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Friday’s Featured Vacancy 19/09/2014 – The Nicest Job in Britain


National Philanthropy Manager (The Nicest Job in Britain)

We’re looking for a special kind of person.

A willing, enthusiastic philanthropist with a passion for helping others. Someone who will be an active ambassador for UA as well as all things good, travelling around Britain and lending a hand to a different charity or third sector organisation each week for a year.

Spreading our ‘Do More Good’ ethos far and wide and making real difference to those who need it most.

Variety is the spice of life and with this role every day will be different. You will spend four days a week at a different charity or third sector organisation; carrying out whichever tasks they require help with. As well as keeping a weekly online blog to raise awareness of each charity or organisation. To document the experiences of the role and to inform the world of your on going good work

From marketing, to fundraising, to decorating; your mission will be to help them out however they require. Helping them to do more good.

The Good stuff.

Apart from helping to promote doing more good and getting to positively impact a great number of people in need, there are some excellent benefits to this position:

  • A generous salary
  • A Company car to take you on your travels across the country
  • Comfortable accommodation for the duration of your stay in each area
  • Return flights to a destination of your choice plus sufficient holiday allowance
  • A change-making £2,500 donation to your chosen charity
  • The ultimate experience, media training and added support to send you on your way

To apply for this position, submit a short video entry along with an online application stating why you would be the best person for the job to the website below.

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 29/08/2014

alton towers hotel

Technical Support Assistant

Alton Towers, Staffordshire
£8.38 per hour

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of our Entertainments Technical Team within our fantastical resort. Lighting, sound, video systems, show control, and special effects – all the things that get a great entertainment technician’s heart racing. There’s nowhere more spectacular than the Alton Towers Resort for you to practice your skills! You will help us deliver world-class shows, themed walk-through attractions, and Fireworks events across the Resort in 2014. This is a really broad role touching all aspects of show and event delivery on a massive scale utilising some of the latest equipment and innovations within the technical industry! These are some of the largest events of their kind in the UK, needing impressive technical know-how, installation and operation skills, and creative ability in order to be brought to life for hundreds of thousands of people. Contracts run from August/September to November 16th 2014.

More information is available at

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Friday’s Featured Vacancies – 20/06/2014


 Therapeutic Care Workers

Childhood First is a charity with a long and successful history of providing care, education and treatment for traumatised children and young people.  Greenfields Therapeutic Community comprises of Greenfields House, Gables House and Greenfields School and is for a group of 14 young people with complex emotional needs aged 5-14yrs.

Starting salary £18,104 per annum

We are looking for thoughtful and enthusiastic individuals  to work within close and supportive teams to deliver outstanding care to a group of vulnerable children. We recognise that everyone who joins the team at Greenfields has something unique to offer and therefore we are currently interested in hearing from individuals with experience of working with ‘looked after’ children. Alternatively, you may have experience in bringing up children in a family setting and providing them with an experience of building safe and meaningful relationships.

We therefore require applicants to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, excellent communication skills and a willingness to be self reflective and committed to their own as well as the children’s personal development through support, supervision and training with the opportunity to gain academic qualifications in Psychosocial Care.

Closing Date:  Friday 4 July 2014

Visit for more information. 


Social Workers

Northamptonshire Social Work Academy are hiring Newly Qualified Social Workers!

They are offering a highly competitive pay and benefits package with generous annual leave and bespoke learning and training opportunities.

What is the Northamptonshire Social Work Academy?

We are revolutionising the way we work within our Children Services and have launched the Northamptonshire Social Work Academy so that we can guide and support NQSWs through their crucial first year of practice. Only the most promising and passionate advocates for children and young people will be selected to take part in this year-long intensive supportive mentoring programme.

What to expect from the Northamptonshire Social Work Academy

Let’s face it being a Social Worker is not an easy environment to work in. The Academy will therefore provide guidance and support as you embark on your challenging and hugely rewarding career helping to support children and families. You will be equipped and highly trained to become the best possible social worker with a phased approach to the volume and complexity of your workload You’ll have the support of a strong leadership and management team who will work with you to identify training and development opportunities.

Apply online at

We are expecting a high volume of applicants. Apply now to avoid disappointment. There will be three AC dates in June, July and August.

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Social Media Coordinator – Friday’s Featured Vacancy 13/06/2014


Job Title: Social Media Coordinator

Company: JTL Training

This position is for a fixed term of ten months.

