Why Devon?

Situated in the South West of England, Devon offers the opportunity to work, live and explore one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

In addition to being a beautiful place to live, Devon has loads of opportunities for employment and career development within the social care sector.

map of UK with Devon highlighted

The place to live

Devon is one of the largest counties in the UK. Packed full of unique towns and idyllic villages, it’s perfectly connected by accessible transport links. Explore the open landscapes and stunning scenery, or the glorious beaches along its two coastlines! Whatever you’re looking for, Devon has something for everyone.

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The place to work

Devon is great place to start or progress your career in social care. With three Local Authorities and hundreds of private, voluntary and independent care providers – you’ll be able to find a role that suits you in no time.

Opportunities in Devon
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Wider employment opportunities

Devon topped the 2019 Thriving Places Index, scoring particularly well with high levels of physical activity, community and volunteering and good air quality – making it a great place to live and work. With over 47,000 businesses in a wide range of sectors, three universities and four further education colleges, you’ll find plenty of ways to progress your career.

Employment opportunities

Why I love Devon!

Valerio looking at the camera and smiling

Valerio – Registered nurse

Tracy – Assistant manager

Tracy – Assistant manager

A female Social Worker for Devon County Council

Kasia – Social worker