They will build a welcoming and collaborative community environment, by supporting events and building relationships with and between members.


• Cover the front desk during opening hours and be the on-site point of contact

• Provide a warm welcome and top-level customer service both face-to-face and via telephone and email

• Manage all meeting room bookings and visitors, ensuring meeting rooms are prepared and visitors checked in

• Help with any technical questions from visitors

• Help ensure that the kitchen is stocked, and the hub remains tidy throughout the day.

• Support events held by Hub8 and its members from start to finish

• Help drive growth and promotion of Hub8, helping shape its policies

• Collect and collate member feedback to provide the best possible community experience.

Skills and experience:

• Customer service, sales or events experience would be preferred

• Self-driven with the ability to take direction and work collaboratively

• Strong time-management skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload

• Passion for cyber security and technology

• Must have strong written and verbal skills

• Proficient in basic computer skills including Word and Excel

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, September 14

Vacancy #720 - Private client solicitor

Company: Tayntons Solicitors

Location: Gloucester

Tayntons is looking for a private client solicitor.

The purpose of the role is to provide legal services to clients in relation to wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts, and capacity, issues including deputyship, advice on contested Lasting Powers of Attorney and contested deputyships.


• Initial consultations and client triage where required

• Preparation of wills, advice on trusts, capacity, Inheritance Tax

• Advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney, dealing with applications and registrations

• Advising with respect to trusts and preparation of appropriate trust documents

• Advising and liaising with clients on contentious probate matters, deputyships

• Ongoing case management

• Client relationship management

• To work within a team to develop the department

• Mediation and negotiation on contested matters

• Networking and business development for contentious workflows

• Reviewing and managing WIP and client financing in relation to ongoing matters

• To achieve fees to meet monthly and year-end targets

• To use DPS for all emails, letters, reports and correspondence and ensure other team members use it correctly

• Record phone calls, enquiries and requests and handle them when appropriate

• Compliance with company standards and procedures

Skills and experience:

• Two years PQE or equivalent

• Proven record of accomplishment in organising their own personal workload and responsibilities

• Ability to determine priorities and consistently meet deadlines

• Strong negotiation skills

• Proactive with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

• High level of attention to detail and an enquiring mind

• Ability to understand clear and concise instructions.

• Keen team member, with the ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative

• Excellent client relationship skills

• Friendly and communicative and used to working in a business team environment

• Confidential and discreet

• Maintains absolute discretion when dealing with confidential data

• Accurate written communication skills with good attention to detail and able to evaluate and scrutinise third party input

• Excellent IT and systems skills and a highly proficient and experienced user of all Microsoft Office programmes, with excellent numeracy and spreadsheet skills

• Experience of collating and analysing data

• Willingness to train in the use of various Tayntons Systems

To apply for the job, send CV with details of experience and salary expectations to

Vacancy #719 - Apprentice administrator

Company: Anderson Recruitment

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £6 per hour

Anderson Recruitment is looking for a full-time apprentice administrator.

The apprentice will work towards obtaining a Business Administration qualification.

They will work directly alongside the current administrator, as well as both directors of the business, receiving full support from all the team who have been trained and developed together.

The job will involve supporting the recruitment team, general administration, data entry and customer service.

All of Anderson Recruitment's previous apprentices have gone on to progress into different roles within the company with great results.

To apply, candidates must have GCSE maths and English Grade C/ 5 or above.

Apply for the job here.  

Monday, September 12

Vacancy #717 - Senior mechanical design engineer

Company: Renishaw

Location: Wotton-under-Edge

Renishaw is looking for a senior mechanical design engineer.

The candidates should have a broad skill set and will working within the New Product Development group. They will contribute to all aspects of the product development cycle, with a long list of new and current products to develop.


