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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.

If you've got vacancies to promote, please get in touch with the Punchline team at news@moosemarketingandpr.co.uk   

Tuesday, May 17

Vacancy #605 - Personal injury solicitor/ legal executive

Company: Tayntons

Location: Gloucester

Tayntons is looking for a personal injury solicitor/ legal executive.

Responsibilities:

• Initial consultations and client triage where required

• Advising and liaising with clients on personal injury matters

• Ongoing case management

• Client relationship management

• Negotiation on matters

• Networking and business development for commercial workflows

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

• Producing all fees to meet monthly and year end targets

• Outstanding debt collection

• Attending team meetings where appropriate

• Keeping files well organised and property updated

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

• Recording phone calls, enquiries and requests and handling them when appropriate

Skills and experience:

• One to five years' PQE or equivalent

• Experience of using multiple systems, collating and analysing data, as well as exemplary administration skills

• Proven record of organising own workload and responsibilities

• Strong negotiation skills

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

• High level of attention to detail and an enquiring mind

• Ability to manage time effectively, prioritising tasks to ensure deadlines are met

• Ability to understand clear and concise instructions

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

• Excellent client relationship skills

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

• Confidential and discreet

• Excellent client care

• Excellent IT and systems skills, including 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

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #604 - Digital operations supervisor

Company: Ubico

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £28,226 - £29,174

Ends: 24th May

Ubico is looking for a full-time, permanent digital operations supervisor.

Responsibilities:

• Act as control point for digital process mapping, responsibility for collating/ recording and ensuring complete digital process maps

• Ensure digital partners keep integration documentation and software up to date and communicated to contract requirements

• Support the digital technicians in the delivery of Connected Working programmes

• Assist digital operations manager to implement digital systems across Ubico

• Work with internal and external project managers to implement digital systems across Ubico

• Train and coach Ubico employees on new digital systems

• Liaise with suppliers on digital systems across Ubico

• Work with suppliers to design systems across Ubico

• Work with external suppliers to integrate systems across Ubico

• Keep abreast of technology developments that may affect Ubico service delivery

Skills and experience:

• Experience in similar role

• Advanced Excel

• Problem solving skills

• Flexible approach to working hours and tasks allocated

• Ability to work as part of a team and deal with customers, colleagues and management in a courteous, helpful and friendly manner

• Ability to use initiative and work without supervision

• Ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant regulations and cyber security processes

• Medium level of general IT skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills

• Good organisational skills

• Production of reports

• Proactive/ self-motivated

• Prioritises and meets tight deadlines; achieves results and maintains composure under pressure

• Experience with engaging and managing employees during change processes

• Full driving licence and own car available and insured for business use

• IOSH/ NEBOSH

• Leadership skills - ability to coach and mentor employees

• Good interpersonal skills - able to build relationships and manage conflict

• Software industry experience working on complex SaaS based systems

• Good SQL knowledge

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, May 16

Vacancy #603 - Software engineer

Company: Renishaw

Location: Wotton-under-Edge

Renishaw is looking for a full-time, permanent software engineer.

Responsibilities:

• To develop custom user interfaces for a number of key products

• To produce robust, testable code using WPF/ XAML/ C#

• To work as part of an Agile team composed of both experienced and junior software engineers

• To contribute to team design discussions

• To assist with the training of junior members of the team

Skills and experience:

• A degree with a grade of 2:1 or above in a numerate discipline, such as physics, mathematics, software engineering or computer science

• A good understanding of WPF, C# and the .NET Framework

• An interest in user interface development

• Experience with Agile Development

• Experience with testing, especially if related to UI

• Prior experience developing either user interfaces or user interface controls

• Experience with MVVM

• Highly motivated, people person capable of developing meaningful, professional relationships with the team and its internal customers

• Quick learner and keen to keep their development skills up to date

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #602 - Trainee solicitor

Company: Davies & Partners Solicitors

Location: Gloucester and Bristol

Ends: 31st May

Davies and Partners is looking for six full-time trainee solicitors to start in September 2023 on a two-year fixed term contract.

