Friday 21st October 2016

Trafalgar Day!

2,000 plus Advertised Job Vacancies in Dorset today!


The SturQuest Jobs Club was launched  back in 2010 in a time of recession and high unemployment and over the years has successfully supported many local people with their CV writing and job applications. 

Six years on the need has changed and the clients have diminished.  However,  we've learnt from a number of local employers that finding new staff has become more difficult, so, with this in mind, the SturQuest Jobs Club will now re-emerge as a Shop Window for local Job Vacancies...... 

If you are an employer, seeking staff, please email details to

Job Vacancies are uploaded every Friday, before 10:00!


The North Dorset Business Day takes place at The Exchange on Thursday 17th November (10am-3pm)

 The event offers the opportunity for businesses to present and promote their products and services connecting with other business professionals in the area.


This event ran last year and was attended by 50+ businesses and 200+ business people.


Features of the event include:


·         Exhibitions

·         Workshops

·         Networking


This event is FREE and open to all businesses and business people across the South West Region.


Inspirational workshops will be running from 10.30am – 12.30pm:-


·         Access to alternative Finance

·         Making Social Media work for you

·         Springboard to Growth





If you are seeking employment, and need to contact the Jobs Club, please visit the SturQuest Community Office

Opening times 0930 to 1230

Tel 01258 471456

But before you do, be sure to take a look at:

There are pages of local job vacancies on Fridays - every week in the Blackmore Vale Magazine-and our own list, updated weekly!


You can also find a job with Universal Jobmatch


Jobs Club Services include:          

CV Creation and Updates

Individual Mentoring - with one-to-one help

Help Completing Job Application Forms

The free use of Job Club PCs for job search activities.

Interview Preparation and help with Interview Techniques

Website with weekly updated local job vacancies.


Please contact the SturQuest office in order to arrange a Friday appointment!



I did it and so can you!


From General Manager International Sales & Marketing in the Defence Industry


Mobile Cheese Salesman!

Following the hostile takeover of Plessey by GEC, and faced with redundancy, I returned my company car and signed on at the Dorchester  Jobs Centre, taking the first job they offered me - selling cheese in country markets and shows - a job I thoroughly enjoyed!


Posted Friday 21st October

Marketing Executive Adbruf,

Adbruf is a leading manufacturer of technical line marking and safety surfacing materials for roads and highways and of resin surfacing materials where aesthetic appeal is important. Adbruf has over 40 years of experience behind its products, which are used all over the world.

 Based in Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2RX, Adbruf manufacture road markings and surfacing materials which sell all over the world (see They are looking for a confident, energetic and determined individual, with proven experience and enthusiasm for creating new marketing literature using Adobe programmes. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and good attention to detail. A can-do attitude and an ability to build strong relationships across an organisation and with customers are essential. You will have strong experience executing a range of brand, marketing and digital marketing projects.

Please apply by email to Laura Smith at, enclosing your CV and setting out why you would suit such a role.

Posted Friday 14th October


The BVM has a winning formula of local magazines, local websites and leading digital classified brands that work together to drive targeted response, brand awareness and ROI for its advertisers.

Their aim is to provide clients with the most effective advertising solutions possible. The successful candidate should have a keen eye for detail, good typing speed and excellent communication skills. You will be dealing with a variety of different departments and will need to be able to work as part of a small team as well as working on your own initiative.

Sales experience and good IT skills are preferred, however previous media experience is not essential.

On offer:  � Industry leading training, coaching and support � Genuine career opportunities

To apply send your CV with covering letter to

Posted 7th October

Temporary Experienced Part Time Buddy / Support Worker in Queen Camel Area near Yeovil

To work with an energetic boy with athetoid cerebral palsy.  

You will be required to support our client in accessing and taking part in activities after school and at home. 

Hours are: 14:45pm to 19:00pm on 3 afternoons a week (negotiable) with the possibility of some hours at weekends and in the school holidays. 

Driver essential - own vehicle not required. 

Temporary position to cover maternity leave. There may be the opportunity of additional hours when the contract ends if additional care is needed.

Pay Rates: £11.00 per hour. 

Two excellent references & an enhanced DBS check will be pursued. 

Interested?  Please call: 01844 214669 quoting reference: JC 09/16

Posted 30th September


Do you have a natural flair for cooking?

The Successful applicant will have the opportunity to be creative using high quality produce. Must be able to cook to a high standard and have the ability to satisfy various, needs and expectations of our residents.

You will be expected to work alternate weekends and shifts of 8am - 4pm & 2 - 8pm.

Closing date: Friday 14th October

For an Informal chat and to get an application form please contact Rebecca Elford or Sue Sims on: 01935 873033  |  E:

Click the apply button to visit our website.

