Topsham Connections

Welcome to our job vacancies and networking page. One of the big issues right now is job insecurity and loss. It’s a worrying time for so many. However, our spirits have been lifted by the strong, caring community that we live in, and here’s a way to build on this incredible asset.

Please read on and see jobs available, how to publish vacancies, and also how to offer your skills and experience to those looking for work. We hope this initiative helps not only Topsham Business Supporters thrive, but also help those unemployed residents make meaningful (and maybe life changing) connections.

Job vacancies

Various roles at Lock Cottage POSTED 7/7/21
The Friends of Exeter Ship Canal have taken on Lock Cottage as a way of supplying information, education and refreshment about the local waterways. There is an immediate need for someone to come and cut the ‘lawn’ at Lock Cottage on a regular basis. The volunteer will need their own heavy duty petrol strimmer. Voluntary cafe jobs are also required after September, though help with the current planning stage would be appreciated. To apply, email here.

To join the committee by taking on a role from Publicity to Volunteer Coordinator to Chairperson, click here

Jobs in Hospitality – VARIOUS – Chefs, kitchen staff, waiting staff etc POSTED 1/6/21
Like the whole of the UK, so many restaurants, cafes and pubs are looking for staff. If you are interested in a role within a team at one of Topsham’s eateries, then contact the business and ask – they could well be looking for people. For a list of food and drink outlets in town see our Business Directory here.

Boatyard assistant at Trouts Boatyard POSTED 15/4/21
In a small team you will be asked to help with antifouling, valeting, pressure washing boats, sanding, painting, rigging work, general maintenance and repairs. You will also assist with launching and recovering boats with our crane to and from the yard or Topsham Quay. Experience with boats, repairs and maintenance would be useful, training will be given on any skills needed. Salary: At a competitive rate to reflect both experience and skills. Full time. Please email applications with your CV to by 12th May 2021.

Nursery Cleaner for Little Ducklings Nursery REPOSTED 15/4/21
The roles involves cleaning and tidying all areas of the Nursery. You will be required to work 3 days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3pm – 6.30pm. 10. 5 hours each week, £9/hr. A DBS certificate is needed before starting and references will be checked.
Applications to be in by 23rd April to start on 1st May 2021. Please email Donna May with your c.v.

Seamstress for Sails & Canvas REPOSTED 15/4/21
The S&C team are looking for a seamstress to work for a few weeks initially at their workshop on the Strand. For more information contact Juls by email at

Occasional help needed for holiday cottage REPOSTED 15/4/21
Hazel is looking for an experienced cleaner with high standards to help with changeovers for a holiday cottage in Topsham. Changeovers start at 11am and take about 2 hours. They can be on any day of the week and only to suit your availability. Competitive rates of pay. Please make contact with your previous experience at

Part-time temporary housekeepers needed by Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays REPOSTED 15/4/21
We are looking for part time housekeepers in Topsham who ideally have ‘paid’ domestic cleaning experience. You will be asked to provide our guests with the highest level of cleanliness within our accommodation. You will be responsible for cleaning and preparing holiday homes to the highest standard and ensuring it is ready for the guests’ arrival. This is a seasonal role and requires Friday/Saturday working hours. We can offer from 3- 10 hours per week. Competitive rates of pay, regular work, with the same properties at the same time each week. We also welcome cleaners who currently run their own business who are looking for additional customers to top up your cleaning round. Please send your CV & cover letter to us here.

Treatment room available at The Beauty Lounge REPOSTED 15/4/21
We have a beautiful treatment room available to rent for professionals, located in the centre of town and within a very well established salon! A tranquil room within a busy salon with reception to help with bookings where needed; including access to a online booking system. CD player, couch, sink, towel heater, mood lighting etc and discount on all Beauty Lounge treatments. Rates: £10 per hour £35 half day (4 hours) £60 full day Discounts for permanent consistent use. Click here for more information.

6 month role through the Kickstart scheme for a 16-24 year old to join Skiweekend REPOSTED 15/4/21
We have an exciting opportunity for a young person to join us as part of the Government Kickstart Scheme! 6 month placement available now, must be on U/C. Full job role details can be accessed through the Job Centre Plus. You’ll be asked to support our administration function. We are excited about the prospect of travelling to begin again soon and can’t wait to be mentoring this new role for anyone interested in getting into our industry.

Herbalife Member at Sante International REPOSTED 15/4/21
Home based opportunity to work for yourself. Promoting a healthy active lifestyle. Supporting clients on Herbalife products. Please click here for more information.

Front of House team members needed by The Salutation Inn POSTED 12/3/21
We are looking for full and part time staff to join in time for the reopening in May. If you’re interested, please email

Head Chef and chefs needed by Marcello Restaurant POSTED 8/3/21
Experience in Italian food is a plus but training will be provided. If you think you are the right person to run this great restaurant , contact us by email with cv attached to We are looking forward hearing from you!

Head Chef, Front of House Supervisor & General Assistants needed by The Passage House Inn POSTED 6/3/21
We’re excited to be building our team up for a fabulous 2021. Full time Head Chef – with a strong track record of producing quality food, managing a kitchen and staff members and creating an exceptional menu. Front of House Supervisor and General Assistants (full and part time) – for people who are dedicated to customer satisfaction, who take immense pride in their work and is constantly driven to improve. General Assistants include Front of House team members, bar team members and kitchen assistants.

Successful candidates will earn a competitive hourly rate depending on experience. For more details on the roles and how to apply, head to Passage’s Facebook page or email

Submitting your vacancy

  • Advertisers are required to be Love Topsham business supporters. Adverts should be for vacancies for the company registered under the business supporter status;
  • Wording should be submitted as follows: Job Title and Business name, followed by a maximum of 30 words including a link, but no photographs;
  • Please email your advert here.  Adverts are published at the discretion of the Site Editor, who will contact advertisers if there are queries;
  • Adverts will be automatically removed after four weeks unless otherwise requested;
  • Wording must abide by appropriate legislation supporting equality in employment and not discriminate on age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.
  • This page acts purely as a ‘noticeboard’ to help local businesses advertise their vacancies. Love Topsham has no further information or insights into any role advertised. Please therefore direct any questions you have with regard to these posts directly to the company in question and not to Love Topsham. Thank you.

Topsham open for business

Do you have skills, contacts or opportunities to benefit those looking for work?

If so, you could make a difference to people right here in Topsham. We’re looking for expertise which could help others – expertise from your current work, or from what you did before you retired, or from your contacts who could help out too.

This section will evolve over the next few months – please keep checking back and see how you can get involved. Let’s see what we can do as a community to help our neighbours. Contact the Site Editor in the meantime with any feedback.

This is a new service from Love Topsham and it will evolve, but our hope is that it helps local businesses and those looking for work in the town to find each other and connect. This is absolutely free for Love Topsham Business Supporters to use, but if you would like to make an additional donation in support of our work, you are very welcome to!

If you would like to know more about becoming a Business Supporter, simply click here for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Love Topsham holds no responsibility for or information relating to jobs advertisements and all queries should go to the originator only.

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