12 Backwell Hill Road, Backwell,
Bristol BS48 3PL
EXPERIENCED BAR PERSON REQUIRED
GOOD RATES OF PAY
MUST BE WILLING TO COVER
ONE EVENING AT WEEKENDS
Lego team building interview challenge
It wasn't that long ago the standard interview question was 'where do you see yourself in five years time?' and the standard answer was 'sitting where you are'.
But two men have clinched jobs as IT developers with an online energy switching business Flipper by demonstrating their skills with Lego building blocks.
James Brown and Ollie Spires,pictured, are now working at the headquarters of energy auto-switching service Flipper, based at 1 Clevedon Road, Nailsea.
They impressed the bosses at an unusual interview aimed at finding out how they worked together and solved problems.
Instead of being subjected to the normal question and answer interview process, all the candidates for these roles were challenged to work in groups of three to create a Lego house in just 20 minutes.
Flipper head of technology Tim Genge devised the challenge.
He said: “The qualifications listed on a CV only tell you so much about a person, which courses they have attended and the technical knowledge they might have.
“We wanted to test their softer skills.
"See how they work with others, if they are leaders or followers, how good are they at problem solving and explaining their ideas to others.
"And, very importantly, if they would fit in with the rest of our team.”
The groups were given details of an imaginary Lego family and their requirements for a home. Flipper management team then watched each group as they discussed and constructed the house to a tight deadline.
Having successfully completed the task, James and Ollie now work as web developers and are part of the team who constantly improve the Flipper platform, which searches out the best gas and electricity deals and manages the switching process for households signed up to the service.
Flipper managing director Mark Gutteridge said: “There are more and more tech firms basing themselves in Bristol and the South West which has created a really dynamic market with lots of roles and lots of people applying for each one.
"By taking an innovative approach to recruitment we make ourselves memorable to the candidates and ensure we attract high calibre people – like James and Ollie.”
Every person who joins Flipper is presented with their own Lego minifigure, which not only looks like them but is also used as part of a fun staff incentive programme.
Each week outstanding employees from across the business are presented the ‘Flipping Fantastic’ award which sees their Lego figure promoted to stand on a special Lego plinth and given a Lego trophy at the company’s headquarters.
Many Nailsea civil servants remember the team building technique with Lego as part of their London induction training back in the 1970s.
Nailsea & Backwell RFC
needs bar staff
at its West End clubhouse
If you are enthusiastic, aged 18+, have bar experience and want to join a great team they want to hear from you
Email Tony Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or message 0776 509 2674.
Competitive rates of pay
Aimee's WINE HOUSE LTD
Monday and Tuesdays 3-8.30pm plus occasional extra shifts
Vacancy due to maternity cover
Ideal candidate is someone who is confident, self motivated and great with customers
To start there will be a two week training ASAP
Email email@example.com or call 01275 464591
Tyntesfield the National Trust property near Nailsea has a number of vacancies.
food & beverage assistant manager; and
visitor experience assistant
Click HERE for more information
Bristol Airport currently employs approximately 4,000 but it is looking to employ even more.
The job fair is for all the franchises and on-site companies based at the airport looking to fill vacancies.
With more than 40 employers, there’s a whole range of jobs available.
Whether you’re looking for a job in security, retail, catering or check-in - you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.
The job fair will be joined by employers such as:
It’s easy to get there too – just £1.50 each way on the A1, A2 and A3 Airport Flyers – plus free parking.
Sat nav details are BS23 2AL.
Come along with your CV and meet some of the
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10am-1.30pm
Weston College Conference Centre
employers looking for people like you.
Everyone who joins will need to satisfy the requirements for an airport security pass.
“When I arrived at the event, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Everyone I spoke to was really helpful. They told me all about life at the airport and made me feel at ease. Within a few days I was interviewed and offered a job in the PCV team.” - Tracey, PCV driver
Beat the queues on the day, and pre-register by clcking HERE and following the link.
United Response registered manager Kate Harvey said: “We are hiring all across North Somerset, especially in Nailsea.”
Full time/part time/relief and waking night positions available, full training provided, join our team and make a difference
Nailsea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteer to share this commitment.
A satisfactory enhanced DBS will be required.