The Old Vicarage, Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset. DT9 6HL

Posted 23rd September

Insurance Sales, Service and Administration


(Including Apprenticeship option)


Sturminster Newton


An Agent for NFU Mutual


NFU Mutual Agents Matthew Price & Judith Green seek new

members to join their expanding team in both insurance sales,

service and pure administration roles.

As a member of the sales and customer service team you will be:

• Truly customer focussed;

• Happy to be proactive in contacting prospective new customers,

• Committed to take the time to fully understand customers’ needs.

If yours is an administrative role (full or part time) you will:

• Support the Agents and team members;

• Ensure that processes are handled efficiently and accurately and

often to within exacting pre-determined time scales.

All successful candidates will need to convince that:

• They will be ‘a good fit’ with the existing team;

• They are flexible with a ‘can-do attitude’

• Committed to excellence

• They are well organised.

Previous insurance and/or sales experience will be a significant

advantage but will not preclude the right candidates as

comprehensive training is provided.

An affinity with agriculture and the wider rural business community

would also be beneficial.

NFU are also open to applications from persons seeking an

Apprenticeship in Customer Service or Business Administration.


To apply please send your CV and a covering letter identifying whether you are interested in sales,


administrative or apprenticeship role and explaining why you are


the right person to join the team.


Applications to be sent to by 1st October 2016.



35a Market Place |  Sturminster Newton  DT10 1AR  


Apprentice Business Administrator

Key roles:-


·         To welcome all clients to the branch with a smile and positive greeting.

·         To support in the administration tasks which can include checking documentation, filing, post.

·         To effectively manage daily emails.

·         Observe all reasonable instructions of Management in a timely manner.

·         Contribute towards appearance of branch whether that be organizing brochures, tidying branch or arranging window materials.

·         To report any problems, concerns or worries with branch manager at earliest opportunity

·         To assist with Social Media marketing activity for the branch.


Please note full training will be provided.

 Spears are looking for someone with:  

-          Excellent time keeping.

-          Punctual.

Capable of:

-          Promoting good teamwork and excellent working relationships

Who is:

-          An Excellent Communicator

-       Capable of maintaining a good team ethic by adopting a highly motivated and enthusiastic approach to work and supporting the branch manager.


Please note full training will be provided.


You will work towards a nationally recognised NVQ in Business Administration

Starting salary £600 per month.


Please Contact:


Rachel Baker
Branch Manager
Email: | Tel:   01258 473355


Posted 16th September

Assistant Manager - Retail & Post Office

This award-winning shop is looking for a responsible, friendly and outgoing individual to join their small team. You must be numerate, computer literate, organised and have excellent customer service skills. 38-40 Hours & a Competitive salary.

For job details visit:

Please apply with CV and covering letter to:

 Ludwell Stores & Post Office, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Posted 9th September






Direct Tel. No: 01258 474992



The school is seeking to appoint a flexible and practical member of staff to join the site and student support team. 
The post:

Janitor (xs1.5) 32.5 hours per week to be responsible for some site security and cover for the school s passenger driver.

Applications are welcomed from individuals who can demonstrate good interpersonal skills, the willingness to work in a team and 
who are supportive of the school s ethos. Training will be provided for the right candidate.

Be able to use their initiative and follow direction   Be able to drive a D1 vehicle. A clean driving licence is preferable   
Be reliable and flexible 

Sturminster Newton High School is an equal opportunities employer, and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare 
of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be 
required to have an enhanced DBS check in line with the Governments Safe Recruitment Guidelines.

For further information, please go to the school s website 
or contact Joanne Bruton, (Head s PA), at the school. 

Posted 2nd September

As the leading linen hire and laundry service provider to the hospitality Stalbridge Linen Services are currently looking for a motivated person to work in their Packing/Embroidery Department based at one of their Shaftesbury sites. Packing & Sewing Room Operative 8.30am to 5.00pm 40 hours p/w Key objectives of this role include picking and packing daily orders, supporting the busy Embroidery/Sewing department and general housekeeping duties. Embroidery/Sewing knowledge would be an advantage but not compulsory as full training will be provided. A good understanding of English both verbal and written is required. You must be physically fit and be able to work under supervision and as part of a team.

To request an application form e-mail: Closing date: September 16th 2016.

Posted 26th August

Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. If you want to join them, there are a number of options open to you.

Please use the links for further information about becoming a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), 101 & 999 Call Taker/Radio Operator, Non-Emergency Call Handler, Special Constable or to Transfer from another force.

The recruitment campaign for the role of 101 & 999 Call Taker/Radio Operator has now closed. To register your interest for the next recruitment campaign, please email: with your name and contact details.


Posted 19th August

and they are in Sturminster Newton!

