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Friday, July 19

Vacancy #988 - Procurement leader

Company: Safran

Location: Staverton

Safran is looking for a full-time, permanent procurement leader working in raw materials.


Order book management

• Analyse, process, confirm and communicate requirements to the supplier

• Review and upload the supplier schedules received from suppliers

• Suggest and support implementation of solutions in case of shortages

• Negotiate deadlines/ quantities with suppliers to meet business needs

• Oversee progress of manufacturing on the supplier's site

• Manage delivery receipts

• Manage flow of returns to the supplier

• Participate in Line of Balance (LoB) reviews

Escalate delivery and quality issues with the supplier

• Reconcile performance with suppliers throughout the month

• Measure and analyse supplier performance in coordination with the SPQL and if their targets are not being reached, set up internal and external action plans in close cooperation with the purchasing and quality

• Identify and close out of root causes

• Warning in case of supplier risk

• Communicate to the supplier on Major Program changes

• Monitor implementation

• Implement recovery plans: managing the priorities consistent with the program priorities

Conduct regular supplier reviews with suppliers depending on risk and criticality

• Establish supplier visit and meeting schedules, depending on risk and criticality

• Drive supplier visits, supported by SLS site PM if required

• Measure, reconcile and analyse supplier performance (OTD, OQD) for the site, liaise with the SPQL and if their targets are not being reached, set up internal and external action plans.

Logistics and order policy

• Provide detail view of the supplier part portfolio, recommend logistics conditions, lead time (contractual and actual), batch size for inclusion in the Logistic Executive Agreement (LEA)

• Review lot size and planned delivery times (firm horizon) with supplier and in line with any contractual documents (contract or LEA) and lot size policy on a yearly basis

Skills and experience:

  • Good working knowledge of ERP system and MRP2 Principles in SAP
  • Experience in aerospace would be an advantage
  • Computer literate in Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Analytical skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Business understanding
  • Commercial awareness

Apply for the job here. 

Thursday, July 18

Vacancy #987 - Night nurse

Company: National Star

Location: Ullenwood

Salary: £41,320 FTE

Ends: July 28

National Star is looking for a part-time night nurse to work one 12-hour shift per week.

The students supported by National Star are medically complex and have a range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, ASD, spina bifida, global developmental delay, acquired brain injury and hearing or visual impairment.

Their nurse will share their expertise with the team to make sure each person gets the personalised health care they need to manage pain or symptoms of their conditions so they can live the life they want.

It is all about promoting independence and enabling them to study, socialise, enjoy their passions, hobbies and day-to-day activities.

Experience of working with people with disabilities isn't essential as training will be provided.


• Deliver day-to-day nursing

• Be comfortable working alone as an autonomous clinician (alongside skilled care staff) or as part of a small nurse team

• Advise and guide teams on health-related matters

• Develop comprehensive health plans

• Help the young people manage their medication with their care and support workers

• Provide emergency nursing care as required

• Undertake medical procedures and protocols

• Help students and residents develop the skills and knowledge they need to manage their wellbeing

• Liaise with GPs, pharmacies and consultants

• Keep records and health-related documentation up to date

Skills and experience:

• Registered nurse

• Able to work autonomously in a residential setting

• Confident in making acute clinical decisions

• Desire to make a positive impact

• Recent and ongoing competency in respiratory care and management of tracheostomy/ laryngectomy would be an advantage

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, July 17

Vacancy #986 - Electronic assembly and test technicians

Company: Ontic

Location: Bishop's Cleeve

Ontic is looking for three full-time electronic assembly and test technicians.

The candidates will be assembling, testing and inspecting various electronic products and final unit instruments.

They will use documentation, tools and procedures to ensure compliance to quality standards to enable progression to inspection and release processes.

Skills and experience:

• Experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment

• Understanding of written instructions, schematic drawings, specifications, work orders and engineering documentation

• Comfortable working towards deadlines and performance targets

• Passion for lean methodologies and continuous improvement

• Experience in a similar role in an aerospace business would be an advantage

Apply for the job here. 

