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Great Shelford jobs

Great Shelford jobs


Cambridge Joint Playschemes

We urgently need Playworkers For our Saturday Activity Clubs and Holiday Playschemes.

We are a small South Cambridgeshire based charity that supports children / young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities aged 8-19 years. We provide community based activities on Saturdays and holiday playschemes at Easter, the Summer and some half terms.

Playworkers should be patient, kind and willing to get involved with the young people. This can include ensuring the children eat their lunch, engage with their activities and peers and above all remain safe. Competitive rates of pay and training are available. Would suit Learning Support Assistants, teachers or those who have a passion for working with young people.


[Note all playworkers will be subject to DBS checks].


For further information

Email: or check out our website:

Cambridge Joint Playschemes - Staff & Recruitment (

Posted Nov 28 2022

Volunteer at Cara Coffee


Interested in volunteering opportunities? Do you want to give back to the community while learning new skills? 


Cara Coffee is looking for people to join our friendly team! 


Cara Coffee is a social enterprise coffee shop on the High Street in Great Shelford. Managed by Romsey Mill, a Cambridge charity, it's run predominantly by volunteers. Our ethos is making everyone feel welcomed while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, tea and some lunch or a nice piece of cake.


Please get in touch with Julie if you have a few hours spare a week to help: Or pop in to speak to our volunteers and learn more. 


Cara Coffee is open Tuesdays to Fridays 9-4pm and Saturdays 10-1.30pm 


Receptionist for Great Shelford surgery wanted


We have got a vacancy for a GP Practice receptionist, 20 hours per week, split between Granta Sawston and Granta Shelford.

For further information and to apply for this position please visit our website and follow the link.

Posted June 28 2022

PART-TIME CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR required by Great Shelford Free Church  to support the church in practical ways, to facilitate effective ministry within the church and in the local community. We are looking for a committed Christian. He or she will have great organizational and communication skills, both interpersonal and via social media and other IT applications and packages. 21 hours per week. Days and time negotiable. Salary range £19.1k to £21.3k FTE paid on pro rata basis. Contact Jillian Hardwick for more information.  We are welcoming applications straightaway and will interview on a rolling basis

Unique job for Great Shelford


An unusual new job is currently being advertised by Shelford Co-op.

They want to find a Member Pioneer Co-ordinator to “help to deliver community activity by inspiring people to make a difference in the village.”

“As a member pioneer, you’ll connect with Co-op members and colleagues, along with local causes and community groups, to make your community a better place,” says the job advert.

“You’ll bring like-minded people together, offer practical advice and be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects.

“By bringing together Co-op members, colleagues and local causes you’ll be able to make your community a better place to work, play, live and learn.”

It’s a home based role for four hours a week.

Other tasks of the role include: Develop an action plan to support , providing fairer access to; food, mental wellbeing services, and opportunities for young people  establish and run a local community forum, or make connections with one that already exists build a strong network locally using social media and digital platforms () to help understand your community needs, keeping your ear to the ground  keep on top of activity in your community which you could partner with to support your ambitious plans prioritise your time, making your hours count and focusing on opportunities to make the biggest difference.

This is the job advert.

Is this this the most unusual job in the village? If you know about another unusual job, please email

Posted Jan 27 2022

New warden needed for Great Shelford

The Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme is an asset valued by the elderly residents of our village. Their aim is to help our members remain in their own home. They achieve this by providing daily phone calls, regular visits to help with shopping, post office collections, management of prescriptions and undertaking other essential jobs in the local area. As well as carrying out small tasks for example as helping members carry out instructions from medical services or changing a light bulb, the Scheme helps the elderly maintain social contact and therefore reduce the risk of isolation and depression.


The Scheme is currently recruiting for a Part-Time Warden to join their team. The job is based over three days per week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with phone calls every other weekend. In addition, there is a brief weekly hand over with the other part-time warden.


A degree of flexibility is required for this role. Hours of work: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 1pm Saturday and Sunday 9am-10/10.30am (Phone calls) Rate of pay is £10 per hour. Experience of working with the elderly an advantage but not essential. The role is based in and covers the area of Great Shelford. For further information and a job description please contact Jenny David

Posted Nov 30 2021


SSYI needs more volunteers

Most of the SSYI activities are dependent on volunteers and with the opening of the Youth Centre and continued expansion of our work they are looking for new people to join the team.


They have a particular need for support with their Monday Football group in Sawston (3:30 – 4:45pm), the Wednesday Girls Group in Shelford (3:30 – 5:00pm) and their Thursday Open Access group in Sawston (6:30 – 8:30pm). Do get in contact with Zac Britton (Youth Work Manager) if you are interested in helping out, training will be provided, DBS checks will be required.


They would also value some extra help behind the scenes, supporting them with their admin and finances and a few hours a month could really help with this. Do contact Polly Stanton if you think you could help with this. 

For more information about SSYI, our work or to enquire about volunteering contact,

Zac Britton – Lead Youth Worker: 07599024210,

Polly Stanton – Trustee and Secretary: 01223 722509

Or visit their website at

Posted Nov 30 2021


Great Shelford jobs

Vacancy: Clerk to the Governors at Great and Little Shelford CE(A) Primary School


“We live and work in harmony with love for one another so we can achieve our potential within a community of lifelong learners”


Great and Little Shelford CE(A) Primary School is looking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors, to provide efficient and effective administrative support in their vital strategic role.  The successful candidate will be highly organised, provides attention to detail, is reliable and has excellent communication skills.  The clerk prepares meeting papers, takes minutes and carries out a range of administrative tasks for the Board so flexibility in working hours is necessary.  As the operation of the Board is paperless, computer literacy is essential and familiarity with Google Drive would be helpful.  


Clerking of 9 evening meetings per year is expected, three per term.  These may be virtual or in-person, and attendance at all meetings will be required.  Training is available, along with mentoring and support from the Chair, Deputy Chair and outgoing Clerk.  An honoraria of £1000 per annum is offered, paid in three termly installments.  


For further information or to express interest in the post, please contact the chair of governors, Anna Caroe by email


The deadline for applications is 13th February 2022. The timescale for starting is flexible but a period of handover by July 2022 is essential.  Posted Nov 29 201


Volunteering at Cara Coffee

Cara Coffee is a social enterprise coffee shop in Great Shelford.  It is a Romsey Mill initiative in partnership with Great Shelford Free Church and aims to serve the community with good coffee and light lunches/snacks in a welcoming atmosphere.

We are looking to grow our team of volunteers and if you feel you can offer a morning/afternoon each week, enjoy interacting with people and work well in a team (and sometimes in busy periods), we would love to hear from you!  

At the moment Cara Coffee is open Tuesday to Friday 9-4pm and Saturday 10-1.30pm.  For more information please contact Julie Whitbread:

Posted Oct 26 2021

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