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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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  • Communication Support Worker Total Jobs
    • £15 per hour
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    ...Our client is requiring communication support worker/ Signer to support Deaf students at a Further Education College in the Durham area for part time Temp basis. Please note this is 4 hours per week Ideally you will have: - Experience of supporting... more details

  • Head Chef – County Durham – 2AA Rosettes Caterer.com
    • From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
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    ...Head Chef – County Durham – 2AA Rosettes Head Chef required in the North East for this stunning country house Hotel set within beautiful landscaped gardens. The hotel boasts stunning individually designed bedrooms and suites, luxurious bar... more details

  • NE Regional Fundraising Admin Assistant Adzuna
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    ...NE Regional Fundraising Admin Assistant (part time – 17.5 hours per week) Durham 9, 000 pa benefits (inc 12.5 days holiday, Performance Related Pay, pension) Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who... more details

  • Rotational Shift Machine Operator CV Library
    • £6.61/hour Over time, Shift Allowance & bonus
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    ...My client is a family ran business based in Durham, that has grown to be a national supplier within their sector and have a great reputation as an employer as well as a supplier. I am currently recruiting for a rotational shift machine operative... more details

  • Senior .Net Developer Total Jobs
    • £28000 - £38000 per annum
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    ...ROLE - Senior .Net Developer SALARY - £28, 000-£38, 000 LOCATION - County Durham SUMMARY My client is currently looking for someone to join their development team following the continued success of this fast growing market leader. This next exciting... 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.