Local Employment: Parish Clerk At Mosterton

Neighbouring Mosterton is in need of a part-time Parish Clerk.

The contract is for 24 hours a month, paid in accordance with NALC salary scale SCP 7-12 (£10.44- £11.53), depending on experience. Hourly rate is reviewed annually, with the 2021 pay review still pending.

Mosterton Parish Council convenes on six evenings a year (on the second Tuesday of alternate months – Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept & Nov currently). In exceptional circumstance additional meetings are called.

The work involves:

  • the preparation of the agenda and papers for the meetings,
  • taking the minutes,
  • following up the action points,
  • keeping accurate financial accounts and the preparation of the end-of-year accounts,
  • publishing documents on the Council’s website,
  • liaising with local authorities, other organisations and members of the public,
  • dealing with planning applications and general correspondence.

You can work from home and a laptop and printer will be provided.  Expenses can be claimed for telephone/internet usage and any mileage incurred.

Closing date for applications – Friday 20th August 2021.

Please apply in writing, including your CV. Please send applications to Cllr Neil Hickman, Chairman, Mosterton Parish Council via email to cllrneilhickman@mostertonparishcouncil.org

To read the position’s overall and specific responsibilities – Please Click HERE.


Local Employment: Sales Contracts Engineer At Ackermans

Located at Gore Cross Business Park in Bridport, this is a permanent, full time position with Ackerman Engineering Ltd.

They are looking for an experienced Contract Engineer who will work within their customer contracts team and deal with incoming enquiries. The purpose of the role is to develop new customers and build a portfolio of repeat order business. Ensuring quotations and orders are allocated/ processed efficiently and professionally to achieve continued customer satisfaction.


This role is suited to a Contracts Engineer who has experience building quotations. Ideally with a manufacturing background

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the contracts team, dealing with incoming enquiries, providing accurate quotations.
  • To obtain a correct understanding of customer requirements.
  • To prepare quotation responses in accordance with the established procedures for investigation, design, costing and presentation.
  • To ensure that documentation received for orders/enquiries is sufficiently Informative and detailed to allow efficient processing.
  • Providing technical and commercial support to customers.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships, demonstrating continuous commitment to customers focus.
  • Communicating internally with purchasing, quality and production departments.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:

Essential –

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly at all levels.
  • Computer literate.
  • Positive, motivated, can-do attitude.
  • Energy to increase the capability to deliver and improve business results.

Desirable –

  • Driving Licence, to be able to visit customers in the future.
  • Experience working in a sheet metal manufacturing environment.
  • Contract engineering experience.

You will report to Contracts Engineer Manager.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 17:00, Friday 08:00 – 13:00

Telephone: 01308 422185 or email: sales@ackerman-eng.com

Ackerman Engineering are a 5th generation family owned Dorset UK company. Established in Bridport in 1885, today they fabricate utilising the very latest in sheet metal working machinery and CadCam simulation techniques.


Local Employment: Housekeeper At Broadwindsor House

A full time position is available at Broadwindsor House as their Housekeeper.  Broadwindsor House is a residential care Home providing a full range of luxury and quality care for our elderly.

The role involves all aspects of keeping the house clean as well as managing infection control.

Telephone: 01308 868353 or
Apply via their Facebook page HERE.



Local Employment: Beauty Therapist At The Painted Nail

Having just re-opened 3 weeks ago, an unexpected vacancy has arisen at The Painted Nail beauty salon at Redlands Yard in Broadwindsor.  Owner, Toni Rodway requires a talented and experienced Beauty Therapist to join her friendly team.
With flexible options:

  • Employed or Self-Employed with Dermalogica training available.
  • Hours are negotiable – although you would need to work at least one evening and every other Saturday.
Contact Toni directly –
Text or Call: 07378 818 676
Message through their Facebook page HERE
Toni won a Top 50 HBA Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the UK Hair and Beauty awards last month – Read more HERE.