• Provide concept designs of system components, including precision opto-mechanical assemblies and alignment mechanisms capable of measuring to sub-micrometre resolution

• Hand calculation to support design decisions

• Design of tests to support prototype testing

• Data analysis following prototype testing

• Report writing and presentation at design review to support design decisions

• An appreciation of how to consider the product aesthetic while taking an innovative approach to design

• Managing aspects of the project to meet the project milestones

• Ensuring the design meets the requirements specification and feeding back and or updating as appropriate

• Production of CAD models and drawings to communicate and check own designs along with the review, comment and checking of others

• Working with manufacturing engineers to ensure best practice for manufacture and assembly

• Handover of new products to the current products team

• Working with suppliers on developing new/ specialist processes

• Supervising and mentoring of apprentices, graduates, and junior engineers

Skills and experience:

• Attention to detail and enthusiasm for solving mechanical engineering problems with an appreciation for the underlying physics

• Hands-on approach to iterative prototyping

• Educated to at least degree level in mechanical engineering or product design (2:1 or above)

• Able to demonstrate a previous significant role in product development

• Enjoys working with numbers, has numeracy skills to support use of data analysis tools

• Willingness to understand project priorities and ability to manage simultaneous competing demands

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Competent use of PC based CAD, spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and analysis software

• Capable and enthusiastic about producing geometric and mathematical models to support the design

• Practical experience using hand tools, manual pillar drill, lathe and mill

• Practical experience using inspection equipment

• Familiarity with laser systems, interferometry, diffraction and some knowledge of basic optics

• Valid UK driving license

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #716 - Learning support assistant

Company: Gloucestershire College

Location: Cheltenham, with travel to Gloucester and Cinderford

Salary: £20,533 - £21,881 (Actual £15,356 - £16,365)

Ends: 3rd October

Gloucestershire College is looking for a learning support assistant for higher education to work term time only (32 weeks per year).

The candidate will work with learners across the college who have a range of additional learning needs and disabilities including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autism or physical impairments. The candidate will enable them to access their curriculum and to achieve and progress whilst at Gloucestershire College.

They will work one-to-one or with a small group of learners, to provide strategies to promote autonomy and independence that support their ambitions, inclusion and employment outcomes.


• To support students under the direction of the learning support managers and head of learning support

• To actively participate in discussions, team meetings and reviews relating to the learners

• Effective use of ProMonitor and other internal systems to ensure consistent communication relating to learners and their support

• Carry out specific support tasks in a range of settings (eg classroom, workshops, work placements, offsite visits, sport)

• Attend college development opportunities and engage in professional development

• Ensure that information and recording of information relating to learners is timely, accurate and using agreed systems

• Use transition, application and pre-enrolment information to effectively support learners

• Actively encourage learners to work towards their individual targets and facilitate learners to make choices and become more independent

• Liaise with external agencies and parents/ carers as required to effectively share information as necessary

• Additional optional duties may include carrying out specific tasks relating to intimate personal care or medication (training will be provided), residential trips, minibus driving etc

Skills and experience:

• Experience of working with 16+ age range

• Experience of working with individuals with additional learning needs or disabilities

• Minimum of Maths and English GCSE grade C/ Level 2, A Levels or degree preferred

• Using assistive technology to support individuals with communicating, accessibility and independence

• Manual handling and lifting, medication handling training/ experience

• Food Hygiene Safeguarding training or willingness to work towards

• British Sign Language or Makaton Awareness of Total Communication

• Adaptable approach to teaching and learning

• Empathic and responsive to learning needs

• Able to motivate, engage and enthuse learners in innovative ways

• Good ICT skills and flexibility to work with bespoke college systems

• Excellent written and oral communication

Apply for the job here. 

Thursday, September 8

Vacancy #714 - Corporate finance positions

Company: Azets

Location: Gloucester

Azets in Gloucester is looking for permanent corporate finance staff at all levels - executive, assistant manager, manager and director.