There are two routes to apply, depending on qualifications:

1. For candidates who have a law degree or non-law degree & PGDL, but have not completed their LPC, there is the option to complete their studies via the Solicitor Graduate Apprenticeship and SQE route through a recognised education provider, with qualifying work experience employment at Davies and Partners Solicitors Limited. This route will follow the same internal structure of the traditional training contract programme offering training in four legal departments of the company, amounting to qualifying work experience.

2. For candidates who have a law degree or PGDL and have completed or will have completed their LPC by September 2023, there is the option to complete their qualification through the work-based training contract offering training in four legal departments of the company.

Skills and experience:

• Minimum 2:1 or Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) or non-law degree with (PGDL) or equivalent UK qualification in compliance with SRA degree requirements at the date of application

• Self-motivated

• Able to work independently and within a team environment

• Good interpersonal skills

• Positive when working under pressure

• Methodical approach to solving problems and routine tasks

Apply for the job here.  

Friday, May 13

Vacancy #601 - Community and events manager

Company: Longfield Hospice

Location: near Stroud

Salary: £28,020 rising to £28,860 FTE

Longfield Hospice is looking for a passionate and committed full-tine community and events manager. The hospice would also consider 30 hours per week for the right candidate.

Longfield Community Hospice hosts an array of exciting events and campaigns to raise money for patients and families - anything from walks, runs, overseas challenges, skydives, balls and colour runs.

If you'd love to organise innovative and fun events, and have the enthusiasm to encourage others to get involved for a great cause, the hospice would love to hear from you.

Longfield Hospice will consider flexible working arrangements.

The hospice has a supportive team with lots of experience and knowledge to help support the candidate in a rewarding career in the charity sector.

Currently part time and full-time posts are available, but placement opportunities may also be considered.

Apply for the community and events manager job here. 

Looking for a role now or in the near future? Drop Longfield Hospice a line for an informal chat - Rachel Jones, head of fundraising and marketing rachel.jones@longfield.org.uk or go to the website www.longfield.org.uk/jobs. 

Vacancy #600 - Community and events officer

Company: Longfield Hospice

Location: near Stroud

Salary: £24,170 rising to £24,895 FTE

Longfield Hospice is looking for a passionate and committed community and events officer to work full or part-time (30 hours or 37.5 hours).

Longfield Community Hospice hosts an array of exciting events and campaigns to raise money for patients and families - anything from walks, runs, overseas challenges, skydives, balls and colour runs.

If you'd love to organise innovative and fun events, and have the enthusiasm to encourage others to get involved for a great cause, the hospice would love to hear from you.

Longfield Hospice will consider flexible working arrangements.

The hospice has a supportive team with lots of experience and knowledge to help support the candidate in a rewarding career in the charity sector.

Currently part time and full-time posts are available, but placement opportunities may also be considered.

Apply for the community and events officer job here. 

Looking for a role now or in the near future? Drop Longfield Hospice a line for an informal chat - Rachel Jones, head of fundraising and marketing rachel.jones@longfield.org.uk or go to the website www.longfield.org.uk/jobs.

Thursday, May 12

Vacancy #599 - Chief finance officer for OPCC

Company: Gloucestershire Constabulary

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £82,800 - £86,484 pro-rata

Ends: 2nd June

Gloucestershire Constabulary is looking for a permanent, part-time (16 hours per week) chief finance officer for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

Responsibilities:

• Ensure the financial affairs of the OPCC are properly administered and financial regulations are observed and kept up to date

• Ensure regularity, propriety and value for money in the use of public funds

• Ensure the funding required to finance agreed programmes is available from government funding, precept, other contributions and recharges

• Report to the PCC, the Police and Crime Panel and external auditor any unlawful, or potentially unlawful, expenditure by the PCC or officers of the OPCC

• Report to the PCC, the Police and Crime Panel and external auditor when it appears expenditure is likely to exceed the resources available to meet that expenditure

• Advise the PCC on the robustness of the budget and adequacy of financial reserves

• Ensure production of the statements of accounts of the OPCC

• Ensure receipt and scrutiny of the statement of accounts of the Chief Constable and ensuring production of the group accounts