Positions available at dcmtyres Sturminter Newton branch.


1. MOT Tester

2. Mechanic/ Trainee MOT Tester


Contact: Charlie Evans

Managing Director


01747 851654

Are currently looking for:


A Machine Shop Operator,


This person should be able to operate a panel saw and also follow an optimised cutting list confidently.


A Workshop Assembler:


This person should be able to put together flat pack furniture unaided and be able to use most  carpentry tools safely.


For more info contact Leigh Tucker  


Production Manager

T: 01258 472001





Unit 9A Butts pond Industrial Estate

Sturminster Newton


DT10 1AZ

Bill Butters Windows are looking for a full-time experienced Receptionist/Sales Administrator who thrives in a fast-paced environment in a family-run business in the heart of Dorset.

Can you provide professional customer service whilst retaining business acumen? Can you use your initiative and work on your own as well as part of a team? Have you an eye for detail?

Experience in Outlook and Excel is essential. Previous showroom experience preferred but not essential. Pay dependent on experience.

Please email your CV to

Posted 12th August

Job title: Service Manager

Normal work location: Mulberry Court, Common Mead Lane, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4RE

FTE salary: £31,000

Position: Permanent

Hours per week: 39

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to join our South West Team, managing a group of Residential, Community Activities and Day Opportunities Services in Gillingham, Dorset.

About the Services

The Service Manager will be responsible for managing a group of services which include: Mulberry Court, Hyde Road, Dorset Community Activities and Thorngrove Garden Centre.

You will be a regular and visible presence in the services you manage, and therefore a driver is essential for this role.

Closing date: 29 August 2016

Interview date: 5 & 7 September 2016

Telephone number for queries: Alina Pall 07974 201131



Posted 5th August

Buckland Newton Hire Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a motivated office assistant to join their team.  This role involves all aspects of office administration and reception duties.  The successful applicant will have self discipline, be able to work individually and as part of a friendly team.  Good communication skills both written and verbal as you will be liaising with customers on a daily basis. 

Excellent organisation and enthusiasm to expand. 

Experience in a plant / machinery environment beneficial but not essential.  40 hours per week. 

Minimum 25k salary but negotiable subject to experience. 

Contact the office on 01300345378 or email

Posted 29th July

Cleaner - QE School, Wimborne 15 hours per week, 41 weeks of the year Mon - Fri, 3.30-6.30

Full training and uniform provided. An enhanced DBS will be applied for.

For more information please contact Adrian Green on 07917-594293

Posted 22nd July


Vehicle rescue and recovery operative required. Must live in the DT10, DT11, SP7 or SP8 postcode area to assist our customers at the roadside and transport vehicles if a repair is not viable. A full driving license with C1+E (7.5T entitlement) is a minimum requirement together with CPC qualifications. A company vehicle will be provided along with uniform, phone and a good basic with overtime.

A1 Recovery - Please Ring Mick on: 07557 872 768


Posted 15th July



Have a vacancy for an accounts Administrator, based in Bath £18 -19,000


This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to start their career in accountancy as AAT study support will be offered.

Previous exposure to accountancy within an office environment would be preferable.  The successful candidate must also be proficient on Excel and other Microsoft Office products.

Contact: Andrew Bundock

Tel: 0117 3445122



Posted 8th July





Boarding and day school for girls aged 7-13 years




CURRENT Staff Vacancies:


Head of Learning Support  - A dynamic and organised person is required ideally for September 2016, or January 2017 to lead the Learning Support department.  Applications will be reviewed as soon as received.

General Kitchen Assistant - required for early September 2016. Various shifts available (up to 30 hrs) including some evenings and some weekend work. Term-time only. Applicants need to be willing to work as part of a small team and to have an interest in catering/food preparation.  Please send in a CV.

Gap students - we are currently looking to recruit old Hanfordian girls to do gap placements with us from September 2016 onwards. Please send a CV and a covering letter.

 All applications and CVs can be sent to:

Hanford School, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HN

for the attention of the School Secretary

or by email to

Tel: 01258 860219


Posted 1st July

Vacancy HGV Bulk Delivery Drivers

Location: Blandford Forum

ForFarmers is a market leading company servicing the animal feed and forage sector. If you would like to join a progressive company, that values its employees, and strives for excellence, then we want to hear from you.

Purpose of the Job: To deliver animal feed in bulk to farms across the south of England.

Responsibilities: HGV Lorry driving and delivery of bulk feed using pneu-matic blowing equipment, Good customer facing skills, Good geographical knowledge, Able to manage time and working hours effectively and work within guidelines, Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things essential.

Qualifications: HGV C+E Licence preferred.

Information: For further information about this job please contact David Magill on 07775 823579 or alternatively by e-mail to




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