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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   

Wednesday, February 1

Vacancy #820 - Property coordinators

Company: CGT Lettings

Location: Gloucester

CGT Lettings is looking for two full-time property coordinators.


• Liaise with tenants and landlords when maintenance issues arise, to identify actions required in a timely manner

• Keep updates on progress and outstanding issues

• Deliver exceptional customer service

• Be highly organised at all times

• Liaise with contractors to obtain quotes for repairs/ work required

• Instruct contractors to action maintenance/ work required

• Ensure tenants have appropriate notice of contractors' visits

• Ensure the appropriate contractor is instructed for the needs of the property

• Deal with insurance claims, liaising with landlords, tenants, insurers and contractors if and when necessary

• Ensure gas safety certificates are up to date, issue to landlords and tenants

• Arrange PAT and hard wire testing to be carried out where necessary

• Ensure properties meet health and safety standards

• Sign off contractors' invoices

• Ensure contractors' public liability insurance and relevant qualifications are up to date

• Work in the landlord's best interest

• Generate ideas for improvements in the maintenance department

• General office and administration duties to assist the smooth running of the hub

To apply for the job, email CV to:

Tuesday, January 31

Vacancy #819 - Grants and outreach officer

Company: Cotswolds National Landscape

Location: Gloucestershire - flexible across three offices

Salary: £19,838

Ends: 17th February at 12pm

Cotswolds National Landscape is looking for a full-time grants and outreach officer on a fixed-term contract until March 2024.

The candidate will co-lead the grants scheme, Caring for the Cotswolds. This is a unique experience that will allow them to gain skills in project and funding scheme management.

They will seek new projects for funding and guide applicants through the application process. They will also help manage the membership and look for new ways to expand the scheme.

Alongside this, they will lead a variety of initiatives to improve people's access to nature.

The organisation wants to reach communities inside and outside the Cotswolds and encourage them to feel welcome in the countryside. This will include working with charity partner, the Cotswold Way Association, and helping to deliver education sessions and community outreach events with the education team.

Cotswolds National Landscape is particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18-25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are living with a disability, or are from low income households.

Working both in an office and outdoors, the candidate will gain lots of valuable skills and experiences to help them in their future career.

This role requires no previous experience, as a full training programme will be offered.

Apply for the job here. 

Vacancy #818 - Business performance graduate

Company: Ontic

Location: Staverton

Ontic is looking for a full-time business performance graduate, initially on a 24-month contract.

As a graduate within the Business Performance Team, they will take responsibility early on for a business-critical project, working alongside colleagues.

Responsibilities will include generating and maintaining project plans, coordinating and facilitating team reviews and providing project support to ensure the project remains on track for completion.

The candidate will be encouraged and supported and gain real life business knowledge and experience to build their understanding of the business and the wider industry.

Skills and experience:

• Inquisitive and great at problem solving

• Thrives on new experiences, challenges and learning opportunities

• Won't mind rolling sleeves up to help make things better or removing barriers to get the job done

• Passionate and self-motivated

• Business related degree, ideally Economics

• Real interest in engineering and aviation

• Growth mindset

• Ability to work in an ever-changing environment

• Curious, flexible, resilient, analytical and truly collaborative

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, January 30

Vacancy #817 - Newly qualified lawyer

Company: Willans

Location: Cheltenham

Willans is looking for a newly qualified chartered legal executive or solicitor to join its wills, probate and trusts team.

This an ideal opportunity for someone in the early stages of their legal career who possesses the drive and ambition to learn quickly, and to contribute to the continued growth of the practice.

The candidate will have completed a training seat in private client or have trained in private client as a chartered legal executive and be looking for the next step in their career.

The successful candidate will hopefully be working towards or keen to work towards sitting the STEP exams and gaining full TEP status. Support and funding towards the qualification may be offered by Willans.

The successful candidate's role will involve a range of private client work to include:

• Advising on and preparing simple and more complex wills

• Advising and drafting lasting powers of attorney

• Carrying out trust administration and drafting trust documents

• Obtaining grants of representation

• Estate planning

The candidate will be part of the trusts sub-team, working closely with a senior associate, an associate, a paralegal and a secretary as a team.

They may get involved in departmental marketing initiatives, which may include writing newsletters, attending networking events and preparing and delivering workshops/ seminars.