View all available vacancies on the TES website by clicking HERE
Senior teaching assistant
Student services office manager
Backwell School has established a reputation as one of Britain's best performing comprehensive schools at GCSE and A Level. To learn more click HERE.
Golden Valley Veterinary Hospital
Head Nurse – maternity cover
commencing May 2020
We are a leading independent veterinary hospital in North Somerset and have the highest RCVS accreditation and two ‘outstanding’ PSS awards for our service.
We have all the necessary facilities in house and on hand 24hrs a day including advanced CT and MRI imaging.
We are looking for an experienced RVN to lead our team of 14 nurses and 3 animal care assistants in providing our clients with exceptional care and clinical excellence.
The right candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills as well as clinical coaching experience.
You will be required to work closely with the practice manager and clinical director to efficiently oversee all aspects of the day to day running of the practice.
This is an excellent opportunity to lead an enthusiastic team and still practice day to day nursing.
Please email your CV with covering letter
Closing date Friday, March 6
WANTED NAILSEA WAREHOUSE OPERATIVES
£9.50 an hour – TEMP TO PERMANENT POSITIONS
Couple living in bungalow
near Nailsea & Backwell railway station seek cleaner
Initially for four hours a week reducing to two hours long-term
No ironing, mostly floors, cobwebs and top of cupboards
£25 for two hours.
Friendly dog also lives on site!
Call 01275 853495 for more details
Trainee Duty Manager
full training provided to L3 Standard.
Backwell Leisure Centre
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join bespoke training programme, delivered in partnership with Lifetime Training, to complete an accredited Leisure Duty Manager L3 Standard.
This develops and nurtures the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for Junior Management leadership roles.
This is a full time position.
Closing date is Friday, January 31
Email Backwell@legacyleisure.org.uk or call 01275 463726
You can work here too!
Noah's Ark is looking for new staff.
The North Somerset zoo farm is expanding and is looking to recruit more than 30 seasonal and permanent staff to its team.
Job opportunities range from animal keepers, park rangers and welcome assistants through to roles in catering, cleaning and gardening.
The zoo farm near Nailsea needs enthusiastic and committed people with a keen focus on customer service.
Even better, for every member of staff they hire, the zoo will plant a tree as part of its Go Even Greener initiative.
The zoo will be planting a variety of tree species, including oak, hornbeam, beech and silver birch which will be planted in the conservation area at the zoo.
During the past 20 years, Noah’s Ark has planted more than 20,000 trees as part of its conservation work to encourage wildlife and to provide a sustainable source of browse for feeding its animals including African elephants and giraffes.
Noah’s Ark is expanding with a new leader at the helm, Larry Bush.
The son of the owners, Anthony and Christina, Larry brings experience from a 25 year career in international business and most recently as a director of fair trade organization, Traidcraft.
He returned to the west country to become the new managing director in September 2019 and has plans for growing the zoo in the future.
Larry said: “We’re delighted that so many people already love coming to Noah’s Ark as visitors, members, schools and volunteers.
"Our plan is to extend our welcome so that even more people can enjoy getting up close to our amazing animals and experiencing the fresh air, countryside and adventurous play that we offer.
"Part of our plan to be more accessible is to be open seven days a week from April through until the autumn school half-term.”
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm will be opening seven days a week from Sundays, April 5-November 1, that is an extra 31 days during 2020.
School lollipop person wanted
North Somerset Council is looking to employ a school crossing patrol person at Backwell Junior School. £9 an hour, uniform + full training
For more information click HERE
Crown Glass Shopping Centre
Wanted boys and girls
to deliver newspapers.
Due to approaching GCSE season the shop is short of deliverers.
The rounds are all in the mornings:
Monday to Friday or
Monday to Saturday
Pay is £15-£25
Minimum age is13 no upper age limit
Contact Phil Morris at 8 Clevedom Walk, call 01275 856646 or email
Bristol Airport firefighter role
Bristol Airport is recruiting firefighters to join its Fire & Rescue Service.
The role of a Bristol Airport Firefighter is not what you would expect.
Despite its name, it is not all about fighting fires.
While responding to emergency situations and requests for help will be part of the job, being a firefighter involves so much more.
Successful applicants will take part in emergency response simulation exercises, deliver training workshops to colleagues on first aid, manual handling and general safety, promoting fire safety standards to airport colleagues and be able to keep a cool head in a crisis.