• Treasury management and control of what bank accounts Gloucestershire Constabulary can open and close

• Advise the PCC in his statutory duty to manage the level of reserves that should be prudently maintained

• Liaise with the internal and external auditors

• Advise the PCC on the application of value for money principles by the police force to support the PCC in holding the Chief Constable to account for efficient and effective financial management

Skills and experience

• Member of a chartered accounting body

• Understanding and ideally experience of fulfilling the role of a section 151 officer and the relevant statutory duties

• Experience of managing multi-million pound budgets in a public sector organisation

• Experience of operating at a strategic level within a political and high profile environment

• Ability to devise sound and effective financial strategies, and to be innovative in developing better ways to deliver value for money and improved services

• Ability to identify, assess and manage financial risk effectively

• Ability to provide clear, authoritative and impartial advice based on objective financial analysis and interpretation of complex situations

• Knowledge of the financial environment within which policing operates

• Ability to give clear professional advice to political leaders and senior colleagues, including the ability to challenge where legal and professional standards are not being upheld

• Ability to make sound and timely decisions, weighing up the wider impact of costs, benefits and risks involved

• Ability to work with and influence senior finance and other operational colleagues to achieve agreed objectives

• Understanding the importance of scrutiny, audit, governance and risk management arrangements

• Ability to network and build effective stakeholder relationships at a local and national level

• Ability to lead and manage staff, providing direction and guidance and effectively leading colleagues through change, as a key member of the OPCC commissioners management team

Apply for the job here.  

Vacancy #598 - Social media manager

Company: Ecclesiastical

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 20th May

Ecclesiastical is looking for a full-time, permanent social media manager.

Responsibilities:

• Lead the social media agenda, developing and implementing the strategy and working with colleagues to deliver compelling and engaging content that resonates with the audiences and supports business objectives

• Operate an environment of 'test and learn' to maximise investment in social media communications, including analysis and reporting on the effectiveness of campaigns to maximise results

• Use insight from the research team and other sources to better understand the different audiences and their use of social media

• Keep up to date with advances in social media technology and the latest social media platforms

• Develop strategies to build appropriate communities on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. Increase engagement with the brand to include brokers, end customers, trade organisations and other identified stakeholders

• Ensure that approaches and content on social media channels are relevant and appropriate for each medium and target audience

• Monitor social media for brand mentions, including customer comments both positive and negative, and report on outcomes

• Work with the creative, marketing and communications teams to agree suitable video, photographic and written content for all social media channels

• Ensure all social media marketing and processes meet brand guidelines and are technically correct and compliant

Skills and experience:

• Genuine passion for social media, be personally and professionally engaged, and demonstrate cutting edge knowledge of the social media environment

• Excellent understanding of how to create, define, amplify and sustain Ecclesiastical's voice in a crowded and competitive marketplace

• Ability to think wider than social media through an understanding of other marketing disciplines, preferably gained through hands-on experience

• Ability to lead change within the organisation, gaining buy-in and excitement for social media engagement across the business and boosting usage

• Strong communication and influencing skills

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, May 11

Vacancy #597 - Business intelligence developer

Company: Gloucester City Homes

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Gloucester City Homes is looking for a full-time, permanent business intelligence developer.

This is an opportunity for someone who is keen to work alongside the business to turn data into knowledge, in order to deliver the required business outcomes and enable a data-driven business.

This role will be responsible for providing business intelligence, reporting solutions and regulatory statistics for Gloucester City Homes. This will include from initiation, through detailed planning and design to implementation, using a variety of tools.

The candidate will ideally come from an environment where they will have had experience of an equivalent role, with experience of business intelligence, knowledge of SQL databases and a good awareness of information security and data transformation.

They should also be used to working with third party suppliers in a results-focused, multi stakeholder environment.

Skills and experience:

  • Able to present data through reports and visualisation, enabling data-driven business decisions
  • Able to work in partnership with the business to understand the "why" and "what" they are trying to achieve
  • Able to build relationships, understand their data needs and be an advocate for data quality and integrity
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, along with a strong customer focus and an ability to understand the needs and perceptions of clients

Work will mainly be home-based, with occasional office-based duties, or the candidate can work in the office full-time if they prefer.

