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: Kitchen Assistant At Stableyard Restaurant

The Stableyard Restaurant at Redlands Yard in Broadwindsor are looking for someone to join their friendly team of hard working staff to work in their busy kitchen.

Duties to include:

  • Cooking
  • Cake making
  • Food preperation
  • Sandwich & Salad making
  • Cleaning
  • Washing up
  • Packing away deliveries.

There will be some weekend work as well as weekdays.

Straight shifts: hours to be discussed. Full or part time. The positions starts when they reopen in May.

Apprenticeship position is also available.

Apply through their Facebook page HERE
or email:

Stableyard RestaurantThe Stableyard Restaurant plan to open outside and offer takeaways on Wednesday 5th May, 11am – 3pm. They will be open for hot and cold drinks, yummy cakes and slices, sandwiches and toasties.
The restaurant will fully open on Tuesday 18th May 9.30am (as long as the Government allows).


Local Employment: English Teacher At Beaminster School

Beaminster School have a vacancy for a 2nd in English Teacher who will have respnsibility for KS3 children.  Required to start in September 2021 on the Teacher’s Payscale + TLR 2.1 (£2,873).  Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 20th April.

To Apply:

Please note that they cannot accept CV applications.

​Visit HERE to download and read

  • Teaching Job Application Form.
  • Full Job Description 2021.
  • English Teaching Person Spec. 2021
  • English Department Information 2021
  • Notes to Applicants 2021.

Here is what they are seeking:

We seek a dynamic, highly motivated and inspirational English teacher to join us in September 2021, who will also take on the role of 2nd in department, responsible for leading the continuing development of KS3 English.

Over the past two years the English department has undergone a period of rapid improvement in which all department policies have been reviewed and modernised. This includes developing a new set of assessment criteria for reading and writing that underpins the KS3 curriculum and bridges the gap between KS3 and GCSE, KS3 assessments that mirror the demands of GCSE, an updated feedback policy that aims to ensure students understand their targets and how to improve, along with many other improvements.  As KS3 lead, you will review the current KS3 Improvement Plan as well as our newly created resources and will be responsible for using this plan to drive further development in the department.

As a collaborative team, who work together efficiently and will always support each other, we look forward to welcoming an ambitious KS3 lead as they seek to improve the department. We offer personalised induction and support programmes for new staff, with many opportunities for professional development.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a colleague who firmly believes in the entitlement of young people to a rich, engaging and stimulating English curriculum. Working within a vibrant and highly successful faculty, you will be an outstanding classroom teacher who is totally committed to the progress of all students in our popular and fully comprehensive school.

You will have an unwavering belief in the potential of every student, and a contagious enthusiasm for your subject which will excite and motivate all students to achieve their very best. You will:

  • Engage, inspire and enthuse students through a genuine passion for your subject and for learning

  • Have high expectations of student achievement and behaviour

  • Be a great classroom practitioner

  • Be forward thinking, creative and well organised

  • Be enthusiastic, resourceful and fully committed to securing student progress.

This popular and successful 11–18 school stands in beautiful open countryside on the edge of Beaminster, a Dorset town with great charm and historic interest, just 6 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

We have a joint Sixth Form with our partner school, the Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport, offering a broad and developing range of courses including English Language and Literature. Sixth Form numbers are buoyant and our results are some of the best in Dorset. Knowledge of, or an interest in, teaching A level English Language would be beneficial although certainly not necessary.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, and the Head of English will be happy to meet with you. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Beaminster School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants are required to have appropriate medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Nicola Chalkley by the closing date Tuesday 20th April 2021

Contact: Nicola Chalkley
Head’s PA and Office Manager
Beaminster School
Dorset DT8 3EP

Email:               NChalkley@beaminster.dorset.sch.uk
Tel:                   01308 862633

Closing date:   Tuesday 20th April 2021
Interviews:      Week Beginning 26th April 2021


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


Local Employment: Net Maker/Fitter at Coastal Nets

Coastal Nets are a family run business based in Bridport at the North Mills Trading Estate.

They have a small hard working and friendly team who specialize in manufacture of nets for fishing, sports and industrial applications. They are looking for someone to join their team as a Net Maker and Fitter.
This is a Full-time position.
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience. Minimum £9.00 per hour. Site work paid extra.
The majority of work will be net making at their Bridport premises with occasional work away on site installing nets.

  • This is nationwide and involves overnight stays.
  • All travel, accommodation and food is paid for.
  • Full training will be given on the job but previous experience either in net making or site work will be an advantage.
  • Candidate must have a very responsible attitude to work, and be prepared to work in a variety of condition indoors and outdoors.
  • Responsibilities and Duties Manufacture of fishing and sports nets.
  • Installation of nets on sports pitches, golf courses and sports halls.
  • Driving company vehicles Qualifications and Skills Clean UK Driving Licence
  • Site work experience IPAF (beneficial)
  • CSCS Card (beneficial)
  • First Aid (beneficial)
  • Forklift (beneficial)

All applications must be made by email: admin@coastalnets.co.uk