Job announcements for April week 2…before the job ads are written


If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:

Parkdean Resorts
Parkdean Resorts, a national holiday park operator, is creating 50 new jobs at its headquarters in Gosforth. Roles will include IT, marketing, legal, procurement, marketing, sports, entertainment and leisure positions. A number of apprenticeship positions will also be created.

Age Partnership
Retirement specialists Age Partnership have announced they will be creating 40 new jobs in Leeds. The news comes after the firm recently signed a partnership deal with financial services company SunLife. Roles include financial planners, mortgage advisors and phone-based customer service positions. The firm is also looking for 20 equity release advisors at various locations throughout the UK.

Britannia Parking
Car park operator Britannia Parking has expanded into new headquarters. 35 new jobs will be created as a result of the move.

eporta, an online B2B marketplace, has raised £5.67m in a recent series A funding round. The firm intends to use the funding to double its 28-strong team based in Clerkenwell, London, as well as opening a new office outside the UK within the next year.

Global fitness apparel brand Gymshark is opening its new headquarters in Solihull. The new premises include space for 450 new recruits, with Gymshark stating it will create 150 new jobs over the next 12 months.

Cool Blue Brand Communications
Cool Blue Brand Communications, a communications agency with offices in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and London, has recently added new staff. New jobs are expected as the firm continues to grow.

Digital marketing agency Mediaworks, which has offices in Newcastle, London and Edinburgh, has recently added four new members of staff to its team. The firm is currently recruiting across all areas of the business.

Express Solicitors
Express Solicitors, a personal injury law firm based in Manchester, has expanded into new offices. The new premises will house 40 staff of the firm’s new client team and sister medical firm, Ontime Reports. A further 25-30 new jobs are expected to be created by the end of the year as a result of the expansion.

Source: HN Global