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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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  • Chef de Partie – Durham – 3AA Rosettes Caterer.com
    • From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
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    ...Chef de Partie – Durham – 3AA Rosettes – Chef de Partie required for this exquisite 4 star hotel located in a beautiful part of County Durham. The inside interiors set a stylish and unique standard which sets it out from the rest. The hotel boasts... more details

  • Assistant Store Manager Retail Choice
    • £15000 to £16000 per annum
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    ...Assistant Store Manager Fashion Retail Crook, County Durham Up to £16, 000 Zachary Daniels Retail Recruitment are recruiting for one of the UK`s fastest expanding retailers. This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious Assistant Store Manager... more details

  • Expeditor/Purchasing Administrator Adzuna
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    ...Adecco Durham are currently recruiting for an Expeditor/Purchasing Administrator. Principal Accountabilities Purchase Proposals Determination of orders to be placed for specific products utilising Inventory management software. Proposals made... more details

  • Pensions Administrator CV Library
    • £14000 - £26000/annum
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    Rare opportunity for a Pensions Administrator seeking personal development. Bring your skills and knowledge and make a real impact to a team who are concerned with providing the highest standard of work. You will have excellent customer service... more details

  • Receptionist reed.co.uk
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    ...Overview Opportunity for an experienced Receptionist to work in a full-time temporary position based central Durham. Hours of work will be 11am - 7pm Monday to Friday. Job The post holder will be required to: Meet and greet visitors Handle telephone... 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.