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Great Shelford jobs

Shelford Childcare are looking to recruit bank/cover staff and a 12 hr part time position  for their small Ofsted Outstanding home-based early education setting which takes up to 12 under 5’s daily Mon – Thurs. 

Bank staff will receive £11.70 per hour will cover staff absences, holiday cover, cover for management to attend meetings and cover for staff to attend training. 

Hours will vary but will be between 4- 32 hrs per week.

 Ideally you will have an early year’s qualification but more importantly have an interest in the early years development of young children and supporting their learning. 

You should enjoy working as part of a small team. 

The appointment requires the applicant to gain Ofsted approval and an enhanced DBS. We will support applicants to gain these plus paediatric first aid. There will be other opportunities for additional training if wanted.

 Applicants can apply via email: or by calling Joanna on 07709 736461. 

Our website can be found here:

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Cambridge Joint Playschemes

Registered Charity 0145987


Manager (Part time and Home Based)

Required to lead and manage the provision

of high quality holiday playschemes/leisure activities

for children with severe learning disabilities


Home based for much of the year but

 based in the playschemes when they are running

during Easter and Summer school holidays

The post averages 21 hours per week year round.

You will need as a minimum a level 3 qualification and

2 years’ experience in childcare. Transport is also required.

Salary £15 to £20 per hour depending on experience


We take  Child Protection and safeguarding very seriously and the successful candidate will undertake an Enhanced DBS.

Closing date for Applications 29th February 2024


Further information:

or from Chair of Trustees

01223 847213

Great Shelford Village Charity


Great Shelford Village Charity is looking for a part-time, self-employed person to undertake administrative and/or bookkeeping support.

The commitment would be one day per week on average though this might increase in the longer term. Rate to be agreed.

You will work with the clerk to support the directors in the areas of:

  • Governance

  • Statutory registers

  • Companies House filings

  • Registered office duties

  • Monthly meetings

  • Communications with stakeholders and contractors

  • Bookkeeping

Applicants should have strong communication abilities plus office management and IT (email, word processing, basic spreadsheet, electronic filing, etc) skills. We would be particularly interested in candidates with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Bookkeeping

  • Credit control

  • Insurance

  • Project management

Experience of, or interest in, social housing or the almshouse movement would be beneficial.

Further information about the charity may be found at

Expressions of interest, together with a CV, should be sent to by 30 November 2023.

Interviews will be conducted during December.

Posted Oct 18 2023

Cara Coffee

As September draws to a close is it a time when you feel you could take on a new venture/challenge?  Do you enjoy engaging with other people?

Cara Coffee is looking for new volunteers to join its welcoming and friendly team.   No previous experience of working in a coffee shop is necessary and full training will be given.  However we are looking for volunteers who are willing to learn new skills and who are happy working in a sometimes busy environment.

The role involves making coffee using a barista machine, preparing light snacks and lunches, welcoming and serving customers at the till and taking out and collecting trays.  Most volunteers offer one session per week - either morning or afternoon.  Each session is about 4 hours long, but we can be flexible.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact  She would love to hear from you!

Posted Oct 2 2023

Shelford school


Great & Little Shelford Primary school has a number of vacancies at present for people to join our friendly staff team.


Administrative hours: general admin and also finance work.  term time only.  


caretaker: 4 hours a day, 7-11am with key holding responsibilities. 52 week contract with holiday entitlement


midday supervisors: 12-1 daily, term time only


Preschool Practitioner at Rainbow Preschool: term time only,  hours to be confirmed but can be flexible.

To find out more details please contact the office 01223 843107 or email

Posted Oct 2 2023

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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


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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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