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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Corporate Estate Manager (Surplus Land & Estate and Property Intelligence)

Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week   We are seeking an enthusiastic person with property and management information experience.  Someone who can think practically and work collaboratively to oversee the Council’s surplus land and property portfolio and ensure that relevant management information can be used to inform management decisions.   The Council has a diverse estate.  The Corporate Estate alone provides office accommodation for over 4000 staff and includes 65 residential farm lets stretching over 9500 acres.  This is a high profile, varied and important post.   The post-holder will work within the Corporate Estates Team, a small and friendly team and with colleagues across the organisation and with partner agencies.  Whilst the main base is County Hall in Exeter, the role is suitable for flexible working.   Please note that there will be a written exercise as part of the interview process and the interview will be held virtually.   For an informal discussion about the job please contact Jayne Fox on 01392 385397 or Sarah Bowker on 01392 380959   View the job description and to apply CLICK HERE.   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 the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice. Happy to Talk Flexible Working. Information about Working for Devon.
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Independent Foster Panel Vice Chair - TEMP SOLUTIONS

  • Devon
  • Variable Hours
  • £160 per panel

We are looking for an Independent Fostering Panel Vice Chair for the Fostering Service in Devon County Council. As part of this role you would be provided with paperwork to read through prior to panels taking place, which happens approximately once a month. You will then attend the panel, which is currently taking place virtually, ensuring active participation of all panel members, and make sure that clear and accurate minutes are written. About you You will have experience, either professionally or personally, of the placement of children in foster families and of children being cared for away from their birth family. Have had Chaired complex meetings previously, and the ability to facilitate  active participation of panel members. Excellent interpersonal and listening skills and be committed to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare in foster care. To apply for this role click HERE For an informal discussion about joining us, please call 01392 383000 and ask for Temp Solutions.
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School Administrators - Cornerstone Academy Trust

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • see advert text

This is an exciting time to join us at Cornerstone Academy Trust with its schools based on the edge of Exeter in East Devon and in the coastal town of Barnstaple in North Devon. Due to the expansion of the Academy Trust with new year groups opening at the new schools of Westclyst and Monkerton, and maternity absence, we are wishing to recruit three new administrators to start in September 2021.   The successful candidates will be part of our existing administration team providing support to the families and staff at each of our schools. They will need to be extremely personable and have excellent communication skills both on the telephone and face to face. We need inspiring and dedicated team members who will bring additional flair and efficiency to our highly regarded admin team. We want people who will bring organisation skills to the role as well as having a liking for accuracy, planning, analysis, and reporting. It is essential that the postholders have excellent and demonstrable competency in the use of IT, specifically in the use Microsoft Office365 including up-to-date experience in the use of Microsoft Teams, Outlook, OneNote and Excel. You must have a great work ethic that has a “get the job done” attitude.     The three administrator roles have differing working arrangements as follows:   Senior Administrator – Permanent role (Exeter based) All-year round with 4 weeks’ annual leave plus bank holidays. 8.30am to 5.00pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The salary banding is between £17,573 and £20,379. The pay will depend on experience and allows for progression in line with the Trust’s performance and appraisal scheme.   Administrator – Permanent role (Barnstaple based) 40 weeks (term time, plus availability for our 5 non-pupil days and 5 days school holiday working). 8.30am to 5.00pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The salary is £17,190 pro-rata. The actual salary will be lower to reflect the weeks per year.   Administrator – Fixed Term contract for maternity cover (Exeter based) 40 weeks (term time, plus availability for our 5 non-pupil days and 5 days school holiday working). 8.30am to 5.00pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The salary is £17,190 pro-rata. The actual salary will be lower to reflect the  weeks per year. This contract will end on 26th July 2022.   The two Administrator roles are varied and will require you to manage the switchboard with incoming phone calls, respond to parents in person at the main reception desk along with supporting the back-office functions to ensure that our many services run smoothly. We are responsible for four Nurseries, an in-house dining service in each school, our own bus service, a wrap-around care service, a range of extra-curricular activities and many school trips and residential activities for children. This requires the efficient use of our management information system, our communications systems and the maintenance of many different databases to support these different services.   The Senior Administration role will require the successful person to take a higher level of involvement in one or more of our functions and will typically include a distinct area of responsibility assigned to the postholder.   Our employees have access to the Local Government pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.   Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Monkerton, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools.   For further information about our schools, please visit our website www.tcat.education   Visits to the schools are welcome by prior arrangement.   We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.   An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Closing date:              Monday 5th July Interview date:           Wednesday 14th July   A job description and an application form can be obtained from our website Please email completed documents to vacancy@tcat.education  
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Business Support Officer (Quality Assurance Improvement Team)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £24,012 - £27,041 per annum

Would you like to work as part of a dedicated and friendly team?We are looking for someone with good communication skills and a helpful, can-do attitude. Are you able to work both autonomously and as part of a supportive and diligent team? About the role:  A significant part of this role is taking responsibility for the administration of meetings, including sending notifications, agendas, note taking, circulating minutes and action logs. The post holder will be expected to deduce and summarise facts from large pieces of information / extended discussions during meetings. Meetings are primarily undertaken via Microsoft Teams and the post holder will need to be confident and proficient in using this and other MS desktop applications. In addition, the post holder will be required to provide support and guidance to colleagues, assisting in the creation and reviewing of business processes, policies and procedures and the gathering/interpretation/presentation of data, alongside chasing, and following up defined actions. * Core hours are Monday-Friday between 09:00-17:00 hours. About Business Support to Adult Social Care:Our aim is to support our busy Social Care Teams to achieve effective and efficient use of ICT and administrative processes that deliver best outcomes for the adults: including keeping vulnerable adults safe; promoting health and wellbeing;  delivering social care and a range of other local community services; working together with partner agencies and professionals. Benefits:– 24.5 days annual leave rising incrementally to 33 days(after 20 years service).  This is exclusive of Bank Holidays but inclusive of 2 statutory days taken over the Christmas Period);– Flexible working hours (Monday to Friday)*;– Local Government Pension Scheme;– Development opportunities;– Perks at Work and Discounts Scheme;– Employee Assistance Programme. For more information about this role, please view the attached Job Description. If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role, contact Annette Hammett 01392 381405. Interviews to be held 21st / 22nd July 2021. If you are interested in this position, please apply today and we look forward to receiving your application. Job Description   To apply CLICK HERE 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 the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice. Happy to Talk Flexible Working. For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page. This role requires a DBS disclosure. This role is subject to Disqualification from Caring for Children (England) Regulations 2002 check. Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Job Applicants privacy notice
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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
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- Management & Senior Management
- Domestic/Manual Roles
- Nursing
- Project & Programme Management
- Reporting, Data & MI
- School Leadership
- Social Care & Health
- Teaching
- Youth and Community

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