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April 2017: Lead, inspire and change young people's lives this summer; work for National Citizen Service Oxfordshire

The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme equips young people (aged 15-17) with skills they cannot learn in the classroom.

Every year it helps young people in the county build skills for work & life while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends and contributing to their community. And for the adults that give up their time to make it happen it's an incredibly rewarding experience.

Work for the National Citizens Service

Summer 2017 is set to be our biggest yet, but we need with 100 seasonal roles available across Oxford and neighbouring towns. Paid opportunities include Team Leaders or Support Workers, and can last from 4 weeks to four months!

Opportunities are also available during October half-term. Our seasonal staff are at the heart of NCS and we're proud of the thousands of people who motivate, lead and inspire young people on their NCS journey.

The success of NCS wouldn't be possible without the passion and dedication of our unique staff force so if you want to get involved, learn about the vacancies and apply to work for NCS in summer 2017 find out more here. 


April 2017: The Orders of St John Care Trust - Vacancies in Bicester, Kidlington and Yarnton

At The Orders of St John Care Trust we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our residents. This requires the support of a dedicated and professional staff team.

We are always seeking motivated and skilled individuals to join our team and we offer a variety of opportunities within our homes and support offices. Every position within the Trust has an important role to play in providing the best care and service for our residents.

We offer many opportunities for career progression and that's why we are committed to giving our staff every opportunity to become better qualified and to continually develop.


Care Assistant, Bicester

To attend to the physical emotional and social needs of residents under the direction of the Care Leader, working on a rota basis as laid down by the Home Manager. To promote the philosophy of privacy, dignity, independence, choice, rights and fulfilment for all residents, within a policy of managed risk taking.

Contract Type: Permanent - Hours per week: 23 - Hourly Rate: £7.83 - What level of DBS check? Enhanced

Vacancy closing date: Sunday, 30th April

Handy Person, Kidlington

It takes a large team of dedicated employees to ensure that a resident receives the ultimate package from the Trust. Our dedicated maintenance employees ensure that our homes are kept well maintained and safe, completing all the relevant health and safety checks. As the Handy Person you will take pride in the environment that you maintain, including the surrounding gardens. You will get to know our residents and their families, and you will let them get involved in helping you to maintain their home. The maintenance schedules include key tasks such as the maintenance of heating and lighting, the overall fabric of the building, and regular checks on the boiler and water systems.

Contract Type: Permanent - Hours per week: 30 - Hourly Rate: £7.50 - What level of DBS check? Enhanced

Vacancy closing date: Friday, 12th May

Care Assistant , Glebe House, Kidlington

Care is at the heart of everything that we do. Working within the Care team you will show warmth, compassion and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care. Your daily routine will be as varied as the needs of people you are looking after. You will often be helping people to wash and dress, eat and drink, and go about their daily activities, but you will know what makes a difference to them and what helps to put a smile on their face.

Contract Type: Permanent - Hours per week: 28 - Hourly Rate: £7.83 - What level of DBS check? Enhanced

Vacancy closing date: Friday, 28th April

Domiciliary Carer - Erdington House, Yarnton

Care is at the heart of everything that we do and this is no different in the service that we provide to clients in our Extra Care Housing Schemes. As a Domiciliary Carer you will work as part of a larger care team and enable clients to lead an independent a lifestyle as possible and what they want. You will visit clients within their household and deliver a personalised care plan. Your care duties will therefore include assisting the clients with daily living activities while maintaining their dignity, privacy and independence as far as possible.

Contract Type: Permanent - Hourly Rate: £8.40 - What level of DBS check? Enhanced

Vacancy closing date: Sunday, 30th April

For full job descriptions and to apply, search for vacancies here:


April 2017: Job Vacancies in Banbury - DCS Group.

DCS is the UK's official sales and distribution company for P&G, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate, SC Johnson and more. DCS is a Top 250 private company in the UK.

We have a number of exciting new opportunities at DCS, so if you wish to be part of our exciting journey, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please click on our Current Vacancies below. We have over 300 employees and continue to maintain a family business feel. We pride ourselves on the long service of our dedicated team many of whom have been with us for over 10 years. 

Browse a wide range of job vacancies in Banbury & Stratford upon Avon and apply to DCS, one of Europe's largest health and beauty businesses

Vacancies - DCS Head Office - Banbury


April 2017: Agricultural Liaison Officers (ALO) - Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire

Dalcour Maclaren are looking for Agricultural Liaison Officers to join the team at their busy head office at Weston on the Green near Bicester in Oxfordshire.

Summary of role:

This role presents an exciting opportunity for the successful applicants to be involved with the HS2 project between London and Leamington Spa.

Key responsibilities will involve day to day liaison with landowners / farmers and occupiers affected by the project's enabling works. Applicants need to be confident, have strong communication skills, attention to detail and agricultural knowledge. Previous experience on Utility or Infrastructure projects would be an advantage. They must also have their own car.

For more information about what the role would involve, what behaviours & skills are required for the role and what Dalcour Maclaren can offer you please click on this link:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to Mrs Nicola Putt at 1 Staplehurst Farm, Weston on the Green, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 3QU or email

Who we are:

Dalcour Maclaren is one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors specialising in providing professional advice to the utility and infrastructure sectors. Our core expertise lies in national cross-country projects, referencing land, project management, acquisitions, route feasibility, Compulsory Purchase & negotiation of compensation claims, all delivered to a wide range of blue chip clients.

