As the county town of Bedfordshire, Bedford is the commercial hub of the region and a multicultural melting pot. It is also well known for being the birthplace of Ronnie Barker and Carol Vorderman. Good transport connections make Bedford and its surrounding villages a popular commuter base for Milton Keynes and London but there are many opportunties closer to home.
One of the biggest employers in this town is Unilever, which has a food research facility at Colworth Science Park. This is where the company's new lines of frozen foods, ice cream and beverages are developed and researched. The high-tech site provides a range of local jobs for scientists, technologists and legal professionals.
...Payroll Administrator - £23k to £25k + Bens - Bedford A leading, global Financial Services organisation based in Bedford seek an experienced Payroll Administrator due to growth. The role sits within HR and reports directly into a Payroll Manager... more details
...ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - BEDFORD OUTSKIRTS - SALARY £18, 000.00 TO £20, 000.00 - PERMANENT Our Client on the outskirts to Bedford is currently recruiting for a Account Executive to join their team. The successful candidate must have bundles... more details
...Business Analyst (Agile) We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst (Agile) to join a well-established and successful company in Bedford, delivering Agile software projects that will help solve problems for the next generation... more details
...Retail Assistant/ Supervisor (salary £16, 000 annum) is now needed for a friendly and independent creative leisure retail business, dedicated to bringing families a fun creative activity on Bedford High Street. This is a family run, ‘Painting... more details
...General Manager, Bedford £35, 000 – Live in, Georgian building, stunning Salary £35, 000 plus live in, tips, bonus and yearly retention bonus Location Bedford My client has a Stunning pub, based in the heart of Bedford this pub is in a great... more details
There is an unusual three-tier education system, with lower, middle and upper schools, providing jobs for teachers and admin staff alike. The University of Bedfordshire campus is based in the town and there are two large colleges, Bedford College and the private, Stella Mann College, which runs courses in performing arts.
Several call centres provide jobs in Bedford, such as BTB Mailflight and the HMRC contact centre. There are over 100 different languages spoken by the many immigrant workers in Bedford, from Italian and Polish to Cantonese.
A major employer in the area is Moto Hospitality, which has its headquarters in Toddington. The company employs local people in a variety of interesting roles, from finance to IT, marketing and catering.