Vacancy: Part-Time Customer Service Assistant

The Basket Room is a young and exciting ethical company working with basket weaving cooperatives in Africa. We design our collections in-house and manage production in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. With three online retail channels and pop-ups throughout the year, we are now looking for someone to fill the role of Customer Service Assistant. A part-time permanent position with a contract of 20 hours a week, working Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 1.00 pm.

Based in our Charlbury office, West Oxfordshire (due to relocate in the Spring within West/North Oxfordshire) you will be required to effectively assist the office manager with the sales and customer service operations on a daily basis.

Duties to include:

-Processing online web orders (printing, picking, packing and booking in for collection)

-Communicating with customers via email, live chat and telephone from first point of contact through to receiving of goods/resolution of enquiry

-First point of contact for courier queries/collections/returns

-Stock & inventory management using online software

-Maintaining & updating product listings on the website & other ecommerce platforms

-Simple product & page updates on the website & other ecommerce channels.

-Preparing stock for Retail & Trade Fairs

-Attending fairs/exhibitions

-Ordering office supplies & packing materials

-Keeping stock room tidy and organised

We are a small but growing team and this opportunity will give someone great experience in working for a young business with scope for development.

We are looking for a confident, organised person with meticulous attention to detail and an interest in design, fashion and fair trade. Experience in a similar customer service based role and the use of online software is essential.

Please note that due to the office moving premises in the early Spring/Summer we can only consider applicants who have their own transport.

Apply by submitting covering letter and CV to

Deadline for applications is Friday 11th January.

Holly McMullen · Mon 17 Dec, 18:22 · Link


Well made dress with velvet bodice and sleeves and multi layered skirt plus tiara and wand. The label says 3 -4 years. The length from nape of neck to hem is 80 cm. 01608 810 525

Ann Lloyd · Sun 16 Dec, 19:24 · Link

Christmas Curious Bacon and Sourdough Courses

A perfect experiential Christmas present for someone...

We've limited spaces left on our Bacon and Sourdough courses for January and February.

1 space for the bacon course on 5th January.
2 spaces for the sourdough bread course on 19th January

3 spaces for bacon on 2nd February and 3 spaces for the sourdough on 16th February

I'll be taking bookings at the Makers Market on the 20th December in the memorial hall, and via email ( or via 07584 35 65 95 at any time.

Simon Himmens-Warrick · Sun 16 Dec, 14:46 · Link

Ikea 'Pax' wardrobe - incomplete - no doors FREE

We have most of an Ikea 'Pax' wardrobe going spare - the carcass (202cm x 72cm x 58cm), back-board, some shelves and a wide pull-out basket drawer, with all runners and fixings. BUT no doors or hanging rail.

It was second-hand when we got it so is in used condition, but still useable.

You can buy new doors (sliding or hinged) in a range of colours from Ikea: so this could be resurrected as a wardrobe or other home storage, or perhaps left as it is for a garage or shed.

Free to collect from Wychwood Paddocks. Please call or e-mail via the website.

07879 063 934

Steven Jones · Sat 15 Dec, 15:33 · Link

Antique Fire Dogs and Fire Plate £25

Ornate fire dogs and plate, surface rust but very solid.
Plate is 45cms x 20cms (18 inches x 8 inches) and fire dogs are 36cms (14 inches) tall. Would be ideal in an open fire for burning logs.
Tel:- 810292 or 07941440153

Sally Callaway · Sat 15 Dec, 13:54 · Link

English GCSE revision guide

Collins Literature and Language guide - GCSE 9-1 English Language and English Literature All-in-One Revision and Practice (Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision) Paperback " 24 Jun 2015


liz donnelly · Fri 14 Dec, 14:01 · Link

Jigsaw puzzle for sale

Ravensburger puzzle bizarre bookshop -£15 on amazon.


liz donnelly · Fri 14 Dec, 13:40 · Link

Test Match Special

.... and other cricket related books on sale in the Corner House. My husband has cleared his bookshelves. So if you're struggling to find a present for the man in your life, bowl him over by running along and catching a copy of Blofeld, Agers,Simon Hughes and others. All only .50 each!

