Restoring Stover Park Administration Assistant

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Highways, Infrastructure Development & Waste
Work Location
Stover Country Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon   TQ12 6QG
Pupils on Roll
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Occupational group
Environment, Conservation & Waste
Salary details
£20,092 - £22,183 (pro-rata)
Job term
Fixed Term
Appointment type
Part Time
18.5 hours a week (0.5)
Closing Date
27 September 2020
Interview date
For an informal discussion please contact
Laura Whitehouse on 07967 691166
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Devon County Council are recruiting for a 16-month part time post of ‘Restoring Stover Park Administration Assistant’ – a challenging and exciting role to support the Project Officer, Community Engagement Ranger and other professional and technical staff during the Development Phase of the ‘Restoring Stover Park Project’, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).  

Based at Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve near Newton Abbot, Devon, the Administrative Assistant will work across a range of activities and provide administrative, business and technical duties to help deliver the programme of work in preparation for the Round 2 grant funding application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund in March 2022.

The Development Phase will explore the feasibility of conserving three Grade II Listed buildings, the de-silting of Stover Lake Site of Special Scientific Interest, the restoration of a section of the Ornamental Lake and historic views, the extension of the Country Park Visitor Centre to include a new café with associated interpretation, a network of new walking routes with sculpture trail, the trialling of community engagement events, activities and workshops for visitors including vulnerable sectors of the local community, and creating sustainable measures to tackle the carbon footprint and enhance biodiversity.

The Administration Assistant will support the production of all the plans and associated documents for the Round 2 application, along with assisting with delivering communication and consultation activities with new audiences, partnership organisations and stakeholders including social media and the project website. The role will include maintaining accurate records, financial and otherwise, assisting with monitoring and evaluation and collating data, supporting the coordination of the Stover Park Advisory Board meetings including taking minutes and distributing agendas, responding to public enquiries by telephone, email and social media, ensuring the communications within the Project Team are timely and efficient, and working flexibly to provide cover for other team members.

Dependent on the success of the Round 2 application there is the possibility of a three-year extension to the post to cover the Delivery Phase after a six month break, to assist in overseeing the project outcomes.

The Administration Assistant post combines interests in heritage, communities and biodiversity. The ideal candidate will be organised, able to work to tight deadlines, have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of people and media, and innovative to meet the community engagement targets in times of social distancing.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

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