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The Town of Colchester in the County of Essex

The town of Colchester is located within the county of Essex.  In 2014 the population of Colchester was 119,441.  Colchester is situated in the Eastern region of the UK and is governed by Colchester District (B) council.  Colchester has 3 train stations called Colchester Rail Station (COL), Colchester Town Rail Station (CET) and Hythe (Essex) Rail Station (HYH).

Map of the town of Colchester in Essex

map showing Colchester

List of Streets in Colchester

Train Stations in Colchester

Colchester Rail Station (COL)Colchester Town Rail Station (CET)
Hythe (Essex) Rail Station (HYH)

Churches and Places of Worship in Colchester

Cemetery Chapel Disused
Nonconformist Chapel
St. Peter's Colchester
Saint Leonard's in the Hythe
Artillery Street Evangelical Church
St Leonard, Lexden
Wimpole Road Methodist Church
St. John's Orthodox Church
Severalls Hospital Chapel
St John's Church Community Centre
Colchester Islamic Cultural Association.Mosque
University of Essex Islamic Society.Mosque

Roman Catholic Churches in Colchester

St James the Less and St HelenColchesterCO1 2QB
St Teresa of LisieuxColchesterCO3 9BE
St Mary & St MichaelColchesterCO4 3QD

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


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Posted: 20/09/2018

Salary: £16.00 - £17.00/hour per Hour

Salary: £26500/annum + bonus per Annum

Category: Personnel/Recruitment

R13 recruitment are working in affiliation with a highly successful training provider in their search for a Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer. Joining their Colchester centre, you will actively develop and promote their Apprenticeship training provision, with the goal of increasing participation in their SFA funded Apprenticeship programmes. You will focus on developing their recruitment and employment division which suppliers temporary contract workers and permanent staff.

This is the perfect role an individual with recruitment experience who is seeking a challenging and diverse position. They are looking for someone who wants to make a real impact through attracting talent, along with souring prospect employers to work with that will ultimately help achieve the company vision of providing young people with the skills for employment and future development.

**Please note for this role it is essential that you hold a current full UK Driver’s License and have access to your own vehicle**

Your duties will include:

* Delivering marketing activities to promote the services of the organisations.

* Actively utilise the organisations ACT database to improve customer relationship management and increase activity with employers.

* To work closely with our employers to understand their apprenticeship needs, before introducing them to potentially suitable apprenticeship candidates

* Co-ordinate staff attendance and arrange resources for external marketing events.

* Procurement of quality work experience placements/job vacancies for Apprentices and those on an Access to Apprenticeship programme.

* Working to meet learner recruitment profiles as agreed with your manager for Apprenticeships (16- 18 and 19+).

* Manage the promotion of vocational programmes to schools across the specified geographic location, ensuring an awareness of the programmes with young people and parents.

* To adopt a flexible approach and undertake marketing during evenings and weekend as required to meet profiles.

* Preparation and delivery of presentations to organisations in order to gain new business.

* Contribute to the development of marketing material and literature that promotes the company’s image and reflects the quality services delivered by the company’s two divisions.

* To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post.

* To comply fully with internal policies on Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Quality Assurance.

You will have/be:

* A minimum of two years of employer engagement experience.

* Good knowledge of local area with a focus on education priorities and labour market.

* 2 years previous experience working in recruitment (either in-house or within an agency environment).

* A minimum of Level 2 skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

* Proven experience to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions.

* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; organisational and time management skills, detail oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

* Ability to work to your own initiative.


* A good background in educational sales.

* Track record in either permanent or temporary recruitment.

* NVQ 3 in Customer Service.

* Level 4 IAG qualification.

* Level 3 in Sales and Marketing.

**You will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB check for this position**

This is a full time, permanent position based in Colchester. The offered salary for this role is £26,500 with a great bonus structure. Benefits include: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, Employee assistance and benefits schemes, supported professional development to gain recognised qualifications, career development prospects.

How to apply:

To hear more details about this fantastic opportunity please email your CV to Louise Prowse –Recruitment Specialist at rthirteen recruitment.

