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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Quality Assurance Manager - Adopt South West

We are looking for a very well-organised and self-motivated person to join us as a Quality Assurance Manager for Adopt South West. So, if you’re looking for a new, exciting challenge and to further your experience and operational skills, Devon County Council offer a vibrant workplace and attractive benefits. Enjoy Flexible working opportunities, a local government pension scheme, employee assistance programme and external Devon discounts. The role of Senior Quality Assurance Manager occupies a unique organisational position in Adopt South West, having oversight of the entire service through the Quality Assurance processes and systems.  For that reason, the post-holder will act as a professional Practice Lead for the service, maintaining up-to-date expert knowledge of good practice and developments both regionally and nationally. The post holder will be joining the Quality Assurance Team where they will share three key roles: Panel advisor for Adopt South West Adoption Panels:  requiring attendance at adoption panels, quality assuring the paperwork for panels and training and recruitment for the central panel list. Management of the Quality Assurance Framework:  managing audits, moderations and other aspects of practice improvements for Adopt South West, reporting to the senior management team Agency Advisor of ‘Best Interest Decisions’: quality assuring the paperwork and providing a report for the Agency Decision Makers to enable them to make decisions on a child’s plan for adoption.   Follow this link for further information, the Job Description and to apply on-line
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Inclusion Co-ordinator - Dawlish College (Estuaries Multi Academy)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • Scale 5 Point 12-18 £22,183 per annum pro rata (£18,953 per annum actual)

Website: 11 – 16 Academy; Number on roll: 674 Fixed Term until 31 August 2022. Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be. As a relatively small school, we have the luxury of knowing every young person as an individual whilst also being able to offer every opportunity. Working collaboratively, having fun and enjoying what we do is at the heart of what it means to work with us and we believe that this is why students thrive, our outcomes are strong and we are growing year on year. Dawlish College is part of Estuaries Multi Academy Trust. At Estuaries Multi Academy Trust, we have exceptional expectations of our students and staff and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. Our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. Estuaries Trust is an inspiring place to work, with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils and families that we serve, and to nurture, develop and grow the talent of staff. All Estuaries Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration. We are seeking to appoint an inclusion Co-ordinator to start as soon as possible. We are looking for someone who is an effective communicator with the ability to work both alone and as part of a team and remain calm and consistent under pressure. The ability to be both pro-active and reactive to ever changing situations is vital. As Inclusion Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for student access to our timetabled inclusion room – every day is guaranteed to be different! As Inclusion Co-ordinator, you will support some of our most vulnerable students by encouraging and engaging them with their learning. You will need to be consistent and firm in your approach to working with these students, in line with the college expectations and policies for behaviour and attendance. You will work closely with, amongst others, school refusers, children in care, those at risk of exclusion and those suffering with medical issues or poor mental health to ensure they are accessing a full and broad curriculum, developing resilience and the skills and confidence to remain in mainstream education. Come and join the pastoral team in our thriving college community where ambition is unlocked. Please view the job description and person specification for further details regarding this post. If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Dawlish College, then do get in touch. Please email to arrange a visit or telephone conversation. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment. If successful, you will undergo Disclosure and Barring Service and employment checks. The application form can be downloaded from Your completed application form should be returned by email to Please apply by noon on the closing date. Interview Date: 14 October 2021
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Teaching Assistant - South Dartmooor Community College & the Atrium (Westcountry Schools Trust)

  • Devon
  • Part Time/Term Time
  • NJC - Grade B, Scale point 2-3: £18,198 - £18,562 pro rata