Sarah Geeson Brown · Fri 14 Dec, 10:02 · Link

Children's bike - almost new - quality - £75

Kids' bike for sale for £75. Originally cost £170 new and has hardly been used so in almost perfect condition. Suits 4 year old more or less.

Features a dinky flag, chain guard, mud guards, bell, brakes (the front brake is manual; the rear hub brake works on back-pedal), side stand, comfy seat, bouncy trees. In gender-agnostic red and yellow. Comes with an additional Balance Buddy handle free (originally purchased separately, £20) attached to the rear axle to help parents balance the child whilst they are learning to ride. This is removable.

Spec as follows:
Frame Height: 24cm
Saddle Position: 45cm - 54cm
Weight: 9.5kg
Age: 3+
Instep Length: 42cm - 51cm
Size from 95cm

Genuine bargain at £75. ONO.

Contact James on 07792 375423 to view or test ride.

James Styring · Wed 12 Dec, 21:45 · Link


Did you forget this very pretty scarf when you last came to the Community Centre? Come and reclaim it from the reception desk.

MARION GREENFIELD · Tue 11 Dec, 22:55 · Link

Nine 1000 and 1500 piece jigsaw puzzles £30

1. Waddingtons de luxe 1000 piece puzzle of The Houses of Parliament. 72 x 49 cms.
2. Waddingtons de luxe 1000 piece puzzle of Notre Dame, Paris. 72 x 49 cms.
3. New unopened Ravensburger 1000 piece puzzle of a Watermill. 69.8 49.8 cms.
4. De Luxe Collection 1000 piece puzzle of White Cottage at Chideock, Dorset. 69 x 49 cms.
5. New unopened Falcon de luxe 1000 piece puzzle of Gone with the Wind. 68 x 48.5 cms.
6. Country Living 1000 piece puzzle of a Geranium Genius. 68.5 x 49 cms.
7. Buckingham Palace 1000 piece puzzle of Louis Haghe Banquet in the Picture Gallery of Buckingham Palace in 1853. 72 x 51 cms.
8. F.X.Schmid 1000 piece puzzle of the Town of Miltenburg. 85 x 54 cms.
9. Bits and Pieces 1000 piece puzzle of a Christmas Market. 69 x 51 cms.

Tel:- 810292 or 07941440153

Sally Callaway · Tue 11 Dec, 21:04 · Link

Sharp QW-G472W nearly new full size dishwasher for sale

This dishwasher has only been used for a few months and is in perfect condition. Currently retailing at £344.95.
For sale for £100. Buyer to collect please.
Please contact Val or Nick on 01608 811558 or email

Val Parker · Tue 11 Dec, 11:46 · Link

Ice Cream Maker £5

Children's Ice Cream maker.
Ages 8+
In very good, clean used condition.
Comes in original box with instructions.
Contact Carolyn 07880718536

Carolyn Ashton · Mon 10 Dec, 18:38 · Link

Ceramic hob, new in box - £40

I am selling a ceramic hob. It is still in the box and has never been used. It was bought for a kitchen project but was never fitted. I have decided to have a gas cooker instead.
It has 4 radiant zones and residual heat indicators. The hot plate is non-bevelled black ceramic glass.
Contact 07790653928

Teresa Moss · Mon 10 Dec, 16:15 · Link

New LC1000 Printer cartridges

I just restocked on cartridges and then my Brother printer gave up so now I have 3 x cyan, 3 x yellow, 3 x magenta and 2 x black cartridges, so 12 in total.
They're worth about £8 each, but open to offer !
Thanks, Flora

Flora Gregory · Mon 10 Dec, 15:27 · Link

Charity Christmas Cards for sale

Christmas cards, 4 designs, 5 pounds for a pack of ten.

All proceeds go to the Pelvic Partnership charity, which helps women with a pregnancy related joint problem (PGP).

Please contact me through this site to purchase

Claire Wilding · Mon 10 Dec, 12:51 · Link

Crested geckos!

