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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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  • Sales Advisor Total Jobs
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    Plumb & Parts, one of our trade brands, are looking for a Sales Advisor to join the team at our Scotswood branch, to build on your career with a business that can provide you with industry-leading training and excellent opportunities for... more details

  • Cafe Supervisor Total Jobs
    • £7.50 - £8.50 per hour
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    ...Our client is looking for a cafe supervisor for a large extremely busy farm park cafe in Durham. Our client can have up to 1000 visitors at peak times and need someone who can work in a busy environment but offer an excellent service at all times... more details

  • Accounts Assistant Total Jobs
    • £16000 per hour
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    Our client is a successful family owned and ran business. We have a requirement for an experienced Accounts Assistant qualified to AAT level 2 as a minimum. Your role will involve working as a key member of this small operational team to provide... more details

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse RMN Adzuna
    • £14.50 per hour
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    ...Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) - Durham - £14.50 p/h Overtime - Permanent Job The UK''s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities is seeking RMNs to join their team... more details

  • Administrator and Receptionist Total Jobs
    • £14500 per annum
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    Administrator / Receptionist, Newcastle City Centre, £14500 Administrator / Receptionist, Newcastle City Centre, £14500 Your new company An exciting new role has come up in Newcastle City Centre paying £14, 500. This fantastic company is looking to... 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.