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #596 - Senior planning consultant

Company: Zesta Planning

Location: Cheltenham

Zesta Planning is looking for a senior planning consultant.

Responsibilities:

• Use broad knowledge of planning areas to deliver a suitable outcome for clients

• Process planning applications in a timely manner, producing robust reports and recommendations to achieve desired and deliverable outcomes

• Prepare and present evidence on appeals for core and external clients

• Contribute to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness

• Provide support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure contemporary planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood

• Support the growth of the team by making a positive contribution to business development, securing repeat work and applying a commercial lens to all work undertaken and behaviours

• Be an excellent communicator with strong written report writing and verbal communication to clients

Skills and experience:

• A degree in a town planning discipline, and ideally a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

• At least three years' relevant experience in either local authority or private sector

• Able to prioritise and manage a workload, whilst working flexibly to meet both the commercial and contractual needs of the business

• Able to work independently across a wide area of planning sectors, working with landowners, developers, industrial sites and listed buildings

• Demonstrable level of knowledge and understanding and application of current and emerging planning legislation

Zesta encourages a mix of home based and office working.

To apply for the job, send a CV to careers@zestaplanning.co.uk.

Tuesday, May 10

Vacancy #595 - Strategic manager

Company: Active Gloucestershire

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Ends: 14th June

Active Gloucestershire is looking for a strategic manager for its partnership with Sport England.

The candidate will play an important part in linking the work being undertaken nationally and locally, whilst bringing enhanced opportunities for learning and organisational development.

As part of a wider team, they will work nationally with colleagues to deliver their shared vision through a variety of projects and activities.

Active Gloucestershire needs someone who will continue to support collective work to address inequalities using sport and physical activity, whilst building new partnerships and relationships.

Skills and experience:

• Demonstrable commitment to the values of Active Gloucestershire and we can move

• Understanding and awareness of the policy and operating environment, understanding the cultural, political and stakeholder context to decide the best approaches

• Experience of working with senior executive and political leaders, working at a strategic level to influence policy and delivery

• Experience of working with partners to deliver better outcomes for underrepresented groups and experience of how people can be put at the centre of local service transformation

• Highly developed problem-solving skills, showing the ability to diagnose complex problems in detail, weigh up the various options and follow through to a positive outcome

• Evidence of highly developed engagement and influencing skills and its clear impact on partners or in a place

• Ability to work and collaborate effectively with and in teams, promoting a collaborative working environment

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #594 - Head chef

Company: The Lakes by Yoo

Location: Lechlade

Salary: £33,000 - £40,000

The Lakes by Yoo is looking for a full-time, permanent head chef of the deli and café.

Responsibilities:

• Provide daily briefings and keep the 'food bible' up to date

• Monitor and maintain consistent food standards and quality in all products supplied

• Ensure quality control measures and hygiene systems are achieved at all times

• Total accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service

• Purchase all food and food-related products necessary for the successful running of the estate

• Achieve food budget cost controls, ensuring minimum wastage

• Take the lead in the ongoing management and development of menus

• Ensure stock takes are produced monthly

• Ensure all kitchen related paperwork is stored correctly

• Work closely with the head of F&D on menu costings

• Responsible for the actions and discipline of all staff in line of command

• Manage the rota and control the payroll spend in the kitchen

• Put together a profitable in-property dining programme, eg breakfast boxes and weekend boxes

• Be actively involved in expanding in-property dining offering

• Write menus and execute private functions across estate

• Develop a range of events menus

• Work with the head of F&D to curate pop-up events

Skills and experience:

• At least two years' experience in a senior chef role

• Master at multi-tasking and delegating

• Strong understanding of current food trends

• Working knowledge of all current health and safety legislation and food hygiene legislation

• Ability to manage personnel and meet financial targets

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, May 9

Vacancy #593 - Suicide liaison officer

Company: Sunflowers Suicide Support

Location: Stroud

Salary: £24,000 pro rata

Ends: 20th May

Sunflowers Suicide Support is looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) suicide liaison officer to meet a big increase in workload.

