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Opportunities

Due to business expansion we are looking to recruit for the following positions:

Human Resources Manager (Washington, Tyne & Wear)

Position

Full-time; Permanent

Department

HR

Reports to

Operations Director

Job Location

Washington, Tyne & Wear

Hours

37.5/week, Monday to Friday (Office hours)

Salary

Depending on experience

Summary

Main job functions (Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).

The HR Manager will be passionate about people and therefore will provide an effective, first class HR service; delivering expert guidance to managers and communicating key changes in HR policy and procedures.

This role is very much a generalist HR role and the ideal candidate will be proficient at managing a fast paced and varied workload.
  • Review existing practices and implement improvements that enhance both people and company performance. Keeping policies and the Staff Handbook up to date.
  • Manage employee relations across the business; looking to mediate a suitable and pragmatic solution for all involved.
  • Provide guidance and direction on all employee relations matters, including discipline, coaching and performance management situations.
  • Looking at succession plans and key areas of risk to ensure business continuity.
  • Recruitment management, including sourcing (internally and externally) for the best qualified candidates; also ensuring a successful on boarding process.
  • Supporting the Directors, Board of Directors and Senior Managers in the development and delivery of all People related projects.
  • Regularly review current companywide salaries and remuneration structures, benchmark against industry standards and make recommendations in line with yearly budgets.
  • Complete an annual HR/Reception budget as well as reviewing the overall company training budget.
  • Ensuring all staff records are kept up to date and fully comply with all data protection regulations (GDPR).
  • Reviewing all staff benefits on an annual basis, ensuring the providers are offering a first class service, sourcing alterative and new providers where necessary.
  • Ownership of the annual appraisal process, supporting and guiding managers through the process, ensuring Personal Development Plans are implemented for all staff.
  • Identify any training and skills gaps within the organisation and arranging suitable solutions with the necessary manager/department.
  • Create and conduct the annual Employee Satisfaction Survey; setting goals and KPI improvements for the following 12 months. All results are presented to the Board of Directors.
  • Champion employee engagement and well-being initiatives; responsible for many on-site staff events and “fun days”.
  • Working closely with the Security Manager to ensure full compliance with our Known Consignor accreditation.
  • Overall responsibility for the Reception function and staffing; arranging cover (which may be yourself) during holiday/lunch periods. Ensuring all staff are fully trained.
  • Completing all department (HR and Reception) risk assessments in conjunction with HS/Site Services.
  • Assist with minute taking at Board level meetings and arrange any necessary travel or documentation.
  • Active member of the Health and Safety Group Committee.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties which may be deemed suitable.

This list is not exhaustive.

Skills / Competencies:
  • Good employment law knowledge, ability to keep up to date with legislative changes.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and meet all deadlines
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Minute taking ability (Board level)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of the HR/Reception team.
Qualifications / Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar generalist HR Manager role.
  • Managing and supporting a small team
  • CIPD qualified (minimum Level 5)
  • Relevant degree
What we offer:
  • On-site parking - dedicated parking bay
  • Casual dress - smart casual
  • Company events
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Your birthday off each year
  • Sick pay
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Flexitime - can build this up and take an extra day off per month
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

About Canford: We have been around since 1976 and have gone from strength to strength. The UK Sales team is a small, very welcoming team, looking to grow and develop some new members.
We are passionate about what we do - doing it right the first time and our customer service is second to none. We value honesty, effort and teamwork so if this sounds like you and you'd like to be a part of our professional team, please submit your CV today.

Marketing Manager (Washington, Tyne & Wear)

Position

Full-time; Permanent

Department

Marketing

Reports to

Acting CEO

Job Location

Washington, Tyne & Wear

Hours

37.5/week, Monday to Friday (Office hours)

Salary

Depending on experience

Summary:

Main job functions (Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).

Responsible for all marketing of the company, its products and services, the Marketing Manager will identify, co-ordinate and implement marketing/sales strategies to develop new and existing business. Full ownership of the Marketing budget, day to day activities within the department and recruitment where necessary. The Marketing Manager will work closely with other departments to ensure the success of campaigns/events and maintain the high standard of the Canford Brand.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Day to day management of the Marketing Department
  • Plan and manage all marketing activities including email
  • Plan, manage and co-ordinate Exhibitions and Events
  • Measure, interpretate and report the performance of marketing activities
  • Copywriting – Press Release, News, Email content, Case Studies, Editorial etc
  • Interpretate technical data to create easily understood and impactful marketing material
  • Keep appraised of the competition, perform competitor analysis and develop competitive positioning
  • Manage relationships with all stakeholders including external press
  • Ability to undergo contract negotiation with all stakeholders as and when required e.g., selling and buying advertisement space
  • Help manage the successful delivery of annual Canford Year Planner & Source Material magazine
  • Video creation/presentation and some Photography
  • Management of all Social Media platforms

This list is not exhaustive.

