Jobs in Nithsdale

Dumfries is at the heart of Nithsdale, and the town is the Queen of the South and not just because it has a football team of the same name; local poet David Dunbar coined the phrase with good reason.

The town on the banks of the River Nith has long had a reputation as a bustling market town and local government centre right back into medieval times and the community developed historically thanks to its strategic location in the south west of Scotland.

Today that location is just as strategic for supplying education and health care.

The University of Glasgow has a campus here, as does the University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway College and Scotland’s Rural College.

Dumfries has a long reputation for doing things in a world-class style.

In the early part of the 19th century, Elizabeth, the widow of Dr James Crichton was left a large amount of money by her husband to be used for charitable work.

This grew into the Crichton Royal Hospital; a ‘lunatic asylum’ as defined by the terms of the era, and it grew into an internationally recognised centre of excellence for mental health research and care. When the magnificent Victorian properties and grounds which made up that complex were no longer needed for modern-day use The Crichton Trust was formed.

The trust’s brief is to create educational, commercial, recreational, cultural and artistic excellence and once again be an example worthy of an international recognition, this time for retaining a historic estate and developing it for the benefit of the community.

Because of its size and economic importance Dumfries does eclipse smaller communities in Nithsdale.  There is Thornhill, one of the first planned villages in the country, built in 1717 with a grid pattern to be a half-way point between Dumfries and Glasgow.

Today Sanquhar seems such a quiet place, but this is the home of the Sanquhar Declarations which more or less formed the basis of religious freedom in Scotland and the place was in turmoil for a time in the 17th century. It also featured in the writings of Robert Burns a regular visitor to the area during the course of his work. The town is Black Joan in his ballad ‘Five Carlins’.

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Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£2,972.74 to £3,100.55 per annum, Band 03, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Crossing Patrol (7/30168) Calside Primary School £2,972.74 - £3,100.55   You will work 7.5 hours per week. (1.5 hours daily – 8.15am-9.15am and 2.45pm-3.15pm), 38 weeks per year.   You will assist school pupils in crossing … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£20,271 to £21,831 per annum, Band 05, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert ESF Programme Support Officer (5/974) (Fixed Term) Dumfries and Galloway Council £20,271 - £21,831   The Employability and Skills Service are looking for a Programme Support Officer to work with us to achieve our service … Read more

Added by Early Years Scotland
£20,263 per annum, , Dumfries

Early Years Scotland EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS Dumfries and Galloway 2 Full-time posts over 44 weeks per annum 3 years from April 2020 subject to continuing funding Could you inspire our youngest people to become the amazing citizens of … Read more

Added by G4S
Scotland

G4S 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Job Introduction: We are actively recruiting for an IT Field Engineer, to provide IT support throughout Scotland and surrounding area. Reporting to the IT … Read more

Added by Arnold Clark
Dumfries

Arnold Clark Finally. A car sales job that sells itself. Forget suits, ties and devoting your entire life to the showroom floor. Instead, say hello to a car sales role that gives you permission to be yourself, … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£4,729.16 to £4,932.50 per annum, Band 03, DG11

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Caravan Site Warden (Seasonal) (10/0457) Kirkloch Caravan Park, Lochmaben £4,729.16 - £4,932.50   You will be required to work 10 Hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year. Times of work to be discussed at interview … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£81,083 to £84,973 per annum, Director 1, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert HEAD OF PEOPLE AND TRANSFORMATION   £81,083 to £84,973   Ref: DGA05038   We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to provide strategic leadership to the programme of transformational change, digital improvements, effective workforce planning … Read more

Added by Balfour Beatty
Dumfries

Balfour Beatty About the role Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Operations Supervisor to join our Regional team to work in Dumfries . Role Purpose: To supervise and manage all resources engaged in planned and … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£13,795.50 to £14,857.20 per annum, Band 05, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Care and Support Worker – various posts Dumfries and Galloway Region wide £10.80 Per Hour ‘Supporting you to live your life’ We are an aging population with people living longer which in turns means … Read more

Added by Vodafone
Scotland

Vodafone National Account Manager - Energy Homebased Lead the innovation that is transforming the Energy industry Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future . At Vodafone Group, we partner with our local … Read more

Added by BAM Nuttall
Scotland

BAM Nuttall Sub Agent - Scotland. Description BAM Nuttall is one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors employing over 3000 staff nationwide. Due to our increased work load we are currently looking to recruit two Sub … Read more

Added by BAM Nuttall
Scotland

BAM Nuttall Site Agent - Scotland. Description BAM Nuttall is one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors employing over 3000 staff nationwide. Due to our increased workload we are currently looking to recruit a Site Agent … Read more

Added by BAM Nuttall
Scotland

BAM Nuttall Building the present, creating the future Description If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, our award winning Technical Apprenticeship programme could be for you! Join us as a Quantity Surveying Apprentice and … Read more

Added by BAM Nuttall
Scotland

BAM Nuttall Building the present, creating the future Description If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, our award winning Technical Apprenticeship programme could be for you! Join us as a Civil Engineering Apprentice and … Read more