Jobs in Scarborough, United Kingdom

Strange appeal of a Slightly Faded Beach Town

Scarborough is a Yorkshire beach resort on the North Sea coast. The seafront is comprised of a North Bay and a South Bay. A castle was built in the 12th century on the promontory that divides the two bays, and a medieval settlement grew up around the harbour on the south side. From 1253 until 1788 merchants from all over the British Isles and elsewhere in Europe came to Scarborough Fair during a six-week period in August and September to exchange goods and enjoy the festival food and entertainments. A version of a 17th century Scottish folk ballad which tells the tale of impossible tasks was popularised by Simon and Garfunkel in 1966, under the title ‘Scarborough Fair.’

Mineral waters running from one of the cliff tops to the south side of town were discovered in 1626. This led to the opening of Scarborough Spa – the first true beach resort in Britain. It became popular with wealthy Londoners from 1660, following publication of a widely-read book about the spa waters. The Scarborough-York Railway line opened in 1845, bringing new visitors from different walks of life. The town was ready, having begun construction of the first spa hotel – the Crown Spa – in 1841. The Grand Hotel – one of the world’s largest hotels at the time – opened its doors in 1867. German warships bombarded Scarborough Castle during World War I, but without lasting damage. In 1930 high society resort patrons took up big game tuna fishing; recreational sea fishing is still popular today.

Scarborough’s commercial town centre grew up on the north side around the coach and rail stations. Today, residential areas dot the surrounding hillside and the centre offer lots of choice for avid shoppers and diners. The north side also features several unusual attractions – a miniature railway; the re-enactment of a maritime battle on the boating lake, using large model boats and a fireworks display; the Japanese-themed Peasholm Park; and the local seafood market where fresh-caught fish are sold every day. There are a Sea Life Sanctuary, an abundance of water sports, many walking paths, cricket and a motorsport circuit.

The south side is still one of the largest beach resorts in the UK, although with a different clientele consisting of summer vacationers, weekend visitors and year-round conference participants. The Georgian Spa Complex is an imposing set of structures on the side of the cliff, with Georgian and Victorian terrace housing and many historical buildings sitting above it, and the golden sandy beaches below. Museums, art galleries, numerous parks and gardens, nightlife venues and several game and entertainment centres can be found on both sides of the town, which are linked by a recently-upgraded Victorian promenade.

Live theatre is popular in Scarborough. A small theatre-in-the-round – the first of its kind in Britain – opened in 1955 in temporary quarters. In 1996 it moved to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, a renovated cinema hall with two venues for live theatre and modern backstage technology. There is also a well-regarded YMCA amateur theatre, and the town hosts a National Student Drama Festival annually. Large shows and events are staged year-round at the Spa Conference and Exhibition Centre on the south side and the Scarborough Open-Air Theatre with seating for 6,500 re-opened on the north side in 2010. The Spa Complex is also home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra and the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival.

There is a drive to regenerate the town, but without changing its tranquil seaside character or 1960s look. Scarborough General Hospital is the largest local employer, the hospitality industry offers plenty of jobs during the high season, and there is a small manufacturing sector. In 1998 Create Arts Development, Ltd. was formed to help Scarborough take economic advantage of its thriving creative scene. To that end, it formed a network of artists, designers, writers and other creative people called ‘Creative Coast’ in 2006. Also in that year, a non-profit corporation (Creative Industries Centre, Ltd.) opened Woodend in a historic complex owned by the town council. Woodend provides workspace for artists plus an exhibition hall and is proving to be a commercial success for exhibitors and the local economy.

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job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th February
**Job Description:** Position DescriptionThe primary function of the Customer Service Associate (CSA) ProServices is to assist customers, primarily at the ProServices desk. This includes building relationships with the ...
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Job Location: Scarborough, MaineSummary: The Customer Sales Executive (CSE) is responsible for profitably growing assigned customer(s) and Hershey’s business to achieve objectives and plans, including net sales, ...
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Title - DO NOT EDIT: Fulfillment Coordinator Department: 0689 - Product Support Location #: 2407 Job Description: Job Description: The primary function of the Fulfillment Coordinator is to ensure pickup orders are ...
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Scarborough family needs a full-time nanny. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below.
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Food Sales Associate new Add to Favorites
$12 an hourPart-timeThis position is responsible for assisting in the operation of a department. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties throughout ...
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Hi, I am looking for a dog sitter/walker in the Scarborough area to help with my dogs when I am out of town or if I'm away from the house. I have two small dogs Pekingese and Boston terrier.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Scarborough family needs a sitter for 2 cats. Must love animals! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
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Part-timeSummary Part Time Retail Sales Merchandiser We are searching for a self-motivated Retail Sales Merchandiser. This position services and sells to retail accounts within an assigned territory, ensuring Client ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Would you like to make a difference in the shopping choices of consumers? If so, our Events Specialist team may be the right fit for you! By demonstrating retail products, you will make an impact on how local consumers ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th February
**Job Description:** **Job Description:** The primary function of the Fulfillment Coordinator is to ensure pickup orders are fulfilled. This includes, ensuring orders are picked and staged, checking the status of pickup ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th February
Part-timeHelp needed for my grandparents in their 80s - seeking part-time live-in home care. The ideal match will meet the requirements below. Assistance with medication is needed. We would prefer someone who can handle ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Scarborough family needs a babysitter. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. Comfortable With Pets: Our two sweet boys may be home.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Seeking homework / executive functioning skills coach to work with high school student with dyslexia and HFA. Primary need is to support/develop a positive homework routine, executive functioning, and writing skills.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Hello! We are looking for a caring, responsible, reliable and experienced nanny to care for our two young children. Our daughter is almost 3 years old and our son is 4 months. We need care Monday-Friday and availability ...
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Puppy play, training, walking
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Part-timeWork as a Teacher in one of our classrooms with another early childhood education professional. The teachers in each classroom work together to look after all the care needs and education of the children in ...
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Part-timeSummary Part Time Event Specialist . Are you outgoing and enjoy interacting with people? If promoting brand awareness through product demonstration sounds appealing, then Advantage Solutions’ Part Time ...
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Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
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