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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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    ...EXPERIENCED SOUS CHEF DURHAM HOTEL 3AA ROSETTE OR MICHELIN BACKGROUND PREFERRED LIVE IN £28, 000 Our client is looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join our team in is luxury Durham Hotel .The successful candidates will be working... more details

  • Dog Grooming Stylist - Durham Total Jobs
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    ...Stylist (Dog Groomer) Full Time Durham This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company that was voted Number 1 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, 2013. With over 350 stores and plans to open a further 30 new stores... more details

  • Dental Associate Adzuna
    • 15k per year
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    ...Dental Associate required in Durham. Permanent Associate required to cover Friday''s from 8:30am - 5:30pm The practice have an established list of 1500 UDAs to cover pro rata private and denplan patients. This is a very busy 3 surgery practice... more details

  • Part Time Administration Officer CV Library
    • £6.85/hour
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    ... roles may require Saturday working on a rota basis with a day off in the week. We are in the process of recruiting for a number of Administration Officer roles in Durham and are looking for adaptable individuals, with the ability to work quickly... more details

  • Staff Nurse Elderly Care Durham reed.co.uk
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    ...An experienced Staff Nurse is required for a small nursing home that looks after the elderly in Durham Our client is a very small organisation that has one nursing home and domiciliary care service in Durham city. The home is also able to take... 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.