This role is offered on a fixed term, one year contract.

The liaison role will involve working with a small team in a challenging and busy position, supporting service users who may be bereaved by, affected by and at increased risk of suicide.

Travel throughout Gloucestershire will be required so a car and driving license is essential.

Skills and experience:

  • Good awareness of safeguarding
  • Experience of documenting and recording efficiently in line with GDPR, including impact monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent communicator who will be proactive in developing a collaborative alliance with other agencies, eg police, coroner's staff and NHS trusts in order to support service users effectively
  • At least one year of evidenced experience of confidently engaging effectively with GPs and local NHS mental health community teams, in order to make appropriate and effective referrals eg for trauma-focused therapy in line with NICE guidelines to the appropriate primary or secondary mental health provider
  • Knowledge and evidenced experience in suicide prevention, including an understanding of risk and protective factors and social determinants
  • Understand inequalities and the need to reach out to underserved communities
  • Attended ASIST training or similar
  • Evidenced experience of working independently
  • Proactive work ethic
  • Strong IT skills
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Good listener and communicator
  • Counselling qualification or similar would be advantageous.
  • Recognisable people skills

Due to the emotional impact and challenges within the role, applicants who are bereaved or affected by suicide should be adequately adjusted to their own loss or experience and have good emotional resilience to ensure they feel ready and able to support others.

Monthly clinical supervision will be provided.

To apply for the job, please send a CV and covering letter to abbie@sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk.

Vacancy #592 - Landscape architects

Company: Roberts Limbrick

Location: Gloucester

Roberts Limbrick is looking for enthusiastic and creative landscape architects from graduate to senior grades to join its growing landscape team.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work on designing and delivering a wide range of exciting projects including education, commercial, leisure, residential and public realm.

Roberts Limbrick is looking for individuals with strong design and graphic skills, sound technical knowledge and experience across a range of sectors.

They should be well organised, committed and proactive with good interpersonal communication skills.

Ideally, they will be proficient in relevant software such as Vectorworks, Keyscape, Adobe Creative Suite and Sketchup.

To apply for the job, send a CV, cover letter and work examples to recruitment@robertslimbrick.com.

Friday, May 6

Vacancy #591 - Manufacturing manager

Company: Corin

Location: Cirencester

Corin is looking for a full-time manufacturing manager.

Responsibilities:

• Accountability for the environment, health and safety for the manufacturing unit

• Lead a culture of quality and compliance throughout the manufacturing function

• Work closely with the quality, regulatory and compliance teams and ensure team is competent and fully trained

• Work with the head of manufacturing operations and production planning team on achieving the manufacturing plan

• Ensure targets are always being met to SQDIP plans

• Deploy best practice manufacturing vision, strategies, policies, processes and KPIs to aid sustainable, improved business performance

• Lead, develop and implement cost and productivity programmes optimising labour and working capital performance

• Escalate any potential problems with materials to supplier quality and sourcing and understand timescales for resolution

• Implement and deploy lean/ continuous improvements principles in all aspects of end-to-end supply chain, creating value for customers

• Monitor performance and implement corrective actions as needed

• Manage, lead, and coach manufacturing shift managers to be effective people leaders

• Support the manufacturing shift managers with appraisals, KPI setting and performance management challenges

• Ensure adequate resources are available to meet the delivery plan

• Maintain and build trusted relationships with key partners and stakeholders

Skills and experience:

• Educated to degree level or above, ideally within mechanical engineering, supply chain and logistics or similar

• Leadership or management qualification or equivalent eg ILM 5

• Track record in deploying a successful lean strategy with proven experience as a senior manufacturing or engineering Leader

• Demonstrable experience of leading the development of and deploying a successful strategic manufacturing road map

• Collaborative leader with experience of working with and leveraging cross functionally expertise including quality, engineering, planning, finance, supply chain and R&D departments

• Understand advanced business planning and wider global compliance and regulatory issues

• Previous accountability for managing department profit and loss

• Knowledge of product development policies and procedures

• Excellent people management skills with a track record of manging managers

• Strong analytical thinking, problem solving and rapid decision-making skills

• Ability to diagnose problems and anticipate potential issues and drive accountability for solutions

Apply for the job here.  