Skills / Competencies:
  • Broadcast and Pro Audio/Video product knowledge and technical understanding
  • Creative approach with the ability to work under pressure and to short timescales
  • Strong copy writing experience, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Have a strong understanding of effective marketing communications using current and emerging technologies
  • Excellent commercial negotiation skills
  • Team player who can lead and inspire
  • In front of Camera Presentation skills
Qualifications / Experience Required:
  • 2+ years’ experience in a marketing B2B role
  • Marketing Degree, or equivalent would be an advantage
What we offer:
  • On-site parking - dedicated parking bay
  • Casual dress - smart casual
  • Company events
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Your birthday off each year
  • Sick pay
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Flexitime - can build this up and take an extra day off per month
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

About Canford: We have been around since 1976 and have gone from strength to strength. The UK Sales team is a small, very welcoming team, looking to grow and develop some new members.
We are passionate about what we do - doing it right the first time and our customer service is second to none. We value honesty, effort and teamwork so if this sounds like you and you'd like to be a part of our professional team, please submit your CV today.

Production Control - Apprentice (Portland, Dorset)

Type

Engineering Apprenticeship – in conjunction with Weymouth College

Department

Production – Production Control Operations

Job Location

Portland, Dorset.

Hours

37.5/week; Mon-Thurs 07:30-16.30, Fri 07:30-13.20

Salary

£12,000.00 per year

Opportunity

Canford, market leaders in professional audio, video & broadcast have an opportunity for an apprentice to join our Portland team. Regarded as the ‘preferred source’ for custom metalwork and bespoke solutions for major broadcast/AV integrators in the UK and globally, the Portland site is looking for a pro-active, adaptable and enthusiastic candidate, with an eagerness to develop and excel in their professional career, whilst working to maintain and increase our strong reputation and capabilities to meet challenges for the future in a highly dynamic and technical industry.

There are some excellent development opportunities for the right candidate within this position. Canford Audio Ltd. believes in developing its employees, funding training & qualifications, supporting & encouraging them to reach their full potential. The successful candidate will have opportunities to progress to a higher apprenticeship, develop their skills and knowledge in a permanent position and participate in further education to HNC & Foundation Degree level. Once qualified as a production engineer, responsibilities will include product development, technical sales, site supervision and project/operations management as well as the potential for future progression.

Main Duties

The apprentice will work under supervision of the production engineer to initially learn a variety of shop floor roles including product assembly, CNC machining centre operation, laser engraving and other workshop tasks. Practical tasks in other departments to aid understanding of process and product knowledge. As they develop in their apprenticeship, they will work in other areas such as stores, maintenance, quality assurance and design to develop production control knowledge.

Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Qualifications – A-Level preferably in a core subject, a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C / 9-4 to include Maths & English
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to take on hands on tasks
  • Technical, IT and Maths skills are important to this role
  • The individual should be committed and adaptable to diverse challenges
  • Proactive and driven person with keen interest to develop their professional engineering career
  • Positive approach to problem solving and delivering solutions
  • Attendance and punctuality is expected to be excellent
What we offer
  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress - smart casual
  • Company events
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Your birthday off each year
  • Sick pay
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Fully funded Apprenticeship
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

About Canford: Canford Audio Ltd is a busy, world-renowned audio, visual and broadcast manufacturing & distribution company based in Washington, Tyne & Wear. The manufacturing team, located in Portland, Dorset, is a tight-knit, welcoming group, looking to recruit new apprentices. The Portland site has a history of developing exceptional apprentices who have progressed and exceled within the business and are delighted to offer this fresh opportunity to follow this trend. If this sounds like you and you would like to join our professional team then please apply below.

Further information on Weymouth College Engineering Apprenticeships available here - Engineering - Weymouth College

Interested?

If you are interested in being considered for a vacancy please forward a written letter of application giving a brief description of your recent working history to:

Human Resources
Canford Group
Crowther Road
Washington
NE38 0BW

OR

e-mail: jobs@canford.co.uk

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Canford Group is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status or disability.

Data Protection

All information processed within Canford Audio Limited is done so within Data Protection Act 2018 & GDPR 2018 guidelines.