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Devonjobs is the dedicated recruitment service for Devon County Council and other Local Authorities, voluntary and charitable organisations. The site receives over 200 adverts every month, therefore, if you are looking for a career in Devon this site should be your first port of call.

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Trust HR Officer - Newton Abbot College (Estuaries Multi Academy Trust)

Required to start as soon as possible. We are looking for a committed individual to join the Trust Human Resources Team, following an expansion of the HR function within the Trust. The HR Officer will support the Trust HR Manager and contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective HR service through a professional, customer-focused approach. This role is a pivotal part of the team, being the first point of contact for all HR queries. They will be responsible for the recruitment processes from start to finish, monitoring staff absences, maintaining employee records and providing general HR administrative support. The post holder will also help to identify changes to service provision by promoting improved ways of working. The successful applicant will be a motivated, enthusiastic, team-player who has demonstrable administrative skills and a keen eye for detail whilst working to challenging deadlines. This role is currently based at Newton Abbot College, Old Exeter Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2NF, but you may be required to travel to other Schools and Colleges within the Trust when required. We, at Estuaries Multi Academy Trust, have exceptional expectations of our students and staff and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. Our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. Estuaries Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils and families that we serve, and to nurture, develop and grow the talent of staff. All Estuaries Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration. Please view the job description and person specification for further details regarding this post. If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Estuaries Multi Academy Trust, then do get in touch. We would welcome your support and involvement as we dare to Imagine What’s Possible… We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment. If successful, you will undergo Disclosure and Barring Service and employment checks. The application form can be downloaded from Your completed application form should be returned by email to Please apply by 9am on the closing date. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. Estuaries Multi Academy Trust reserves the rights to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.
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Teaching Assistant - Tiverton High School

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • £10.41 - £11.50 per hour

Tiverton High School is an innovative and successful Visual Arts college situated within easy reach of Exmoor and the North Devon coast.  We have 1250 students aged 11-16 on role and have a genuinely comprehensive intake.  Our philosophy is grounded on the belief that ‘we are here to help children succeed: It’s that simple’. We are a cooperative trust school and are in a formal federation with Heathcoat Primary and Rackenford Church of England Primary School. We require a Teaching Assistant to work under the guidance of senior staff within an agreed system of supervision to undertake Educational, Care and Support programmes to enable access to learning for students, and to assist the SEND Leadership Team and wider SEND team in the management of students and SEND classrooms. You will have experience supporting challenging behaviour, have strong classroom and behaviour management and will be resilient, show initiative and have the potential to deliver outstanding outcomes. This important role involves leading in the delivery of provision for students with needs related to Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) issues at Tiverton High School. This person will be part of the wider SEND team and work alongside the SENDCo and Assistant SENDCo. You will assist in leading and managing the provision of special educational needs learning support, ensuring high quality learning, teaching, and behaviour, effective use of resources, and high standards of achievement and progress for all pupils. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires a DBS disclosure. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. For further information or an application form please visit our school website Closing Date: 12 noon 26th January 2022 Interview Date: w/c 31st January 2022
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Administrator - Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £18,546 - £19,918 per annum

