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 Tesco
Dumfries

Tesco About the role Shift pattern Days From time To time Sun 17:00:00 21:15:00 Mon 13:00:00 21:00:00 Sat 16:00:00 21:15:00 Shift Pattern: Various Shifts Available Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£10.80 per hour, Band 04, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Casual Senior Revenue Assistant Dumfries, Annan, Stranraer or Kirkcudbright. £10.80 Per Hour The Financial Wellbeing and Revenues section of the Communities Directorate has responsibility for (amongst other things) the administration of Housing Benefit, Discretionary … Read more

Added by Lidl
£10.55 to £11.65 per hour, Pro-rata, Dumfries

Lidl The variety and pace that comes with every shift as a Customer Assistant at Lidl needs dedication and flexibility. Our stores are open Monday to Sunday so you'll need to be able to work weekends, … Read more

Added by Tesco
Dumfries

Tesco About the role Shift pattern Days From time To time Mon 22:00:00 07:00:00 Tue 22:00:00 07:00:00 Wed 22:00:00 07:00:00 Thu 22:00:00 07:00:00 Fri 22:00:00 07:00:00 Shift Pattern: Varies from day to day but are planned … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£4,523.52 to £4,713.91 per annum, Band 03, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Senior Clerical Assistant (7/05827) Noblehill Primary School £4,523.52 - £4,713.91 You will be required to work 11.75 hours per week, 38 weeks per year. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, efficient reliable clerical … Read more

Added by Marks & Spencer
Dumfries

Marks & Spencer Working as a Café Customer Assistant at M&S A huge amount of passion, energy and joy goes into making our Bakeries, Cafés and Delis special places to work and shop. Join this part of M&S … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£30,540 to £32,943 per annum, Band 09, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Archivist Dumfries £30,540 - £32,943 Life's as relaxed as you want it to be. Stunning coastlines, tranquil countryside, historic villages, busy towns – it's all here, so no matter what your idea of the … Read more

Added by ScotRail
From £48,360 per annum, Scotland

ScotRail QUALIFIED MAINLINE TRAIN DRIVERS SCOTLAND There's never been a more exciting time to join the railway. We're going through the biggest upgrade to our network since the Victorian Times, while running over 2,300 services every … Read more