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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Service Support Assistant

Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week   Working within our Digital Transformation and Business Support Team, the Service Support Assistant is a vital part of a team providing essential administrative support Legal Services within Devon County Council.  Reporting to the Service Support Manager, the day to day tasks for this key post include: Effective administrative support for the smooth running of the office by undertaking a range of administrative support tasks. Dealing with telephone enquiries. Providing support and guidance to colleagues, assisting in the creation and reviewing of business processes, policies and procedures Gathering/interpretation/presentation of basic data, alongside chasing and following up defined actions. Supporting the use of new and existing systems and technology.   Benefits of working for Devon County Council: Flexible Working Hours (Monday to Friday) Local Government Pension Scheme Development Opportunities Perks at Work and Discounts Scheme 21 Days Annual Leave rising incrementally to 29 Good rates of pay Employee Assistance Programme Onsite facilities at County Hall, including a gym, shop and subsidised staff restaurant Good public transport to and from Exeter city centre and easy access to the M5/A38 Onsite staff car park   We are looking for a well organised and self-motivated person, with good communication skills and a helpful, can-do attitude, to join the team. If you would like to work as part of a dedicated and friendly team in a busy office and have an interest in administration and have the following skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.   Good communication and interpersonal skills Ability to quickly respond to changing priorities whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail Excellent administrative and organisational skills to undertake tasks across the full range of business support activities.   About Business Support to Legal Services: Our aim is to support our busy Legal Team to achieve effective and efficient use of ICT and administrative processes that deliver best outcomes for the people of Devon and a range of other local community services,  working together with partner agencies and professionals.   For an informal discussion please contact Jennie Oldbury, Service Support Manager on 01392 383000.   If you are interested in this position, please apply today and we look forward to receiving your application.  When completing the application, please read the job description and person specification and ensure you give examples of how you meet the essential requirements of the post in your supporting statement. To view the job description and to apply CLICK HERE   This post is based at County Hall in Exeter. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are currently working from home most of the time, with members of the team going into the office on a rota basis.   Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, due to the current Covid19 restrictions.   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. For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for this post.
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Progress Co-ordinator - Kingsbridge Community College

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £20,092 per annum pro rata

Permanent position starting from 6th September 2021 37.5 hours per week & 39 weeks per year – Salary: D7 (£20,092 pro rata) Purpose of the Post: Working with the Pastoral team to take the lead within the school to address the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning focusing specifically on student attendance and behaviour. Key Responsibilities: Pastoral support: Take a lead role in managing Pastoral Support, Behaviour and Attendance for all pupils in the designated year group. Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model. To work with identified students (cause for concern) within their year group, to follow and implement the hierarchy of support outlined in the Inclusion Protocol document. Hold all appropriate meetings and complete and share all supporting paperwork for students as they move through different levels of our Protocols. Work with other members of the team to develop, implement and monitor various support plans for individual students. To work closely with the Attendance Officer to immediately identify any attendance concerns and enact follow up actions. Work closely with students and parents to reduce any barriers that cause attendance issues, including home visits when necessary. If you are interested in the challenge of this position please download the Progress Co-ordinator Candidate Pack and Application Form, and email your completed application to: emma.mcquitty@educationsouthwest.org.uk no later than 9.00am Friday 28th May 2021 ESW is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Devon Community Housing Hub Coordinator

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • £27,323 FTE (£21,858 actual salary)

Can you help us achieve our vision of dynamic communities shaping their own futures?   We are able to offer a great team environment, competitive salary, generous pension, and 25 days paid holiday + Bank Holidays (pro rata).   This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading community development charity in Devon.  We are looking for someone with experience of  the development and delivery of small scale affordable housing.  You will be working in partnership with Local Councils, Housing Providers and Community organisations to identify need and solutions across Devon. The role will include managing a virtual Housing Hub, Devon’s first independent and impartial online Community Housing Hub platform.   Do you have: Proven experience in delivering rural, community-led and affordable housing? Ability to deliver web-based information services, as well as excellent personal communication skills Ability to manage a complex and challenging workload, with a ‘can do’ attitude   You will play a critical role in supporting us to deliver our mission to inspire and support communities to be thriving, resilient and inclusive. Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 7th June 2021 Interviews: Monday 14th June 2021   For an application pack (CVs not accepted) please click on this LINK  
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Class Teachers - Acorn Multi Academy Trust

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • MPS - TLR1

Full-time Permanent Class Teachers required across the Trust to start 1st September 2021 The Acorn Multi Academy Trust comprises of a diverse group of seven primary schools on the East Devon/West Dorset border.  The Trust is committed to driving high standards through close collaborative working and a wide range of professional development opportunities.   We are looking to appoint two permanent Teachers to join our friendly and supportive team.  We have vacancies in Key Stage 1 and 2 and welcome applications from Early Career Teachers as well as more experienced teachers who are ready to take on more responsibility.   The successful candidates will: Be passionate about learning and able to encourage every child to enjoy learning and achieve highly in all aspects of school life. They will be committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning.   In return, we can offer you: Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children. A committed and supportive network of support across our MAT. A diverse group of schools who work collaboratively to learn from each other to ensure the highest quality of education. A wide range of CPD and leadership opportunities through Acorn Academy Trust.   School visits are not currently possible, however please contact Andrea Rice, Executive Head, to discuss the posts further on (01297) 800250.   Please apply for this vacancy via our website at www.acornacademy.org/current-vacancies where further information is available.   Acorn Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS disclosure and satisfactory references are required for this post.   Closing date:           Noon on Monday 24th May 2021 Interviews:              Thursday 27th May 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