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Durham has a rich history and it's entire town centre is a designated conservation area, with hundreds of listed buildings. The Cathedral Church of Christ is the most famous building here, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists flock to see the spectacular cathedral, as well as the observatory and the castle. Durham University is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious, with students coming from round the world to study there.

The historic University has a huge turnover of over £150 million, and with over 16000 students enrolled across many campuses it is one of the region's biggest employers. Over 3000 people work at the University, and the students, staff and the university itself spend over £60 million on local goods and services, sustaining a further 1500 jobs. The university provides research training and consultancy for over 3500 organisations, around half of which are situated in the north east.

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  • Contracting Management Accountant Total Jobs
    • £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
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    Overview Contracting Management Accountant required for a new role. This is a new opportunity, created out of company growth. The finance department of this high profile Northern business has been restructured to incorporate new, key roles, to... more details

  • Reservations Office Manager Caterer.com
    • Up to £20,000 DOE
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    ...Exciting Opportunity to Join a World Leading Brand! Reservations Office Manager, Durham, competitive salary, plus excellent benefits and career progression. It’s the Yes I Can! Service that makes the difference. They have a fantastic opportunity... more details

  • Administrator (Administration, Office) BLUA26634 Adzuna
    • £15,879.62 - £17,421.72 (Subject to job evaluation)
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    ...Administrator (Administration, Office) BLUA26634 Location: HMP Durham Salary Range: 15, 879.62 - 17, 421.72 (Subject to job evaluation) Type of Employment: Permanent 37 hours per week Closing Date: Friday 10th July 2015 Have you ever considered... more details

  • Registered Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD) | Durham CV Library
    • £14 - £15.38/hour
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    ...Durham Careline have exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses (RGN/RMN/RNLD) to join our services in Bearpark, Durham. Permanent posts are available on both a full time and part time basis. Hours would be worked on a rota basis. Duties Include... more details

  • Joiners reed.co.uk
    • £13
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    ...Joiners needed in Durham, Wakefield, Manchester & Rhyl. GO Personnel are looking for Finishing Joiners who hold a valid CSCS card, and who are experienced in bar, shop and commercial property re-fit’s. An exceptional eye for detail and work... more details

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Tourism is a large and growing part of the economy in Durham, with over 1.5 million tourists visiting the area last year, spending 4.2 million nights in the area. In addition to this more than a staggering 16 million day visits were made. These visitors make a huge contribution to Durham's economy of over £650 million. Around 9,000 full time jobs are supported by direct tourist expenditure in the county, and a further 2200 are supported by indirect revenue from tourism. In addition to academic qualifications, make sure your CV demonstrates skills such as teamwork, communication and customer service. Work experience with any job involving direct communication with the public is useful, as well as any knowledge of foreign languages.