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Tuesday, July 16

Vacancy #985 - Mechanical project engineer

Company: Kohler Mira

Location: Cheltenham and hybrid

Salary: up to £42,000

Kohler Mira is looking for a mechanical project engineer to join its Creative Lab team.


• Develop new ideas and insights to lead innovation within Kohler Co, including delivery of technology demonstrators and high-quality proof-of-concepts

• Create and execute design solutions, using engineering fundamentals and logic backed up by practical technical problem solving, to support development from a blank sheet or an idea to polished proof-of-concept and beyond

• Support and collaboratively engage with scoping and system identification of new projects, bringing ideas, innovations, future trends and new opportunities through to next generation concepts

• Ownership of delivery of assigned work packages to a high quality and on time

• Creation, evaluation and testing of design solutions and competitors' products, producing reports on findings

• Research of relevant technical developments from various sources including technical literature, suppliers, standards authorities, IP and patents etc

• Proactively collaborate outside of the core project team to ensure all necessary compliance and legislation requirements are considered within design solutions

• Compilation and entry of supporting data such as product BOMs and design record files

Skills and experience:

• Qualified mechanical engineer, who has gained experience through either apprenticeship or higher education

• At least two years of relevant industry experience

• Highly motivated and self-driven with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Passionate about new technology, naturally inquisitive, and driven to identify and solve engineering problems

• Appetite for learning about new technologies and methodologies and integrating them into product ideas and designs

• Strong collaboration skills

• Multi-disciplinary team working. Strong team player, able to work on own initiative

• Innovative approach to problem solving

• Capable of working to tight timescales

• Working knowledge of FMEAs, DFA, CFD, FEA and Moldflow

• Designing for various manufacturing processes, including injection moulding, machining, forging, casting etc

• 3D/ 2D CAD, preferably Creo Parametric

• Experience working in a sprint environment (preferred)

• Working knowledge of electronics and electrical systems (preferred_

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, July 15

Vacancy #984 - Business development manager

Company: Ecotricity

Location: Hybrid

Salary: £36,855 OTE £49,355

Ends: July 30

Ecotricity is looking for a business development manager for the public sector.

This is a field-based business development role. The core function of the role is to expand Ecotricity's public sector channel in line with forecasted growth.

The role holder will be responsible for delivering effective account management for a portfolio of existing and new TPIs, along with direct public sector relationships, in order to drive new business. This will include energy consultants, brokers and other intermediaries.

They will also work closely with the credit and finance departments, as well as operational and front-line customer service teams, to ensure Ecotricity's cash and debt position is always considered with every opportunity, as well as making sure it can manage the portfolio from a customer service perspective.

The BDM is expected to influence the wider B2B sales strategy, focusing on maximising sales efficiencies and introducing new products and services to meet overall B2B plan.

Skills and experience:

• Understanding of the energy industry (essential)

• Strong skill level in Excel, PowerPoint, SAP or similar CRM

• Analytical ability to assess and interpret data and identify opportunities

• Strong communication skills, with ability to communicate to a senior level of stakeholder (internal and external) as well as being able to speak at conferences and events

• Ability to Effectively manage relationships at all levels within end customer (including setting customer expectations)

• Ability to develop relationships at a senior level and leverage added value from them

• High level of numeracy and problem-solving ability

• Ability to set clear agendas and control external meetings with clients

• Excellent time management and personal organisational skills

• Ability to think strategically and contribute to the overall B2B sales strategy

• Strong networking and relationship building skills - both externally and internally

• Self-driven and results orientated

• Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines

• Strong commercial acumen

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, July 10

Vacancy #983 Specialist Tutor (Oasis)

Company: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Location: Stroud Campus

Actual Salary: £28,661.35 (based on 30 hours per week)

Contract Type: Permanent, Part-Time

Ends: July 22

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • To deliver a study programme that promotes well-being and supports learners to make academic progress and progress towards EHCP and PfA outcomes
  • To ensure a suitable therapeutic environment for learners with C&I and SEMH needs
  • To foster an individualised approach to supporting learners to engage with learning and gain qualifications
  • To use appropriate de-escalation techniques to manage learner anxiety and behaviour
  • To stretch and challenge English and Maths skills through all delivery

