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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Kitchen Assistant - South Brent Primary School (Ventrus Multi Academy Trust)

South Brent Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children’s outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities. An opportunity has arisen for a Kitchen Assistant to work within the kitchen at South Brent Primary School. We are looking for a talented individual, who has great cooking skills and can help to prepare fresh food from scratch. Alongside the preparation of food, duties will also include supporting the Kitchen Manager, promoting healthy food choices and maintaining a hygienic kitchen. Knowledge and experience of working in a catering environment would be an advantage. A professional approach is essential. The salary will be paid pro rata to reflect the hours and weeks worked. South Brent Primary School is part of the Ventrus Multi Academy Trust. Ventrus is a unique organisation of 14 primary school and 1 secondary school in Devon providing the very best opportunities for staff. In return for your commitment, we are offering a competitive salary with generous holiday entitlement, working in a friendly environment, ensuring a good work-life balance. Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post. To apply for this role, please submit your application online via Please apply by noon on the closing date. Interview Date: 14 December 2021
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Public Health Data and Admin Assistant (Ref. 1642)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £20,092 - £22,183 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Public Health Intelligence team. We are looking to recruit a Public Health Data and Admin Assistant. This post will support the Public Health Intelligence team by providing all aspects of data and project administrative support for COVID-19 and other Public Health Intelligence workstreams.   What we can offer you: Working for Devon County Council has all the benefits that you can expect from as large employer. In return for the vital contribution that you make, we offer: 24.5 days annual leave per year (rising with length of service) plus Bank Holidays Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – more information can be found on the Peninsula Pensions website Access to our confidential Employee Assistant Programme – available 24/7 to support you with personal and work life Flexible working opportunities, including home-working (subject to the needs of the role) Discounts from local and high street retailers through the Devon Discounts scheme   To arrange an informal conversation, please contact Maria Moloney-Lucey on 01392 383000 or   CLICK HERE to view the job description and to apply!
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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Paignton Academy (Bay Education Trust)

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • Grade G, Point Range 18 – 23: starting point 18 - £20,164 per annum, (£24,982 - £27,741 FTE), dependent on length of service

11-16 Comprehensive NOR 1460 Required to start 4th January 2022. The Academy wishes to appoint a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to support our Senior Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and ensure safeguarding procedures are maintained to the highest standards at the Academy. The appointed person will assist the Senior Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to oversee Safeguarding and Child Protection. This will include referrals to the Torbay Multi Safeguarding Hub (MASH); maintaining accurate records of students who are on Child Protection Plans or Children in Need; attending a range of professional meetings; liaising with outside agencies and promoting the general welfare and safety of students across the Academy. The ideal candidate should have a positive ‘can do approach’, excellent communication skills, be tolerant, resilient, flexible and have a capacity to work under pressure. They will be well organised and have good time management skills, an excellent telephone manner and proficient in the use of ICT. Experience and knowledge of safeguarding would be beneficial. The Academy is committed to professional development and will ensure the successful candidate is fully inducted, supported and qualified to successfully fulfill the role. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required for this post. For further details and an application form, please visit or alternatively contact the Personnel Officer at Bay Education Trust on 01803 393809. Applications should be sent to Personnel Department by 12 noon on Wednesday 8th December 2021 (relevant email address can be found on the Bay Education Trust website).  
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School Administrator (SEND) - The Outdoors Group

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • £19,000 – £23,000 per annum pro rata (dependent on skills and experience)

Location: The Outdoors School, Exeter site (will also be required to travel between sites) Required to start January 2022. The Outdoors Group School is an Independent Special School that is based solely outside in a woodland setting for learners with SEMH and ASD needs. We believe in developing the whole learner not just their academic ability. We use a project-based method, allowing the learner to be completely autonomous, whilst contributing to a well-rounded education based on skills for lifelong learning and personal development. The school caters for KS2, KS3 and KS4 learners (ages 7-16) and aims to provide a space for learners to develop skillsets and a growth mindset that they have been unable to in previous settings. We work closely with learners’ support networks, both professional and familial and try to create a holistic and engaging place for learners to grow. The Outdoors School opened in September 2019 and due to its successes, we are increasing learner numbers and adding extra sites and therefore looking for more people to join our team. We are looking for a SEND Administrator, who will work closely with the SEND team, to undertake a range of administrative duties to support the Inclusion/SEN department to deliver a consistent, high quality, integrated and seamless service. This is an exciting and diverse role working with some of the hardest to reach learners to help build and develop community engagement. For further information and to apply please click here. Closing Date: 10th December 2021
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We advertise all our vacancies with Devon Jobs and have always received a brilliant service; they are extremely responsive and prompt at getting our adverts posted. A number of our applicants hear about our vacancies through Devon Jobs - proof that it's an effective platform, hence we will be continuing to use Devon Jobs to advertise our vacancies. Thank you Devon Jobs - keep up the good work!

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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