Bristol Airport is looking for people who can work as part of a team, have different strengths and experiences, are self-motivated, with good levels of fitness and stamina and able to work under pressure.
No previous experience is necessary as all training will be provided through an extensive on-the-job training programme.
Bristol Airport resourcing manager Alex Morrow said: “Our firefighters have very different backgrounds and bring with them different strengths and experiences.
"A firefighter at Bristol Airport means being part of a family, working in a supportive environment, meeting high and professional standards and proud of the work they do.
"Other attributes we look for include being a team player, being conscientious and working proactively every day.
"If you are looking for a job with a difference, in an exciting and dynamically changing business, we would love to hear from you.”
To find out more information about the role from click HERE
Deadline Wednesday, November 13.
More than 4,000 people are employed at the airport across 50 companies covering a wide range of job roles.
A Tickenham company has a vacancy for an office coordinator.
Palladium is an international aid organisation with one of our UK offices based near Nailsea.
They are currently recruiting for a full-time office coordinator.
Palladium works with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges.
For full details click HERE.
Emmeline Simpson Ltd
Administrative Assistant (temporary)
Emmeline Simpson is a designer running a small business based in Nailsea, supplying gift products to retailers in Bristol, Bath, Oxford and London as well as selling online. We are looking for a great multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and accuracy to work as a temporary admin assistant in the run up to Christmas. Candidates should be professional, polite, organised and able to manage time effectively, and have great attention to detail. Must be comfortable working with computers – practical knowledge of word and excel is essential as well as adaptability to using web based systems. Tasks will include general office administration, booking in deliveries and liaising with warehouse, placing orders with suppliers, communicating with Trade customers and answering enquiries by email, phone. Assisting retail customers with web orders and updating website with new products. Invoicing trade customers using Sage software. Promoting products/events on social media. Ideally candidates will be able to work from home.
HOURS: 4-6 hours a week within school hours - flexible
LOCATION: working from home
This is initially a temporary position for November and December but with a possibility of extension. To apply, please contact Emmeline by email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cv and a covering note if you would like to be considered. Closing date Tuesday, October 22.
Tyntesfield is looking for Father Christmas to book him for the festive season.
This is a part-time job and pays £8.72 an hour.
Taking on the character of Father Christmas, you will play an integral role to the programme of Christmas activities and events at Tyntesfield
Dressed and playing the role of Father Christmas, you will meet and greet children and their families / guardians with energy, professionalism and Christmas spirit.
You will converse with children and their families / guardians providing the warmest of welcomes, to ensure that they experience the magic of Christmas and a memorable visit.
This is a challenging role that requires patience, diplomacy and the very best customer service skills.
To find out more click HERE.
Seasonal Santa job
Like working with children?
Nailsea School is looking for a part-time learning support assistant. This is a fixed term contract and the salary is £9,432 per annum; and
Nailsea Montessori nursery needs a cook from 10am-12.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The High Street pre-school is offered a good rate of pay for those holding a Level " food and hygience qualification.
Call 01275 851123 or email email@example.com for more details.
TEAM PELICAN: A Nailsea company which helps people onto the right career path for them is hosting an open day with free coffee on Saturday, September 28, 10am-2pm.at their Crown Glass Shopping Centre offices.
Simply Green Zero Waste
We are looking for one or two people to join us on a part time basis to help with the day to day running of the shop and covering holidays, with the possibility of progressing to taking on more responsibility in the future.
The role will involve serving customers, lots of restocking, ensuring the shop is clean, tidy and well presented throughout the day, as well as washing up and leaving the shop clean at the end of each day.
An interest in living a low waste lifestyle is important.
You will need to be quite fit as there will be lots of heavy lifting (up to 25kg sacks), with good customer service skills and good attention to detail as hygiene is key when selling/ serving unpackaged food.
Email a CV and your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org
BAR STAFF NEEDED
Nailsea & Backwell RFC IS looking to recruit bar staff for its busy club.
If you have experience in working in a busy bar environment, are friendly, hardworking and would like to join our team, please call Tony Warren on 0776 509 2674, email email@example.com or contact Richie Evans at the club on 01275 810818.