The Single Point of Access (SPA) Team at Capital Court in Exeter have a vacancy for a permanent full time Administrator to join our friendly and dynamic team. You will be part of the team providing business support to clinicians for children and families across Devon. Main duties include data input, general administrative tasks, telephone calls, greeting visitors at reception, room bookings, use of electronic systems, producing template letters, processing of incoming correspondence, scanning and photocopying. The key skills you will need to be successful in this role include: – excellent administrative skills; – communication skills to liaise with children, young people, families and a wide range of healthcare and education professionals; – flexibility, calmness and a positive approach; – strong organisational skills and the ability to be flexible in line with service needs; and a thorough understanding of confidentiality issues. We provide the Single Point of Access to a wide range of NHS services for children, young people and families in Devon & Torbay – these are interesting and meaningful roles. Full training will be provided in this friendly team. Why work with us – 1 ( The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by   3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment process. Detailed job description and main responsibilities – Communication and Working Relationship Skills Ensure that high standards of customer service are provided by communicating effectively and appropriately with service users, colleagues, managers and a range of professionals from within and outside of the organisation. Carry out reception duties effectively including answering the telephone, taking accurate messages, greeting visitors, responding to queries. Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues within the organisation. Maintain the quality of own work and support direct reports and colleagues to do the same. – Analytical and Judgmental Skills The post holder is required to use their personal judgement to escalate or refer issues to colleagues/managers within the guidelines provided by their line manager. Deal effectively with routine situations without further escalation (within the guidelines provided). – Planning and Organisational Skills Organise own day to day tasks and responsibilities and prioritise appropriately. Notify line manager of any identified gaps in service provision (e.g. reception cover). Organise meetings or other events as requested by line manager. – Responsibility for Patient/Client Care, Treatment and Therapy Provide non-clinical information (within the Organisation’s guidelines) to service users, colleagues and other professionals. Responsibility for Policy and Service Development Implementation Contribute to service development by making suggestions and expressing views about how systems and processes can be improved, and with the agreement of the Locality Business Support Manager, put these into effect. Report suggestions made by service users and visitors to line manager. Participate in service development projects/initiatives as requested by line manager. – Responsibility for Finance, Equipment and Other Resources Monitor and order stationery and office/clinical supplies (expenditure to be authorised by line manager or Business Support Manager). Carry out duties in relation to the administration of petty cash on site (eg refunds of travel expenses to service users) in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures. – Responsibility for Human Resources, e.g. Supervision, Training, HR Advice and Management Attend statutory and mandatory training as required. Maintain a high standard of personal development. Participate and contribute to supervision sessions with line manager. Attend and contribute to team meetings. Support new and existing colleagues as directed by line manager. Responsibility for Information Resources and Administrative Duties Accurate data input to key IT systems and databases. This will include scanning and attaching documents, creating patient records, updating personal information relating to service users, generating standard letters and discharging cases. Ensure paper and/or electronic systems and kept up to date and accurate. Typing for practitioners, including audio typing if required. Maintenance of filing systems including keeping filing accurate, up to date, archiving and adhering to file retention policies. Photocopying and scanning. Processing incoming and outgoing mail. Operate and maintain a range of statutory, regulatory and corporate business processes and systems as required. – Responsibility for Research and Development Participate in audits relating to service area or own work as directed by line manager. Support feedback from service users by complying with the organisation’s requirements (eg Friends & Family Test). Contribute to the improvement of quality in own service area by reporting and resolving issues and making suggestions for improvement to the Locality Business Support Manager. – Freedom to Act Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures. Carry out duties within the guidelines provided by line manager. Prioritise own workload on a day to day basis. Deal with routine matters within the guidelines provided by line manager and escalate non routine issues to colleagues/managers as appropriate. – Any Other Specific Tasks Required Act in ways which support and promote equality, and value diversity in own work. Challenge bias, prejudice and intolerance if appropriate. The post holder is required to work flexibly and provide cover for other Business Support colleagues as required to ensure that service priorities and workloads are maintained. The post holder is required to undertake any additional duties as delegated by their line manager or Business Support Manager. Contact Information Julie Choules,  Business Support Manager by email to or telephone  07971247131. For further information and to apply please visit the NHS website Job Ref: 388-3735823-A&C
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Level 2 Teaching Assistant - Oldway Primary School (Oldway Primary School)

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • starting salary will be £11,814 per annum , which is Grade C, Scale Point 3 (£18,562 per annum FTE)

The Trustees of Riviera Education Trust and Governors of Oldway Primary School thank you for your interest in the posts of Level 2 Teaching Assistant at our Outstanding school. Due to maternity leave, we are seeking a full-time teaching assistant from Monday 21st March 2022 until 31st August 2022. This is a replacement, fixed term post in year 4 until the end of the academic year with the possibility of extension or a permanent post for the next academic year. The post is class-based in the mornings in one of the year 4 classes supporting teaching and learning through guided work under the direction of the class teacher, and the afternoon involves supporting a child’s medical needs. Training will be provided. In this role you will be well-supported by the class teachers and teaching assistants in the year team and the year leader, along with specialists within the school’s inclusion team: SENCO, Family Support Worker, pastoral team, SEN teacher, Assistant Heads and Head of School. Recent KS2 or other primary experience is essential, as well as an understanding of the English and maths curriculum Oldway Primary School is a founder school of Riviera Education Trust comprising Roselands Primary School and Shiphay Learning Academy. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and all relevant employment checks. Riviera Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. Please see the job description for further details regarding this post. The application form can be found on the school website: and completed applications should be sent to: HR Department,, Riviera Education Trust, Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SY Email address: Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process. Closing Date: 9am Friday 4th February 2022 Interview Date: to be confirmed Inspiring the individuals today, for a better society tomorrow
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