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Careers Advice

The National Careers Service offers free, expert advice to help you move on in your career or get on the job ladder. Our professionally qualified careers adviser is available every Thursday at Thame Library, from 9.30 am-1.00 pm (by appointment).

We can help you to: develop your CV; improve your interview skills; find the right learning and training; search for a job; review your career options; set goals for the future

To book an appointment, please call 0333 0062 966

The National Careers Service helpline can be reached on 0845 408 5055

The National Careers Service is free to all adults aged 19-plus (or 18yrs if on benefits). For more information visit the national careers service website

Architect / Architectural Technologist

PCMS Design

PCMS Design is a project management and architectural design firm working on a varied mix of public sector and residential projects. A new vacancy has arisen within our team for an Architect or an experienced Architectural Technologist.

The primary aim is to support projects by developing designs and specifications according to strict deadlines and to meet a budget. The role includes liaising with other team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to co-ordinate design details and resolve technical issues.

The successful candidate will have a university degree or equivalent qualification in the field of architecture, architectural technology, engineering or building surveying, and a minimum of 3 years direct work experience in a building design capacity, including aspects of planning and specification. A good working knowledge of current construction techniques, UK statutory requirements (Building Regulations, Building Bulletins, CDM Regulations, etc) and non-statutory design guidance is essential, in addition to demonstrated experience in CAD.

The experience of working both independently and in a team is important. The ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a time-constrained environment is crucial, as are strong interpersonal skills.

Some local / regional travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients or contractors, and candidates will need to have a full driving licence. Depending upon the nature of the projects, there may be a requirement for a DBS check to be carried out.

This is a full-time role but we are also able to consider reduced hours for the right candidate.

To apply for this vacancy, please email your CV with a covering letter to info@pcmsdesign.co.uk explaining why you will be a good fit for this position and stating salary expectations.

Telephone: 01844 202932. Our company website can be found at: www.pcmsdesign.co.uk

No Agencies Please.

HGV Driver

Transaction International Limited, a UK Distribution & Warehousing Company based in Long Crendon is looking for a self-employed HGV Driver to cover holiday periods at the Company.

Ideally holding up to Class 1 Licence and Full Driver's CPC Card.

Competitive Rates paid.

Should this be of interest could you please make contact with Dom Prior or Karen Frisby on 01844 204200 for further information.

Part-time Cook

Part time cook required for a growing cafe in Haddenham

We have a vacancy for a cook to prepare,cook and take charge of the kitchen one day a week with a possibility of further days in the future.

The post is suited to an experienced cook who is able to think on their feet and be part of a team.

You would, at times, need to work under pressure ensuring food is of a high quality, well presented and is prepared promptly.

Level 2 food safety certificate is essential.

Pay will be rated on experience and qualifications.

Contact Tracey on 07738 827252

Jobs at Abbeyfield (Stonehill House) Care Home

Abbeyfield Haddenham Society is a small independent home providing residential care for 11 older people. Its philosophy is to respect the individual and to provide care with privacy & dignity in a family atmosphere.

We currently have the following staff vacancies:

Part time cook — (10 am — 2 pm) 4 week rota -will include some weekends. Experience preferred.

Part time cleaner — 4 hour shift, every other Monday and every Thursday.

Carers — required to cover the following:-

Monday (10 pm — 8 am) & alternate Saturdays — Wake over shift
Saturday & alternate Sundays (10pm — 8am) — Sleepover shift
Alternate Friday afternoons (1.45pm — 7pm) available from February 2016
Alternate Mondays (6.45pm — 10pm), alternate Wednesdays (6.45pm — 10pm), alternate Thursdays (6.45 pm — 10pm) & alternate Saturdays (6.45 pm -10pm). Sunday (8 — 10am) — personal care.

Abbeyfield is also looking to find a Committee Secretary who would be a Trustee as well. This is a voluntary role and would suit someone with good administrative inclinations and a heart for elderly care.

For further details contact Lindsey McGibbon. Tel: 01844 290028
or via Email: abbeyfield.haddenhamsocietyltd@btinternet.com
Registered with Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 No. 23635R.
An exempt charity

Jobs with Defaqto

Defaqto is an independent researcher of financial products and funds, focused on providing intelligence to support better decision-making. At our heart is the UK's largest retail financial product and fund database — we maintain it by collecting data from across the whole market, and using our expertise and insight to analyse this data and make it comparable. From this, we create a range of products and services — ratings, software solutions, consultancy services, data services, and publications and events — to deliver this information in a meaningful way.

