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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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  • Leisure Club Manager Caterer.com
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    ...Leisure Club Manager - 14001SDR Job :   Recreation/Fitness Club Primary Location :   GBR-Durham-County Durham-Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County Organization :   Marriott Hotels Resorts Position Type :   Management Schedule :   Full-time Relocation... more details

  • Sales Executive Total Jobs
    • £35,000 per annum
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    ...Sales Executive  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham  £35, 000+  Operating globally, our client is a leading provider of business intelligence and company analysis. They are now looking for a Sales Executive to join their team.  If you are an analytical sales... more details

  • Administrator Adzuna
    • 6.56 - 8/hour
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    ...We have several full time and part time postitions available working in a fast paced office for the public sector in Durham City Centre. Your daily tasks will include photocopying, filing and checking documents for vailidation. Must have good... more details

  • Concreters with experience in Hand Held Power Float CV Library
    • £9.00 - £11.00/hour
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    ...We are currently looking for Concreters to work in Durham, Must have experience with Hand held Power Float and must hold a CSCS card Position is based in Durham and will be 6-7 Weeks for the right person... more details

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    ...Job Description A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a Legal firm based in Durham for a Legal Secretary to work for a period of seven working days between 10th - 18th November 2014. The ideal candidate will have legal secretary experience, audio... 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.