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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Business Manager - Devon Primary SCITT

Required to start 14 June 2021. Devon Primary SCITT is a partnership of schools across Devon that was established in 1999 to train new primary school teachers across the county. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and well-organised Business Manager, with excellent interpersonal skills, to join our small, friendly team based in Exeter. With responsibility for delivering effective administrative and financial management, as well as acting as the first point of contact to the partnership, the post holder plays a key role in supporting our success as an outstanding provider of initial teacher training. The successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills, along with a high level of self-reliance, creativity and initiative. Working independently for much of the time, they will receive full expert HR and finance support and be an integral part of a small, dynamic team. Whilst useful, previous experience in education is not essential for the role. Key Responsibilities: – Provide high quality admin support for the DPSCITT Director and wider partnership; – Promote the values, vision and ethos of DPSCITT and support trainees’ welfare; – Maintain positive relationships and excellent communication with all stakeholders; – Co-ordinate, book and ensure resources are available for training sessions; – Maintain effective systems for tracking and reporting trainees’ progress; – Promote and market DPSCITT, maintaining the website and social media accounts; – Support recruitment processes, organising interview days and processing offers; – Manage financial processes and monitor & report on DPSCITT finances; – Contribute to the analysis, evaluation and continuous improvement of DPSCITT. The Devon Primary SCITT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks. For more information, please visit (Work for Us section), where you will find a letter, job description, person specification and an application form. Please apply by 9am on the closing date.
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Best Interests Assessor/Experienced Social Worker

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • 32,910 - 36,922 per annum

PermanentFull time – 37 hours per week An opportunity has arisen for a qualified and dedicated Best Interests Assessor to join the central Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Service. With the Liberty Protection Safeguards due to come into force in April 2022 this post offers the right candidate an opportunity to be involved in this new and developing legislation as the role transitions from Best Interests Assessor to that of the new Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP). This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and dynamic team, as well as developing your skills and applied knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, and the Liberty Protection Safeguards as the service changes and adapts to the new legal framework. About the role: Our dedicated Assessors undertake a range of tasks within the central team which include but is not limited to; carrying out complex Best Interest Assessments to a high standard, preparing assessment and documents requested by the Court of Protection, and providing support and advice regarding deprivation of liberty and the Mental Capacity Act. The role will require travel throughout Devon and on occasion out of area. About you: You must be a registered Social Worker who has successfully completed your Best Interests Assessor training. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, and reflective practitioner. Someone who: Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and a practical, calm, and creative approach to problem solving and the ability to prioritise a busy workload. Has experience of completing complex work with an ability to formally record assessments to a high professional standard likely to withstand legal scrutiny, demonstrating the ability to analyse and evaluate complex information. Will be equally at ease working autonomously and as part of a team and recognises when to seek support. Has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and knowledge of current case law. Can demonstrate a commitment to ensuring Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation is applied. Can demonstrate knowledge of the new Liberty Protection Safeguards due to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in April 2022 In addition, the role requires travelling significant distances, in a rural environment where public transport may not be available. As an essential car user role, it is a requirement to hold a current full driving license and have access to a vehicle. What we can offer to you: As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working as a Best Interests Assessor in Devon has never been more attractive. We are a well-established team offering excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and your peers. We are committed to continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. Flexible working arrangements may be considered. Job Description Apply 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 a DBS disclosure. This role is subject to Disqualification from Caring for Children (England) Regulations 2002 check. 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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Business Support

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • 18,933 - 19,698 per annum

PermanentPart Time 29.60 hours per week We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated person to join the Business Support team, supporting the ‘Post-Adoption Support’ department for Adopt South West: a Regional Adoption Agency under the host authority of Devon County Council. If you’re looking for a new exciting challenge and to further your experience and operational skills, Devon County Council offer a vibrant work place and attractive benefits. Enjoy Flexible working opportunities, a local government pension scheme, employee assistance programme and external Devon discounts! Business Support provides a unified, comprehensive administrative and secretarial support service to Adopt South West. This is a business critical, front line service and a key priority for Adopt South West. As part of the Business Support team, you will provide effective and efficient operational support to a comprehensive range of Adoption Service areas which can include the following: Front facing Operational Service staff e.g. Social Work Teams Managers and Senior Managers, across a range of Adopt South West Service areas Corporate business processes and service activities e.g. mobile phone, car hire, travel & accommodation arrangements   You will therefore need to have excellent communication, interpersonal and numerical skills. In addition, you will require the ability to deal professionally with sensitive and confidential information and possess excellent administrative and organisational skills to undertake tasks across the full range of business support activities. You will need to demonstrate the ability to: Work well in a team and within a busy, open-plan office environment Communicate effectively and Use initiative Input data accurately Effectively utilise technology and IT systems, including an understanding of Microsoft Office 365 Ability to prioritise your workload Work to deadlines and well under pressure Produce work of a high standard Work location will be based at one of the following office locations, dependant on the successful applicant: Midland House, Plymouth County Hall, Exeter Follaton House, Totnes Taw View, Barnstaple County Hall, Taunton Job Description Apply here All applications must be submitted by midnight on 09/05/2021 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. 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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Participation Team Leader - Young Devon

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £28994 per annum

An invitation to join us at Young Devon as our next… Participation Team Leader Location is flexible between Newton Abbot and Exeter Listening to young people’s voices is central to our work at Young Devon.  Could you join us and be our new Participation Team Leader? This is an opportunity to work for a well-respected local charity with a proud history of supporting young people in Devon. We have a track record of helping those most in need with their housing, emotional health, skills and ensuring their voices are heard in decision making. Through this role you will have the opportunity share your leadership and management skills, experience and knowledge with our participation team, ensuring that young people get the opportunity to participate though creative and engaging project delivery. Whilst taking a lead role in coordinating the team’s delivery contracts ensuring they achieve their out comes to the highest quality. If you have the skills and experience and what it takes to positively support colleagues then we’d love to hear from you. Young Devon is a youth work charity (1057949) actively committed to embracing diversity. To find out more about becoming our next Participation Team Leader, or for more information on Young Devon, please come along to our Q&A session on Thursday 29th April 4pm-4:30pm.  This will be held via Zoom.  Link as follows: Join Zoom Meeting Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 11th May with interviews on Monday 17th May.   Please click on the below, which will take you to our website and a link to the full job description: Please read the job description and person specification.  If you then have any further questions about the role please contact Ros Arscott on 07894 512246.  For an application pack please contact   Young Devon is committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable groups and all applicants who will or could have unsupervised access to these groups will complete the required checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service                       
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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
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- Environment, Conservation & Waste
- Finance & Accounting
- Highways, Transport & Traffic
- Housing & Planning
- HR & Recruitment
- IT
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- 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