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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Teaching Assistants - Orchard Manor School, Dawlish

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • £13,445 (£9.81 per hour)

Orchard Manor School provides education and care for 3 to 19 year-old children and young people with Communication and Interaction Difficulties (Autistic Spectrum Conditions) and associated learning difficulties. With both day and residential places we are committed to keeping every child at the centre of everything we do and to build a centre of excellence in SEN provision. Orchard Manor School is part of the Special Partnership Trust. Are you passionate about educating and caring for pupils so they are equipped for the next stage of their lives? If so, we are looking to make the following appointments to our talented team at Orchard Manor School.   TEACHING ASSISTANTS  Post No 21.91 Salary: £18,925 per annum (Actual salary £13,445) Due to restructuring Orchard Manor School are looking to appoint a number of general teaching assistants to work as directed throughout the school. We are looking for a wide range of skills. Please explain your experience and specialisms when applying. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of SEN, KS3&4, primary and intervention. The successful candidates will provide general support, under the direction of a teacher, to help engage and support the progress of children and young people in the school. Working hours are 30.83 hours per week for 39 weeks per annum. Experience of working with children who have autism or complex needs would be an advantage. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken and written aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Closing date: Thursday 15th July 2021. We will be holding interviews on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy early. Please apply as soon as possible. A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.   Interested applicants may contact the school and ask for Rowena Schofield, Assistant Principal for further information.   Please ensure you complete the Orchard Manor School support staff application form which accompanies this advert. Applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview. Particular attention should be made to career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria. SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:-
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Receptionist/Clerical Assistant - Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • Grade 2 £18,933.00 (gross) pro rata equating to £13,048.42 per annum

We are looking for a Receptionist to cover our main reception area in Service Headquarters. You will be the main/first point of contact for employees and visitors alike, so good interpersonal skills and a professional and efficient manner will be required. You should have a high level of self-motivation and the ability to multi-task, working in a potentially demanding and busy environment. Some of your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): – Welcoming visitors and directing to relevant departments, signing in and out as required; – Answering and redirecting phone calls to relevant departments; – Sorting of incoming post and deliveries / arranging collection where appropriate; – Cover of the post room/franking outgoing post and deliveries; – Administering bookings/calendars for the Conference Rooms at Service Headquarters. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sam Sharman, Democratic Services Officer, on 01392 872393. If you are interested in applying, please provide evidence to cover each of the 7 areas detailed below (and also detailed on the Person Specification), as this will provide the basis for shortlisting: 1. Proven skills in verbal and written communication; 2. Proven administration, organisational and time management skills; 3. Proven experience of working with MS Office software packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); 4. Ability to appropriately recognise, respect and maintain confidential information; 5. Experience of dealing with members of the public both face to face and on the telephone; 6. Professional in conduct; 7. High level of self-motivation. When presenting your evidence, use each criteria as a separate heading to make it clear which criteria you are evidencing. Please click here to apply. Please apply by 11.59pm on the closing date.
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Environmental Health and Licensing Specialist (Practitioner) - South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £32,234 - £35,745

Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference? West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects within both Councils. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join our busy Environmental Health & Licensing team. Reporting to the Head of Environmental Health & Licensing, your main responsibilities will be to provide a range of Environmental Health & Licensing inspections and investigations. You will be a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner (or have relevant experience) supporting delivery of the Councils corporate priorities, and will be focused on supporting the Environmental Protection and Anti-social Behaviour team but will also be asked to work across other disciplines for example street scene and licensing. You are also likely to be involved in COVID-19 related activity. You will form part of a group of Specialists officers. The Environmental Health and Licensing team faces a set of rapidly changing issues related to the Covid pandemic and this role will be shaped by the need to adapt to, and overcome, the challenges that are presented both in the response phase and the recovery phase. IMPACT BAND B The IMPACT Behavioural Framework has been developed to support the ambitions for our workforce. The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work. For an informal discussion, please contact Ian Luscombe, Head of Environmental Health and Licensing, on 01822 813713 or Please click here to apply. Interview Date: to be confirmed
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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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- Housing & Planning
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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

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