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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Senior Manager Commissioning - Children's Services

Devon County Council are looking to recruit to a Senior Manager – Commissioning Childrens Services to lead the Childrens Commissioning Team and Placements Team. We are looking for a Commissioner with significant leadership experience and a strong track record of achieving impact on outcomes for children. Working at scale and in the complex partnership landscape should be something you relish and bring leadership skill to. The post holder will be able to demonstrate leadership of commissioning, strategic or operational management. You will be able to demonstrate impact on service improvement across services in health, education and social care. Setting directon through commissioning strategies and market management strategies are a key part of the role. The role is responsible for the oversight and management of a team of commissioning and placement officers. The commissioning team are responsible for development and improvement in services for disabled children including short breaks, delivery of Sufficiency Strategy and undertaking market management and quality assurance for placements for Children in Care and Care Leavers. The childrens commissioning and placements team are energetic and committed to individuals and are part of a wider team including performance, partnership and participation teams giving capacity to work effectively through the commissioning cycle. We have a well-developed collaboration with Local Authorities in the sub-region and good relationships with providers across all sectors. The placements team are responsible for the placement finding and brokerage activities to secure placements for Children in Care and Care Leavers. Our purpose is to ensure outcomes are improved for Devon’s children so they can access the right support in the right place at the right time. We can offer an environment that is ambitious and supportive. If you are ready for the challenge for driving improvement we are looking forward to hearing from you.   Follow this link for further details, the Job Description and to apply
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Teaching Assistant (2 Posts) - The Topsham School

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time

Are you patient, friendly and nurturing? Do you have the skills needed to support children who need extra care and provision? Do you thrive in being part of a team? Are you calm and able to maintain a sense of humour. If you answered yes to the above, then one of of the two posts we have available could be for YOU! We are looking for 2 exceptional teaching assistants to join our Foundation Stage Team from September 2021 or as soon as possible in the new academic year. Post 1 The first post is working as a 1:1.  Experience of working with Down Syndrome and a good knowledge of Makaton is highly desirable. The right person will have the skills and ability: – To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the child to whom you are assigned; enabling them to make the best use of the educational opportunities available to them. – To motivate and encourage the child as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs; this includes support with intimate care. – To Liaise with the class teacher, SENDCo and other professionals in relation to individual education plans; contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate. – To establish supportive relationships with the child and their family. – To promote acceptance and inclusion, encouraging children to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner. – To take part in training activities offered by the school to gain further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning difficulties. A Level 3 Early Years Qualification is essential Post 2 We are also looking for a full time, permanent, Teaching Assistant  to work across the Foundation Stage Unit (30 hours/week). – The right person will have: – a good understanding of Early Years teaching and learning; Level 3 Early Years Qualification is essential – the ability to foster and develop positive working relationships with children and adults – an understanding of a range of SEND, including Autism – flexibility to provide 1:1 support as and when required – enthusiasm and the ability to play a key part in the FSU team, including developing and maintaining the learning environment. In return we can offer you a beautiful environment, with incredible indoor and outdoor spaces and the opportunity to be part of a newly formed, dedicated team; a team committed to developing our Foundation Stage Unit even further to support all our children succeed and thrive. If you have the commitment and drive to be part of this next part of our journey, then we look forward to hearing from you. Visit our website for any other information about the school. Please be aware that the school office is closed for the summer, emails are periodically checked but may not be replied to. 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. To apply, please see the attached application form to download. Your completed application form should be returned to Closing Date 6th September 2021
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Administrator - : St Christopher’s C of E (Primary) Multi-Academy Trust

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • Grade 2, SCP 3-5: £18,562 – 19,312 FTE (£16,784 – 17,462 actual)