I still have 5 crested gecko babies up for grabs! These guys make great pets, and are a perfect first reptile or pet for children due to their dislike nature and the fact they can be handled regularly. They would make a great Christmas present, and I can do deals on multiple! Asking for £40 each. Please send me a message if interested! X

Vita Blayney · Mon 10 Dec, 10:55 · Link

Babysitting in Charlbury

Hey, my name is Oli, I'm 14, and i am looking for some babysitting work around Charlbury. I love interacting with kids and lots of people will recognise me from helping out with sports sessions at the community centre. I have some experience babysitting on my road, but i would love to do some more. You can contact me at 07443 619 006 or on my home number at 01608 810 270. Thanks!

Oli Ball · Sun 9 Dec, 20:50 · Link

Grandfather clock

Victorian grandfather clock. Pretty face. In working order. Would accept offer of £1,000.
Please contact Joan Hawker on 01608 811257

Lizzie Haker · Sun 9 Dec, 15:34 · Link

Victorian Grandfather clock

Oak Grandfather clock. In working order. Bought for £2,000, would accept offer over £1,000

Lizzie Haker · Sun 9 Dec, 15:13 · Link

Celestron Lens and Filter Kit £90

Celestron Lens and Filter Kit in hard case.
I bought this kit and used the lenses and filters with my Celestron Firstscope 114 telescope. This kit is still sold new on-line.
£90. Text me on 07742299631 to arrange collection from Charlbury.

Miranda Higham · Sun 9 Dec, 13:11 · Link

Mobile Hairdresser

Would you like your hair done in your own home?
I'm London trained with over 30 years experience.
Looking to build up my Charlbury customers.
If you would like an appointment please call Carolyn
on 07710470727.

Carolyn Conisbee · Sun 9 Dec, 11:39 · Link

Wooden chest of drawers

Solid pine chest of drawers. Four large drawers and two small ones. Height 117 cm, width 92cm, depth 42 cm. good overall condition - see photos for details of minor marks. Ideal up cycling project. £75 ono, contact Linda on 07966 275590

linda monckton · Sat 8 Dec, 20:49 · Link


Pirates take-along set. £8 ono
For more details phone/text: 07813 770654
or email:

Sarah Russell · Sat 8 Dec, 20:38 · Link

Yogi Mama's Indian Sauces @Charlbury Farmers Market tomorrow

We're looking forward to Charlbury Farmers Market tomorrow morning. Come and get a homemade "Proper Curry Sauce" you can have a taste too!

Unnati Humby · Fri 7 Dec, 23:03 · Link

VW Polo For Sale

VW Polo S, 2006,(56Reg), 3 door hatchback, 1.2L, black. 93000 miles.
Full service history, MOT til Sept 2019. Air con re-gas and 2 new tyres in Sept. Great first car or run around. Only 2 owners from new. £1395.

Contact: Heather 07759426207 or email using link.

John Davis · Fri 7 Dec, 13:41 · Link

Childrens Angry Birds belt

70cm (28") Angry Birds belt, unworn.


Contact Christine 07808 316 860

Christine M Caffrey · Thu 6 Dec, 17:26 · Link

Various GCSE revision guides

Update: only the physics and biology revision guides left now. £2 each.

Helen Holwill · Thu 6 Dec, 09:15 · Link

Free: Various Spanish books

Can anyone make use of any of these books? The novels have now been taken, but the non-fiction title on anatomy (it was the recommended coursebook for a massage course), two books in English about learning Spanish, and a guide book on the Alhambra (in Spanish) are still available,

Helen Holwill · Wed 5 Dec, 21:57 · Link

Mega Mastodon Nerf Gun

Huge Nerf gun in very good (like new) condition complete with batteries, carry strap and 12 Nerf darts.

