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

December 2016: 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


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 -


20 October 2016: Bloxham School requires part-time School Mini Bus Drivers

Hours: 20 per week, 6:15 to 8:15 am and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday. Salary c. £8,039 per annum, plus benefits

The successful applicant will be responsible for one minibus route collecting and returning pupils to and from school on specified routes.

Hours: 10 per week. Salary c. £4,019.50 per annum, plus benefits

The successful candidate will be responsible for one minibus route carrying out morning and afternoon pick-ups and drop-offs of pupils on specified routes.

All drivers must hold a full UK driving licence with category D, D1 or D101 entitlement.

Please click here to view the detailed job description.

Please apply by using the online application, or by telephone 01295 724377 or email

Bloxham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS.


6 October 2016: Debenhams in Banbury are recruiting for a full-time Restaurant Manager

Our restaurants and cafes offer an amazing dining experience that customers remember for all the right reasons. In a family friendly, vibrant environment, customers are offered well priced, high quality dishes, which are selected from an extensive range of daily fresh produce. The dishes are prepared to order for each customer and are served by our experienced and efficient food services team.

The role of a Restaurant Manager within Food services is to deliver the divisional strategy by leading the team to deliver operational excellence in order to delight our customers with great hospitality, achieve sales and cash profit targets and effective cost controls whatever the brand and size of operation.

The role is permanent, full time (39hrs a week). We are seeking candidates who can provide fully flexible availability for early morning and late evenings and who can lead a team of around 15 people. The salary range is between £20,000 - £26,000, depending upon experience.

For more information and to apply, visit Debenhams


LUCABUCA is hiring in Bicester Village! 

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29 September 2016: Employment Opportunity at Shred on Site Ltd

Shred on Site have opened a new branch near Bicester and have a position for a CLASS 2 driver.

This is a customer facing role which requires an enthusiastic person to deliver exceptional service to an expanding business.

The ideal candidate will live locally and have good knowledge of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

A good level of conversational English is a must and a successful candidate will be DBS checked as part of the job vetting.

An attractive package is available with a basic of 28K plus bonus.

Hours of work are Monday - Friday 45 hours per week, with some overtime required from time to time.

20 days annual leave plus Bank holidays

Please email any interest with an up to date CV to


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.


12 September 2016: Hunt Bespoke Kitchens and Interiors Ltd

Vacancies - Kitchen Fitter, Kitchen Fitter's Assistant and Junior Kitchen Designer

Due to further expansion we are looking to appoint a full-time Kitchen Fitter and a full-time Kitchen Fitters Assistant to join our team, based near Brackley, fitting our hand built wooden kitchens and furniture.

Kitchen Fitter - The ideal candidate will represent the Hunt Bespoke brand in a courteous and profession manner and maintain excellent standards of workmanship:

• Taking responsibility for the installation of our kitchens and furniture

• Managing each fit by taking responsibility for the management of time and resources on site.

• Managing the Fitters Assistant and others whilst on site.

Kitchen Fitter's Assistant - The ideal candidate will have some experience of kitchen fitting and woodworking skills and will report to the Senior Fitter.

Essential attributes for both roles:

• A thoroughly professional and positive approach to work

• Excellent attention to detail

• Sound communication skills

• A full clean driving licence (use of a shared company van)

• The ability to deliver a first class finish within agreed timescales

The majority of our clients live within 50 miles of our Bloxham, Oxfordshire showroom; occasionally, fits are further afield, therefore some flexibility is needed.

Salary is dependent upon skills and experience.

Required experience for both roles:

• Kitchen fitting and woodworking skills: 1 year

• Required licence or certification:

• Driving licence.

We are also looking for a talented, enthusiastic individual to join our small, vibrant office located in Bloxham as a Junior Kitchen Designer, in a full range of design, project managing and administrative duties. You will need to be flexible and thoroughly professional; confident in dealing with our clients both in the showroom, on site and over the telephone. The successful applicant will also be required to have the ability to manage multiple tasks and work on their own initiative with exceptional attention to detail.