And we're based right here in Haddenham!

We're currently looking for people to join us in the following roles (to apply please visit our website at www.defaqto.com/careers):

Software Test Analyst

£25-35k + generous benefits

We are currently seeking a skilled Software Test Analyst to design and implement software testing that will help ensure the quality of every Defaqto product release.

It's essential that you've worked within a similar role before, testing modern websites using both manual and automated testing approaches, and you must have previous experience of using Selenium IDE or Webdrive.

We're looking for someone who's used to being involved in the full software development lifecycle and working effectively as part of an integrated team of business analysts, developers, testers, the deployment team and customer support. You'll need to be able to understand business requirements and create test plans from them. You'll also need to be able to analyse test failures intelligently — so you can liaise with the right people to help resolve them.

Experience working with the Microsoft technology stack, using Microsoft Visual Studio and/or writing C# code would all be desirable.

We're looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, inquisitive and proactive individual who is determined to help us drive our development forward, to support the future growth of the company.

Business Analyst
£40-45k + generous benefits

At Defaqto, our Business Analysts are involved in the full product lifecycle from requirements gathering to software release. In this role, you'll have the satisfaction of contributing to and influencing the development of tools and applications utilised by some of the biggest names in the UK financial services industry.

You'll take the concepts agreed by our product steering group; identify, analyse and document the detailed requirements; then work collaboratively with our development team to ensure the delivery of robust software to meet business and customer needs — all within an agile development environment.

We're looking for someone with a proven track record as a successful Business Analyst within a web software development environment. In particular, you will need to demonstrate user interface design/user experience skills, creating wireframes to help solidify the application workflow and design key user interactions. You will also need to have experience creating user stories with testable acceptance criteria to help deliver right, first-time-functional enhancements.

The successful candidate will be independent and proactive — a results-focused individual who takes ownership for getting things done. At the same time, they will have a positive and collaborative approach to working with a wide range of people across the business. Any experience within Financial Services would by highly desirable, but if not then you'll need the interest and willingness to learn about the industry.

Marketing Manager
£35-40k + generous benefits

We're looking for a finance-savvy Marketing Manager with excellent digital skills to lead on the planning and delivery of the marketing and lead generation plans for our core products. This is a fast paced, exciting role, with a variety of projects and challenges for the successful candidate to sink their teeth into.

In this role, you will focus on developing and implementing acquisition and retention marketing plans to help achieve our revenue growth targets. You will engage with both internal and external stakeholders, develop high-impact value propositions and use the full marketing mix to roll these out — email, web content, marketing collateral events, paid advertising, social media and PR. In addition, you will be responsible for the execution and reporting on lead generation and nurturing activities across all of the company's products.

The successful candidate will have strong marketing and lead generation experience within the UK financial services industry, especially intermediated financial products. Additional experience gained within the insurance sector would be a bonus. A strong background in email marketing is essential.

We are a very collaborative and sociable team, so you will also need excellent interpersonal and team working skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and external contacts. We are also a team with a very busy workload and high standards, so you need to be someone with a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively.

PR & Communications Manager
£35-40k + generous benefits

We're now looking for a finance-savvy PR & Communications Manager with an eye for a story to maintain our brand and raise our growing profile within the industry. This is a fast paced, exciting role, with a variety of projects and challenges for the successful candidate to sink their teeth into.

In this role, you will focus on strengthening Defaqto's brand through reputation management, thought leadership and proactive communications. You will engage with both internal and external stakeholders, developing thoughtful, high-impact content and using media relations skills to create profile raising opportunities. In addition, you will be responsible for providing innovative marketing content to support campaigns for a number of core products and services.

The successful candidate will have strong in-house or agency communications experience within the UK financial services industry, especially intermediated financial products. Additional experience gained within the insurance sector would be a bonus.

This role requires an excellent writer to work our data and the varying content generated internally into newsworthy stories and interesting thought leadership. Previous experience in media relations, stakeholder management and digital communications would be desirable.