Kim Sale · Tue 4 Dec, 15:15 · Link

Epiphone EJ-200 Artist 6-string acoustic guitar. £190

A lovely guitar, easy to play, with great tone, but I don't play it any more. Hoping for a quick local sale before I put it on the websites at a higher price. You can email me on

Clive Gibson-Leitch · Mon 3 Dec, 17:57 · Link

Carer wanted in Chipping Norton

Carer required for mature woman with dementia. 15 hours per week available. Days and hours will be discussed with potential candidates but it is likely to be Monday to Friday mornings
Experience of care work is desirable however full training will be given to the right candidates.
We are looking for caring, mature, trustworthy and calm people with good interpersonal skills and some degree of flexibility. If you think this is you please contact

Ann Cummings · Mon 3 Dec, 17:01 · Link

20" Specialized Bike - Shimano Gears

A great Specialized bike. 20" wheels and in good condition. Suited 8 - 11 year old. £40 ono. Call or text: 07971 007576

Susie Lawson · Sat 1 Dec, 15:50 · Link

Ty beanie boo set of 10 animals

Set of 10 beanie boos.
All in good condition.
From a pet and smoke-free home.
£5 for the set.
Call Jan 01608 811520

Beder Kaddouri · Sat 1 Dec, 14:47 · Link

POOLE butter or cheese dish vintage £12

Perfect condition, no chips or cracks. Please call 07941 561471

Lindsey Thompson · Sat 1 Dec, 11:41 · Link

Free outdoor toys

Used and in need of a clean up as they have been kept outside. Car, seesaw,slide and wheelbarrow. Need to go asap. Please contact Rachel on

Rachel Claridge · Mon 17 Dec, 06:59 · Link

Rayburn for Sale - £180 ono

Green Rayburn For Sale £180
A used rayburn for sale of 300 Series. 84 cm wide and 58.2 cm deep. Needs to be collected from Chipping Norton by buyer.
For more information or to buy please contact: Jacob Brett

Susie Lawson · Sun 16 Dec, 16:08 · Link

Turkish Crib

'Turkish crib with mattress for sale. Very colourful and the perfect place to
park dollies and soft toys. £5.
L 33 ", h. 23 ", w. 16"

Tel 810464

Maureen Sparling · Sat 15 Dec, 22:05 · Link

Vintage style fire guard £20

Lovely fabric and painted wood frame fire guard for sale. We no longer have a real fire (sob!) so surplus to requirements.

Please call/text Alex on 07525 045052.

Alex Martin · Sat 15 Dec, 15:11 · Link

Bedside or Office drawers

A set of drawers, excellent condition. £10 each. Proceeds to Special Effect

Please contact Paul Jenkins on

Paul D Jenkins · Fri 14 Dec, 14:38 · Link

Jigsaw Puzzle for sale

Ravensburger 5000 piece. £50 on amazon


liz donnelly · Fri 14 Dec, 13:39 · Link

Laptop stand

Quality laptop stand sturdy enough to carry a huge old 17" laptop. Allows you to type on a keyboard and position your laptop at an ergonomic height. 'iCurve' by Griffin Technology.

Price: modest donation to Charlbury Pre-School

James 07792 375423

James Styring · Wed 12 Dec, 21:46 · Link

Alexander Technique: classes starting in January

Find out what it's all about.

For over 120 years this gentle, practical technique has helped people find relief from back pain, neck pain and stiffness. Come and learn how it could help you.

Classes on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings, in the Corner House.

For information or an informal chat:
• email
• call or text 07828 076358

Simon Fenn, Alexander Technique

Simon Fenn · Wed 12 Dec, 15:45 · Link

For Sale 1200W Digital steam press, still boxed and hardly used. As new.

1200W digital steam press, as new condition and hardly used. No more standing up ironing and getting backache, you can sit down and press your items. £40. Telephone 810292 or 07941440153 or email:-

Sally Callaway · Tue 11 Dec, 21:26 · Link

Black Dishwasher - Bush DWFS126B - Used, good condition £40 ono

We are selling our black dishwasher, full size, Bush Dishwasher.
Good Used condition, works perfectly only selling as moving house. 60cm wide, Energy Eff A++

Needs to be collected from Ticknell Piece by the 19th Dec

Any questions please ask
£40 ono,
Contact Sharon Grimsley on 07958 516022

Sharon Grimsley · Tue 11 Dec, 12:53 · Link

Crested geckos!

