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This page is dedicated to local job advertising. Local companies are invited to post their vacancies here, at no cost. Please email the editor with the details, and we will post them within 24 hours of receiving the information: haddenham.net@hotmail.com.

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

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Experienced Part–Time Bookkeeper

Required for Thame based Electrical Contractor.

We are looking for an experienced bookkeeper capable of working accurately, to tight deadlines and with minimal supervision. Applicants should be fully proficient in the use of Sage Accounts, Sage Payroll and Excel.

Duties include:

  • Purchase / sales ledgers
  • Sales Invoicing / Supplier Payments
  • Weekly and Monthly Payroll
  • PAYE / NIC / RTI submissions
  • VAT calculations and quarterly return
  • Monthly CIS returns
  • Monthly management accounts

Salary: Negotiable
Experience essential

If you think you have the qualities and experience we are looking for then please email your CV and covering letter to: richard@quantumelectrical.net.

Food Tasters Required

12.5 hours per week, part–time, permanent
Monday – Friday 930am – 12pm
Based in Haddenham.

Onsite staff parking and canteen
Pay rate £8.00 per hour

A fantastic opportunity to join an established team with a view to contributing greatly to product development. Full training will be given; however, you must be in good health, with no allergies/intolerances to any foods.

It is essential that you are prepared to taste a wide range of non–vegetarian foodstuffs.

You need to be computer literate and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively within a team environment.

Most importantly, you must be an excellent time keeper, reliable, conscientious and willing to commit long term to this part–time role.

To Apply:
Please send your CV by email with an accompanying note to:
Tracy.DeFreitas@synergyoutsourcing.com
Please mention that you saw the advertisement on Haddenham.net.

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):

General Insurance Researchers

(1 permanent and 1 maternity cover)

£20–25k

The data collected and managed by our General Insurance research team is used by some of the largest names in the industry to provide instant and unbiased market and competitor intelligence for product providers, product ratings for them to use in their marketing messages, and product feature data for comparison websites.

We're currently looking for dedicated and enthusiastic general insurance experts to join this team of specialist Researchers. We have one permanent position available and one contract role to cover a period of maternity leave for 12 months starting September 2015.

The role primarily involves

  • Researching product information for a specified product area (in this case, general insurance – i.e. motor, home, travel, pet, etc.) using the Internet, industry press, and documentation from insurance companies and underwriters;
  • Updating our database with any new information;
  • Building effective relationships with insurance companies and underwriters to facilitate the acquisition of accurate and up–to–date information.

We're looking for someone with previous experience within financial services and a detailed knowledge of general insurance products.

Software Developer

£30–45k

At Defaqto, we build modern, responsive websites using Angular, MVC, web services, C# and SQL – and we aim to use the latest versions of the Microsoft development stack. We also use agile development methodologies and engineering practices such as SCRUM / XP. To join our development team, the essential technical skills include:

  • C# / ASP.NET / .NET
  • JavaScript / jQuery / XHTML / CSS
  • T–SQL / SQL Server
  • Visual Studio

We're equally happy to consider applications from people with just a couple of years' experience and from more senior developers with many additional skills.

IT Support Assistant

(2 days per week – Monday and Tuesday, 09:00 to 17:30 – 15 hours per week)

The role is focused on supporting employees in their use of IT and communications technology within our company. It could suit someone who has previous experience providing 1st line support for IT and communications systems and who wants to work part time. However, it could also be suitable for someone without relevant experience who is interested in starting a career in IT. We're happy to consider school/college leavers, for example.

You must have a strong practical knowledge of PC operating systems, Microsoft Office applications and ideally some knowledge of networks. You also need to be a collaborative team player, with great customer service skills, a flexible and pragmatic approach and a strong drive to get things done right first time.

If you have any questions then please contact recruitment@defaqto.com. All applications must be made via our website at www.defaqto.com/careers.

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.

Architect / Building Surveyor / Architectural Technician

Position still available – Haddenham location.

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, Building Surveyor or Architectural Technician.