We are a very collaborative and sociable team, so you will also need excellent interpersonal and team working skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and external contacts. We are also a team with a very busy workload and high standards, so you need to be someone with a strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively.

See our website: www.defaqto.com/careers for further details of our vacancies and to apply.

Manufacturing Craftsperson

with MTA Photo Albums

Hours — Monday to Friday 07.30 — 16.00 (40 hours per week)

Department — Photo Album Production

MTA Photo Albums is a leading supplier of handmade photo albums based in Haddenham.

We supply handmade photo albums and accessories to the Professional Photographer, Photographic Studios, Cruise Ships companies and the MOD to name a few.

An exciting job opportunity has arisen in our photo album manufacturing department for a craftsperson.
The role will include production of photo albums and associated accessories using the finest quality materials including leather.
Using our state of the art machinery and tools the successful candidate will work alongside a team of highly skilled artisans to produce album products of the highest standard.
Full training will be provided but the role will demand good levels of creative ability and hand skills as well as attention to detail.

Computer skills would be advantageous as some of our manufacturing machinery requires use of a computer but this is not essential to the position.

In return MTA offers the successful candidate:

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Work place pension (available October 2016)

CV should be sent in the first instance to the Managing Director at the below address. Closing date for applications is the 23/12/15

Unit 3d Pegasus Way
Haddenham Business Park
Bucks HP17 8LJ

Tel 01844 292375
Email: jobs@mtaphotoalbums.co.uk

Marketing Assistant / Client Account Coordinator

Manan Ltd

Growing B2B marketing agency requires an experienced and highly organised Marketing Assistant / Client Account Coordinator to help build the agency's brand and client profile, with responsibility for providing full support to Account Directors and Managers in overseeing and executing integrated media and marketing communications.

The ideal candidate will be confident in using digital and social media and have strong communication skills, an excellent understanding of English language and grammar, excellent attention to detail and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel). To be successful in this role requires a highly organised, proactive individual who is a team player.

Job type: Permanent
Location: Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and qualifications
Working Hours: 09:00-17:30, Mon — Fri

Main responsibilities:

  • Support clients' strategic direction
  • Write articles, press releases and copy for technical magazines / literature / web / social media channels
  • Manage digital/social media plans incl. blogging
  • Manage, create and update databases and CRM systems
  • Arrange and attend client update meetings as required
  • Liaise with trade and technical press to place information, technical and feature articles
  • Arrange and conduct interviews as directed
  • Negotiate media buying on behalf of clients
  • Analyse and report on all monthly media coverage, both online and in print
  • Manage B2B events end-to-end including product launches, press events and exhibitions
  • Manage the critical path process so key deadlines are met (see below)
  • Build strong client relationships to ensure campaigns are delivered effectively and on time
  • Proactively research and suggest new trends and ideas to ensure the company is presenting the most on trend, innovative and fresh ideas
  • Any other marketing duties as required during normal office activity

To apply in the first instance send you current CV to Louise@mananltd.com accompanied by an email detailing why you might like to work with us.

Legal Secretaries — Lightfoots in Thame

We are an extremely busy Legal Practice and need experienced legal secretaries who can give us assistance over holiday and sickness periods.
All areas of expertise are useful but conveyancing especially so.
Late evenings or Saturday working is a possibility.
Please get in touch to find out more.
Lesley Parke — 01844 268301

Kitchen assistant

34 hours a week, needed to help run our food service at the Kings Head in Haddenham.
We are a happy, family run 'locals pub'.
The job role consists of helping our chef in all aspects of kitchen work preparation, cleaning, washing up.
Contact Barbara on 01844 291391.

Bar Person

Full or part time bar person required by the Kings Head in Haddenham.
Must be friendly and of happy disposition , common sense rather than experience as full training will be given.

Wages and hours on application
Contact Barbara on 01844 291391

Nanny / Housekeeper

Energetic, passionate, caring and experienced Part Time Daily Nanny, or Housekeeper / Au pair plus required. (Live in or Live out).

Sole charge of two children, a girl born September 2010 and a little boy born October 2012. The girl starts school in September and the boy goes to pre-school on one morning a week. Both children are happy, content and great fun to be with. The carer would be expected to initiate a fun and engaging environment, attend playgroups, outings and classes, keep the children's laundry clean and tidy and prepare healthy well balanced meals.