Required to start as soon as possible Based at South Dartmoor Community College & the Atrium, Balland Lane, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7EW. South Dartmoor Community College is looking to appoint an experienced, confident and enthusiastic teaching assistant who shares our passion, vision and drive, and who is prepared to go that extra mile to support our students.  You would be joining a committed team of teaching assistants who play an important role across both schools.  The role involves supporting students with Special Educational Needs within the classroom.  This could involve facilitating student’s emotional regulation; working with those on the autistic spectrum, or supporting students with low levels of Literacy and Numeracy to access the secondary curriculum.  You should be capable of developing excellent relationships with the students and therefore a proven record of successfully working with young people is essential.  You will be a hard-working individual; with high expectations and an unwavering determination to get the best outcomes for students. The College is on a rapid improvement journey and has a strong staff team in place to ensure every child is enabled to fulfil their potential.  We have excellent pastoral support and our students report that they feel very happy and safe at the school.  We are proud of our students.  The relationships between staff and students are strong. Community engagement is also an important feature; we have an active Parent/Teacher Association (FOSDA—Friends of South Dartmoor Academy). If you want to work in an inspiring, fully inclusive environment with students who want to succeed, and friendly, supportive staff, then we want to hear from you!  You will join a passionate and dedicated team, and a Trust who is committed to providing professional development and opportunities for all colleagues. Part of the WeST Trust, we are an 11-18 College situated in Ashburton on the edge of Dartmoor.  With impressive facilities, the College currently caters for approximately 900 students.  Devon is a lovely place to live with the stunning Dartmoor and the beautiful Devon and Cornwall Coastline on your doorstep. South Dartmoor Community College & the Atrium 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 require an enhanced DBS check. For more information about South Dartmoor Community College and to apply for this post, please visit our website  If you would like to discuss the position please contact Louise Telford, SENDCo (  Completed applications should be submitted to Cleo Perry (  Please note CVs will not be accepted. Closing date: 8am Monday 27 September 2021 Interview date:  Wednesday 29 September 2021
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Administration Officer - Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS)

  • Devon
  • Variable Hours
  • £23,080 to £25,481 per annum + Government Pension Scheme + fantastic benefits

      Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) is the largest non-metropolitan Fire and Rescue Service in England. We provide prevention, protection and response services across the counties of Devon and Somerset. Our vision is that together, we will work to end preventable fire and rescue emergencies, creating a safer world for you and your family. Keeping people safe is what we do and we owe our fantastic reputation to our highly skilled and motivated workforce with over 2,000 staff.   A key part of this professional workforce is our Communications and Engagement team. They support the Service with clear, timely communications and engagement with both internal and external audiences. They now have a vacancy for an experienced Administration Officer to join them.   About the role: You will be required to use your own initiative, administrative experience and excellent organisational skills to help establish processes which help the team create, record and share information effectively. In particular, you will be helping us to review and update our image library, marketing materials catalogue and our shared files and templates.   We are looking for someone who thrives in a supportive environment where they can suggest and implement ideas – in particular methods of streamlining processes and ensuring consistency.   About the successful Administration Officer candidate: You will have: The ability to engage openly with people operating at all levels within an organisation and to do so in a professional manner whilst maintaining confidentiality. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as good numerical skills. Proven experience of working with MS Office software and other packages including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Good organisational, research and time management skills. Proven ability to work accurately and to deadlines, proactively with a degree of autonomy and a high level of self-motivation.   Experience: Demonstrable experience of working in an administrative or business support role, including developing new processes and effective records. Experience of using Microsoft 365 and file management tools to organise tasks and records. Project management experience (desirable but not essential)   Benefits of working for DSFRS Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has built a reputation for encouraging our employees to succeed. We offer a supportive environment where team members mirror the core values of the Service – honesty, respect, being proud to help, and working together. They say, working here is “very rewarding“, “there are flexible working hours (and they) promote respect, achievement and honesty.” “It’s a privilege to work with such great people“. You also get… Competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement. Flexible working. Excellent career, training and development opportunities. Government pension scheme. Health and wellbeing provision inc. healthcare plan (including eye care, use of on-site gym facilities, counselling and physiotherapy). Opportunity to join the Blue Light Card (discount scheme for emergency services colleagues). Free parking. Sports and Social Association.   Are you dedicated to making a real difference and ready to build a successful career with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue? Apply today!   How to apply for the Administrative Officer role: Click the link below to find out more and to apply: Working For Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (   Please provide evidence to cover the following criteria (also detailed in the Job Description at the end of this advert) as this will provide the basis for shortlisting: Ability to engage openly with people operating at all levels within an organisation and to do so in a professional manner whilst maintaining confidentiality. Proven experience of working with MS Office software and other packages including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote Good organisational and time management skills The ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic and constantly changing environment Ability to work efficiently and effectively both on own initiative and as part of a team   You must be eligible to work in the UK.   Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service recognise and celebrate the vast diversity of the local communities that we serve and aspire for this to be reflected within our workforce. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs who share our values to join our team.
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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.

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