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Local Employment: All Positions At The Fox Inn, Corscombe

Mark Hix’s new venture at the Fox Inn in Corscombe is now ready to hire staff. Rather than asking for applicants, they are promoting their need through rewarding someone for their recommendation. If you introduce a member of staff to them between now and 17th May they will say a big thank you to you with a complimentary meal for two* at the pub.

They are currently hiring for all positions front and back of house, ready for reopening indoors.  Please tag someone you think would be interested on their Facebook post HERE or drop them a line with an introduction and CV. Email: Jo.Harris@coastalmarks.co.uk.

Full and Part time positions are available:
  • Waiting Staff
  • Runners
  • Bartender
  • Chef de Partie
  • Kitchen Porter
  • Supervisor
They are also recruiting at The Oyster and Fish House, Lyme Regis so please do recommend team members to them at the pub should they live closer to Lyme Regis and you will enjoy the same thank you at their sister restaurant!
🦊  * T&Cs apply. The recommended team member must stay with the company for 3 months minimum and pass their probation before a gift voucher for £150 will be issued to the introducer. 🦊

Local Employment: New Inn, Stoke Abbott

Th New Inn at Stoke Abbott are looking for the right person to compliment their small friendly team.
A small village inn, with a good reputation for great home cooked food – they would like someone to help them build on that.
  • Do you need extra hours?
  • Do you enjoy meeting new people?
  • Have you a great personality?
  • Do you enjoy working hard to ensure your guests have a special experience?

If you’ve answered yes to all, then give us a call.

Experience is not essential, but you must be confident, reliable and hard working. Over 16’s only.
Duties will include:
  • Taking orders
  • Talking to customers
  • Serving meals
  • Clearing tables
  • Cash handling.
They offer:
  • Good rates of pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Share of tips.
Must have access to transport due to their location.
Call 01308 868333 or message the through their Facebook page HERE.

Local Employment: HGV/LGV Drivers At Pattemores

Pattemores is proud to be a family business.   Established 80 years ago, they specialise in ex farm milk collection and the transportation of bulk liquids for the Dairy Sector, incorporating Pattemores Dairy Ingredients and Pattemores Transport (Crewkerne) Ltd. 

They are currently looking for Class 1 HGV/LGV drivers on both a casual and permanent basis for tanker work.

The job will involve working some weekends and include the collection of milk from farms around the area or delivery of bulk liquid dairy products to customers.

Experience of tanker work is not essential as training will be given.

For further information please telephone: 01460 72046 or email training@pattemores.com


Local Employment: Cook/Kitchen Hand At Symondsbury

The Symondsbury Kitchen, part of the Symondsbury Estate are a growing local business and they are looking for cooks and kitchen hands to join their busy kitchen team.
If you have a passion for food and take pride in serving delicious home cooked food using home grown ingredients then they would love to hear from you!
  • Past experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.
  • Full time or part time positions are available.
  • Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter to Sarahsarah@symondsburyestate.co.uk.
If you would like more information, please contact Sarah.
The Symondsbury Estate is located at Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HG.

Local Employment: Part Time Customer Service Administrator At Rural Ranges

Rural Ranges Ltd are a small but growing family run business located at Pineapple Business Park at Salway Ash, near Bridport.  With over 18 years experience in the AGA and Rayburn trade, they offer everything from a routine service to a complete AGA installation including base chimney, fuel source and, of course, the AGA or Rayburn itself. They also have a small online shop.

They have a part time position for a highly motivated individual with exceptional customer service skills to enable and maintain an exemplary customer experience throughout the buying process. They believe in selling with integrity and honesty, finding the best fit for their customer and producing the bespoke product they desire. For their clients anything should be possible and they believe in going the extra mile to help realise their dreams.