Do you know your tweet from your status update? Could you coordinate an existing marketing calendar with online activity, optimising our visibility and relevancy? Are you able to track our social media influence and monitor how we are perceived as a business?
JTL, established since 1989, is the leading work-based learning provider in the building services engineering sector across England and Wales. We`re a not-for-profit charity offering advanced apprenticeships in electrical, engineering maintenance, and now mechanical engineering services comprising plumbing, heating and ventilating and refrigeration air-conditioning. We serve approximately 6,000 apprentices and 3,500 employers in 7 regions across England and Wales.

We need someone to join us and take charge of our already busy social media profile. On a day to day basis, as you can imagine, you will be updating our profiles with relevant and engaging messages. But this role also offers you scope to get involved in so much more, from contributing to the development of innovative media content across web, mobile and email platforms, to reporting usage statistics to the marketing teams and interested staff members.

You will also be responsible for maintaining and organising an image and picture library and assisting the team with print and digital projects as required. It goes without saying that you will need a solid understanding of social media engagement, excellent IT skills and be happy working on multiple projects at once. More than this, you will get to use your design software skills and knowledge of wordpress/umbraco or similar CMSs.

To discover more about this role – and the attractive rewards and prospects that go with it – please visit and apply online.

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Work for the Royal Family – Friday’s Featured Vacancy 06/06/2014,_London,_UK_-_Diliff.jpg

Secretariat Assistant with the Royal Household

Buckingham Palace, London

You will:

  • assist with the review of material under FOI and related information access regimes
  • monitor UK and Commonwealth media coverage
  • manage the team’s administrative processes, including filing and leave charts
  • undertake and present small-scale research and analysis as required to assist programme planning and other organisational activities and projects
  • liaise with Government Departments, public authorities and a wide range of internal stakeholders

The Rewards:

If successful, you can look forward to a comprehensive rewards package and a range of options to support your continuous professional development.

Apply online at

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SNAP16+ | Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 02/05/2014

Join the SNAP Team!


SNAP is expanding and we are looking for two new results driven, passionate recruiters; for our developing SNAP16+ division. We are a unique company based in a well-located, friendly Shoreditch office, which aims to enhance the quality of life of those with additional needs.

We work with private clients, families and case managers to place high calibre care professionals including; PA’s, Therapists, Enablers, Buddy’s and Rehabilitation Assistants to support young people and adults with a wide range of additional needs. We offer a quality service matching candidates on both personality and experience. Most of our clients are based in the UK, however we are rapidly developing our overseas placements, working with clients in Europe, America and the Middle East in particular.

The role will include: visiting families and clients across the UK, writing detailed job descriptions, searching for and short-listing candidates and interviewing via Skype or face to face. The role is mainly office based, with no two days being the same, therefore we are seeking dynamic, confident and efficient people with excellent communication and personal skills.

The basic salary will be £20,000 gross per annum, plus an excellent commission structure with realistic OTE being £38,000 or more!

The core working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm, with two Saturdays a month 9.00am – 3.00pm (with a day off during the week if working a Saturday).

If you are a dedicated, hard-working person with a passion for assisting those with special needs and will get a buzz from hitting those targets, please send your CV and a let us know why you feel you would be great for this role.

Person requirements:

  • You will have an excellent command of the English language both written and verbal and be a great communicator
  • Be able to work using your own initiative and as part of a small but busy team.
  • Having good special needs knowledge, (ideally this will include with individuals with an Acquired Brian Injury) is highly preferable and a great advantage, either personally or professionally. We are also keen to hear from people who have the passion to develop their knowledge and a keen interest in this field.
  • Sales, recruitment, and /or office experience, highly desirable
  • Enjoy reaching – and exceeding your targets

Visit our website at

Please send your CV and a supporting email to detailing why this job is of interest to you and what skills you feel you can bring.

Placements and UNITE with Business


A placement is a great way of making your CV stand out from the others, and you stand out from the crowd – if your course doesn’t include a mandatory placement, why not take the initiative and find one yourself?

The Careers service can help you find the right placement during your time at University. We can help you identify suitable businesses and create a CV and cover letter to support your application. Through our careers fairs and events you could also meet businesses who may offer you placement or internship opportunities.

At the University of Cumbria we also have a number of schemes where we work with businesses to create placement opportunities for a range of students from across lots of different disciplines, including UNITE with Business and the Business Placements Service (BPS). These services prepare students and graduates for the world of work by providing you with the skills and experience to make a real difference to your employer’s business from the first day you start work with them.

What is the Business Placements Service?

The University of Cumbria Business School organises undergraduate and graduate placements of between 2 to 13 weeks (part-time or full-time) in local companies in Cumbria and surrounding regions for students and graduates from any UK College or University.

