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The Town of Bedford in the County of Bedfordshire

The town of Bedford is located within the county of Bedfordshire.  In 2014 the population of Bedford was 87,590.  Bedford is situated in the Eastern region of the UK and is governed by Bedford (B) council.  Bedford has 2 train stations called Bedford Rail Station (BDM) and Bedford St Johns Rail Station (BSJ).

Map of the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire

map showing Bedford

List of Streets in Bedford

Train Stations in Bedford

Bedford Rail Station (BDM)
Bedford St Johns Rail Station (BSJ)

Churches and Places of Worship in Bedford

Bedford School Chapel
Seventh Day Adventist Church
St Joseph & The Holy Child
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Guru Nanak Gurdwara
Cemetery Chapel
Providence Baptist Chapel
St Paul's
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ and S
St Peter's Church
First Church of Christ, Scientist Bedford
Catholic Church of St. Philip and St. James, Bri
St. John's
Albion Archaeology
St Mark's Church and Community Centre
Christ Church
Bedford Pentecostal Church
St. Andrews
Abbey Church of Mary St Helena
St James
Sri Gurdwara Sahib Ji
London Road Methodist Church
St Micheal's and All Angels
South End Methodist Church
St. Joseph's Ukranian Catholic Church
Prayer Room.Mosque
Bangladesh Islamic Mission.Mosque
Jameh Masjid Gulshan-e-Baghdad.Mosque
Jamia Masjid Hanfia Ghousia.Mosque
South Bedford Masjid.Mosque
Hindu Society of BedfordHindu Temple
Bedford Jamee Masjid And Islamic Cultural Centre.Mosque
Jumu'ah Salaah.Mosque
Al Falah.Mosque
Hindu Society of BedfordHindu Temple

Roman Catholic Churches in Bedford

Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts and Places to Stay in Bedford


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Latest Jobs in
Posted: 20/11/2018

Salary: £25.00 - £35.00/hour ASAP per Hour

Salary: £7.83 - £8.93/hour per Hour

Category: Other

Immediate starts for Drivers Mate / Warehouse staff paying from £7.83 per hour 5-6 days work per week, so you must be flexible to work weekends as part of a rota.
Berry Recruitment is part of the Berry Recruitment Group, a highly respected organisation based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The Group was formed by a team of industry experts including Tony Berry (the former Chairman of Blue Arrow and Manpower) and Ian Langley (the Chairman of infrastructure, process and energy specialist, Airswift). The Group continues to expand and now operates successfully from 36 locations nationally.
• Role Involves assisting in unloading goods with a driver and to deliver goods to stores and customers home address
• Be the first point of contact when delivering to a customer and ensure all delivery paperwork is in order and relevant copies provided to the customer on completion of delivery
• Assisting the driver with loading and unloading of HGV vehicle, Helping the driver navigate if needed
• Travelling to various locations, assisting the driver with parking and navigation

• Ready for an early start
• Means of transport to reach site early in the morning
• Good navigation skills
• Be physically fit as it requires lifting and shifting heavy objects along with the driver

Full time hours, overtime available, (Work pattern includes weekends on a 5 on 2 off basis)
• Full "on the job" training within a warehouse environment
• We care about our workers and ensure you are paid correctly on-time every time
• 28 days holiday
• On-site canteen and car parking
• 24hour support from your berry onsite team.
To be considered we will need a Full CV or give us a call on (Apply online only) to attend an interview, registration and site tour

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job
Posted: 20/11/2018

Salary: £30000/annum per Annum

Category: Personnel/Recruitment

Permanent HR Advisor

Ideally CIPD or part qualified

Full Time/Bedford location and parking on site


Reporting to the HR Manager, the role of the HR Advisor is responsible for delivering an efficient, supportive and friendly day to day operational HR service to all employees as part of a busy small team. This will include supporting team leaders/managers on the full range of generalist HR areas and assisting with HR projects and management reporting.

Responsibilities include:

Selecting, recruiting and onboarding employees and inductions, advising employees on the employee benefits and services provided, e.g. healthcare, pension (non-financial advice)

Provide advisory support to team leaders/line managers and employees on all HR matters.

