An Introduction to Devonjobs

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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Quality Assurance Manager - Adopt South West (Ref. 0887)

We are looking for a very well-organised and self-motivated person to join us, on a full-time, permanent basis, as a Quality Assurance Manager for Adopt South West: A Regional Adoption Agency under the host authority of Devon County Council.   If you’re looking for a new, exciting challenge and to further your experience and operational skills, Devon County Council offer a vibrant workplace and attractive benefits.   Enjoy Flexible working opportunities, a local government pension scheme, employee assistance programme and external Devon discounts. – At Adopt South West we strive to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.   The role of Quality Assurance Manager occupies a unique organisational position in Adopt South West, having oversight of the whole service through the Quality Assurance processes and systems. For that reason, the post-holder will act as a professional Practice Lead for the service, maintaining up-to-date expert knowledge of good practice and developments, both regionally and nationally.   The post holder will join the quality assurance team where they will share three key areas of responsibility: Panel advisor for Adopt South West Adoption Panels Management of the Quality Assurance Framework Agency Advisor of ‘Best Interest Decisions’ for Local Authorities in the region   You will therefore need to have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the ability to: Work to tight deadlines and be effective under pressure Ability to prioritise and manage high workloads Produce work of a high standard   It is essential that you have: Certificate of qualification in Social Work (CQSW) or Diploma in Social Work (DipSW) or equivalent National social work registration.   If you are interested in finding out more information about this role, please contact Mark Berry for an informal discussion: mark.berry@devon.gov.uk   Follow this link for further information, the Job Description and to apply on-line
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Catering Assistants (2 posts) - Exmouth Community College

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • NJC Grade A

Located on the stunning Jurassic Coast and with the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close by, Exmouth Community College is one of the largest secondary schools in the country with over 2300 students. The College is seeking two organised and efficient Catering Assistants to assist in the preparation of food and the service of food and drinks to customers within the school, and to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen, dining room and food service areas. Two fixed term posts are available to provide cover pending a permanent appointment.  Both posts will end on 31 August 2022. Post 1: 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday 10am – 2.30pm includes a daily unpaid 30 minute break) Post 2: 8 hours per week (Monday & Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm includes a daily unpaid 30 minute break) Please state clearly in the Supporting Statement section of your application, the post(s) that you wish to apply for. This is an exciting opportunity for suitably skilled individuals to join the College and work in its community of highly motivated staff, enthusiastic students, supportive parents and knowledgeable Governing Board. We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis, subject to the College’s need. Exmouth Community College is committed to providing the best possible care and education to our pupils and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment.  As part of our commitment, we need to ensure that all potential employees satisfy our employment checks.  Please note that where appropriate, shortlisted and/or potentially suitable applicants will be required to undertake further checks.  A satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure (with Barred List check) will be required before the successful candidate can commence employment at Exmouth Community College. Please visit www.exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk to download the full job description, person specification and non-teaching application form. Your completed application form should be returned to recruitment@exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk Closing Date: 10am 2 November 2021 Interview Date: 10 November 2021    
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PA to Headteacher/HR Co-ordinator - Axe Valley Academy (Uffculme Academy Trust)

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • NJC SCP 13-22: £19,465 - £23,263

We are looking to appoint a personal assistant to provide a confidential, efficient, and high calibre service to the Headteacher in respect of all Academy matters and to support the Senior Leadership Team as required. The postholder is the personnel lead within the academy and will be responsible for providing professional support and guidance on HR issues in conjunction with the School Business Manager where appropriate; and is directly accountable to the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team on all personnel issues. Uffculme Academy Trust consists of five schools in Devon and Somerset, three secondary schools and two primary schools.  Axe Valley currently has approximately 600 students in Years 7–11.  The Academy is located in the East Devon area of the country, in the beautiful market town of Axminster, which is set on the River Axe.  Axminster is just a few miles inland from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site but has excellent rail links to London and Exeter. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any job offer is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance. For further details and to apply for the post please visit our website www.axevalley.devon.sch.uk/information/vacancies/.
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Mealtime Assistant - Umberleigh Academy (TEAM Multi-Academy Trust)

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • £9.25 per hour (Scale A)

Required as soon as possible. You will work as part of a team.  Duties will include supervision of pupils during the lunch time and ensuring that their break time is safe and enjoyable. In-service training will be provided where appropriate. TEAM Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check will be undertaken and references taken up before interview. An application form should be fully completed; we do not accept CV’s. Full details and application form can be found on our website www.teamacademytrust.com or the Devon jobs website firstop@devon.gov.uk Applications should be hand delivered, posted or emailed to Caroline Tucker vacancies@team-mat.org.uk Closing date: 3 November 2021 Interview date: w/c 8 November 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

Majority of the roles available here at Devon Jobs are located across Devon but we do have some roles that stretch across the South West. We also have roles in Cornwall, Plymouth, Dorset, Somerset and within the Torbay area.

Simply search for a role in the location and field you wish. Then follow the instructions on each post, as this may vary from role to role. Fill out your contact details, ensuring they are correct, and you can be contacted easily.

Preparing for a job interview can be daunting but there is no need to worry. You have got to the next stage of the recruitment process and you have the experience needed for the role. Why not take a look at our post on ‘Preparing for a job interview’ it gives some great advice on how to get ready for you interview.

We would always recommend writing a cover letter. Although your application form will show your past work history and your education details, a cover letter is your chance to make a great impression from the start and tell the recruiter why they should ask you for an interview.

You can search by Location or job role here at Devon jobs or simply enter a key word in the first search box, for example if you are searching for a rewarding career in social care. Type ‘social care’ into the search field and all the jobs with this sector will appear. That simple to find the ideal job for you.

This list can be endless, there are an array of rewarding careers within local government. These include: -
- Administration
- Communications, Marketing & PR
- Childcare
- Education
- Environment, Conservation & Waste
- Finance & Accounting
- Highways, Transport & Traffic
- Housing & Planning
- HR & Recruitment
- IT
- Legal / Trading Standards
- Leisure & Tourism
- Management & Senior Management
- Domestic/Manual Roles
- Nursing
- Project & Programme Management
- Reporting, Data & MI
- School Leadership
- Social Care & Health
- Teaching
- Youth and Community

It couldn’t be simpler to advertise with Devon Jobs. We have a great coverage and are visited by hundreds of applicants a day. Take a look at our guide on how to advertise with us here