Clerk to governors
Nailsea School has a part-time vacancy for a clerk to the governors. The clerk will deal with administrative matters for the board of governors which includes taking minutes at meetings and advising on procedural issues. Evening meetings are on Mondays from 6pm and there 18 per year. For more information and to apply click HERE.
22 Heath Road
BRISTOL BS48 1AF
Click HERE to follow link to learn more about this Nailsea School job
Jobs open day
A Weston-super-Mare based company, the Ascot Group, has announced plans to expand its operations resulting in dozens of new jobs.
The group has grown from a start-up business to 70 employees and operates within the marketing, media and technology sectors.
The newly created roles will span everything from digital marketing and data analytics to more traditional positions such as graphic design and copy writing.
The company is hosting an open day on Saturday, April 27 at its HQ at Worle Park Way, next to Worle train station, and local people can register to attend.
Ascot Group CEO Andrew Scott said: “North Somerset is brimming with talented people but many of them commute to Bristol or further afield.
“Not everyone is aware that a world-class marketing and tech company exists on their doorstep so we’re inviting people to meet our team and see our facilities.”
The Ascot Group operates across three businesses, Purplex Marketing, Insight Data and Business Leader, and positions are being created at every level – from experienced senior management to trainee roles.
The jobs will be phased in over the next three years and the company is already seeking additional office space to accommodate the growth.
The Recruitment Open Day will take place from 10am-2pm and for more information visit https://www.ascotgroup.co.uk/ call 01934 428771.
Wine store vacancy
Aimee's Wine House at 45 Rodney Road, Backwell needs a part-time shop assistant for Tuesdays.
The hours are 4-9pm with extra hours needed to cover holidays.
Also alternative Sundays vacancy at the Stoke Bishop store 11am-8pm.
Hourly rate £8.21.
Go to the Facebook page, call in shop or call 01275 464591 for more details.
The Royal Oak at Nailsea High Street is recruiting
The Royal Oak needs:
weekend glass collector/food runner
full and part-time bar staff
assistant manager or team leader
Email your CV with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the High Street pub with your paperwork
Fountain Timber has vacancies for forklift driver
Coates House is looking for front-of-house staff.
The family-owned High Street restaurant and pub is recruiting bar staff, team supervisors and salaried assistant manager.
Email your CV with covering letter to email@example.com
Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare jobs
The Grand Pier is just the job for career opportunities
Twenty new full-time jobs are being created at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier as it gears up for the traditional start of the new holiday season in a few weeks’ time.
The popular seafront attraction traditionally recruits a large number of seasonal workers, which it is again seeking to do this year.
But in addition, it is making a significant investment by offering 20 new full-time positions.
Details of all the vacancies can be discussed at two recruitment days which are taking place at the Pier on Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 2-6pm.
Grand Pier general manager Tim Moyle said: “Every year we recruit a number of occasional staff to help out in our busiest periods.
“Our payroll can go from around 100 usually to 320 in August.
"But in addition to the usual occasional staff, we have decided to invest in 20 new permanent positions, which is something different.
“Our intention would be for these staff to become multi-skilled and experienced in many different aspects of the Pier’s operations, from various retail roles to staffing the rides, these staff will train across all our various departments.
“It might be that if someone excels in a particular area, or shows particular enthusiasm or ability in a specific area, they can stay there but the intention is for them to become multi-skilled.”
Attendees, who are encouraged to bring their CVs, will be able to speak to heads of department and find out about all the recruitment opportunities across the company.
Mr Moyle added: “Our ideal candidates are people who are hard-working and willing to learn.”
In addition to the new permanent multi-skilled positions the Pier is looking – as usual – to recruit occasional staff in a number of roles and areas, including the bar, catering, retail, rides, arcade, cooks and chefs, cleaners, pot wash and stores.
To find out more about the wide range of attractions, events and entertainments at the Grand Pier all year round, visit www.grandpier.co.uk
Nailsea Summer Play Scheme
2019 is recruiting
Vacancies for Adult (aged 18+) and Junior (aged 16+) leader roles
Playscheme is at Kingshill Church School, Pound Lane.
It will be running from Wednesday to Wednesday, July 24-August 7,
8.30am-4pm catering for 100+ primary school aged children (four to 11).
The fun activities include sports, dance, arts, crafts, cookery and more.
The playscheme needs enthusiastic, hard-working individuals,who love to work with children and as part of a team.