Assist HR Manager with payroll management (checking and verification) and dealing with queries as required. Manage sickness absence in line with good management practise and in line with company policy. Under guidance, assisting through the investigation, disciplinary and grievance processes

Reviewing policies and procedures, supporting the appraisal process, training and development. Contributing to the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices including enhancing use of the HR System (People Inc).

You will need to be,

Organised, good time management, able to prioritise multitask and Strong attention to detail

Excellent communication skills; verbal and written and well developed listening skills and the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade

Be able to build strong working relationships independently and as part of a team, flexible, resilient and demonstration of a positive, 'can do' attitude.

Able to work with pace and remain calm and patient under pressure – embracing of change. Qualifications Ideally educated to degree standard. A professional HR qualification desirable (at least level 5 CIPD or actively working towards) A minimum of 2 years solid experience within a HR Generalist role, ideally in an SME Sound working knowledge of up to date UK Employment Legislation function.

If you have the above please forward your cv over to or call our office (Apply online only)

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Please note that at times due to the volume of applications we may not be able to respond to each person individually. If you do not hear from us within 7 days we're sorry you have not been successful this time. Please do not let this stop you applying for other positions you may be suitable for. Good Luck!

1st Choice Staff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as both an Employment Agency & Business
Posted: 20/11/2018

Salary: £28000 - £32000/annum per Annum

Category: Social Care

Position: Registered Care Manager - Supported Living

Location: Kempston, Bedford

Salary: £28'000 - £32'000

Job Ref: J43248

On behalf of an established Social Care provider, I am looking for a Registered Manager to commission/oversee one of their brand new fantastic residential homes in the Kempston area. The home will consist of 7 units offering supported living for 7 residents.

My client is an established yet growing, innovative organisation who offer a range of residential, community and supported living services to children and adults who may be affected by learning disabilities, mental health diagnoses and challenging behaviours to name a few. They have a strong philosophy and work hard to maintain a high quality, person centred approach.

The role of Registered Manager is to oversee all of the day to day running of one of their excellent Residential Homes in the Kempston area. The home is registered to care for adults who may have learning disabilities and/ or challenging behaviours.

Duties of the role will include but will not be limited to:

* Lead and direct the day-to-day operational management of the home

* Ensure that all staff working within the home receive regular supervision

* Carrying out care assessments

* Putting together dynamic support plans

* Hold responsibility for ensuring that the home operates in accordance with all statutory requirements, using the National Minimum Standards as a benchmark for good practice

* Ensuring that the home offers a safe environment geared to creating opportunities for the personal development of service users, taking into account practical, physical and emotional needs

* Carrying out Risk assessments

* Liaising with external Agencies as appropriate

* Recruitment and selection of staff, and assist the Area Manager in the formulation of staffing strategies, Policies and Procedures, and other pieces of managerial work as required.

* Ensuring that all staff within the Home are aware of, and adhere to the company's Policy & Procedures

In order to be considered for this excellent Registered Manager position, candidates must possess:

* Experience as a CQC Registered Manager of a residential, supported living and/ or outreach services.

* Excellent working knowledge of the needs of adults with learning disabilities and/ or complex needs

* Excellent budget management skills

* Ideally a relevant management qualification

* Excellent communication skills and a positive and influential personality

In return for your hard work and commitment, my client is offering:

* Starting salary of circa £28'000 - £32'000

* 25 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays

* Potential bonus

This position would suit an experienced Home Manager, Registered Manager, Residential Home Manager, Service Manager looking for a new challenge.

If you would like to be considered for the fantastic Registered Manager opportunity, you will need to email your CV quoting job reference number J43248 to j.fowles @ purosearch . com or call (Apply online only) and ask for Jason.

Due to the high number of applications we tend to receive we cannot always advise every unsuccessful applicant of the outcome, therefore, if you have not heard back from us within 28 days of submitting your application, please assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful
Posted: 20/11/2018

Salary: £25000 - £40000/annum per Annum

Salary: per

Category: Other

£highly competitive + benefits

Joshua Robert Recruitment is delighted to be working with a national consulting group. Having started their journey as a planning and development consultancy, the practice has consistently grown and now consists of Town Planning, Architecture/Master Planning and Urban Design through to Transport Design teams across the UK.

