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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Maine Veterans' Homes
Job Descriptions:GENERAL SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for maintaining a schedule of all off-site resident appointments, safely transporting residents, providing other support services to residents, ...
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Lois' Natural Marketplace
We are seeking an associate who is dependable, a team player and enjoys working with the public. Ideal person will enjoy working in a fast paced deli environment while learning about Organic and Natural foods. Duties ...
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Apply today at Careers.Walmart.com then call our hiring hotline (207)885-5567 to set up your interview as soon as today!We offer many benefits including: Associate discounts, PTO, health benefits, educational ...
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US Pack Contractor
Division: Scriptfleet State: MaineCity: Scarborough Additional Cities: Rockport, ME Rockland, ME Optimal Vehicle Type: Car Cargo Description: Specimens Details: *Route available Monday thru Saturday. *Route originates ...
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Paramount Placement
We are seeking a Local Truck Driver CDL Class A or B to join our team!This position will enable you to be home every night! Responsibilities:Safely operate a Truck.Gathering containers on designated routes and ...
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Construction Team
We are looking for individuals with manufacturing experience, or who want to get into manufacturing.We work with metal to cut, form, and assemble together.We are a growing company, that practices Lean Principles. We ...
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Staffing the Universe
Industrial Staffing is looking to hire multiple Production Specialist in Scarborough!!!!!!!!Day shift hours are 5:30 am to 4:00 pmNight shift hours are 4:00 pm to 2:30 amTemp to directSummaryPerforms work required for ...
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Operation HOPE at Scarborough Police Department
$294 a week -  TemporaryPAARI is seeking individuals interested in doing a year of service at law enforcement agencies across the country. Scarborough, Maine Police Department is one of the host ...
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Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to six East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN'S, Hannaford and Stop & ...
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Home Care Assistance of Portland Maine
Are you looking for a career helping others? Looking for a company that values passion and rewards its employees with great benefits? Your search is over – becoming a Professional Caregiver with Home Care ...
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Sun Life Financial
At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine. Job ...
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Responsible for collaborating with leadership team in the implementation of a selling organization culture with a consumer-centric focus through Merchandising responsibilities. Responsible for leading the implementation ...
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Domestiks Cleaning Service Incorporated
Full time cleaning position. Must have a valid driver's license. Duties include emptying trash, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning of bathrooms etc. Benefits offered are health insurance, vacation time, paid holidays etc. ...
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Pathways of Maine
 Are you looking to make a difference in someone’s life?  We want you on our team!Clinician Come join a team who:Makes a difference in someone’s life.Makes connections easily and has a desire ...
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Domestiks Cleaning Service Incorporated
day shift cleaning position Tuesday thru Saturday 8am-4pm. Duties include sweeping floors, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming etc. in people's homes. Must have driver's license.Benefits include paid ...
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Maine Medical Center
This the third level of a 4-tier career path. Under the general direction of the Inpatient Coding Manager or Director, this position is responsible for the accurate assignment of ICD-9-CM diagnostic and procedural codes ...
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Merry Maids of Scarborough, ME
SUMMARY: Professionally clean customer homes using Merry Maids’ unique cleaning procedures and products. Overall objectives are to leave the home looking and smelling freshly cleaned and groomed. ESSENTIAL ...
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Maine Medical Partners
Position is responsible for performing a variety of daily office functions including patient reception and appointment scheduling for a multi-physician hospital outpatient clinic. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and ...
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Maine Veterans' Homes
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with Veterans. It is also a great opportunity to work with a talented and quality award winning team. Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough is proud to have received the Bronze, ...
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Alere
DO WORK THAT MATTERS At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, ...
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