Basepoint Business Centre, Exeter, EX2 8LB St Christopher’s Multi-Academy Trust is a growing family of church and community primary schools based across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay local authorities, delivering education to over 3,000 primary school children. The post of Administrator to the Trust’s central team is a new role and is an exciting opportunity for someone that wants to add value in a committed and hardworking team in serving the academies in the Trust. This exciting new role is based from our small but busy central office in Exeter and we can safely say that no two days will be the same! We are seeking a calm, friendly administrator with excellent communication skills, who brightens everyone’s day when taking calls and greeting visitors. You will take initiative to deliver on what you commit to do and be up for learning new processes and systems. You will be organised and diligent in supporting a variety of projects to achieve deadlines. You will be adaptable and able to pick up different areas of administration depending on what central team colleagues need, enjoying new challenges. We are a Trust that lives by our values, so the way you work is important to us. As a Trust that encourages development and progression the variety in this role will help you to develop as an administrator, with the potential for opportunities across the Trust. If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jo Wilkey, Operations Officer by email To apply: visit for an application form and email to Closing date: 9am, 6th September 2021 Interview Date: w/c 13th September 2021 (tbc)    
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Behaviour Intervention Support Specialist (BISnet Specialist) - CEDA

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £25,901.00 - £31,297.00 per year

BISnet provides support to families of children and young people with Neuro-diversity and conditions such as Autism, ADHD/ADD and learning difficulties. As well as working with the children and young people themselves BIS-Net offers a wide range of services, including: – Training services for parents and carers – Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) consultation – Family Therapy service – Community Support We are looking to recruit a personable, imaginative, enthusiastic and motivated new lead for the service to continue the much valued work and to take it forward. Main Purpose: – To manage the Bisnet service and to support and line manage Bisnet mentors – To increase the confidence and ability of individuals who are neurodiverse to be more independent and socially active – To reduce the sense of isolation and lack of support experienced by parents and carers who support individuals who are neurodiverse – Work with families offering a range of behaviour support strategies, so that neurodiverse children, young people and adults are better prepared for more independent, socially active and fulfilled lives both at home and in the community – Work with organisations to develop a wider understanding of distressed, unsafe or high risk behaviours – Offer training and support to parents, carers, professionals on how to support distressing, unsafe or high risk behaviours – Market Bisnet services as widely as possible, updating and monitoring a range of social media platforms. About You: – Certified in a behaviour or developmental process such as PBS, RDI, SCERTS or equivalent – Certified in therapeutic process such as CBT, narrative therapy or equivalent – Knowledge of a range of disabilities and related issues and approaches – Experience of working with people with unsafe, distressed and high risk behaviours – Able to deliver training to a group of people with confidence – Resilient and able to remain calm under pressure – Belief in the person’s right to be at the centre of their life and their provision Our Values: Our values are our foundation beliefs and create a culture within CEDA which say how we want our employees to act: – Person centred ethos – always listening to the user and supporting them to create a life that suits them – Treating everyone with dignity and respect – regardless of each person’s background, disabilities, difficulties and personal preferences – Empowering people – supporting people to identify, set and achieve personal goals – A diverse range of experiences and activities – to bring new experiences to people’s lives – Can do attitude – finding creative solutions in difficult situations – Friendships – being friendly, approachable and interested What We Offer: Training: We will give you a full induction, time to work through essential training as well as training to develop your skills and encourage you to progress in your role. Support: A supportive place to work, regular supervision, a development plan and availability to listen to you A positive working environment: We believe in working in a positive way and recognising the achievements of our team. We seek feedback from our team and respond to their opinions and suggestions to help us grow and develop as an organisation Flexibility: There is the potential to cover some of the work remotely and hours can be flexible to meet the needs of the individuals and families accessing the service Extras: Birthdays off, discounts at many shops, restaurants and online retailers, cycle scheme, extra annual leave allowances for long service, bank holidays off, pension, option for a work-phone, opportunities for additional work and to work across different services Please note: The salary range is dependent on experience and qualifications We welcome applications from, and actively seek to recruit disabled people and are a disability confident employer. All applicants are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To apply please email Rachel at Closing Date: 23 August 2021
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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.

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