They will have a professional manner, be highly efficient and approachable, demonstrate a 'can do' attitude and enjoy acting for a wide range of individuals, particularly the elderly.

The candidate must have a full, clean driving licence, as they will see clients both at the office and in their own homes.

To apply for the email a CV and covering letter to Bridget Redmond, managing partner at

Friday, January 27

Vacancy #816 - Project manager

Company: Hartpury University and Hartpury College

Location: Hartpury

Salary: £21,255 based on FTE salary of £35,426

Ends: 19th February

Hartpury University and Hartpury College are looking for a part-time (22.5 hours per week) project manager for the Hartpury Sports Business Hub on a 24-month fixed-term contract, ending April 2025.

The Hartpury Sports Business Hub (HSBH) is a thriving community of practice that helps connect students to industry opportunities providing services that help local and national organisations develop.


• Undertake a range of project management activities designed to support organisations via the use of training workshops, consultancy projects and student placements

• Support the Hartpury Sports Business Hub in wider endeavours and play a key role in its development moving forward

• Contribute to the management of stakeholders, budgeting and general duties required by priority projects

• Explore and create initiatives linked to facility sustainability, upskilling staff/ volunteers and increasing participation within grassroots sports clubs and community centres in Gloucester city

• Lead on management activity by providing a comprehensive project management service to the Hartpury Sports Business Hub to help achieve the milestones and KPIs required by projects linked to priority areas

• Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure project support is provided to meet the needs of the organisation

• Carry out analysis and/ or critical reports to showcase the impact of the Hartpury Sport Business Hub and its services. Provide evaluations using specified and agreed techniques and document findings

• Manage own research and administrative activities within guidelines provided by senior colleagues

• Represent the Hartpury Sport Business Hub at external meetings/ seminars, either with other members of the group or alone

Skills and experience:

• Practitioner level trained in a recognised project management methodology

• Proven successful project management experience of managing complex projects within agreed timescales and budget

• Experience managing stakeholders and maintaining effective working relationships

• Ability to interpret, analyse and present information and formulate clear proposals on the basis of the analysis

• Experience of managing or supervising individuals

Apply for the job here. 

Thursday, January 26

Vacancy #815 - Managing quantity surveyor

Company: Kier

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £65,000 - £85,000

Ends: 14th February

Kier is looking for a full-time, permanent managing quantity surveyor, as part of the Highways Major Project team.

The candidate will manage the commercial resources (finance) of the assigned project (or section) to maximise planned gross margin through the placement and control of contracts and subcontracts and maximise cash flow through the control, measurement (including quality) and valuation of work, and the invoicing of customers and payment of suppliers.


• Provide commercial expertise to contracts, to include the production and submission of valuations, claims, budget monitoring and contract/ workstream performance data

• Assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks and implement Kier Group's policies for risk management

• Support the authorisation and submission of project variations. To authorise the placement of contracts, subcontracts, material and plant orders

Skills and experience:

• Experience within a similar role in the construction/ highways industry

• Experience working within a Tier 1 Main Contractor preferred

• Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel

• Flexible and able to travel

Apply for the job here. 

Wednesday, January 25

Vacancy #814 - Duty manager

Company: PollyPhil Family Stores (Spar)

Location: Newent

Salary: £10.75 per hour

Pollyphil Family Stores is looking for a duty manager for its Spar store in Newent, to work a minimum of 32 hours per week, including evenings and weekends as required.

The store will soon be home to Newent's new Post Office. 


• Responsible to the store manager, support all aspects of the store whilst maximising profits and minimising costs.

• Help the store manager foster a culture of continuous improvement in respect of the store and staff, through best working practice to ensure maximum profitability and the control of leakage

• Manage daily store operations to a high standard in the store manager's absence

• Always ensure a high standard of customer service is provided

• Manage stock, cash control and costs whilst maintaining brand image at all times

• Adhere to company policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and anti-discriminatory practise

Skills and experience:

• Experience as a supervisor or a strong sales assistant with experience of responsibilities within a retail environment

• Commercially aware and target orientated

• Ability to manage and continually develop a strong team

• Knowledge of HSSE, food hygiene and first aid is advantageous

• IT literate, with knowledge and experience of using retail ordering systems

• Flexible, reliable and trustworthy

• Enjoy the challenge that of convenience retail

Apply for the job here. 