About rthirteen:

Powered by our principals - we link individuals with opportunities to fulfil their potential, and introduce client partners to associates to aid their business evolution. Contact us, for a completely confidential chat. rthirteen, clever recruiting which makes a difference.

Due to the high numbers of applications we receive for advertised vacancies, if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful for this opportunity. rthirteen will retain your details, and contact you with any other forthcoming opportunities which we feel may be appropriate
Posted: 20/09/2018

Salary: per

Salary: £22917 - £37000/annum per Annum

Category: Education

Prospero Teaching are currently looking for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2 Teachers in the Colchester area.

We have a number of schools throughout Colchester who are looking to fill full time/part time Long Term and Permanent vacancies, most of these schools have been awarded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in their last Ofsted reports and have gone from strength to strength over the previous academic years.

These primary positions are open to both Primary NQT's and experienced primary teachers, and the schools have stated that based on a good performance there may be a permanent position offered at the end of this academic year if one is not offered from January 2019.

If you’re looking for a supportive school that values their staff, rewards hard work and believe in their teachers abilities then look no further! Please apply below and we will be in contact with a list of vacancies. The schools we are working with are looking to interview and appoint ASAP! Once we have received your application you will be contacted by a dedicated, local consultant who will discuss the current vacancies.

Teachers must have:
• Be able to provide at least two different teaching references covering the last 2 years, or your last two teaching placements and University reference if you are an NQT
• QTS or equivalent
• Eligibility to work in the UK
• Good organisational skills with high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Have strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with staff, parents and students
• Good classroom management skills

To apply…
Please apply below or call (Apply online only). Please note, we can only respond to successful applicants. We are unable to provide individual CV feedback due to the high volumes of applications

Salary: per

Category: Retail/Purchasing

Our Sales Associates make sure Christmas truly sparkles for our Customers! Temporary Christmas Sales Associate - Part Time, Up to 12 hours per week

Christmas is a wonderful time in our stores. It's a time when people with a real passion for quality customer service can help us create the perfect festive atmosphere: turning every moment into a sparkling, welcoming opportunity for Amazing Customer Experiences. Whether a customer is looking for jewellery, a watch or just ‘something special', you'll make sure they leave with it gift-wrapped.

Of course, Christmas isn't just for customers. You'll get something special from us, too. This is an opportunity to gain fantastic retail experience, learning quickly about our products and gaining some real jewellery expertise that you can share with customers. During Christmas, lots of customers come to our stores simply to browse – you'll answer their questions, showcase our products and use your sales skills to help the team meet targets. 

Your background
You'll have a passion for putting the customer first and creating memorable customer experiences. While you may not specifically have jewellery experience, you will certainly have an interest in jewellery products and brands. A positive, ‘can-do' attitude is essential, with a natural ability for striking up a conversation with a diverse range of customers.

Be part of something special!

Signet is the name behind H.Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis – so altogether, we have around 500 UK stores selling some of the most fashionable and exclusive watch and jewellery brands on the high street. But that's not all. We also have stores in the US, Canada, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands. In fact, we're the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry and the largest specialty retail jeweler in the US, UK and Canada.
Your rewards We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including sales incentives and a staff discount. The nature of our business also means you can sometimes work additional hours at times like peak trading periods, Bank Holidays and weekends.

What is also really amazing about Signet are the career development opportunities. If you've got potential, we'll help you fulfil it. We've got the training and development programmes in place to really help you make the most of your talent

Salary: £33000/annum per Annum

Category: Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

APJ899 Scrub Practitioner RGN/ODP Colchester

A leading national provider of private healthcare services is currently looking to recruit for an experienced RGN or ODP qualified Theatre Scrub to work in their hospital in Colchester.

Applicants for this Scrub Practitioner vacancy should meet the following criteria;

• Qualified Adult Nurse/RGN with Level 1 NMC registration or Theatre Practitioner/ODP with HCPC registration

• Demonstrable post registration experience in a theatre environment with scrub skills

• Ideally experienced in a wide range of procedures, with a varied patient mix

• Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and work well in a team

• Have successfully completed an Advanced Scrub Practitioner qualification and a recognised mentorship qualification or be willing to undertake these

As Scrub Practitioner you will join an expanding team which provides the highest possible standards of clinical care and customer service to private patients and will work within a highly experienced multidisciplinary team alongside expert clinicians.