Beneficial skills & qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or have substantial relevant subject experience.
  • Teaching Qualification (DTLLS) or willing to be working towards
  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or above or Level 2 equivalent
  • Experience working with learner s with SEND and SEMH

Financial rewards and benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners' lives
  • Competitive pension scheme Generous annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays
  • Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
  • Access to 'My Lifestyle' discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Free Annual Eye test
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card(formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students' Union
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
  • Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources

Apply for the job here 

Friday, July 5

Vacancy #981 - Senior legal counsel

Company: Superdry

Location: Cheltenham

Ends: July 20

Superdry is looking for a full-time, permanent senior legal counsel.


• Advise on the negotiation and commercial implementation of a varied range of commercial contracts covering every aspect of Superdry's global operations from IT, compliance, supply and sustainability to marketing, real estate, digital, wholesale, licensing and franchise

• Support the head of IP and brand protection and the head of legal (commercial) on litigation matters

• Provide highly commercial and practical advice on the laws and regulations which sit at the heart of a multi-channel global brand, such as product compliance and marketing compliance

• Be a senior member of the wider Commercial Legal team which covers every aspect of Superdry's global operations from sourcing, compliance, supply and sustainability to marketing, real estate, wholesale, licensing and franchise

• Be a legal business partner to Superdry's functions across the business

• Develop and maintain close working relationships across the business and take time to understand Superdry's strategy and commercial goals

• Proactively drive continuous improvement in the wider legal team, including the use of technology and other solutions to drive process improvements and manage risk

• Think laterally and drive practical and innovative commercial solutions to problems

• Manage the effective instruction of external counsel and other service providers

Skills and experience:

• A solicitor qualified to practice in England and Wales with experience in some or all of IP/ commercial/ tech/ commercial litigation

• Ideally, at least five years of post-qualification experience, although all exceptional candidates will be considered.

• Commercially minded, with an understanding of business operations, commerce and finance

• Technically capable with knowledge of the laws, regulations and processes which govern the key operative aspects of retail and consumer-led businesses

• Experienced in working in a relevant in-house environment, whether through secondment or a previous in-house role

• Meticulous and takes personal pride in their work, instilling this approach throughout the team

• Strong communicator able to present confidently to senior level decision makers

• Highly organised, diligent person with exceptional attention to detail

• Team player, able to work effectively and collaboratively with the whole team

• Solutions driven and not afraid to take decisions

• Passionate, driven, high energy, resilient, and able to stay calm and functioning in challenging times

• Depending on the candidate, there is an opportunity to be a legal business partner to Superdry's tech-focused and IP functions across brand creative, design, digital, ecommerce, data, marketing, logistics and core IT around the world

Apply for the job here. 

Thursday, July 4

Vacancy #980 - Senior underwriter - Bespoke team

Company: Ecclesiastical

Location: Gloucester and hybrid

Ecclesiastical is looking for a full-time, permanent senior underwriter.


• Develop, negotiate and profitably underwrite new/ existing business within own authority and in line with Ecclesiastical strategy

• Provide embedded underwriting support at partner and customer sites if required

• Plan, prioritise and manage individual work to deliver agreed objectives and meet SLAs to deliver exceptional customer service

• Act as referral point for the team, providing coaching and training in an appropriate timeframe

• Use the appropriate method of communication (eg telephone, face-to-face) to support Ecclesiastical's right first time approach, in order to maintain successful internal and external relationships

• Act on individual audit results and agreed action plans within agreed deadlines to improve own performance

• Understand and operate within regulatory framework and identify and escalate any risks to the business

• Identify complaints, act upon them and resolve in line with company policy

• Conduct audits and provide feedback, coaching and training as appropriate

• Provide team manager support as and when required

• Manage a defined caseload

• Actively expand personal technical and niche knowledge both informally (networking internally and externally, internet, industry press) and formally (in-house training, CII, CPD)

Knowledge, skills and experience

• Minimum of five GCSEs including maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent experience

