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Employers looking to recruit in Cherwell and forthcoming employment and careers events.

January 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


January 2017: Catering Assistant sought, Savoir Fare, Bicester

An exciting opportunity to join an independent Eco Café located within beautiful surroundings in Bicester.

Fresh local produce and passion is at the heart of all we do. We are looking for a Catering Assistance for breakfast and lunch service, someone who wants to be innovative with the desire to build and grow our reputation for great food and service.

  •     Assist Chef Manager during busy periods delivering Breakfast and Lunch Service
  •  Assist Front of House service, taking orders, operating till system, delivering food orders
  •  Deliver Breakfast and Lunch service in absence of Chef Manager
  •  Maintain a high standard of Kitchen cleanliness and hygiene practice.
  •  Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with the rest of the team and customers.
  •  Report equipment faults and defects.
  •  Show willingness to take on additional responsibilities when necessary.

The Ideal Candidate

  •  Current experience of working as a Breakfast Chef/ Chef de Partie, Front of House would be ideal.
  •  Able to deliver a high level of customer service
  •  You should be able to work in a flexible, motivated manner with a positive, can do attitude.
  •  Excellent organisation and time management skills, with an eye for detail and the ability to use your own initiative is essential for this role.
  •  You must be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to learn with a professional, prompt and caring attitude.
  •  The ideal candidate also enjoys working within a fast-paced environment and is competent in multi-tasking and responding to business needs.

 Required Qualifications

  •  Level 2 Food Hygiene

As the company grows there will be opportunities to grow with us. If you are interested and believe you fit the role, please apply by sending us your CV and a covering letter telling us a bit about yourself. Email:


January 2017: Retail Assistant vacancy - Bicester Dancewear

Bicester Dancewear is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join their sales team. This role is based in the store in Bicester.

We are looking for someone who has an interest in learning new skills and systems, and who is well-organized and methodical. Candidates should be able to deliver excellent customer service and to work helpfully and co-operatively in a team. The successful candidate will also be able to work independently and use initiative. This role requires the ability to work with close attention to detail, and would suit someone who has an interest in dance and knowledge of suitable dancewear.

* You will be based in a rewarding and challenging environment
* Every day is different
* There are opportunities for learning and gaining qualifications
* You are able to gain skills that will benefit you in your future career.

Work Location: Bicester Dancewear, 18 Deans Court, Bicester Oxon OX26 2RD

Salary details: depending on age and experience £5-£7.50 per hour

Hours: Part-time, approx. 16 hours per week, to include 8 hours on Saturday and 1pm - 5pm on weekday afternoons - negotiable for the right candidates.

Please apply using the application form available from Bicester Dancewear,18 Deans Court, Bicester Oxon OX26 2RD.

For a full job description and for any other queries please contact Bicester Dancewear on 01869 325700 or e-mail

Closing date for applications:  January 20th

Interview date: January 24th/25th


January 2017: Hunt Bespoke Kitchens and Interiors Ltd, Bloxham are seeking a Personal Assistant to the Designers.

The successful candidate will be a well-presented professional person with excellent interpersonal skills who will enjoy working in our small but dedicated team. A keen eye for detail and confident communication skills are essential. They will provide organizational and administrative support to the Directors and Designers and serve customers and liaise with clients in the Showroom at Hunt Bespoke Kitchens and Interiors Ltd, The High Street, Bloxham OX15 4LT. They will also represent the Hunt Bespoke brand in a courteous and professional manner at all times and maintain excellent standards consistent with our products and services.

Hours of Work

37.5 hours per week, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday with alternate Saturdays (9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.).

For further details about this role and what it entails and to apply, please click here:

Hunt Bespoke Kitchens & Interiors Ltd - Bespoke Kitchen Makers and Joiners, Showroom: High Street, Bloxham, OX15 4LT.

Telephone: 01295 721111


December 2016: Sanctuary Care, Yarnton - Become part of something special!

At Sanctuary Care we believe our mission of keeping kindness at the heart of our care starts with our team. Working for us you will not only get the opportunity to brighten a resident's day, but we will make you smile too with our range of benefits and job opportunities.

Situated amongst rolling fields, Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home is a beautiful home located in a rural village on the outskirts of Oxford between Kidlington and Woodstock. The home provides residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care for 60 residents. We are currently seeking a Senior Care Assistant, Care Assistants, Catering Assistants and Domestic Assistants.

If you love the job you do and want support to be the very best you can be, or you are starting a career with the hope of progressing up the ladder, share our ethos for keeping kindness at the heart of our care and we will welcome you into our family with open arms!

For further information about our current vacancies and to apply visit our careers web pages here;


December 2016: Commis Chef sought - The Bell at Shenington

We are seeking a Commis chef for our busy new business venture in a picturesque village close to Banbury. We are a family run, food led pub committed to providing our guests with quality food and drink.

Applicants will be enthusiastic, hardworking and looking to progress their career in the hospitality industry. They will have a knowledge of fresh ingredients and some experience in catering. Hospitality and Catering students looking for first positions in a professional kitchen may also be considered.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours over 5 days per week. In return we offer excellent training and a competitive salary as well as tips. Salary dependant on experience - in the region of 12-15k per annum.

Candidates require own transport due to location.

If interested phone Mike on 07789 075854 or e-mail


November 2016: Due to expansion Bloxham Mill is offering a part-time recruitment opportunity

Want to work at the best business centre around? Are you confident and enthusiastic, a real team player and ready to be part of our successful front-of-house operation?

Bloxham Mill is a great place to do business in. Our standards are high and we strive to continually deliver the very best service to our clients and in turn, to their clients.. We're currently expanding and are looking to fill a vital Receptionist position. We have a great reputation for being welcoming to our clients - and their clients- so being warm and approachable, as well as being efficient, is a must. Equally, coming into our tight-knit and supportive team will require you to be willing and flexible. 

Experience: being personable and positive - and a natural team player - are the most important characteristics we're looking for but any experience would be useful. Knowledge of Microsoft Office would be required, full training will be provided.

Hours: 10-2pm, Monday to Friday (must be flexible and be willing to occasionally work extra hours as and when required).

Duties: Duties will include answering multiple telephone lines on behalf of our clients, welcoming visitors, handling mail, booking and setting up meeting rooms and other associated tasks.

Salary: Competitive and negotiable for the right candidate.

Want to apply? In the first instance, please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to Ray Avery -


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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