Monthly Archives: April 2015

Operations Director

Requires:    Operations Director

                    Salary £50K-£60K p.a plus Performance related Bonus.

MPA Recruitment Limited is a company employing 25 staff over 4 geographic locations in NI. There are presently offices in Belfast, Derry, Coleraine and Omagh. Our principal office is in Derry/Londonderry.

The company is well established having been in business for 18 years and over the past number of years has expanded more recently into Omagh and Belfast.

The company has a well spread client base with significant contracts in healthcare, education, commercial and industrial.

The Operations Director will be expected to

ØBuild and maintain effective working relationships with existing clients.

ØProvide excellent leadership to staff and manage the business through a culture of good example, motivation and inspiration.

ØBe capable of understanding financial aspects of the business.

ØUnderstand the expansionist mission of the company and specifically input to research and analysis of possible markets.

ØHave a business development focus coupled with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with key business influencers with a view to attracting additional business.


The following are considered essential criteria

ØKnowledge and experience of recruitment law.

ØTrack record of recruitment and development of staff to fulfil growth plans.

ØAn ability to lead and motivate staff and an ability to set, track, measure and grow staff performance to agreed performance standards.

ØAn ability to work to exacting, self imposed KPI’s and to set and agree these with the Managing Director.

The following Desirable Criteria could influence the appointment and will be used for shortlisting if necessary.

ØUnderstanding Company Corporate Governance.

ØUnderstanding business cash-flows and financial performance.


This is an exciting career growth opportunity for an experienced, energetic and commercially aware person who is anxious to expand their skill base with a company that is experiencing strong annual growth and which is fully committed to a policy of expansion.


For further information reply in confidence attaching a CV to


Receptionist Part time

A temporary Receptionist (Part-time) position has become available within our Leisure Services Department , based at the LeisurePlex, Lisburn.

Weekly hours between 19.5 hours and 23.5 hours depending on the rota for that week

It is anticipated the duration of the post will be from May 2015 for approximately 2-3 months with a possible extension and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

The pay rate to the successful candidate is £9.1816 per hour


The post holder will be at the forefront of customer services dealing with the public at reception desk and by telephone. The duties will also include operating a computerised booking/cash system, selling tickets/issuing receipts and maintenance of information databases, directing conference delegates and other users.


1 Provision of a full range of receptionist services including dealing with the public in person, by telephone and by email in accordance with the Council’s Customer Care standards. Processing incoming/outgoing mail. Operation of the switchboard ensuring calls are correctly diverted and messages received promptly delivered.
2 Operation of a computerised booking/cash system including recording, monitoring and reporting to management all relevant information in relation to bookings and usage. Reconciliation of cash processing lodgements in accordance with Council procedures.
3 Promotion of stock, stock control and merchandising. Promotion of Council services and special events and assisting at events as required.
4 Provision of clerical and administrative support to include word processing, assisting with purchasing and inventories, filing, budget monitoring and maintenance of records.
5 Ensure all Health & Safety legislation, published relevant guidelines and Council Health & Safety policies and procedures are complied with in relation to the services and activities within the facility to provide a safe environment for employees and contractors
6 To undertake general clerical duties relevant to provide support across the Centre Management Section appropriate to the level of the post.

5 GCSE passes at Grade A-C, NVQ Level 2 in administration or equivalent.

A minimum of one years€™ experience in a customer service environment or receptionist post.

Where applicants do not hold the essential 5 GCSE;’s, they must hold 2 GCSE passes at Grade A-C, or equivalent and demonstrate a minimum of three years€™ relevant experience as outlined

A working knowledge of computer packages to include database experience.

Experience in the operation of a computerised booking/cash system.

Working Arrangements See below shift rota

Part-time Rota for Receptionist

Week 1,2,3,4
TUESDAY OFF, OFF, 1600-2000, 1700-2100
WEDNESDAY OFF ,OFF ,1600-2000 ,1700-2100
THURSDAY 1630-2030 ,1700-2100 , 1730-2130 , 1300-2000
FRIDAY 1730-2130 ,1300-2000 , 0900-1700 ,0900-1700
SATURDAY 1100-1800, 1100-1800 , OFF , OFF
SUNDAY 1100-1800 , 1100-1800 , OFF , OFF

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Accountant (3-6 month contract)

Berrisford Associates | Finance

Position: Accountant

Renumeration: £13.80/hour

Location: Belfast

Essential Criteria:

  • Fully-qualified Accountant
  • 1+ years’ experience working in a practice or industry setting
  • Experience in the administration of accounting systems

The Organisation:

Berrisford Associates are delighted to be working in partnership with this public body to search and select an Accountant for a 3-6 month period. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to make their mark on the public sector.