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, 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, statutory requirements (Building Regulations, Building Bulletins, CDM Regulations, etc) and non–statutory design guidance is essential, in addition to demonstrated experience in Computer Aided Design (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 CRB check to be carried out.

This is a full–time role but we are also able to consider part–time or freelance candidates.

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

Contact Details:
Tel: 01844 202932 or Email: info@pcmsdesign.co.uk
No Agencies please

Abbeyfield (Stonehill House, Churchway)

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:

Saturday wake over 10pm to 8am
Personal care 8am to 10am every Sunday
Part time cook – hours negotiable including weekends

DBS (previously known as CRB check) required.
All training given

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

Customer Service Advisor – eCommerce Sales

A fast growing ecommerce retailer is seeking a passionate individual to join our Web Team.

Home & Garden Centre was founded in 2009, backed by an experienced garden centre team. We're a popular online destination for garden gift vouchers, barbecues, garden furniture, seeds, and Christmas items. We are constantly expanding to reach bigger audiences and offer a wider range of products. We're an energetic and enthusiastic team, working from our office at Haddenham Garden Centre.

The role:

A full time role where specific areas of responsibility include dispatching website and Amazon orders, managing customer service via telephone and email, liaising with our suppliers, managing stock levels, product uploads, descriptions and images.

Candidates should be proactive with sound communication ability, web–savvy, bright, willing to learn and able to pick up new computer programs with ease. Attention to detail, customer service and time management skills are critical, experience in a customer service/sales role is desirable.

eCommerce Assistant duties:

  • Manage sales/customer service emails and phone calls
  • Process and dispatch website and Amazon orders
  • Liaise with suppliers and couriers to process orders
  • Manage website stock inventory, maintain stock levels
  • Manage product details and uploads, using Microsoft Excel, Magento eCommerce platform, and Amazon

Attributes:

  • Typical Microsoft Word, Excel, skills required
  • Customer service experience and skills desirable
  • Must be a good communicator
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Experience of an eCommerce platform desirable but not essential

Please email us your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role, highlighting any relevant experience, to benhawkinshgc@btconnect.com

I'm afraid we are unable to answer queries about applications or the role by phone.
We're sorry but it is not possible for us to respond to applicants who are not successful.

Closing Date: 30th June 2015
Start Date: July 2015

Mother's help/housekeeping help

Chearsley

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.

Technical Project Manager – £40–50k

This role co–ordinates the end to end delivery of our software product roadmap – overseeing the design, development, testing and release activities required to deliver incremental product releases.

It's essential that you've worked within software project management for a number of years, including experience of conducting stakeholder analysis and visioning for new and/or existing products. You'll also need to have experience of the development of web–based applications and a good understanding of software development within an Agile process.

IT Support Analyst (fixed term contract to cover maternity leave from now until September 2015 – 4 months) – £18–23k

The role is focused on ensuring the availability of the domestic IT services, communications systems and desktop infrastructure that support business operations, plus supporting internal users.

You must have relevant experience providing 1st line support for IT and communications systems, plus technical skills that include:

  • PC software skills in Windows 8, Windows 7.0, Office 2010 and 2013
  • Network configuration and TCP/IP
  • Maintenance and configuration of: Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 & 2012; and Outlook and Exchange Server 2010

You'll also need to be a collaborative team player, with great customer service skills, a flexible and pragmatic approach and a strong drive to get things done right first time.

Customer Support Consultant

(fixed term contract to cover maternity leave from September 2015 for 12 months) – £18–23k

In this role, you'll take calls and emails from customers using our products and services, ensuring all software, data and training issues are recorded, investigated, resolved and communicated in a professional manner within agreed timelines.

You must have previous experience of telephone based customer support, where individual cases are owned and managed from initial call to issue resolution and a ticketing system is used to log, document and manage cases. Ideally, you'll also have worked within a business–to–business environment, and either worked within software support and/or financial services. In addition, the successful candidate will need to have by highly IT literate and have the capability to learn new software quickly.