• Qualified Dip CII or commitment to achieve within an agreed timescale

• Graduate from Ecclesiastical's internal underwriting academy at level 2 within an agreed timescale

• Market, industry and company knowledge

• Proven track record of delivering exceptional customer service

• Appropriate IT skills (will be tested)

• Strong verbal communication skills

• Experience of acting as a coach within a commercial environment

• Experience of effective stakeholder management within a commercial environment

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, July 1

Vacancy #977 - Young people's engagement officer

Company: Tewkesbury Borough Council

Location: Tewkesbury/ hybrid

Salary: £32,076 - £35,745

Ends: August 5

Tewkesbury Borough Council is looking for a full-time, permanent young people's engagement officer.

This new role will lead on young people's engagement for the council.


• Work in partnership to develop council services and policies via meaningful engagement with young people

• Drive change within the organisation by working closely with teams and listening to the views of young people

• Understand existing young people's provision for youth councils and similar across the borough

• Support and develop consultation and engagement to help shape council services

• Support and develop consultation and engagement to help shape and develop council policies

• Work with young people to identify the issues important to them and their communities, and how they can be reflected in service provision

• Support and empower community-led groups to work in partnership for the benefit of young people

• Build relationships with key partners and young people groups across the borough

• Link to existing youth council groups across the borough

• Investigate and develop a youth council model for the council

• Research best practice models for youth councils

• Ensure the young people's voice is heard within the council

• Develop an action plan and strategy for developing youth engagement and participation

• Lead on actions within the young people area of focus within the council plan

• Feed young people's views into the council's place approach to working with communities

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of legislation impacting on young people

• Contribute to the development and delivery of the community and economic development service plan

• Safeguarding will be a key concern and responsibility

Skills and experience:

• Two A Levels

• Degree in youth work or equivalent

• Two years working with young people (paid or voluntary)

• Data analysis skills

• Ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences

• Presenting skills

• Organisational skills

• IT and digital skills

• Passionate about young people

• Empathetic and self-confident

• Able to manage own workload

• Able to work as part of a team

• Creative and innovative

• Flexible and able to work evenings

Apply for the job here. 

Friday, June 28

Vacancy #976 - Health, safety and environment advisor

Company: Safran

Location: Churchdown

Safran Landing Systems is looking for a full-time, permanent health, safety and environment advisor.


  • Undertake analysis of surface and treated water and other discharge samples to verify batch release and determine permit and consent compliance
  • Coordinate the risk assessment systems and records (including general risk, COSHH and ergonomics), including prompting reviews and progressing (via line management) the completion of identified actions
  • Provide support and advice to employees and managers in relation to health and safety and environmental issues on site, involving other members of the HS&E team to provide specialist guidance when necessary
  • Support through collection of data and reporting of figures to the regulator, the verification of COMAH and environmental permit compliance
  • Undertake assessment of noise, vibration and air quality across the site in association with other HS&E team members
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement of HS&E management systems on site through generation of procedures and working practices which support continuous improvement of HS&E performance
  • Support the environmental advisor with aspect and impact assessments and the operation of the ISO 14001 management system, as well as the Safran H&S management systems
  • Investigate accidents and spills on site, supporting departmental managers to undertake local investigations where appropriate and identify and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence
  • Undertake audits of the HS&E management systems, identify improvements and progress actions through to completion
  • Provide reports and dashboards both to the HS&E manager and to departments to support continuous monitoring and improvement process
  • Provide HS&E input to site projects as and when required
  • Support the induction employees and contractors through the company induction system.
  • Develop and implement the computerised systems of the company to support HS&E function
  • Prepare, present, and consult with unions and departmental representatives at HS&E meetings

Skills and experience:

  • Able to work independently and flexibly within pre-determined guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of discretion and sensitivity whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Interpersonal, communication and organisational skills to work effectively at all levels within the company
  • Experience of working in an engineering/ manufacturing environment with knowledge of health and safety and/ or environmental regulation
  • Computer literate and with good administrative ability
  • Occasional on call weekend required

Apply for the job here. 

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