The successful candidate can expect a high degree of client and landowner interaction & must have a proactive approach towards project delivery.

We are a forward thinking, fast paced innovative company who operate in a modern open working environment. Our team enjoys a wide range of company benefits all of which result in a positive & proactive working environment


April 2017: Hardide Coatings, Bicester - recruiting now for a Finance Assistant.

Due to expansion we require an all-round finance assistant based at our office in Bicester. There are three companies in the Group including a US subsidiary for which all the accounting is undertaken in the UK.

The successful individual in this role must have a demonstrable problem-solving capacity, which requires a detailed and attentive personality. As part of a small support team, you will need to be flexible and adaptable. Please click to see a fuller Job description.To apply, please email your CV to with the subject as 'Finance Assistant'.

Hardide is a growing technology-based company, which develops, manufactures and applies nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings to a wide range of engineering components. The Group's patented CVD technology is unique in combining abrasion, erosion and corrosion resistant properties in one coating. When applied to metal components used in aggressive environments, the technology provides dramatic improvements in component life resulting in cost savings through reduced downtime and increased operational efficiency. Customers include leading companies operating in oil and gas exploration and production, valve and pump manufacturing, nuclear, advanced engineering and aerospace industries.

For more information on Hardide Coatings visit:


April 2017: Career Coaching - supported by Sanctuary Housing

Are you thinking about a fresh start for your career? Do you want to make the most of your potential? Do you realise how many opportunities may be out there for you?

If you're currently not working and unsure about how to take your next steps regarding learning, training or employment, with our help and guidance you could be on the path to success.

If you are a resident of Sanctuary Housing or live in the Neithrop, Ruscote or Grimsbury areas of Banbury we can offer you one-to-one support and help direct you to the services that you need, whatever your situation.

For an initial chat about how we could help call Michael on 01295 221863 or e-mail


Jobs in the Care sector

There are very many opportunities to use your experience, skills and caring approach to others in a variety of settings across the Banbury and Bicester area. Why not check out the organisations listed below and discover the different roles and flexible opportunities they can currently offer? Don't worry if you feel you don't have the precise experience you think is required - the employer will be delighted to chat with you about the kind of person that would suit these roles. You could just be what they're looking for!

Cherwell Care - At Cherwell Care we are dedicated to providing the best care and support for our clients in the comfort of their own home. Our care programmes are tailor made and personalized so that every client receives as much or as little attention as they want.

As a team member we expect compassion, dedication, enthusiasm and passion. Flexibility and great time keeping are an essential quality. We are always looking for Carers who feel they can add to our excellent service. If you are not a qualified carer but have a keen passion for helping others then we want to hear from you.

For more information about current vacancies and to apply, please visit the employment pages of our website here, call us on 01869 243839 or call in to our offices at 50 Bucknell Road, Bicester OX26 2DG.

Home Instead - Specialising in non-medical care of older people in their own homes, helping people remain at home where they're most happy while giving their families the freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands. Use the following contact details to find out more;

· For the North Oxfordshire branch in Deddington call 01295 237237 or visit

· For the Oxford branch based in Kidlington call 01865 841362 or visit

LifeCarers - Do you love working with people? We are recruiting people just like you to join our client support teams caring for people living in their own homes in situations such as dementia, rehabilitation and loneliness.

At LifeCarers we know great care comes from hiring great people who share our passion for quality care and putting clients first. Our care teams are committed, caring and reliable and they deserve our commitment in return. This is why we offer full and part-time guaranteed working hour contracts to all our carers (subject to availability and the usual pre-employment checks).

Call the Cherwell Branch on 01295 675071 to find out more or visit here to see details of current vacancies and apply

Day and Nightcare Assistance - We are looking for people who are passionate about people, treating them with dignity, providing care to the highest standard, and adding a touch of sunshine to their day. If you are trustworthy, reliable, happy to work on your own initiative and, preferably, have access to transport then we'd love to hear from you.

If you would like to join our team, please visit here and either fill-in our online application form, download & print the PDF application form, email or get in touch with our Banbury office at 13 Market Place, Banbury, OX16 5LG, Tel: 01295 252 277: our staff will be delighted to tell you more.


The Employment Shop at Activate Learning

The Employment Shop is Activate Learning's on-line resource on which to find local employment vacancies, apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities and local recruitment events. To find further details and for more useful careers, training and employment advice and guidance, visit their website here:

Activate Learning runs Banbury and Bicester College.


Retail jobs in Castle Quay

Please follow this link for a number of retail jobs in Castle Quay, Banbury:  


SIA Security Guards jobs

If you are an SIA licensed Security Guard seeking work, call 01295 275073 or visit the website of Thames Security to see details of the very latest vacancies in and around Banbury and Bicester:


Would you like to work for the council?

Cherwell is a busy district council in a beautiful rural area. Its main centres of population are Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington. We now share a joint management team with South Northamptonshire council and we advertise vacancies on their behalf too.

We have a comprehensive range of pay and benefits which includes competitive salaries, excellent holiday and leave arrangements, flexible working hours, pension scheme, relocation scheme, childcare voucher scheme and an on-going commitment to your training and development.

Vacancies are listed here.


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