If a live in Au Pair / Housekeeper is appointed there would also be babysitting and further household duties and some additional hours.

The core working hours would be 7.25 am until 6.25 pm three days per week (Monday — Wednesday). A car driver with a clean licence and own car is essential.

Accommodation should this be required would comprise of own room and bathroom in a separate part of the house allowing for privacy. The family home is situated in Chearsley, Bucks which is a beautiful village on the Oxfordshire border, the closest train station is Haddenham and Thame with fast links to London.

If you are interested please call 07881910244

Experienced Cabinetmakers

Long Crendon, Thame — 40 hours/week overtime

We are an established and growing business currently recruiting well-qualified, experienced cabinetmakers to become part of our friendly team.

We produce bespoke freestanding and fitted furniture of the highest standard for residential and commercialprojects of all sizes. Our work embraces kitchens, bathrooms, dressing rooms, libraries and gunrooms as well as individual pieces of fine furniture.

You will need the skills and experience to produce work of the very highest craftsmanship and in addition you should be

  • motivated and hardworking
  • a good team-player but with the ability to work independently of others
  • honest and reliable
  • willing to take on responsibility
  • able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining the highest quality of work
  • professional in your conduct at all times
  • considerate and polite to customers always

If you are interested in becoming part of a successful, growing business please email your CV to furniture@pietersen.co.uk, we'd like to hear from you.

Mother's help/housekeeping help


I'm a working mum living in Chearsley, looking for a locally-based person to keep the domestic front running smoothly whilst I am working.

My children (teenagers) are sensible and fairly self sufficient, but they do need some oversight/supervision, organisation, and driving them to appointments and activities etc, and I also need help keeping on top of their laundry, cooking meals, keeping the kitchen clean and the house tidy.

Hours will be primarily afternoon, but occasionally I may need early morning help but this will only be in during the school term from September onwards.

You will need to have a flexible and willing work ethic, cheerful attitude, and prior experience with teenagers. Must be a driver with own car, and must have decent references. I do also employ a cleaner.

Please telephone me on 07866461482 if you think you can help me out. Thanks.


JHTutorials was established decades ago and only covers The Vale of Aylesbury.

We run a personal service (not a national web based/postcode lottery 'dating agency') holding one-to-one sessions not group tutorials as this changes the dynamics and personally match tutor to student based upon gender, maturity, personality, learning style etc.

JHT has a reputation of being the best tutor agency around and the respect of local schools.

Parents call wanting sessions to help with their child homework or exam revision but unfortunately, the demand for tutors outstrips supply so we are looking for qualified DBS checked tutors to join us after school or during the holidays (even full time if you are wanting to leave the classroom behind!).

Call 01296 428290 or email info@jutorials.co.uk See JHTutorials website for further information

Kitchen Assistant

Kirsty's Kitchen is looking for help required to run its small but busy kitchen, based in Long Crendon.

We need a kitchen assistant who is happy to look after all the washing up, keeping the kitchen tidy & maintained, helping to prep with any food related work & possible deliveries.

Applicants must have their own transport due to our location. Minimum hours required are 1pm-6pm, Mon-Thurs, more hours possibly available dependant on workload and the covering of staff holidays. No prior experience required just a willingness to work hard, sing along to the radio, & eat as many scotch eggs as you can manage! Pay is minimum wage.

We are a small but friendly team in a growing business which is evolving day by day, the role would suit a retired person who still wants to be active & earning some pennies or someone who doesn't want a full time role. It is not suitable for parents who would need school holidays off, as our busiest time is April through to October.

If you are interested please email kirstyskitchen@gmail.com indicating who you are, and a little bit about yourself & what you're after. Please include your contact details and appropriate times to contact you.


Risborough Carers Ltd — Thame

Risborough Carers Ltd are a local, private, family run, Home Care Provider based in Thame, Oxfordshire with 21 years' experience of excellent service. Registered and Compliant with Care Quality Commission.

Our services are designed to support and help a range of Clients; people with physical disabilities, the elderly and/or the frail, those who are ill or convalescing and anyone needing assistance in their own home.

