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A guide to living and working in Mansfield


Matt Darvill Blog, Mansfield, Work Life Balance...

Mansfield is Nottinghamshire’s biggest market town, with over 100,000 people in the local area it is a bustling and busy environment with plenty to see and do.

Within the town, there is the Four Seasons Shopping Centre, with 54 stores including some of the country’s major retailers. If you’re still in need of some retail therapy, then the East Midlands Designer Outlet is a short drive away.

Outside of shopping, Mansfield is home to myth and legend. The Major Oak, home of Robin Hood, is within Sherwood Forest just a 10-minute drive from the town centre in Edwinstowe. Within the same area, Sherwood Pines houses 3300 acres of forest for the public to discover. The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure is also in the forest, for those who want a thrill in their forest exploration. The centre point of the forest is marked by a giant metallic feather on Westgate within the town itself.

The town has all the main attractions you’d expect from somewhere of its size. There is a cinema and a theatre which stages a variety of different events incorporating dance, drama and music. The local football team, Mansfield Town are battling for promotion in League 2. The town has teams in Rugby and Basketball and is nationally famous for swimming; thanks to the double gold medal success of town resident Rebecca Adlington in the 2008 Olympics.

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Ambitions Personnel Jobs in Mansfield

We have a wide variety of roles both Temp and Perm within the town. So whatever you’re looking for there is something to match your requirements. There are regularly roles available in Engineering, Production, Warehousing, Sales and Customer Service to name just a few. Temporary vacancies are plentiful, and mainly within manufacturing and warehouse environments.

In terms of average pay rates, for an office based Admin role in the town salaries are around £18k per annum. Temporary work in industrial environments is often paid at the minimum wage but can attract a premium for overtime.

Getting Around

Mansfield has recently undergone a regeneration of its transport centres. The new bus station cost £11m and has links to all the surrounding towns and villages, you can even go as far as Derby and Nottingham. The railway station is also linked with an enclosed footbridge, meaning that all the towns transport links are in one area.

House Prices / Rent

The average house price in Mansfield is £152,241, with 2-bed properties averaging around £100,000. Rents in Mansfield for a 2-bed house are around £460 per month.