Qualifications in teaching, NNEB, NVQ level 3 in childcare or similar are desirable for some positions, along with first aid qualifications.
Previous experience in sports provision plus experience in managing staff and groups of children is needed for senior roles.
In all roles a DBS check must be provided for successful applicants.
To apply for any of the above roles email your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday, March 13, and the interviews will be held week commencing Monday, March 18.
A new app to allow people to share skills is attracting interest among Nailsea People.
Beebooked is an initiative by Bristol based OneBigCircle a bespoke technical solutions company.
The Beebooked app is designed to help people trade their skills and earn money in hours that work for them, in turn allowing people to find help and skills when they need them.
Marketing person Bethany Marris said: "Most of our users are in the Nailsea area at present - nearly 60 to date.
"Beebooked was created to help people find the services they need when they need them, and also enables people to trade your skills in their community - creating a hive of local activity.
"We don’t charge a fee and the app is totally free to sign up to."
You can contact Beebooked via its Facebook page or on Twitter.
Here are the links:
Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea
This is a unique opportunity to join this Nailsea church
which is a medium-sized evangelical Anglican church in North Somerset. You will play a key role in providing high-quality strategic and day-to-day management of the church’s operations and oversee the non-ministerial staff and volunteers.
There is a genuine occupational requirement (GOR) that the post holder is a Christian. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required. All applicants are required to have permission to work in the UK.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday–Friday, with some evening and weekend work.
Salary: £27,000–£30,000 —
Closing date: Monday, February 18
Interview date: Monday, March 4
For further details call the Revd James Packman on 01275 540223 or email email@example.com
NAILSEA BACKWELL TAXIS
Car owner/driver to work with team
Commission based - maximum £150 per week.
Immediate start available on late afternoon or evening shifts. Other shifts available.
Applicants must have:
North Somerset Private Hire Licence
North Somerset Plated Vehicle
Call 01275 799999, firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via Facebook page.
Further information at
Golden Valley Veterinary Hospital
Nailsea Park, Nailsea BS48 1BD
Vacancies on reception
Golden Valley Vets hold the highest RCVS accreditation and two 'outstanding' awards for service. Providing our clients with a top quality professional front-of-house experience is a fundamental part of our success and we take it very seriously.
We are now looking for two additional members of staff to join our team.
A computer literate person who loves animals and is confident interacting with clients is a priority.
Full time 9am-5pm Monday to Friday with the flexibility to cover the odd weekend shift;
Please email CV and covering letter stating which role you are applying for to email@example.com marked for the attention of Charlie.
MF Cleaning Solutions
Cleaner required for 2 hours a day Thursday and Sunday morning in Nailsea.
Hours flexiable but must be completed by 10am.
Pay £10 per hour.
Equipment and products provided with a uniform top.
Must have previous cleaning experience and own transport.
Must be reliable and trustworthy as will be a key holder.
Call Maddie 0758 157 4845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hill Road, Clevedon, restaurant has vacancies for:
Permanent Part-Time Waiting Staff
Permanent Part-Time Kitchen Washer-Up
Interested? Please call 01275 341900 or email email@example.com to arrange an interview
Bristol Airport jobs fairs
Bristol Airport is hosting two new jobs fairs to showcase the range of job opportunities on offer in its industry.
The airport will be teaming up with business partners based across its site at the two events – one in February and one in March, giving prospective candidates the chance to find out more about the different roles available and the skills and experience required.
Approximately 4,000 people are employed at the airport, which handled more than 8.7 million passengers in 2018.
But, with approval to develop facilities to handle up to 10 million passengers per annum in the future, the workforce is forecast to grow.
The jobs fairs will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for anyone interested in working at the airport, with many of the different employers on site represented, including security provider, ICTS, food travel experts - SSP and The Restaurant Group (TRG), ground-handling specialists, DHL and Swissport and duty-free shopping operator, World Duty Free.
Jobs on offer range across customer service, security, catering and retail, many of which are shift work roles on a permanent and fixed term seasonal basis and will be held 10am-1pm on the following dates:
Tuesday, February 26, at Weston College, Knightstone Campus; and
Thursday, March 7, at South Bristol Skills Academy, Hengrove Park.
To find out more about these events and,register interest click HERE.