Due to continued growth we are now recruiting for Full and Part Time Carers within the Thame and Princes Risborough Areas to cover various shifts which can be to suit you (For example 07:00 until 15:00 and/or 16:00 until 22:00, Monday to Sunday). The role is flexible and can generally work around other commitments

As a Carer, you would be responsible for:

  • Assistance with morning wake up, toileting, shaving, bathing, dressing and bedtime routines
  • Help with incontinence care
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Household duties to include tasks to maintain the cleanliness of the Client's home
  • Shopping
  • Accompanying Clients to appointments and social outings
  • Social calls for companionship and a listening ear
  • Support with all daily activities

In return, we offer:

  • Excellent Rates of Pay incl. Holiday Pay, Evening and Weekend Enhancements
  • Mileage Allowance for Drivers
  • Cyclists/Walkers Welcome (Must be local to our Area)
  • Full Comprehensive On-going Training and Support
  • Opportunities to obtain a Diploma in Health and Social Care Qualification

If you are passionate to help improve the lives of vulnerable adults within your own community and you would like a rewarding role with a local company with an exceptional reputation then we would love to hear from you. Please phone Stephanie on 01844 212271 or email Stephanie.Hill@risboroughcarers.org.uk


I live in Haddenham with my husband and 3 lovely girls, a 6 year old and 3 year old twins.

We are looking for a nanny 2 or 3 days per week working afternoons in term time and full days in the holidays.

The position would involve some child related house work such as changing their beds, doing their laundry and cooking for them etc. It would also involve picking them up from pre school and school around 3pm, and entertaining them, helping with homework etc. in the afternoon.

Please contact Laura if you are interested in finding out more — 07771 932747.


A local business is looking for a German and possibly an Italian translator.
Do you speak fluent German?
We are looking for someone to translate occasional press release documents into German.
We will pay per press release.
Please contact us at: sportsnleather@gmail.com

WASPS Casual Play worker

Bucks Pay Range 1B
£14,641 — £17,246 pro-rata (term time only)

Required as soon as possible

W.A.S.P.S is the successful extended services provision at Haddenham Community Infant School catering for primary aged children. We are looking for casual play workers for our breakfast/after school to help run a range of activities with the children. The hours of work are varied depending on the club, on an ad-hoc basis.

Successful candidates may occasionally be offered hours during school holidays.
Please contact Natasha Alleyne on 01844 291207 or wasps@haddenhaminfant.bucks.sch.uk for an application pack.
This post is subject to an enhanced CRB disclosure.

Construction Work

Building Bespoke is a rapidly growing and successful Haddenham based building company. The firm is looking for experienced workers to expand their team. Ideally candidates will have experience in the construction industry and preferably specific experience in the carpentry, painting/decorating and general labour trades. Great opportunities offered by Building Bespoke to develop an even broader skill set.

For further information, or to apply, please contact Andy on 07817 543 068 or e-mail mail@buildingbespoke.com

Part-time Cleaner / Ironing Person

We are looking for a term time cleaner / ironing person to work two hours on a Thursday in a house in Haddenham.
Pay £10 per hour.
References required.
If interested please call 07905 229095

IT Jobs in Haddenham

Haddenham-based Boffins Computer Workshops would like to recruit two local university graduates from this year's output to train for a career in IT. The roles are as follows:

1. IT Support
The company will provide all the training necessary to allow the successful candidate to support our customers with their IT. The work would involve workshop jobs such as new builds, configuration, upgrades, and repairs, as well as telephone assistance on client problems. A keen interest in computers and good communication skills are essential.

2. IT Sales
We would provide all the training necessary to allow the successful candidate to engage in sales activity with existing and prospective clients. The work would involve prospecting, researching opportunities, preparing quotes and proposals, answering incoming queries, entering orders, and purchasing goods. A keen interest in computers and good communication skills are essential.

Both opportunities will provide the tools and experience to pursue a well paid and challenging career in the industry. Starting pay £15,000 p.a. whilst training, rising to £20,000 after one year. For more information see www.boffins.co.uk

Applications in writing, please, to Jim White, Boffins Computer Workshops, Thame House, Thame Road, Haddenham, HP17 8HU or by email to careers@boffins.co.uk


An early morning and evening Cleaner/Caretaker is required on the Haddenham Business Park.

Hours: 5.00am — 7.00 am and 6.00pm — 7.30 pm Monday to Friday
£6.60 per hour

Please contact 01296 432051 for further details.