Vacancy #590 - Restaurant manager

Company: Queens Hotel

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: up to £32,000

Ends: 5th June

The Queens Hotel is looking for a full-time restaurant manager.

The role is to support, plan and direct all restaurant, bar and garden operations.

The candidate will maintain high standards of food and drink, service and health and safety practices within the restaurant and bar. They will manage the training and development needs of the team. They will also support the food and beverage manager and support in the delivery of financial targets and driving the business financial performance.

The hotel's Summer Garden is newly opened and the candidate will share responsibility for the day to day management of this busy restaurant operation, whilst managing the lounge, bar and outdoor garden.

The candidate should have a minimum of three years' experience.

They should have a friendly and caring personality, be able to keep calm under pressure, be confident, organised and maintain a hands-on supervisory management approach.

They will demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, a guest first approach and a real passion for great service delivery. They should be able to work autonomously or as part of a team, be motivated, encouraging and inspirational with a passion for supporting, developing and coaching others.

Apply for the job here.  

Thursday, May 5

Vacancy #589 - Fundraising and communications officer

Company: The Churn Project

Location: Cirencester

The Churn Project is looking for a full-time fundraising and communications officer.

The candidate will have direct responsibility for planning and implementing fundraising activities focused on individual giving, corporate support, major donors and legacies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Fundraising Team to agree the fundraising strategy and a plan to deliver it
  • Increase and diversify support among existing and new audiences
  • Work closely with the fundraising team to create and deliver a clear plan of fundraising activities
  • Ensure compliance with the fundraising regulator and GDPR for all Churn activities
  • Keep accurate records of donations, support, communications and provide reports as needed
  • Claim gift aid on all eligible donations
  • Increase the number and value of Friends of The Churn (regular monthly donors)
  • Create and implement a supporter care programme, keeping up to date with trends, best practice and fundraising law
  • Establish on and offline donation options that are easy to navigate and report on
  • Create funding appeals, integrated across all communication channels
  • Identify potential high-value supporters in the local community and make approaches as appropriate
  • Work with the team to initiate and cultivate strong relationships with donors
  • Engage with local businesses to understand their CSR objectives, present The Churn's work and maximise mutually beneficial opportunities for businesses to support The Churn
  • Increase the number and value of Churn corporate supporters
  • Work with the team to make clients aware of the opportunity to leave The Churn a legacy or request donations in memorial
  • Improve communications and marketing, including creating a communications strategy and overseeing all Churn Project communications
  • Ensure website and social media content are updated regularly
  • Oversee regular supporter newsletters and other communications
  • Produce press releases and print materials, alongside administrator

Apply for the job here.  

Vacancy #588 - Marketing assistant

Company: Jesse Smith's

Location: Cirencester

Salary: £20,000 - £28,000

Jesse Smith's Farm Shop in Cirencester is looking for a full-time marketing assistant.

This is a brand-new role for the family run business. The business was established in 1808, runs five retail shops, a production kitchen and wholesale unit, as well as Knead bakery.

Responsibilities:

Create and organise advertising campaigns and develop marketing strategies

Compose and post online content on the company's website and manage the company's social media accounts for Jesse Smith's and Knead

Organise and attend promotional events, as well as traditional and digital campaigns

Design and write marketing literature (brochures, press releases etc) to increase the company's presence in the market

Create videos of new products/ promoting certain products and upload across the various platforms

Conduct market research and analyse customer rating reports/ questionnaires

Skills and experience:

Creative flair with previous experience within a creative position

Good grasp across social media platforms

Proactive and innovative

Computer literate across all Microsoft platforms, including Publisher and Excel

Excellent organisation, with the ability to manage various tasks at once

Flexible and willing to assist with ad hoc duties when required

Self-motivated and eager to bring new ideas forward

Full driving license

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, May 4

Vacancy #586 - Head of employee experience

Company: Gardiner Bros

Location: Gloucester

Salary: up to £60,000

Gardiner Bros is looking for a head of employee experience.

