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 Arnold Clark
Dumfries

Arnold Clark We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Valeter to join our Dumfries Ford branch. Hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm About the role As an Arnold Clark Valeter, you'll be responsible for ensuring … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£2,873.64 per annum, Living Wage, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Cook 1 (15/2579) Lincluden Primary £2,873.64 You will be required to work 7.25 Hours per week, 38 Weeks per year Monday – Friday Times to be discussed at interview Cook 1 required to work … Read more

Added by The Co-operative Group
From £8.38 per hour, Thornhill

The Co-operative Group Customer Team Member (Customer Assistant) Location: Drumlanrig St, Thornhill, DG3 5LS Pay: £8.38 per hour & amazing benefits Contract hours: 16 hours per week + regular overtime, part time No experience needed as full training … Read more

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

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Procurement Officer (2) (4/58) Dumfries £30,540 - £32,943 There are exciting opportunities to join our Council’s Procurement Team which is going through a transformation programme with investment in the procurement team to support the … Read more

Added by Vodafone
Scotland

Vodafone Acquisition/New Business Manager Scotland – reporting into Head of Acquisition Vodafone UK Enterprise Great reward with a competitive basic, OTC package and car. The future is exciting. Are you ready to join our Enterprise Operations … 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 The Co-operative Group
From £8.75 per hour, Thornhill

The Co-operative Group Member Pioneer £8.75 per hour plus benefits Home based in Thornhill. You’ll need to live in or very close to this community to be eligible to apply 4 hours per week (16 hours per month). … Read more

Added by Scottprop
Dumfries

We have a house in Rotchell Road, Dumfries, and we are looking for a full time, LIVE-in CARETAKER for the premises. The Job will provide accomodation, with all utilities paid, in exchange for taking care … 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 Dumfries & Galloway Council
£11,665 to £13,918 per annum, Band 07, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Care Co-Ordinator (13/866) Dumfries £11,665.05 - £13,918.05 You will be required to work 18 hours, 52.14 weeks per week This is a time of significant change for the Social Work Service in Dumfries & … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£13.26 per hour, Band 07, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Nursery Nurse Various Locations within Dumfries & Galloway £12.43 per hour You will be required to work as and when required, 39 weeks per year. You must hold a relevant qualification that enables you … Read more

Added by Arnold Clark
Dumfries

Arnold Clark Passionate about cars? Great. Passionate about customer service? Even better. We're currently looking for Product Geniuses to create an exceptional customer experience in-branch and help customers get excited about our products. Hours You'll work a … Read more

Added by SSE
£36,900 to £56,500 per annum, , Scotland

SSE Job Title: Electrical Engineer Location: Flexible Salary: up to £56,500/ €65,000 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus Permanent Full Time Hours The Role As an Electrical Engineer you'll be responsible … Read more

Added by Partnership for Children
Dumfries

Partnership for Children Partnership for Children has secured four years of funding from the Kavli Foundation to run our Skills for Life mental health promotion programmes across Dumfries and Galloway. We are looking for a local freelance coordinator … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£9.07 per hour, Living Wage, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Casual Cook 1 Various bases throughout Dumfries and Galloway You may be required to work evenings/weekends £9.07 per hour You will be required to work in Primary/Secondary schools. Catering duties will include: basic food … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£9.07 per hour, Living Wage, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Casual Cleaner Various bases throughout Dumfries and Galloway You may be required to work evenings/weekends £9.07 per hour You will be required to undertake general cleaning duties including vacuuming, dusting, emptying bins, cleaning of … Read more

Added by Dumfries & Galloway Council
£45,645 per annum, Education Support Officer, Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway Council Advert Education Support Officer (Temporary) Dumfries ESO Scale £45,645 Music is an important part of the Dumfries and Galloway region aswell as an integral part of the curriculum for our children and young people. Elected … Read more

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