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Redundant? Looking for work? Vacancies posted here!

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by sojourner, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Okay, this is for all those who are facing redundancy, or are already there, and looking for work.

    Inspired by one man’s doldrums on here, and the responses to his predicament, I thought maybe people could post up what they’re looking for, and others could post any vacancies they know of

    I've put up a request on the Feedback forum for this to be made a sticky, so if you're up for it, post away
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  2. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Woo - blimey, that was fast mango5! :D Cheers!
  3. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Well i got made redundant in September and have been finding it pretty hard to find something. Previously I worked in a shop that specialised in Organic/Whole Foods, ethical retail etc. I was a front end supervisor (customer services, cash office etc) and ideally i'd like something similar, though am open to other things. My experience is about 9 years in various retail businesses but am finding it hard to find things i'm a) comfortable doing b) experience/qualified enough for and c) is in bristol.

    any ideas welcome :p
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    It would help if people also posted what locations they are looking to work in

  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Well here's my story. I was made redundant at the end of Oct along with a few others from a major DVD label which I'd been with for four years. Previously I'd been with another major label in a sales capacity.

    My speciality is DVD Sales and Marketing. I've a BA in Commercial Music and over five years experience working in marketing some of the biggest music DVDs ever released and plenty of non-music stuff like comedy, kids tv, sport etc.

    So I'm looking for any marketing exec/product manager type positions in a film/tv or record label or any home entertainment based company. Can start immediately and travel but west/central London would be ideal.

  6. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!


    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Hello I have just been made redundant. I'm here for networking.

    I am currently a TV Producer (well until Jan 1st) but not those big arse studio shows, I do current affairs, science and history etc mostly.
    I tend to film and edit my own stuff so I could also freelance as a camera man or an editor.
    Oh and I also do audio dubbing so I could freelance as that as well.

    Producer, writer, editor, cameraman or dubbing mixer or all of the above at once.

    I think I would rather have a full time job though because of my V young daughter. Most freelance work looks like it would take me away from home and be daft hours.

    Thanks for listening.

    PS. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find me, maybe you can hire... me.
  8. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    This is going well :D

    I think perhaps too many people just click New Posts, rather than browse by forum :(
  9. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    I click new posts. :oops:
  10. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Do you think it's worth changing the thread title or splitting the subjects? Something like 'Tell us about job vacancies you think Urbs could apply for' or 'Recruit an Urbanite'; and 'Just lost my job, here's what I can do'. Or prefixes like in the recycle forum - 'Wanted: A Job' where people can briefly say what they're about or 'Offered: A Job' where people can post up opportunities they hear of?
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  11. girasol

    girasol visual spaceship pilot

    If the thread title said as much as possible I think that would be helpful and more usable than just having one thread with everything in it.

    Wanted: Gardenering job in London - thread title says it all
  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    An email I sent to my colleagues when we got our 'letters' this week

    No doubt I am teaching the wise people of U75 to suck eggs with this post. However a few of the people in my office have never faced anything like this before and had no idea what to think/do now dealing with redundancy.

    Redundancy Help Home Page
    Some really good reading in here and helpful advice

    Benefits calculator
    Find out about entitlements online

    Housing benefit
    Pretty essential that if you are out of work your rent (if you rent) is paid

    Check your eligibility for council tax benefit
    Council tax is generally most people’s biggest monthly expense and if unemployed you may will get discount
    http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedir...r Council Tax Benefit with your local council

    Jobseeker’s Allowance
    JSA is the main benefit for people of working age who are out of work.

    Half price travel in London
    The Bus & Tram Discount Scheme is available to help those people on Income Support

    Voluntary work in the UK
    If you end up out of work for a period of time then you might wish to volunteer to improve your CV

    Free Open University training courses
    If you end up with time on your hands then free training will improve your CV

    Hope that someone finds one or two of these of use.
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  13. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I like that
  14. Fledgling

    Fledgling And the porpoise?

    OK, give this a whirl:

    I'm looking for a job which is reasonably interesting but most importantly offers some kind of career prospects. Pretty much open to anything and I'd be prepared to move if there was a good opportunity, though I guess if I did move the job would have to pay at least 16k to cover costs and (thankfully small) debt repayments. Have 2 degrees in social science (not numeric). Can leave my current job in Manchester with only a week's notice.