A career with corporate finance at Azets:

• Proactive advisers, providing an extensive range of advisory services to the client base

• Work closely with the internal network

• Work closely with clients to offer detailed guidance on the information delivered and guide them through the transaction

• Exposure to a variety of clients and transactions across a range of industries to develop corporate finance knowledge

• Work with cutting-edge technology to best assist clients and ensure the team has the best technical resources available at their fingertips

• Support internal mobility within the business, whether that's changing office locations or service lines

• Azets will encourages staff and cements their knowledge through ACA/ACCA

Apply for the job here. 

Tuesday, September 6

Vacancy #712 - Local nature partnership manager

Company: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £40,000

Ends: 3rd October

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is looking for a full-time, permanent local nature partnership manager.


• Enable delivery and development of the Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership (GLNP) strategy

• Manage the partnership network by providing secretariat for the GLNP Board, working groups, and partnership

• Lead on identifying and promoting funding sources that support environmental gain and promote them to the partnership

• Work with key partners and stakeholders to establish and operate a mechanism for collating and distributing existing and new funding opportunities

• Support the development of new sources of funding (including natural capital, carbon credits and biodiversity net gain) which support the delivery of environmental gain in the county

• Manage consultant contracts or fixed-term project staff when required

• Take financial responsibility for the LNP, managing, planning and monitoring the budget on day-to-day basis

• Manage the LNP's internal and external communications programme, in line with the GLNP strategy, and on behalf of the overall partnership

• Lead the communication and promotion of GLNP through the websites, newsletters and social media

• Lead on collective policy responses where appropriate and agreed by the board. Act as a key contact point for Defra, Natural England, the Environment Agency and others. Respond to relevant national and local consultations

• Represent the GLNP at external meetings when required and through talks and presentations, act as the LNP's ambassador and speak with authority on its behalf on a range of issues

• Keep abreast of key issues and developing trends affecting the natural environment, including natural capital, funding, planning, health and wellbeing and business

Skills and experience:

• Degree or equivalent qualification in an environmental discipline (preferred but not essential)

• Significant experience in leading partnerships with a broad range of organisations

• Organisational ability and track record in delivering work programmes or projects to deadlines

• Experience of financial management

• Experience of project and programme development

• Experience of promoting issues and ideas

• Experience of website management and social media

• Experience of funding and fundraising, including new forms of environmental investment

• Experience of working with statutory agencies and/ or NGOs ideally, in the environment sector

• Excellent facilitation skills, able to organise and support work from multiple partners and drive collaboration to deliver agreed goal

• Good influencing skills to secure outcomes and funding from stakeholders and partners

• Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people

• Understanding of environmental issues, such as natural capital, ecosystems services, ecological networks and climate change

• Understanding of planning, conservation, agriculture and other related environmental legislation

Applications for flexible and part-time work (no less than 0.8 FTE) will be considered.

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, September 5

Vacancy #711 - Digital designer

Company: Superdry

Location: Cheltenham

Ends: 29th September

Superdry is looking for a full-time, permanent digital designer.

The digital designer will work on a variety of digital creative projects and activities - email newsletters, performance marketing assets, website banners, landing pages, with a good knowledge of UX/UI and digital design principles, both current and emerging.


• Work to a brief to create engaging digital assets across ecommerce/ performance channels, including website, email, affiliate/ display and paid social, with a focus on sales conversion and mobile first approach

• Artwork and amend existing concepts and designs for multiple international markets

• Deliver quality work and take an active role in prioritising tasks and ensuring deadlines are met

• Ensure brand standards and consistency are met across all projects and briefs

Skills and experience:

• Passionate and energetic design professional with several years of commercial digital design experience, providing support within a fast-paced in-house or agency environment

• Skilled in Figma and Adobe Creative Suite

• Knowledge of and able to understand HTML, CSS

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Proven communication and interpersonal skills

• Up to date with industry knowledge and best practice

• Incredibly well organised and takes pride in delivering work on time, to brief, and often under pressure.

• Comfortable working with other stakeholders and taking direction, but also confident to articulate and express own opinion, contributing to creative team discussion

Apply for the job here. 

Please include a link or copy of your portfolio when applying for this role.

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