I still have 5 crested gecko babies up for grabs! These guys make great pets, and are a perfect first reptile or pet for children due to their dislike nature and the fact they can be handled regularly. They would make a great Christmas present, and I can do deals on multiple! Asking for £40 each. Please send me a message if interested! X

Vita Blayney · Tue 11 Dec, 10:43 · Link

Cake Pop Maker £5

Giles & Posner Cake pop maker-red
In very good & clean used condition.
comes in original box with instructions, stand and sticks.
Contact Carolyn on 07880718536

Carolyn Ashton · Mon 10 Dec, 18:34 · Link

Large dolls house with furniture - £50

I am selling my daughters beautiful dolls house as she no longer plays with it. It has 8 rooms and comes with lots of furniture. It has been well loved and played with but is still in good condition. Would make a great Christmas present. Dimensions 71cm (h), 87cm (w), 45cm (d).
Contact 07790653928

Teresa Moss · Mon 10 Dec, 16:12 · Link


This is a very nice quality, men's, grey wool scarf (cashmere perhaps?). If it is yours please collect from the Community Centre.

MARION GREENFIELD · Mon 10 Dec, 13:58 · Link

Nearly new suitcase for sale £40

I bought this case about 6 months ago but having used it once realised it was too big for my needs.
It has four small wheels so is easily manoeuvreable.
Size height 65cm width 40cm depth 25cm
Girl Grason 810154

Gillian Grason · Mon 10 Dec, 12:07 · Link


This small silver locket was found on the floor of the Community Centre. It is being kept in the lost property box in the cupboard at the CC reception desk.

MARION GREENFIELD · Sun 9 Dec, 21:56 · Link

Dining room suite

Mahogany dining suite. Good quality and condition. The side board is 6' long. The oval, extendable table has 6 chairs. Please make me an offer for the set.
Contact Joan Hawker on 01608 811257

Lizzie Haker · Sun 9 Dec, 15:39 · Link

Mahogany dining set.

Super quality and condition. Sideboard is 6' long. Make me an offer!
Contact Joan Hawker on 07808925583

Lizzie Haker · Sun 9 Dec, 15:18 · Link


A pair of large curtains to fit a window space of approximately 2.15m (Drop) by 3.20m (Width). Wide horizontal stripes of pale orange and yellow shades. If interested please contact Lee on 01608 819003 or through email at

Lee Belcher · Sun 9 Dec, 14:16 · Link

Telescope, Celestron Firstscope 114 EQ, two lenses and original box £50

Astronomical Telescope, Celestron Firstscope 114 EQ, 10mm lens, 20mm lens, moon filter and original box.
Used, about 12 years old. Finderscope needs new battery.
I no longer use this telescope as I now find it too difficult to lift it and transport it to a good, light free viewing area.
£50 sold as seen. Please text me on 07742299631 to arrange collection from Charlbury.

Miranda Higham · Sun 9 Dec, 13:05 · Link


Dinosaur T-rex and vehicle set. £20 ono.
For more details phone/text: 07813 770654
or email:

Sarah Russell · Sat 8 Dec, 21:03 · Link

Solid wood bookcase

Lovely solid wood bookcase, made to fit A4 folders and files so deep shelves. Very sturdy and in good condition. Contact Linda on 07966 275590. £75 ono. 122 height, 89 cm wide, deep shelves will take A4 size easily - shelf heights from top 27, 34.5, 36.5 cm.

linda monckton · Sat 8 Dec, 20:46 · Link

World Book Encyclopedias

Set of 21 leather bound World Book encyclopedias. Ideal for school projects, could be cut up. Missing volume A. £10.

