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Devon County Council

Restoring Stover Park - Project Officer

Fixed Term 3 Years.

Full Time 37 hours per week

Location: Stover Country Park (Newton Abbot) TQ12 6QG

Salary: £31,099 - £34,723 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Public Rights of Way and Country Parks Team at Devon County Council and play a key part in transforming Stover Country Park. Thanks to funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Highways, and our local partners, Devon County Council is about to commence work on the 3-year delivery phase project to revitalise the biodiversity, historic landscape, and recreational value of Stover Park.

This nationally important parkland is Grade II registered, and includes a 10-acre naturalised freshwater lake, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to importance for dragonflies and invertebrates. Project activities involve desilting the lake, conserving the granite gatehouse, upgrading the visitor/discovery centre, and enhancing visitor welcome and enjoyment, alongside delivering an ambitious activities plan.

As Project Officer you will take a lead in coordinating implementation of the delivery phase of the Restoring Stover Park project including managing the project team; appointing and overseeing consultants and contractors; and monitoring project spend and associated grant claims. With excellent leadership skills, you will have experience in managing successful projects involving people and heritage.

Interviews are scheduled for either 15th or 16th December.

For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Walton on (01392) 383000 or Laura Whitehouse on 01392 382079.

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

DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages. 

The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.

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

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working.

For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: 04/12/22

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Closing Date: 04/12/2022  Location: Stover Country Park (Newton Abbot) TQ12 6QG

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