Due to continued expansion, there is now an exciting opportunity for a talented Urban Designer to join their vibrant and friendly team in from either Bedford or London. Not only will you be developing your skills through working on a wide range of projects, but there will be training and support along the way for you to grow and truly flourish in the role.

The role will involve working closely with the Studio Director; assisting with developing master plans, urban planning concepts and strategies, feasibility studies, design and access statement and design codes. In addition, you will be producing drawings and presentations in 2D and 3D whilst also liaising with clients and project teams throughout the project(s).

To be considered for this position, you will have proven post qualification experience and will have worked on residential and mixed used schemes. You will have a good understanding of planning requirements and a high level of visual and verbal skill including freehand and colour rendering skills. Experience producing 1/500 scaled free hand sketch residential layouts would be a distinct advantage.

Passionate about seeking innovative, sustainable and creative design solutions, the successful applicant will also be fully proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD and SketchUP (with Revit being advantageous).

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, pension scheme, contributions towards professional subscriptions and a fantastic working environment. There is a clear route for progression and lots of support for you to take your career to the next level.

All applications will remain completely confidential between yourself and Donna Banks at JRR. You will not be added to any mailing lists and rest assured your details will NOT be passed on to anyone without your prior authorisation. If you are interested in this or any other Urban Design opportunity, please give Donna a call on (Apply online only) or apply with your CV/Portfolio to this advert
Posted: 20/11/2018

Salary: £9.50/hour per Hour

Salary: per

Category: Administration

I am currently recruiting for business support assistant to join the children’s services for central Bedfordshire council.

Job purpose
To provide administrative and clerical support to the Jigsaw Team
Main accountabilities
To undertake word processing and/or copy typing. This will include standard letters and routine documents, individual letters, worksheets etc.

To undertake bulk photocopying as required

To undertake filing as required

To compile lists and maintain statistical data in respect of class or group of pupils, undertaking analysis of statistics as required by the teacher. This will include data on pupil progress, attendance and examination results etc

To collect money from pupils (for school trips, photographs etc and ensure it is forwarded to the school office in accordance with school procedure.

Cataloguing, preparation of, issuing and maintaining materials and equipment as required and undertaking regular stocktaking of items held

Taking minutes of meetings, as required

Maintaining information systems and inputting of pupil data into school managements system

To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information

To undertake any other duties, commensurate with the level of post, as may be required from time to time

Provide 1st line support on the Jigsaw phone to all stakeholders, parents, schools, CBC colleagues and other agencies

Provide 1st line support for all email correspondence to the Jigsaw Email account

Provide 1st line quality assurance to schools making referrals to ensure the referrals are completed correctly and relevant required supporting paperwork attached

Ensure that new referrals are input to the database with statistical information, ensure referral meets the referral panel in a timely manner to hit SLA and respond to school to advise outcomes and suggested ways forward

Provide basic ICT support to all members of the Team

Ensuring all staff members have access to the correct equipment and programs where necessary

Arranging transport for In Reach children, and problem solving where there is a breakdown with these arrangements

Participate in the Organistion of Jigsaw training - Advertising training sessions both directly with school and with CPD online - Booking candidates directly on the courses and dealing with any training related queries - Providing all necessary packs for training.

Corresponding with other agencies as and when required regarding In Reach and Out Reach pupils.

Providing support for referrals to other agencies such as Social Care and Early Help.

Collating relevant Exclusion Data and contacting schools where necessary to ask about referring to Jigsaw and track this information

Finance, Raising Purchase Orders in accordance with CBC guidelines, Resolving with all invoicing and purchase order queries

Updating Income and Expenditure report to track budget spend and share with Head of Virtual School, Head of Service and Head of Outreach

Providing additional in class support where necessary

Liaison and communication with Jigsaw Team and shared site members regarding issues with site (Building and Maintenance)
Posted: 20/11/2018

Salary: £9.00 - £10.00/hour + DOE per Hour

Salary: £20000 - £30000/annum per Annum