The successful candidate will work alongside the director to secure sales, improve sales processes and documentation and further develop the shop side of the business. Working hours will be untaken over 2 days (14.5 hours) – some flexibility of these hours may be considered but availability to work Mondays and either Wednesdays or Thursdays is essential. There is strong potential for growth of this role over time.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Responding to customer enquiries with knowledge and enthusiasm via both telephone and written means.
  • Securing sales and encouraging trade.
  • Following up on all sales with correct documentation and liaising with customers throughout the buying process, including after sales service and the ongoing relationship with their customers.
  • Greeting visitors to our showroom and demonstrating the appliances with knowledge and confidence
  • Producing quotations, invoicing and job specifications.
  • Developing social media content.
  • Development of their online shop offering, including website updates.
  • Packaging shop purchases and booking courier collections.
  • Ordering of stock and liaising with suppliers.
  • General administration and filing.
  • Housekeeping/cleaning of the working environment.


  • Strong Sales experience.
  • Flexibility and adaptability – as a member of a small business, your role will be varied, you will need to be able to meet any given challenge.
  • Good time management – this is a mixed role, where there may frequently be conflicting demands on your time. You will need to prioritise and effectively manage limited working hours.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Friendly and professional telephone manner.
  • Excellent literacy skills.
  • An appreciation of the demands of a high-end clientele – being accommodating and going the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.


  • Experience of working within a similar small business.
  • Previous knowledge / experience of Aga Cookers and / or Woodburner products.
  • Experience of online sales.
  • Experience of website building, including Squarespace or similar products.
  • Strong social media experience.


  • You will be a valued member of a small team within a fast moving and exciting business.
  • Salary: £7163 – £7917.
  • 28 days holiday pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • 1 additional day holiday for every year of service, up to a maximum of 5 additional days.
Steve Smith - Rural Ranges
Steve Smith – Director at Rural Ranges.

To Apply:

Please submit an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, outlining your interest in the role and all relevant experience. Applications close: 5th March 2021.

Email: info@ruralranges.co.uk
Telephone: 01308 488994

Rural Ranges Ltd, Unit 6 Pineapple Business Park, Salway Ash, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5DB


Local Employment: Clerk to the Governors – Broadwindsor Primary School

Broadwindsor Primary School seek a Clerk to the Governors. A permanent, part time position, the Clerk is responsible for convening an average of 9 Full Governing Body meetings per year. This is a rewarding position, providing essential assistance and guidance to the Governing Body of the school. Employed by Dorset Council

  • Job Reference: REC/21/00160
  • Occupational group: School Support Staff
  • Salary details: Grade 5 SCP 4-6
  • Job term: Part time, Term time only
  • Appointment type: Permanent
  • Contact: Mrs Sally Dawson, sdawson@broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk
  • Contact telephone: 01308 868376
  • Closing Date: 25 February 2021 12:00 pm

Meetings take place in the evening or late afternoon or virtually using MS TEAMS during Covid restrictions. Administrative duties such as typing up minutes may be carried out more flexibly at home or in school to suit the successful candidate. Experience in a similar post would be advantageous but training can be given and support is provided by Dorset Governor Services and via the National Governance Association (NGA).

They  are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to be Clerk to the Governors. You will play a vital role, supporting the Governors with the guidance they need. It will involve working closely with the Headteacher and Chair to ensure the smooth and effective running of the Governing Body.

You will have excellent administrative, organisational, ICT and literacy skills, working under your own initiative. You will oversee the organisation of meetings, record accurate minutes and advise on changes in legislation, policy and governance issues (ongoing training and support provided). The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality is essential.

Visits to school during Covid restrictions cannot currently take place but please do contact the school office for further information. If you are interested in this role, please apply via the ‘Apply for this job’ link on their page. CV’s are not accepted.
(You have to log in to the Dorset Council website to apply)

They value the diversity of their workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Broadwindsor Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which they expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and paid annual leave entitlement for an employee under 5 years’ service.

Interviews: week beginning 1 March 2021