Tuesday, January 24

Vacancy #813 - Relief cover supervisors

Company: Ribston Hall High School

Location: Gloucester

Ends: 1st February

Ribston Hall High School is looking for flexible relief cover supervisors to maintain lesson continuity during teacher absence.

Work is on an ad-hoc basis to provide classroom cover, sometimes at short notice. This is a very flexible job and cover may be for just one lesson, a whole day or a week.


• During short-term absence of classroom teacher, supervise students undertaking work set in accordance with school policies

• Manage behaviour during cover lessons in line with the expectations of students at Ribston Hall High School

• Deal with incidents in line with the school's policies

• Return completed work to the appropriate teacher and provide feedback on any issues

• Support teaching staff with resource preparation

Skills and experience:

• Understanding of curriculum structure and timetable

• Ability to engage with students and staff in a positive manner and maintain classroom discipline

• Good communication skills and excellent organisational skills

• Ability to be resourceful and adapt tasks where appropriate

• Ability to work under pressure

• Ability to work under own initiative

• Experience of working in a school or with young people

Apply for the job here. 

Friday, January 20

Vacancy #811 - Customer development coordinators

Company: Gloucestershire County Council (libraries)

Location: Gloucestershire

Salary: £25,878 - £28,371

Ends: 20th February

Gloucestershire County council is looking for three full time, fixed-term (20 months) customer development coordinators for libraries. Each customer development coordinator will focus on a different area of the county - Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Forest of Dean or Stroud and Cotswold.

The candidates will work with library teams to develop, build and connect with local communities and partnerships. Working with partners to deliver a programme of events and activities, specifically targeted at hard-to-reach groups. Collect feedback, insights and evaluation from customers and partners to provide regular reporting to funding bodies.


• Provide a high level of customer care, engaging with customers and communities to encourage increased use of the services

• Plan, promote and develop programmes of countywide events and informal learning initiatives, to include income generation through event management, ticket sales or donations, as well as bid writing to support such events and initiatives as necessary

• Maintain regular communications with communities and customers through social media and other forms of locality marketing tool

• Work in partnerships with council colleagues, communities, partners and volunteers to ensure effective delivery

• Capture regular qualitative and quantitative data and insights from customers through event participation and projects

• Creation and delivery of a countywide event plan and standards, working with external professionals, such as authors and practitioners

• Weekend and evening work may be required

Skills and experience:

• Experience of working in customer facing environments

• Experience of promotion and marketing using social media

• Experience of building and maintaining productive relationships with council colleagues, communities, partners and volunteers, stakeholders and others

• Experience of engaging with service users, partners or customers

• Experience in project planning

• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

• Event management skills and ability to outline clear business cases for development projects

• Excellent communication and team work skills

• Ability to analyse a range of data and use it as a tool for identifying areas for improvement

• Ability to investigate and produce innovative ideas for service delivery in an affordable manner

• Web content design and authoring

• IT skills

• Self-aware and open to new learning ideas

• Customer focused

• Committed to continuous improvement

• Flexible attitude to work

• Able to organise and control resources and time

• Educated to grade C in GCSE mathematics and English

• Ability to travel across the county as required

Apply for the job here. 

Monday, January 16

Vacancy #807 - Electrical/ Electro-mechanical engineers

Company: EDF Energy

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000

EDF Energy has multiple vacancies for full-time electrical/ electro-mechanical engineers.

The candidates will join the nuclear energy business working as part of EDF's Technical Client Organisation (TCO). The role will manage and lead a range of different contracts to support EDF's client licensee requirements and underpin nuclear safety.

Skills and experience:

• Experience as an electrical engineer within a project environment or in-depth knowledge of electrical equipment and systems

• Desirable experience - Electrical HV & LV transmission and distribution, switchgear, electrical protection, motors, transformers, batteries, UPS, earthing, cables and cable containment, small power and lighting, networking and communication systems, security systems and diesel generators

• Desirable experience - Project lifecycle experience, including design, qualification, manufacturing, construction, commissioning or site-based operations

• Likes working in a fast-paced environment and likes to be challenged

• Customer focused

• Safety conscious

• Passionate about helping Britain to achieve carbon net zero

Apply for the job here. 

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