Located in the southwest of the UK, Devon is one of the largest counties in the country (by area) and home to key economic settlements such as Exeter, Plymouth and Torquay. Administration is one of the largest fields of employment locally and recruitment agencies will aim to source office and secretarial staff for permanent, temp or contract jobs.
Administration recruiters in Devon range from industry specialists to multi-sector consultancies. The highest concentrations of recruitment agencies are most commonly found in the main towns and cities, however the majority are based to the east of the River Exe in Exeter, and south of the North Cross Roundabout in Plymouth.
There are 38,000 administration staff in Devon (ONS 2014/2015 population survey) and this accounts for 10.2% of the economically active population. This includes professionals such as secretaries, receptionists, typists and office assistants. Average salaries for admin jobs in the county typically range from £17K-£19K, however this will depend on the employer and type of employment.
Due to the nature of the vocation, administration and secretarial job-seekers could be hired by a range of different employer types. The public sector plays a key role in the Devon economy, so admin vacancies for healthcare administrators, medical clerks and school secretaries are common. While admin opportunities are more frequently available within the county's main cities, industrial estates like Clifford Park or Greendale Business Park also offer job prospects to candidates. Elsewhere, towns such as Newton Abbot, Tiverton and Paignton offer career options for Devon administration workers, as do Barnstaple and Exmouth.