(For more information & background on the company give us a call)

To be represented by us: βerrisford Associates

Call Jim Berrisford regarding this role as lead consultant or any of the βerrisford Associates team in total confidence:

Belfast: 028 90388 399 – Ballymena: 028 2564 1002 – Out of hours mobile: 07 7366 73666

To find out why high calibre & leading professionals are registered with βerrisford Associates, please give us a call or drop us an email & let us handle in total confidence your next career move.

Legislation & Best Practice We adhere to all legislation & best practice and operate as an employment agency

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Production Operators (Manufacturing)

Production Operators (Manufacturing)


Black Fox Solutions is an established Engineering Recruitment Agency representing a Market leading Electrical Manufacturing company who is currently looking for a number of talented Production Operators to join an experienced team.

Essential Skills:

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in a Mechanical Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience in Mechanical Assembly/Electro Mechanical Assembly including full cabinet builds, Panel Wiring and cabinet integration.

Main Responsibilities

  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Panel Wiring
  • Cabinet Integration wiring
  • Full product build

Salary: £6.79 p/h + excellent package

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 08.00- 16.30 Friday: 08.00 – 13.00

To apply, please forward your CV in Word format ASAP via the link provided. If your CV looks like a good match for the role, we will give you a call ASAP.

*Please note, we will not be in touch if you are not currently UK based, holding UK/Irish or EU citizenship. Non EU applicants who are not on a full Tier 1 working visa will not be considered*

Black Fox Solutions are representing a client.

If interested please contact Kieran at Black Fox Solutions on 02890 994 111


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Summer schemes 

Senior Leaders and Leaders are required for Summer Schemes during the months of July and August 2015. 


Rate of Pay: £7.25 per hour 

A minimum of 2 months’ relevant experience supervising young people within the 8-14 age group is essential. A recognised sports coaching qualification, experience organising arts and crafts or a valid first aid qualification is desirable. Experience with children with physical and/or learning difficulties is desirable. 

Successful candidates will be employed at a variety of Leisure centres and Community settings.

As these positions involve the supervision of children, all applicants must be 18 years of age by the 20th of July 2015. Enhanced Access NI clearance will be required for all roles. 

Successful applicants must be available for the entire duration of the schemes and for induction training.

To receive an application pack email to: via the CONTACT US BUTTON or call 028 9072 0137 or 028 9072 0101 

Closing date 15th of May 2015 at 4.00pm 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer

Senior Leaders

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Summer schemes 

Senior Leaders and Leaders are required for Summer Schemes during the months of July and August 2015. 

Senior Leaders 

Rate of Pay: £9.43 per hour 

Candidates must hold or be working towards a relevant third level qualification e.g teaching, childcare, coaching /sport, and have a minimum of 2 years’ recent experience leading and working with young people within the 8-14 age groups. Candidates not holding or working towards a third level qualification should demonstrate a minimum of 4 years’ recent experience as above. 

To receive an application pack email to: via the CONTACT US BUTTON or call 028 9072 0137 or 028 9072 0101 

Closing date 15th of May 2015 at 4.00pm 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer

Head of Service

Our vision, Homelessness is Ended, is the start and end point for everything we do. To achieve this we have four new and exciting opportunities for passionate & inspirational leaders with specialist skills to join us.

Head of Service (Mental Health)
Head of Service (Offending Behaviours)
Head of Service (Homelessness Prevention)
Head of Service (Young People) 

Simon Community NI is reshaping our approach to the delivery of our services in order to meet current and emerging challenges. The redesign is radical, innovative and client led. We are confident that, as new leaders join our team they will strengthen our services.