What would I be expected to do?

The work would be a project based placement which will focus on a particular issue that the company has to resolve. The type of work available depends very much on the type/needs of the company. Past projects have included working on the development of websites, re-designing marketing material, streamlining working processes and undertaking research.

What would I be paid?

There is no fixed weekly allowance, companies can decide what they want to offer but we urge companies to offer an allowance that will help to attract good quality candidates.

Why should I participate?

Placements are invaluable in giving you an advantage over other students/graduates.

The experience you gain during these placements can include business specific experience using the skills you have learned during your studies as well as transferable skills such as communication, team working, time management and organisational skills amongst many others.

It also gives you a chance to try working for a particular type of company or in a particular environment before committing yourself to it in the long-term.

How do I get to hear about any vacancies?

The most important thing to do is to register your details with us to receive our weekly newsletter. You can also look at our current vacancies or search for vacancies and prospective employers through Prospects.

If you are a student at the University of Cumbria you may also be targeted directly with details of any vacancies that are relevant to your degree course. We gain this information from the University of Cumbria student database.

If you are not a University of Cumbria student or graduate, you are welcome to register your details on our database.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are an undergraduate (any year), postgraduate or graduate of any discipline from any UK college or university. Just register your details and we will email vacancies to you.


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In the meantime if you would like any help with finding a placement opportunity email and we can help!


Friday’s Featured Vacancies – 11/04/2014

Lancaster Job Opp – Receptionist – Holiday Inn


What’s your passion? Whether you’re into swimming, travelling or reading at IHG we’re interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies – people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we’re looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

Holiday Inn Lancaster currently have a vacancy for a Receptionist at Holiday Inn Lancaster.

Holiday Inn Lancaster is a modern hotel set in riverside grounds and just moments away from the M6 motorway. This 156 bed roomed hotel has a full Spirit Health Club with a heated swimming pool, the contemporary Traders restaurant and bar and 7 meeting rooms.

For more information and to apply visit:


Want to work for the BBC? Java Software Engineer – Salford

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Java Software Engineer to work on Search and Content Discovery across all BBC websites and mobile applications.

Role Responsibility:

The successful candidate will join a team following Agile and Lean principles to deliver the services powering BBC Search. They will have input to architectural and implementation approach and be able to influence the practices followed by the team to develop the necessary software components.

The role is based in a vibrant, driven and creative environment in MediaCityUK, Salford.

Closing date: 15th April

For more information and to apply visit:

Friday’s Featured Vacancies – 07/03/2014

Casual Opportunities available now!


Casual Support Workers, ROC Northwest Ltd MOUNTWOOD ACADEMY – Preston

Due to the expansion of the service we require Residential Support Workers / Waking Watch / Casual Support Workers. Salary £15,291 – £19,427. Excellent training and career opportunities. Experience and qualification desirable but not essential. Hours 42 hours a across a 7 day rota.

For further information and an application pack, please call: 01524 762222.


Subscription Canvassers, CN Group – Carlisle and surrounding area

Variable and flexible hours

Cumbrian Newspapers are expanding their subscription marketing operations and are looking for a number of enthusiastic and motivated people to join them as Subscription Canvassers to help grow their subscription customers. The role involves speaking to potential customers either face to face, over the phone or via in-store promotions.

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Casual Exam Invigilators, Trinity School – Carlisle 


We would like to recruit Exam Invigilators to join our pool of invigilators who work on a casual basis to supervise both internal and public examinations. Successful candidates will need to be flexible, reliable and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Previous experience is not essential but candidates should enjoy working with young people.

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Friday’s Featured Vacancy – Teaching – 21/02/2014

Keeping with the teaching theme, here are some current teaching vacancies available on the JobShop. You can register on the JobShop to receive customized email alerts, specific to your job search criteria. Other useful teaching vacancy sources can be found in Monday’s post.


Reception Teacher – Lingfield Notre Dame School, Surrey (vacancy ref: CUM140212/122)

Teacher of Maths – Lingfield Notre Dame School, Surrey (vacancy ref: CUM140212/273)

Teacher of Psychology/Sociology – Parmiter’s School, Hertfordshire (vacancy ref: CUM140213/976)

Primary Newly Qualified Teachers – Bracknell Forest Council, Berkshire (vacancy ref: CUM140207/269)

Secondary Newly Qualified Teachers – Bracknell Forest Council, Berkshire ()vacancy ref: CUM140207/285)

School Direct Teacher Training Opportunities – Bracknell Forest Council, Berkshire (vacancy ref: CUM140207/250)