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.
...I am recruiting a Chef de Partie for a branded hotel based in Bedford. This hotel consists of 120+ bedrooms, 60-cover restaurant and up to 600-covers for banqueting. Role Criteria The ideal Chef de Partie will have previous 3 or 4 star hotel... more details
...Senior Admin & Background Checker Bedford ( must live within 10 miles of Priory Park) 15-17500 Equipment/Software Packages used ? Microsoft Word ? Microsoft Excel ? Microsoft Outlook ? Internet Essential skills/experience: ? A current... more details
...Jark Healthcare, a leading healthcare agency is looking for experienced support workers/ care workers to work with a variety of clients in the Bedford area in both Support and Care Work. The work will be shifts that are flexible and fit with your... more details
...HR Data Analyst Bedford 14-15k 40 hours per week Essential skills/experience: ? Excellent data entry skills ? Excellent attention to detail ? Methodical, systematic and thorough approach ? Ability to analyse and detect discrepancies in data... more details
...KITCHEN SALES DESIGNERS - RETAIL 48K OTE BASED FROM BEDFORD PAYING 14K BASIC PLUS COMMISSION 48K OTE DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR EXPERIENCE AS A KITCHEN SALES DESIGNER WITHIN RETAIL SHOWROOMS? IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO THE ABOVE QUESTION... 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.