Defaqto website. Website address: recruitment@defaqto.com

Midday Meals Supervisor

Haddenham Community Infant School

Start date: September 2015

Grade: Bucks Pay Range 1a point 5 (£14,133 pro rata)

Hours: General hours of work will be 12noon–1.15pm, Monday,

Thursday and Friday (term time only)

Closing date for applications: Monday 1st June 2015

Please contact the school office for an application pack:
Email: office@haddenhaminfant.bucks.sch.uk or Tel: 01844 291207

Tutors

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

Summer Work

Looking for work over the summer?

Cosine in Haddenham have some great roles to kick–start your summer...

Do you have previous outbound telephone based experience?

The ability to work with targets and have strong influencing skills?
Are you of a professional manner & have excellent telephone & communication skills.
You must be driven, focused & determined to succeed

We have various roles that we would be happy to discuss if you called, from £65 per day + bonus
To apply, please call the office on 01844296747 & ask for Gemma or send your CV to recruitment@cosineuk.com

Look forward to hearing from you.

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.

Carers

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

Nanny

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.

Translator

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

Administrator/ Finance Assistant

The role
Highly successful B2B marketing company working in the dental, veterinary and healthcare sectors seeks an experienced person to provide administration and financial support to senior management team. Ideal candidate would improve, develop and maintain the companies administration systems and have the ability to develop relationships internally and externally for the benefit of the company.

Based in modern offices just 100 metres from Haddenham & Thame Parkway train station on the main London to Birmingham train line (High Wycombe 20 minutes & Banbury 30 minutes), we are accredited with Investors in People and have excellent staff relations.

Key deliverables
The ideal candidate would ensure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly, with the ability to multi–task with ease, whilst also having the ability to prepare a variety of management reports from our internal management systems.

  • Improve internal systems and work flow as required
  • Ensure administration is up to date and current at all times
  • Maintain a professional office environment
  • Fault reporting to management team and landlord
  • Open, sort and stamp all incoming mail
  • Manage incoming invoices, for approval by management team
  • Prepare weekly / monthly management reports
  • Prepare invoices as directed
  • Prepare purchase orders as directed
  • Assisting and supporting accountant with the service delivery
  • Maintain the current Health & Safety – ensure all relevant documents are updated and communicated to staff
  • Minutes of meetings – recording and ensuring minutes are typed up and circulated in a timely manner and monitoring action progress from minutes and follow–up with management team
  • Reports – preparation of a variety of management reports in excel
  • Manage ordering of office supplies including food & beverages
  • Manage internal rota's & tasks including – Lunch/ drinks / holidays / birthdays / lottery / car washing / team events / milk delivery

Person specification

  • Minimum of 5 years general office experience
  • Provided administrative support to busy teams
  • Produced and designed executive management reports
  • Comprehensive Office IT–skill set and strong general IT understanding
  • Understanding of Sage accounting system
  • Minimum GCSE level qualifications

Key Skills/Competencies

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good numerical skills including computer literacy (Advanced Excel, Word, MS Outlook. Powerpoint, Sage Line 50)
  • Professional, presentable and articulate
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with well–developed interpersonal skills
  • Confidence and ability to work autonomously
  • High level of time management, organisational and administrative skills
  • Able to use initiative and make decisions as required
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi–task
  • Attention to detail
  • Good financial skills
  • Customer focused operational approach
  • Pro–active and positive "can do" approach

To apply send your CV to Sue@mananltd.com
Website: www.mananltd.com

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

Cleaner/Caretaker

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.

Work Experience

Kathryn Smith, who organises the 'Monkey Clothes' sales of children's clothes in Haddenham is looking for help. She needs someone who fancies a couple of days work per month and can be flexible.

This would be ideally suited to a student.
The work will involve some heavy lifting and ability to add up!
Must be friendly and able to cope with a busy environment on sale day.

The next Monkey Clothes sale is likely to be in October, so if you're interested, please get in touch with Kathryn Smith as soon as possible.

Tel: 07703 428007 or Email: contact@monkeyclothes.co.uk