JOBS: Check out the latest vacancies in Axminster

  Posted: 12.06.20 at 12:53 by Francesca Evans

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In an effort to help our readers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have compiled a list of jobs currently hiring in and around Axminster to give you a helping hand in your job hunt!


Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner
Axminster (EX13)
From £22,600 to £24,756 per annum

We have an opportunity for an experienced children’s Support Worker to join an Outstanding independent provider of children’s services.

You will provide care as well as emotional support and guidance to children with social, emotional and mental health needs, as well as special educational needs. Working with the team and registered manager, you will provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment which encourages children to learn, explore and develop both emotionally and physically, in a positive and safe way.

You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children within a residential setting, or will have a Level 3 Children and Young People qualification. You will also need to be a driver and will be over 21.

Salary: up to £24,756 depending on experience
Shifts: 24.5 hr shifts on a rolling rota (10 shifts pm) including sleep ins
Day shifts also available without sleep-ins
Opportunity to complete Level 3 Children and Young People

Click here to apply.


Axminster (EX13), Axminster
From £58,000 to £67,000 per annum + generous holiday + superb pension

A commercially astute, dynamic, qualified accountant is needed to join an established and growing organisation at their head office in East Devon as the Head of Finance & Resources.

This is not the average accounting role! It is a rare opportunity for a proactive qualified accounting professional to join an organisation that is leading the way in its sector and where you can genuinely make a difference.

Head of Finance & Resources – The Role:

As part of a friendly, dedicated senior management team, the Head of Finance and Resources is a business critical role where you will be working at a strategic level, taking ownership of delivering a comprehensive finance function as well as providing leadership of operational and project activities including HR, estates management and development, health and safety, marketing and information systems.

Duties will include:
- Managing and developing the finance team, administrative and support staff.
- Ensuring the provision of timely, insightful and accurate management information reporting for senior management and Directors.
- Delivering insightful financial analysis as well as operational and strategic financial advice for the board.
- Responsible for strategic financial plans, budget preparation (monitoring, supporting and challenging non-finance budget holders as needed) forecast planning and production, procurement and fixed assets.
- Production of annual statutory accounts, manage and liaise with external auditors and tax specialists as needed.
- Continuous review and improvement of processes and controls across the finance and administration functions.
- Review of suppliers ensuring value for money and cost-effective solutions are in place.
- Providing leadership and direction to development and change projects as well as capital build projects.
- Providing strategic leadership and management of support functions including HR, Marketing, Estates, Facilities etc.
- Identifying and presenting potential income generation projects to the board, upon approval providing hands on leadership to deliver approved projects.
- Creating financial plans and costings for new projects and services.
- Risk Management including appropriate insurance policies are in place.

Head of Finance & Resources – The Rewards:

Competitive salary of £58,000pa – £67,000pa plus benefits including generous holiday entitlement, superb pension scheme, as well as ongoing support and development.

This employer provides an engaging working environment where you will see the impact of your contribution every day in this unique organisation.

Head of Finance & Resources – The Person:

We are keen to hear from ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with excellent technical knowledge, proven ability in delivering all aspects of an effective finance function, as well as experience of strategic planning and project management. Experience of capital build projects is desirable.

You will be a self-starter with a high energy approach and a desire to work in a fast-paced changing organisation.

With a track record in managing staff and reporting at board level, you’ll be a first-rate communicator able to inspire, persuade and influence with the ability to positively manage and empower others to achieve.

You will enjoy using your commercial skills – able to see the bigger picture and plan ahead whilst also being hands on as needed to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.

A natural problem-solver with excellent analytical skills, able to analyse, understand and explain complex information to non-finance staff at all levels.

Please note due to location, you will need to have your own transport.

This is an urgent requirement; CVs will be reviewed upon receipt with interviews to take place early in July with the appropriate social distancing measures.

Click here to apply.


Axminster (EX13)
Competitive salary and benefits plus apartment
Millstream Management Services
Part Time

About us
We are Millstream Management Services (MMS), a progressive managing agent of privately owned leasehold Retirement Living accommodation.

We manage in excess of 191 developments - nationally. That means we manage 7,557 apartments and provide our services to over 10,000 retired people.

However, we are not stopping there, as we are rapidly growing and have ambitious plans for the future.

Join us and be part of a professional, award winning, customer focused team.

About the role
We’re looking for a personable Residential Development Manager to co-ordinate the development in Minster Court, Axminster.

Managing both the maintenance of the property and providing a first-class service to Owners, you’ll be working at the heart of Millstream Management Services, promoting a happy and fulfilling lifestyle for Owners. From facilitating social events to supporting the sales team you’ll play a key role in the business and liaise with a range of departments and external contacts.

The hours of work are 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch (30 hours per week).

As this role requires the manager to live onsite, an apartment will be allocated to the successful candidate.

About you
It’s important that you understand our Customers. With the focus on providing a happy and fulfilling lifestyle for the Owners, you’ll have an outgoing and friendly personality with a love of people and socialising. You’ll know when to act with sensitivity and diplomacy but also have the efficiency and assertiveness to manage the safety of the Owners and the security of the development. Despite the high levels of social contact, you’ll also be happy working independently on your own initiative.

To support with the organisation of events and administer the maintenance of the site, you’ll be computer literate with previous experience of using Outlook.

Previous property management or hotel experience would be advantageous, as well as previous work within a caring profession. Service delivery is essential.

How you’ll be rewarded
- Competitive salary
- Annual holiday entitlement of 22 days + Bank Holidays
- A day off on your Birthday
- Apartment onsite
- Life Assurance
- Colleague Introduction reward scheme

Click here to apply.


The following three vacancies are being promoted by Harbron Recruit Ltd, a family run construction industry recruitment agency based in the South West of England. Harbron Recruit originally stemmed from a construction company that boasts 25 years of successfully working with the majority of major contractors across the South West.

Recognising the demand for quality construction personnel with the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out jobs quickly and safely gave birth to Harbron Recruit as a major supplier of construction trades to companies requiring temporary, permanent and contract workers on a range of assignments.

Now, as a well-established Recruitment Agency having traded successfully for 10 years within the specialist sector of construction it has enabled us to create long standing client relationships built on a foundation of trust, honesty and integrity.

Based in Devon, the agency provides quality staff to our clients both locally and nationally - call 01626 333105 for details or click the links below.

Axminster (EX13)
£15.00 - £17.00 per hour

Click here to apply.

Axminster (EX13)
£11 - £12 per hour

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Telescopic Handler - all sizes excluding 360 slew
Axminster (EX13)
£14 - £15 per hour

Click here to apply.

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