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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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  • Administration Assistant Adzuna
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    ... for an Administration Assistant in various county durham areas. This is an ongoing, long-term temporary assignment, working Monday to Friday 8.30am till 5pm and many of these opportunities offer a significant pay increase on completion of 12 weeks in... more details

  • Case Manager - Acquired Brain Injury - Durham CV Library
    • £29000 - £32000/annum
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    ...We are currently recruiting for a Case Manager for an organisation that specialises in support for people with acquired brain injury in Durham The role will cover the North East area Salary - £29, 000 - £32, 000 (dependent on experience) Our client... more details

  • Supervising Social Worker Community Care Jobs
    • Salary to £33,000 + £3,000 car allowance
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    ...An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a small IFA in the North East (Co. Durham) region, with an established fostering service that deliver support and supervision to foster carers across the North East. This growing, family feel IFA has... more details

  • Administrator/Customer Service Adzuna
    • 7.25/hour
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    ...Adecco Durham are recruiting for a Administrator based in STANHOPE. Due to the location of my client I would advise transport would be beneficial. Person specification: Team player Able to use own initiative Flexible to working hours which may... more details

  • Registered Manager | Autism | Durham CV Library
    • £33000 - £36000/annum
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    ...An experienced Registered Manager is required for a transition service that looks after young adults aged 16-25 with Autism and profound learning disabilities in Crook, County Durham Salary is up to £36, 000 Our client is a specialist organisation... 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.