liz donnelly · Sat 8 Dec, 14:23 · Link

Charlbury Primary School – Vacancy

School Business Manager
Grade 10
Permanent Full-time

Charlbury School wishes to appoint a full-time permanent School Business Manager to work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, term time only plus extra weeks to be agreed.
Charlbury School is a successful one form entry school in the heart of Charlbury near Chipping Norton. As a school we strive to recognise and develop children's personal strengths and talents. Our pupils are well behaved, enthusiastic learners and our staff team is welcoming, hardworking and supportive.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to become part of our Senior Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, organised and forward thinking individual who has excellent communication skills, is skilled in the use of a variety of computer software and is able to relate well to staff and pupils. The successful candidate will be responsible for financial resources management, human resources management, health & safety, IT and administration.
Charlbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of all pupils and expects all staff to share this ethos. Enhanced DBS checks required for this post.
Candidates are welcome to visit the school prior to applying for this post. Please contact Vickie Jeffs on 01608 810354 or email to arrange a visit or for further information.
Closing Date for entries: 17th January 2019 @ 5pm
Shortlisting: 18th January 2019
Interview Date: 28th January 2019
Proposed Starting Date: 4th March 2019

Charlbury Primary School · Fri 7 Dec, 15:33 · Link

New English Literature classes starting in January 2019

NEW English Literature course starting on 21st January in central Charlbury. 6 week course, 7-9pm on Monday evenings, £60.

British and Irish novelists from the last 100 years

E.M. Forster A Passage to India (1924)
Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca (1933)
Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke ha ha ha (1993)
Ian McEwan Saturday (2003)
Zadie Smith Swing Time (2016)
Sally Rooney Normal People (2018)

Contact for more details and to book a place.

Lydia Ridding · Thu 6 Dec, 20:22 · Link

Kids Muddy Puddles Boots

Blue children's size 3 Muddy Puddles boots. Fleece lined and waterproof.

Good condition.

£25 ono
Contact Christine 07808 316 860

Christine M Caffrey · Thu 6 Dec, 17:17 · Link

Various reptile hides

Several different reptile hides, from £2 to £5 depending on which one. Ideal if you are considering buying one of Vita's gorgeous baby geckos, as seen further down the advert page! Also suitable for corn snakes, etc.

Helen Holwill · Wed 5 Dec, 22:05 · Link

Computer chair for sale

Computer chair for sale £20

Contact Ann 07802534837

Sandra Miller · Tue 4 Dec, 18:29 · Link

Flat in London available for short stays in December

I let out a flat in London which is available for three weeks in December, from 9th December to 1st January, between longer term tenants. It is in a quiet road in Camden, very close to Camden Market and the Roundhouse, as well as being a short walk to Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath and Belsize Park, and there is excellent public transport into central London. It has three bedrooms, two double and one single, and sleeps four, or five at a push. It is £95 per night (minimum two nights) or £625 per week. Further details can be found here Contact Anna on 07765 257079.

Anna Lethbridge · Tue 4 Dec, 14:09 · Link

Epiphone DR 212 acoustic 12-string guitar. £140

I bought this brand-new a couple of years ago, but have found that I hardly ever play it. Lovely sound, and perfect condition. I have too many guitars now, so this has to go. This is a special price for Charlbury folk before I put it on the websites. You can email me on

Clive Gibson-Leitch · Mon 3 Dec, 17:56 · Link

Christmas Wreaths for sale

A £15
B £20
C £25

Free delivery within Charlbury. Orders are welcome.
Contact Lorraine on: 07501204989

Lorraine Dumbill · Sun 2 Dec, 17:27 · Link

Girls roller blades size 12-1 with matching accessories and bag

Great Christmas gift.
In good condition.
size 12-1

Beder Kaddouri · Sat 1 Dec, 14:59 · Link

Vintage Yashica Camera pristine condition £40

Yashica Auto Focus point and shoot camera 38mm lens. From the early 1980s it has a built in pop up flash, self timer and focus lock. Comes with it's strap, original lens cap and soft leather case. In fantastic condition, please come and try it out if interested 07941 561 471

Lindsey Thompson · Sat 1 Dec, 12:22 · Link

Brand new dark green velvet dress with sparkle detail. £20

Gorgeous rich green velvet dress perfect for Christmas. Stretch material size 10 -12 tel 811210 email £20

Eileen Hipgrave · Fri 30 Nov, 12:56 · Link

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