Responsibilities:

• Define the employee experience throughout the entire employee lifecycle

• Ensure employees connect with the company's mission and values and work closely with the communications team to share relevant information with employees in a timely manner

• Oversee the delivery and administration of the HR systems and procedures and provide support on HR matters to support the strategic goals of the company

• Improve the way the company listens to, communicates, engages and motivates staff and establish benchmarks and targets against which future improvement can be made

• Work with the head of talent acquisition to support growth plans and ensure the employee's experience is positive from the outset

• Develop and deliver the first employee experience and engagement strategy through implementation of effective engagement tools

• Obtain the involvement of staff in shaping and influencing the direction of the business by making sure employees have a voice

• Ensure delivery of training to support employees to develop and realise their full potential

• Develop and enable the delivery of an effective internal communications plan

• Provide day to day leadership, management and development of the HR team

• Develop and maintain HR policies, company policies, guidelines and handbooks.

• Advise managers and provide guidance on HR policy and procedures

Skills and experience:

• Defining and implementing an employee engagement strategy

• Managing and developing an HR team

• Facilitating communication with staff, including creating forums and focus groups

• Delivering a companywide learning and development programme

• Putting together and delivering training, as well as working with external companies to facilitate additional training

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels

• Strong organisational and administrative skills

• Ability to work with discretion and effectively handle sensitive situations and information

• Working knowledge of one or more human resource management systems

• Working knowledge of employment law

• CIPD Level 7 preferred or qualified by experience

• Previous experience in implementing a new HRM system would be advantageous

Apply for the job here. 

Tuesday, May 3

Vacancy #585 - Director of youth and community

Company: The Music Works

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Ends: 20th May

The Music Works is looking for a full-time director of youth and community.

The Music Works (TMW) is a Gloucestershire charity that transforms young lives through music. It specialises in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, learning and life.

TMW works with over 3,000 young people a year in schools and four community rehearsal spaces in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean. Young people are involved at every stage of planning and delivery.

Many young people, particularly those with complex and challenging circumstances, are still not connecting with TMW and getting the benefits that music can bring. This role will change that.

Responsibilities: 

• Lead the development and delivery of the vision and strategy for all TMW's youth, disability and community work across Gloucestershire, but particularly Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. This should include a clear model of progression from first access to creative careers that supports young people from challenging circumstances.

• Develop TMW's knowledge of external signposting opportunities for young people

• Work with the team and young people to regularly assess and respond to need and opportunity create new developments and reshape existing ones where necessary

• Lead on the ongoing work to make TMW a youth-led organisation, continually exploring ways to bring young peoples' voice into all aspects of the work

• Manage and develop the youth, community and disability teams

• Ensure all youth, community and disability funded/ commissioned projects are delivering to target and that reports are being produced where necessary

• Stay up to date with local, regional and national developments and priorities regarding young people, recognising and responding to opportunities and threats to The Music Works

• Develop collaborative partnerships with other statutory and voluntary organisations where relevant

• Develop and maintain relationships with funders and commissioners, including meetings, speaking at events and writing reports

• Influence and advocate within Gloucestershire and nationally on the role that music has in supporting young people to achieve wider social outcomes

• Budget management of all youth community and disability programmes (approx £800k)

• Develop skills and capacity across the staff and volunteer team to work with young people from challenging circumstances

• Be part of the safeguarding team

• Sit on the senior leadership team and within this role take collective responsibility for the health of the organisation including contributing to business plan, governance, finance and people developments

• Work with the operations manager to develop the volunteering programme

Skills and experience:

• Really strategic - able to lead people to develop a vision and make it happen.

• Excellent at project management, including complex ones that involve lots of stakeholders

• Good at engaging with young people, especially those who don't engage easily

• Good at enabling and facilitating others, particularly young people, to make things happen

• Able to lead and shape a team

• Able to put together and manage a budget.

• Good at influencing people at all levels

• A really dynamic, personable, organised person that gets things done, has lots of energy, is good at making decision, is flexible and can juggle lots of things at any one time

• Able to get around the county by car

Apply for the job here.  

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