Jobs in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Shrewsbury is a fine, well-preserved medieval market town with over 600 listed buildings, situated in a beautiful countryside setting near the Welsh border. It serves as the modern-day commercial centre for Shropshire County and Mid-Wales, with retail, services, distribution and light industry dominating the local economy. Day-trippers and short-stay visitors account for an important part of the retail and services business. The Shrewsbury Business Park in the southeast and the Battlefield Enterprise Park in the north are both expanding and many new residential developments provide housing for increasing numbers of commuters who wish to live in Shrewsbury and work in Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

Modern Shrewsbury was founded around 800 AD and became commercially important in the 14th and 15th centuries. During this period it gained control of the Welsh wool trade, the main source of its prosperity, by using its position on the River Severn to transport goods across England via the canal system. Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey date back to the 11th century, its medieval town centre to the late middle ages, and many of its grand public buildings to the 16th and 17th centuries.

During the English Reformation, Shrewsbury sided with the Royalists, and experienced a temporary setback, compounded by the decline in the market for Welsh wool. But by the 18th century Shrewsbury had recovered, becoming an important market and coaching town for travellers going from London to Holyhead on the way to Ireland. Due to its isolation from large manufacturing towns and ports during the 19th century, Shrewsbury did not industrialise, so it was not a target of German bombs during World War II. As a result, despite some demolitions during the urban renewal craze of the 1960s and 1970s, its patrimony of historic buildings has survived largely intact.

Shrewsbury has been the home of the British Army’s Light Infantry since the 17th century and its regiments have seen service in many distant places, from the New World during the American Revolution to current postings in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many notable people are associated with Shrewsbury. Charles Darwin, was born and grew up in Shrewsbury, and is commemorated by the Quantum Leap, an abstract sculpture unveiled in the town centre in 2009 to mark the bicentenary on his birth.

Shrewsbury maintains a busy spring and summer of festivals and special events, most notably, the Shropshire County Agricultural Show held each spring, the world-famous annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, and the Shrewsbury Folk Festival – one of the UK’s top folk events held on bank holiday each August. For the 21st century, the Shropshire Council is investing heavily in making Shrewsbury a top-ranked ‘destination city’ in the UK.

It first restored and redeveloped Old Market Hall as a film and digital media centre. In light of the outstanding response to this venture, it then constructed a new performing arts complex with a lovely riverside setting on Frankwell Quay.-Theatre Severn opened in 2009 with two performance spaces, a full sized dance studio, function rooms and a restaurant, and is enjoying similar success. The Music Hall which the new theatre replaced has been converted for use as the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, which opened in 2014.

Favourite pastimes of locals include boating on the River Severn or walking and cycling beside it. Shopping in the historic centre, with its designer shops, smart new malls and a wide range of independent specialty shops, is also a big draw. In recent years, the river has flooded more than once and some parts of the city are still relatively deprived, but the town’s flood defences are now being strengthened and on the whole, the citizenry is looking forward to a bright future ahead.

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Aprilian Homes
Realistically earn $75,000+ in first 12 months!$500 New Agent - $1,000 Experienced Agent Sign-Up Bonus Offered!We are a technology-driven boutique type of real estate company and we are expanding our Wellesley Hills ...
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Protocall Communications
Outside Sales RepresentativeOpportunity to join a leading, national organization with over 20 years of proven success, demonstrate your passion by empowering the voice of businesses in your local community, work for the ...
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KinderCare Education
Description: KinderCare Education is the nation’s leader in early childhood education. We nourish curiosity through purposeful experiences to create a future full of lifelong learners. From our National Support ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
SpiriTrust Lutheran is now hiring a Resident Assistant. (C NA not required) POOL/PRN hours as needed We provide residential living, assisted living, personal care, memory support and nursing and rehabilitation services ...
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Metso
The Assembler position is responsible for building and testing standard and special construction ball valves. In addition, assembly of Repair Kits, Linkage Kits and making valve identification tags. Work is somewhat ...
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J.Crew
THE MADEWELL SALES ASSOCIATE [Hourly Part-Time, reports to a store director] What The Role is All About Our Sales Associates: Deliver amazing service and build sales by styling and wardrobing each customer based on ...
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The General Manager in Training at a Bowlero Corp location is someone who can both see the big picture and handle all the small details that come with managing a center. GMIT's are responsible for all aspects of ...
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Green Angel Cleaning Services
Green Angel Cleaning Services is a growing cleaning company located in Shrewsbury, MO. We are about 5 minutes from South City. We take pride in treating both our clients and employees like First Class People!!! Many of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
XPO Logistics
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job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th June
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you ready to have a career with purpose? Omnicare, a wholly owned subsidiary of CVS Health, provides comprehensive pharmaceutical services to skilled nursing ...
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Charles River Laboratories
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health ...
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Capita Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
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job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th June
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Overview GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the supervision of the Administrator or designee, the Project Assistant II is responsible to support the coordination of activities related to a large project or multiple ...
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YRC Freight
JOB SUMMARY The Casual Clerk (Union) will perform various office support and administrative functions for the Operations/Facility Manager and their management staff. Support the functions of the office through various ...
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The Papery of Sea Girt
This is a part-time position as a retail sales associate that focuses on helping customers, inventory procedures and merchandising, and basic day to day operations. This position includes weekends. Must be reliable and ...
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Citizens Bank
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International Planning Alliance
Have you considered a career as a respected professional who has a meaningful impact on people’s lives? Can you commit yourself to being the best at what you do? Do you want to have the ability to be an ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 25th June