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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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  • Project Manager Total Jobs
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    ...Summary Our client is a Durham based Engineering organisation, they are now looking for a Project Manager to enhance their ability to develop their expanding range of scintillation detector products. The candidate would be responsible for the design... more details

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    ...F&B Supervisor, Radisson Blu Durham, 14, 350 Pro rata 6 month Maternity Cover Contract, Career Opportunities within one of the fastest growing Hotel Groups. Service with a smile It’s the little things in life which can make a difference... more details

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    ...URGENT VACANCY: PLUMBER/GAS FITTER (PUBLIC SECTOR) PRS working in partnership with their housing maintenance client based in Durham is looking to urgently employ an experienced Plumber/Gas Fitter on a long term contract basis. Job Location: DURHAM... more details

  • Qualified Social Worker, Child Protection - Durham Community Care Jobs
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    ...We are looking for a Qualified Social Worker to be based within a Child Protection Team in Durham. The successful Social Worker needs to have experience of: Child protection, Care proceedings, Court work, Child in need. The initial assignment... more details

  • ...Argos is opening one of our NEW and exciting Concession Stores within Durham Sainsbury''s This concession will be different from any Argos store you have seen before. The creation of this new store, within Sainsbury''s, is part of our transition... 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.