Details of the vacancy and what the hospital is offering;

* 37.5 hours per week

* Day shifts

* Excellent annual salary of £33,000

* Private medical cover

* Company pension

* Professional training and development

If you are interested and would like more information about this role or any other clinical vacancies in the private healthcare sector near you, please call Lee Hutchinson at SYK Recruitment Specialists now on (Apply online only).

To apply now, please submit your CV through the link provided.

Please visit SYK Recruitment Specialist’s website for a national vacancy list to find nursing or management opportunities in the health and social care sector near you
Posted: 20/09/2018

Salary: £8/hour per Hour

Posted: 20/09/2018

Salary: £30000 - £35000/annum per Annum

Category: IT

Collaborative team environment, full stack development, Agile methodology, and your Friday afternoons to pursue new technologies and ideas...all available in this new role with our Colchester client.

We are looking for two Full Stack Software Developers to join the growing technical team of this well established business, who build and develop a range of bespoke in-house systems. You'll work within an Agile team, who carry out daily stand ups and weekly sprints. The role will be carrying out full stack development across all stages of the development lifecycle, using such technologies as C# ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, JavaScript, and Bootstrap.

We're looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate strong communication skills, not just to allow you to contribute to the Agile dev team, but also speak with internal teams to fully understand needs and requirements, as well as advise on potential fixes and solutions.

The hiring manager wants his developers to display a passion for development, a willingness to keep in touch with best practice, and a real zest for continuous improvement. You'll play an active role in planning new sprints, carry out peer reviews for code releases, and follow test driven development principles.

The current members of the team really enjoy the freedom that the role affords them. Due to the full stack nature of the work, each developer has the chance to really broaden their knowledge and develop a well-rounded skill set. On top of your day to day work, you'll be given each Friday afternoon to explore new technologies and research new ideas, giving you the autonomy to progress your skills, and the teams' as a result.

This is a great chance to join a really well-oiled development team. You'll be joing a set of diverse and experience skills, with an array of projects to get involved in from your first few days in the business. For more details on the role, please get in touch with Will Minchin at TEC Partners
Posted: 20/09/2018

Salary: £9.50 - £14.25/annum per Annum

Posted: 20/09/2018

Salary: per

Category: Automotive/Aerospace

A Technical Assistant Manager working within a Halfords Autocentre is a true right hand man or woman! Across the UK our Assistant Managers are supporting Centre Managers to deliver a first class customer experience within a busy and demanding environment, whilst also providing vital support to a team of talented Technicians in the workshop.

Why join us?
As an Assistant Manager you can expect to be spending your time both in the Workshop getting your hands dirty and also interacting with our customers in person on the counter and over the phone. An Autocentre Assistant Manager regularly steps in and runs the Centre independently to cover the Centre Manager's leave and absences.

Within Halfords Autocentres we aim to promote our Assistant Managers to be Managers in the future helping you grow personally, as such you can expect increasing responsibility and opportunity before we find you your own Centre. Drive and ambition are key for this role!

Tools for the Job:
Experience of working as an Assistant Manager, Workshop Controller or Senior Vehicle Technician would be beneficial but not essential;

• A key attribute our Assistant Managers need is to demonstrate they can adopt a customer focused approach to everything that they do.
• They are great communicators, supportive to their colleagues and possess personal drive and ambition to succeed.

Additional key skills and desired attributes:
• An empathetic approach to both colleagues and customers
• High degree of self motivation, alongside promoting and encouraging a strong team ethic
• A flexible 'can do' attitude
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Can work well and can demonstrate a calm demeanour under pressure

What's in it for you?
In return we offer an industry leading remuneration package including a Competitive salary, Bonus, Pension Scheme, Colleague Discounts, Childcare Vouchers and MORE