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January Recruitment Open Days With SCAS

  • Written by Lucy

january recruitment daysSouth Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is urging job seekers, people looking to return to work after a career break, or people looking to begin the new year with a new challenge to come to its headquarters to discover the range of clinical and non-clinical vacancies SCAS is currently recruiting to.

The Recruitment Open Days are being held at Northern House, Unit 7 & 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6HR on Saturday 14 January and at North Wing, Southern House, Sparrowgrove, Otterbourne, Hampshire, SO21 2RU on the 28 January. Both from 10.00am to 2.00pm The events are organised on a drop-in basis, will give local people the chance to find out what jobs are currently available, chat to existing staff employed at SCAS to discover what it’s really like to work for one of the country’s best ambulance services. There will also be opportunities to see live demonstrations and a selection of Trust vehicles, and meet with an HR representative who can give advice on how to apply for any current vacancies.

For local students currently studying for, or considering their subject options at, GCSEs and A-Levels, members of the education team will also be on hand to talk about the various routes to becoming a paramedic.

SCAS currently has a number of emergency and non-emergency roles, as well as clinical and non-clinical jobs, it is recruiting to. As well as the roles located at the Trust’s headquarters in Bicester and Otterbourne, other available roles include those at ambulance stations in Ofordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire.

Further information about full-time, part-time and flexible working options will be available along with details of pay and enhancements, holiday entitlement, career progression and, most importantly, how to apply.

Victoria Dooley, HR Manager at SCAS, said: “Our people are justifiably proud to work for one of the best performing ambulance trusts in the country. I would urge anyone who is currently employed in healthcare and is looking for a fresh challenge, currently studying and considering where to begin their career, or someone who might be unemployed, between jobs or looking to return to work to come along to our Recruitment Open Days. The variety of roles that we have mean that whatever your skills and experience, you could be working for SCAS and making a real difference every day you come to work. There isn’t much better job satisfaction than that.”

The Trust’s new recruitment website contains further information and interviews with existing staff in a range of clinical and non-clinical roles across SCAS, www.scasjobs.co.uk

Royal Mail Starts Annual Christmas Recruitment Campaign

  • Written by Lucy

royal mail starts annual christmas recruitment campaignRoyal Mail has launched a drive to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers to help sort the Christmas post as well as the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November through to early January 2017. The peak of the additional temporary work will be in the busiest month of December. The majority of seasonal positions will support Royal Mail’s 120,000 permanent postmen and women, who sort and deliver the mail all year round. Parcelforce Worldwide is also looking for drivers and indoor workers as the whole organisation gears up to deliver at Christmas.

Around 14,900 people are needed to work in mail centres, distribution centres and data centres across England. There are also around 1,300 posts in Scotland, around 700 jobs in Wales and 500 roles in Northern Ireland. The temporary recruits will help to sort Christmas cards and parcels and online shopping orders before they are taken to around 1,400 Delivery Offices for postmen and women to take out on their rounds. Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is also recruiting around 1,850 extra sorting staff including 830 drivers throughout the UK.

Royal Mail has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the Christmas positions – www.royalmailgroup.com/xmasjobs or by calling the helpline on 0345 600 1785.

Royal Mail’s chief operations officer, Sue Whalley, said: “Christmas is our busiest time of year. We plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service for consumers and businesses in the UK at Christmas. We make a substantial commitment in additional resources including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers to handle the festive mailbag and the growing market of online Christmas shopping.”

Royal Mail also has a year-round recruitment drive where it recruits postmen and women into its Delivery Offices around the UK. There are a range of permanent and temporarydelivery roles in sites across England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. More information is available at www.royalmail.com/jobs.

Victim Support Volunteering

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Victim Support VolunteeringVictim Support Hampshire & IOW are currently recruiting for volunteers to Support Victims of Crime in the North Hampshire Area including Andover. Our next training course is March 2017.

Full training is given and the role involves helping people explore how their experience of crime has affected their lives and identifying ways to enable them to recover from the experience.

Support is provided either face to face or by telephone, there is also the opportunity to go on to do further training to support with serious crime. For more information please email Hampshire& This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Full Time Advertisement Sales Role Available

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Jobs in Andover | Full Time Advertisement Sales Role Available | Andover & VillagesAndover & Villages is looking to recruit a full time Advertisement Field Sales person to join their busy media team.

The role requires the successful applicants to specifically handle existing clients, as well as generate new business. Negotiation will be a key part of your day to day job, so some media sales experience is preferred. You will also devise and implement sales strategies for your client base.

Andover & Villages is a small, rapidly growing company, with all of the team based from home, with great flexibility and support. Hours are flexible and full training will be given.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, in the first instance email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WANTED - Part Time Sales Staff

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Jobs in Andover | Full Time Advertisement Sales Role Available | Andover & VillagesAndover & Villages is looking to recruit part time Advertisement Sales people to join their busy media team.

The roles require the successful applicants to specifically handle existing clients, as well as generate new business. Negotiation will be a key part of your day to day job, so some media sales experience is preferred. You will also devise and implement sales strategies for your client base.

Andover & Villages is a small, rapidly growing company, with all of the team based from home, with great flexibility and support. Hours are flexible and full training will be given.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, in the first instance email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Older Persons Community Independence Service Worker

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Jobs in Andover | Older Persons Community Independence Service Worker | Andover & VillagesTest Valley Community services are now seeking to recruit a new staff member for the Older Persons Community Independence Service (OPCIS).

This is a community based service offering time-limited support for people aged 55 and over to improve their quality of life, maximise their long term independence and enable them to remain within their community.

OPCIS Worker (Based in Andover)

25 hours per week

£9.00 per hour

Fixed Contract to April 2018

If you believe you have the skills to take up this challenge and would like to apply, please submit your CV and a personal statement and return this by Friday 12th August. Interviews will be held on Friday 19th August.

Email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0330 4004 116 for further information.