    I've been looking all over the place but it's not easy. I keep finding very low level admin roles but I don't think they're a good idea because there's a risk that they'll be dead end. Very worried about geting trapped in something crap because that happened a couple of years ago.

    If anyone can help feel free to post or pm!
  15. *Miss Daisy*

    *Miss Daisy* Suck a Big Hairy....

    Administrator/ Service Manager/ Accounts Assistant

    Qualified & Experienced in;

    • ECDL
    • Microsoft Office inc. Word, Excel etc
    • Sage 50, Sage Payroll and Jobcostings, Wages and Internet Banking
    • ISO 9001
    • First Aid Cert
    • Basic Hygiene Cert
    • Child Protection Training

    All aspects of Office administration,Quotations.
    Experience in the Construction Industry, Lift & Elevator Servicing & Installation and AOV's Service & Installation

    Lots of experience waitressing and Bar work - Options are wide open

    Dorset Area, Own Car.
    Laid off due to the current climate
  16. pootle

    pootle little moran

    My fella is a welder and has been laid off indefinately from the contract he is on at the moment.

    Any top tips on where to find welding or sheet metal work in London, preferably south much appreciated.
  17. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User


    Administration, business support, 52wpm, good communicator, not scared of phones, can do all ordinary office stuff and learn quickly. Also inbound sales (mail order) and related customer care, some warehouse exp. Also worked in low-level arts admin and done some low-level news writing, vox-pops and editing for radio.

    Need £10 at the very very least, London zones 1-2, available immediately.

    I am v serious about finding a gig so please PM. Perhaps you work in administration or are a temp and know that the company you are at needs temps? Don't hestitate! PM TODAY!

    :) <--winning smile
  18. strung out

    strung out (",)

    well... after being unemployed for over 4 months since being made redundant, i finally got a job today :cool:
  19. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    cool, well done, is it what you wanted or will it do until you get what want?
  20. strung out

    strung out (",)

    working for some trendy clothes company. it'll do for now, but if i like it i might stay there longer.
  21. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

  22. Fledgling

    Fledgling And the porpoise?

    Urghh, can people with more experience than me STOP APPLYING for the same jobs I am looking at? :mad: Honestly, I ask you.

  23. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    come to Korea and teach English...if your situation can be changed then why not go the whole hog and do a big change...checkout the ESL sites/daveseslcafe I think...lots of opportunities and they pay
  24. Popsicle

    Popsicle Active Member

    Congratulations :)

    I've been unemployed for nearly 2 months now and it's starting to get me down, so this gives me hope that it will be ok in the end.

    also, (putting networking hat on) who is it, and do they have any technologist vacancies? :D
  25. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    Reiss were recruiting a while back, don't know if they still are.
  26. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    I've got vacancies for programmers and IT bods in Bath if people are interested.
  27. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    Given the regionality of Urban I can't see there being much but in for a penny...

    My main profession is as a web editor using a CMS, specifically Vignette although I have dabbled with others. I can code HTML, a bit of CSS and can create basic graphics, understand layers etc in Fireworks but could cross to Photoshop without too much grief.

    I have knowledge of accessibility and good web design although limited experience of producing full on design work. Meticulous with paperwork and audit trails owing to previously being in a financially regulated environment. Bit of project management here and there too, again in finance so accuracy and good decision making were paramount. My copy skills aren't bad either and organisationally in business I'm a whizz. I'd be quite happy to just do a admin role in an office role either temp or perm. All money is good money for me at the moment.

    In addition to this I'm also interested in pursuing my cooking passion so if anyone could offer me a kitchen porter role or general kitchen dogsbody job to get me in the door so to speak I'd be happy to take that.

    Derbyshire area preferrable but I could travel to Notts as long as it's doable on public transport. I don't drive and have no-one to collect me so unsociable hours might be tricky.
  28. Popsicle

    Popsicle Active Member

    I had a look on their website last week, and there wasn't anything, but thanks anyway :)
  29. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    What might help is if I also say that I can also be in East Sussex if a role became available. I'd only be able to do this for a temp role since it would involve living with the folks. That being the case London vacancies might be an option should they be close enough to the appropriate station.
  30. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    There's a few on here: http://www.inretail.co.uk/pages/content.asp?pageid=876

    Monsoon closing date only just gone, worth a shot.

    Edit: ah, you have to be in the site. Search for keywords 'garment technologist'

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