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

We are looking for a very well-organised and self-motivated person to join us as a Quality Assurance Manager for Adopt South West. So, 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. The role of Senior Quality Assurance Manager occupies a unique organisational position in Adopt South West, having oversight of the entire 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 be joining the Quality Assurance Team where they will share three key roles: Panel advisor for Adopt South West Adoption Panels:  requiring attendance at adoption panels, quality assuring the paperwork for panels and training and recruitment for the central panel list. Management of the Quality Assurance Framework:  managing audits, moderations and other aspects of practice improvements for Adopt South West, reporting to the senior management team Agency Advisor of ‘Best Interest Decisions’: quality assuring the paperwork and providing a report for the Agency Decision Makers to enable them to make decisions on a child’s plan for adoption.   Follow this link for further information, the Job Description and to apply on-line
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Young Carers Lead Practitioner (Hard to Reach) - Westbank

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • £13,256.36 per annum (£26,512.72 FTE)

Location: Countywide – Based from home Contract: Fixed Term until 31/03/2023 Devon Carers is a service delivered by Westbank and is one of the largest and most successful carer’s services in the UK, providing information and support to over 22,000 unpaid carers of all ages. Westbank is a well-established charity based in Exminster that aims to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people in the local community, across Devon and beyond. We employ local staff to deliver the work of Devon Carers, across Devon, as part of an integrated service. Westbank is the provider of the commissioned young carers service for Devon County Council. The focus of delivery for the service, which is embedded within Devon’s Early Help provision, will champion children and young people’s voice and engagement at every level of its delivery. It will include; – Awareness raising amongst partners to promote early identification and referral into the service; – A countywide helpline, providing easy access to information and support; – A team of support staff providing Young Carers Needs-led Assessments, Transition Assessments, trips/activities and time-limited one-to-one support. Overall Job Purpose – To co-ordinate and deliver the provision of support to young carers; – Provide one-to-one support for individual young carers and their families; – Provide relevant/specialist support to Young Carers Support Workers; – Raise awareness of hard to reach young carers to ensure that more young carers are identified and supported from a number of prioritised groups. Shortlisting Criteria: We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet these. – Experience of working with children/young people; – Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of young carers and their families; – Shows/describes the ability to undertake risk/needs assessments of children/young people; – Shows evidence of effective and sensitive communication skills and advocacy skills, verbally and in writing; – Proven reliability and professionalism, with a ‘can do’ focussed outcome and approach; – Knowledge of the legal implications of working with young and vulnerable people including confidentiality, safeguarding of children and vulnerable people, health and safety and data protection; – Experience of giving presentations/talks to groups; – Experience of collecting client feedback on activities and preparing activity reports. An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role. To apply or for more information, please email HR on vacancies@westbank.org.uk Closing Date:  9am Thursday 30th September 2021 Virtual Interview Date: Thursday 7th October 2021  
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Young Carers Lead Practitioner (Hard to Reach) - Westbank

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • £13,256.36 per annum (£26,512.72 FTE)

Location: Countywide – Based from home Contract: Fixed Term until 31/03/2023 Devon Carers is a service delivered by Westbank and is one of the largest and most successful carer’s services in the UK, providing information and support to over 22,000 unpaid carers of all ages. Westbank is a well-established charity based in Exminster that aims to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people in the local community, across Devon and beyond. We employ local staff to deliver the work of Devon Carers, across Devon, as part of an integrated service. Westbank is the provider of the commissioned young carers service for Devon County Council. The focus of delivery for the service, which is embedded within Devon’s Early Help provision, will champion children and young people’s voice and engagement at every level of its delivery. It will include; – Awareness raising amongst partners to promote early identification and referral into the service; – A countywide helpline, providing easy access to information and support; – A team of support staff providing Young Carers Needs-led Assessments, Transition Assessments, trips/activities and time-limited one-to-one support. Overall Job Purpose – To co-ordinate and deliver the provision of support to young carers; – Provide one-to-one support for individual young carers and their families; – Provide relevant/specialist support to Young Carers Support Workers; – Raise awareness of hard to reach young carers to ensure that more young carers are identified and supported from a number of prioritised groups. Shortlisting Criteria: We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet these. – Experience of working with children/young people; – Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of young carers and their families; – Shows/describes the ability to undertake risk/needs assessments of children/young people; – Shows evidence of effective and sensitive communication skills and advocacy skills, verbally and in writing; – Proven reliability and professionalism, with a ‘can do’ focussed outcome and approach; – Knowledge of the legal implications of working with young and vulnerable people including confidentiality, safeguarding of children and vulnerable people, health and safety and data protection; – Experience of giving presentations/talks to groups; – Experience of collecting client feedback on activities and preparing activity reports. An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role. To apply or for more information, please email HR on vacancies@westbank.org.uk Closing Date:  9am Thursday 30th September 2021 Virtual Interview Date: Thursday 7th October 2021  
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School Cleaners - Brixham College

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • Grade A: £9.50 per hour

Required to start as soon as possible. Brixham College is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school located in Torbay. The College is committed to serving our local community, championing inclusion, and seeking innovative ways to engage students and their families. The trustees seek to appoint a cleaner who will support the values, aims and ethos of Brixham College to help shape and realise our vision. Working hours will be Monday to Friday 3.15pm – 6.15pm Brixham College term time only. Successful candidates will be adaptable, motivated and have a good eye for detail. School cleaning duties typically include; sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing, hoovering, and emptying bins, and similar duties laid out by the line management. Previous experience is not necessary, as full training will be provided. Brixham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the post. To download an application form please visit www.brixhamcollege.co.uk. Email completed applications to recruitment@brixhamcollege.co.uk. Closing date: Noon Monday 27 September 2021 Interview Date: w/c 27 September 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: -
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- School Leadership
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- Teaching
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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