Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two new vacancies in the pipeline

I'm currently thinking about recruiting for two positions at our Hebden Bridge office.

The first would be a part-time admin post.

At the moment we have one person who looks after customer service and ordering, amongst other tasks, and and another who looks after the book-keeping and accounts side of things but they both do seem to be flat out a lot of the time. (Obviously, other members of the team do their fair share of admin too!)

One works full time and the other does three full days (although that often increases) so what I’d like is someone who has experience of office admin, together with Microsoft Office/Open Office and ideally (but not essentially) SAGE, to give them some support and do a bit of the “heavy lifting”.

My first thoughts are that this would probably suit someone with school age kids and that the best hours would be 10am to 2.30pm or thereabouts at £8.50/ph.

Initially, I would like to keep my options open and make it a 3 month contract.

I am also thinking about recruiting someone with web design and coding skills and a general understanding of how web, and in particular social networking, works.

This could be quite an interesting post as we have a very large web presence already and are going to be undergoing an extensive expansion programme this spring and summer, including the addition of a mobile site and foreign language sites.

They wouldn't need to have masses of experience but they would need both creative and technical abilty, lots of enthusiasm, as well as good written English as blogging, tweeting and other similar stuff could be fired their way as the role would sit within the communications team.

As above, I would initially expect to hire someone on a three month temporary contract to see how things went, but in contrast to the admin position, I see this as a full time (8.30am - 5.00pm) role with a salary of £9/ph.

Most people working here live in Hebden Bridge or fairly nearby and this is something that seems to work well. Getting up after the commuters have left and walking to and from work is always better than sitting in traffic or on a crowded train!

For either (hypothetical) position, feel free to drop a speculative email through to with a CV and a bit about yourself.