Why Jobs in Andover Win (over And over Again!)

  • July 20, 2021

Puns apart, jobs in Andover are really big news right now!

Andover has grown into a key hub for businesses. It’s not surprising really, given the town’s ideal location on the A303 right between the M3 and M4 motorways, along with its strong communication links to the West Country.

Following feedback from local residents and people with jobs in Andover, the local Council, has recently released an exciting new masterplan for the development of Andover town centre which includes changes to the historic town centre, so it looks set to continue to be a vibrant place to work, well into the future. 

You don’t have to venture far out of the town to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Test Valley, where the River Test flows through west Hampshire’s woods, meadows and hills.

There are a wealth of places to take a short stroll. Or if you prefer longer hikes, the Test Way is a 44-mile long trail which mostly follows the route of the river.

Local landmarks near Andover include Highclere Castle - best known as the setting for Downton Abbey. The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Longstock Park Water Garden and Romsey Abbey are all within a short drive and make a great focus for days out when you’re not at work.

Andover’s History

Andover’s history goes back to the Iron Age, and it’s had a continuous connection to industry since the14th century, when it was the venue for a famous iron market. 

The town wasn’t all about heavy industry though. Andover was renowned as a centre for manufacturing parchments and silk fabrics.

Today, the town has a strong association with industry and manufacturing. It’s also home to business sectors including IT, with big names locally including IBM and Apple, along with numerous financial services and insurance companies, not to mention being a national centre for growing watercress!

Jobs in Andover

Most of the small to medium-sized businesses are based in Andover’s main business parks -  Portway East, Portway West or Walworth Business Park - or in the Enterprise Centres at Basepoint and Walworth, which all provide ample employment opportunities. 

This means that, whatever type of role you’re looking for, you’ll almost certainly be able to find a job in Andover to suit you.

Current Jobs On Offer in Andover

So what type of job could you expect to find in this lovely town? As one of the leading recruitment agencies in Hampshire, we’re regularly asked to find great people for permanent and temporary jobs, with plenty of choice of office or industrial work. 

Here’s a tasty sample of what we have on offer right now:

Part-Time Accounts Administrator (Permanent)

This role is ideal for someone looking for 15 hours a week over three days - with no working on Fridays! 

It’s with a small, family-owned company in Andover which is looking for a team player who is happy to get involved.

As the Accounts Administrator your responsibilities would be hugely varied and would include:

• Supplier payments

• Customer statements/aged debt/credit control

• Purchase, sales and Nominal ledger

• Invoicing

This lovely company has a very low staff turnover so jobs don’t come up here very often! If you have strong organisation and multi-tasking skills, work well in a team, can work using your own initiative and have a strong eye for detail, this could be the ideal role for you. Knowledge of SAP or Sage 200 would be an advantage too. 

There is free on-site parking. 

To find out more, call us on 01256 334575, quoting job reference FJ32106 to see if this role could be right for you. 
 

Hire Controller (Permanent)

A salary of up to 30k pa, 25 days holiday and free onsite parking all await you as a Hire Controller when you join this small friendly team in Andover.

As the Hire Controller your responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for all contracts from confirmation of order through to delivery, booking additional stock / fuel / transport and cross hire items
  • Raising purchase orders for stock items and ensuring that these are actioned on the same day as the orders are received
  • Flagging any stock discrepancies that are highlighted when actioning contracts

This role needs somebody who is computer literate, understands systems, can work in a fast paced environment and who has previous hire experience

To find out more, give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334 575 and quote job reference FJ32069.

HR Advisor (Permanent) 

Another client in Andover is offering a salary of £32000 - £34000 for an experienced HR Advisor with strong employment law and employee relations knowledge

There is also a quarterly profit-related pay bonus and you’ll get 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 more if you wish.

This busy company is ideally looking for someone with experience of working in a manufacturing, engineering or distribution environment, but experience in other fast paced, multi-site environments would also mean this could be right for you. And don’t forget your toothbrush as you’ll need to travel to other sites around the UK!

As the HR Advisor your role will be varied and will include:

  • Supporting the HR Business Partner with casework and other tasks
  • Assisting managers in their interpretation and compliance with HR policies and procedures with existing and new employment legislation and good practice
  • Providing advice and guidance on people management issues to Managers, acting as a trusted advisor and coach
  • Managing investigation, disciplinary and grievance process and supporting managers in their delivery
  • Providing support to employees on HR issues as and when required

You either need to be part or fully CIPD qualified, or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent experience as an Advisor in a fast paced, multi-site  environment.

You’ll work a 37 hour week, working from 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am – 1:30pm on Fridays, with a mix of home and office working, as well as travel to other sites. Benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, health cash plan, employee assistance programme and a discount and rewards scheme.

If you are interested in applying for this HR Advisor job please use the link or give us a call on 01256 334 575 quoting job reference FJ32076. 

If any of these jobs in Andover sound as if they could be for you, please don’t delay as they won’t be around for long! 

As jobs are filled, new opportunities come in all the time, so do keep an eye on our job pages. You can search by location, type of job and whether you’re looking for temporary or permanent roles. 

So if you’re ready for a change and are looking for a location with excellent transport links set amidst Hampshire’s beautiful Test Valley, why not give one of our friendly team a call and let’s see if we can find you the perfect job in Andover today 01256 334575.

 

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