Ideally educated to A level/degree level with at least 2 years' experience in a customer service, design and office environment. High proficiency with business software (Microsoft Office) and CAD are essential.

Hours of work: 37 ½ hours per week, to include every other Saturday (with a day off in the week, Wednesday, when working a Saturday). Monday - to Friday 9am to 5pm ; Saturday 9am to 4pm.

Salary range: £18k + dependent upon experience.

Required experience:

· Kitchen design min 1 year. CAD, Office and Customer services 1 year.

· Required licence or certification

· Drivers Licence

To apply for any of the above jobs, please send your CV to:

Only those who fulfil the requirements will be contacted by Hunt Bespoke Kitchens directly. If you have not received a response within 5 working days, then you have not been successful on this occasion.

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

Workshop: Charlton House Farm, The Fodder Barn, Hinton in the Hedges, NN13 5LH. Telephone: 01295 721111


1 September 2016: Customer Assistant - MARKS & SPENCER BANBURY

Marks and Spencer Banbury and M40 Gateway stores are recruiting for both temporary and permanent Customer Assistants roles with various shift patterns available.

For further information and details of how to apply please go to: Marks and Spencer careers


1 September 2016: Do you want to change the world? Be a member of an award winning business? Work with motivated and inspiring people? Great! So do we!

We're HelloFresh, the UK's number 1 recipe box service. Every week, we send thousands of people recipes, together with a box of perfectly portioned ingredients to make those recipes come to life. More than a company; we are a group of fiercely passionate foodies, on a mission to shake up the UK cooking scene. In short, we're on a mission to change the way people eat and cook, forever.

We are currently recruiting for full-time Warehouse Operatives for our new site in Banbury, north Oxfordshire, As a Warehouse Operative, you'll be responsible for monitoring goods in and out, as well as general warehouse duties. You'll be able to work closely alongside the Inventory Manager, ensuring everything in the warehouse is located in the correct location.

For more information about HelloFresh and to see details of the vacancies and apply, please see HelloFresh

We look forward to hearing from you!


1 September 2016: Marks and Spencer - recruiting for Customer Assistants

Memorable in-store experiences start with our Customer Assistants. They're the ones who keep customers happy, shelves stocked, tills manned and displays looking beautiful. Join the team and show us what service with a smile really looks like.

We are currently recruiting for a variety of temporary and permanent Customer Assistant roles at our Banbury town centre and Banbury Gateway stores. To find out more about the range of jobs on offer this autumn and to apply visit Marks and Spencer careers in Banbury


11 August 2016: Exciting Apprenticeship opportunity - Distinct Estate Agents, Bloxham nr. Banbury

IMPACT Apprenticeships are seeking out a confident individual to gain a Business Administration Apprenticeship qualification, whilst working alongside a busy team of Sales and Lettings Negotiators working in a business centre close to Banbury.

This growing business is located in a superb managed services office with full reception, café, gym and free parking. The business is looking to take on an Apprentice who would relish a busy work place where the client is the key focus. along with efficiency, attention to detail and the ability to work in a face paced environment with quick turn-around times is essential.

This varied support role offers a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to start a career in within the fast and highly competitive property market. You will be dealing with clients and customers so excellent customer service skills is key for this position. You will be working towards your Level 2 in Business Administration with future progression and potential employment opportunities available for the successful applicant.

For further details and to apply please visit


4 August 2016: Full-time Print Finishers required by Henry Stone Ltd, Banbury

Do you have the drive, enthusiasm and experience to contribute to the success of a high-profile and well established local printing company?

Are you skilled in any of these following areas, with a minimum of two years' trade experience?

  • Cutting
  • Folding
  • Stitching
  • Binding

Then this is your chance to join the team at Henry Stone Ltd. as a skilled print finisher working in the busy bindery department.

To apply, visit here and submit your CV;


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.


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:


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