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.
...A dining pub located within 10 miles of Bedford is recruiting for the role of Chef de Partie Role: A privately owned village pub that offers good quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere both inside and on the terrace during the warmer months... more details
...Senior Sous Chef - £24k - Bedford I am recruiting a Senior Sous chef to work alongside the head chef at a branded hotel based in Bedford. This hotel consists of 120 bedrooms, 60-cover restaurant and up to 600-covers for banqueting. Role Criteria... more details
...An exciting opportunity has become available to join Bedford Timber Supplies, a leading timber supplier in Bedford Ideally we are looking for someone who has experience working in a timber/builders'' merchant, but alternatively you will need to have... more details
...Receptionist for a temporary part time role; Monday and Friday mornings working through out December, based near Bedford. I am looking for someone who is able to commit to this role and has reception experience. Office Angels is acting... more details
... workers & Health Care Assistants to Nursing and Residential homes across Bedford, as well as delivering care to people in their own homes, Kare Plus is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker. This enables you... 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.