What excites us

Simon Community NI is committed to finding staff who are as excited as we are by the prospect of ending homelessness and making a real difference to people’s lives. Enabling people to feel safe, achieve change and dare to dream again, motivates and drives all of us who work here at Simon. Don’t just read this, join us on our website and hear what our staff say about their work. Then ask yourself the following questions:

1. Can I commit to the challenge of Simon Community NI’s vision?
2. Am I driven with the desire to create change?
3. Have I the energy and the enthusiasm to inspire and develop those around me? 

If you can answer these three questions and have the skills and experience we are looking for in these key posts, we want to hear from you.

Application packs and further information for the above positions may be obtained at online via the APPLY FOR THIS JOB BUTTON. If you would like further details or are unable to apply online please telephone Human Resources on +44 9023 2882.

Closing date for all applications will be 18th May 2015 at 12 noon.

Accounts Payable Specialist



My client a Global Manufacturing Organisation is currently accepting applications for an Accounts Payable Specialist job based in Co Tyrone to cover maternity leave.

The Company 

This is a leading manufacturing organisation that is known not only for their excellent brand but their investment in their people. 

The Role 

This is a superb opportunity to work within a specialist team within a busy shared service centre. You can expect carry out the following responsibilities: 

  • Resolution of matching errors of vendor invoice, purchase order and receipt acknowledgment
  • Automatic payment processing and distribution
  • Preparation of vouchers
  • Data entry/ keying into payable systems
  • Processing of vendor debit/credit memos
  • Compliance, approval verification and quality control review
  • Manual cheque preparation and distribution
  • Research and reconciliation of accounts payable
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

The Person 

You will need to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure, have the ability to work as team as well as autonomously. You will also need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Experience within a busy finance department essential, accounts receivable experience preferred
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent including Mathematics and English
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in using Oracle Customer to Cash and/or other financial/ERP systems is desirable
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Problem solving/resolution

A second language would be advantageous but not essential.

The Rewards 

As well as the opportunity to gain experience within a global manufacturing company you can also expect a competitive salary. 

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Laura McFarlane on 02890325325 or apply via the link below.

Trainee Recruitment Consultant



Trainee Recruitment Consultant


CSR, based in Lisburn are a young and dynamic specialist recruitment consultancy that specialise in professional technical appointments.  Over the last 4 years CSR have experienced substantial growth by offering our clients a quality service that has led to us being recognised as one of the most successfull and knowledgeable technical consultancies in Northern Ireland. 


CSR are an accredited recruitment consultancy through the REC and have recently been awarded ISO9001 Quality Management for our internal systems.  Joining our team you will be joining some of the most experienced consultants in the province that will drive you and your career forward.  You will also be given the opportunity to increase your personal development with industry accredited training with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).


As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant we will be looking for candidates with the following attributes:


  • Demonstrate a strong and driven character
  • Show the ability to work extremely hard in order to achieve your goals
  • The ability to represent CSR in a highly professional manner with all clients
  • A strong commercial understanding of what is required to be successful
  • A thoughtful approach to business development
  • A keen interest in marketing and business strategy
  • Personality to work in an often high paced and stressful industry
  • Keen eye for detail along with an analytical, strategic approach to work
  • The ability to manage your time and prioritise tasks
  • Confidence and highly competitive

For this role we do not require any formal qualifications but you must be able to display the above attributes along with a proven track record in a similar role.  Full training will be given from day one and if you are willing to work hard you will reap the rewards with our Basic Salary + Uncapped Bonus Scheme which is unrivalled in the industry.  The recruitment industry is not for everyone and can be very difficult but for those who work hard and focus on achieving their goals, you will find a long and rewarding career with CSR.

For more information or to discuss in confidence, please contact Diarmaid Fee at CSR on 02892627488. Alternatively, to apply, click on the link below.


Crescent Specialist Recruitment (CSR) is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Crescent Specialist Recruitment (CSR) operates as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business on behalf of our clients.

Counterbalance Forklift Drivers

Great opportunities for hard-working enthusiastic forklift truck drivers in the Armagh area. We are currently in need of experienced Counterbalance forklift truck drivers who are looking for the next career move. This will be based on a 6 month contract which could be continued and will be working full-time on alternating shifts Monday to Friday. Training will not be provided on the Forklift Truck so it is a requirement that you have a valid licence and a years experience in a similar role.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a busy production or manufacturing environment and will be aware of all health and safety regulations attached to such a role. Applicants will be asked for two references to prove their experience

To apply please forward your CV