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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Youth Hub Support Officer

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

Fixed Term or Secondment 12 months Full Time 37 hours per week Youth Hub Devon is an exciting new support service for unemployed young people aged 16-24 who live in Exeter, Mid or East Devon.  The Youth Hub is situated in Exeter City centre and is delivered in partnership with Exeter City Council.   This new role has been created to provide a wide range of support within the Youth Hub and key activities will include: Supervise the delivery of an effective support service at the Youth Hub on a day to day basis. Support the Youth Hub Coordinator in their lead role of running the Youth Hub.  This will involve admin tasks, marketing activity, liaising with partners, maintaining an appointments system, tracking and reporting project outcomes. Work directly with young people accessing the Youth Hub, provide customer service and act as first point of contact for referrals. Liaise effectively with project/delivery partners including  Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, Job Centre Plus, colleges, training providers and other support services for young people.   If you are confident, outgoing, well organised and  pro-active with proven admin and customers service skills, we would be keen to hear from you. To 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. This role requires a DBS disclosure.
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Restorative Practice Development Adviser (Secondment)

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • 37,890 to 41,881 per annum

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY   Fixed Term Internal Secondment 1 Year Project Funded Work Part Time 22.2 hours per week Children’s Social Care in Devon are developing a restorative approach to practice, incorporating our child protection conferencing model: Stronger Families: Safer Children. We believe that people are more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them. Social Work trained and grounded in practice, the post-holder will work within the Children’s Social Care Academy as the practice development adviser in introducing and embedding the restorative practice approach, co-ordinating the learning and development associated with the approach, improving the performance of the workforce in relation to this approach, and will contribute to the creation of a culture of continuous improvement through excellent practice. The post-holder will require the highest level of communication skills and the ability to convey and demonstrate excellent practice. This post, available for one year is offered as a secondment. To 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 This role requires a DBS disclosure.
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Corporate Estate Manager (Surplus Land & Estate and Property Intelligence)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £37,890 to £41,881 per annum

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. To 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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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