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Devon County Council

Restoring Stover Park Project Officer

£28,672 - £32,234

Fixed term, full time

Stover Country Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG

Devon County Council are recruiting for a 16-month full time post of ‘Restoring Stover Park Project Officer’ – a challenging and exciting role to oversee 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 project Officer will manage a project team, working with consultants and specialists during the project’s Development Phase, and write and prepare a Round 2 grant funding application to the NLHF 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 Project Officer will oversee and coordinate the consultant team, develop the Activity Plan and the Conservation Management Plan, produce a Management and Maintenance Plan, Communications Plan and Business Plan, develop partnerships with organisations and community groups, chair the Stover Park Management Board meetings, plan the delivery and evaluation of education and community engagement activities, support the development of new volunteer roles, monitor project expenditure and produce financial reports, and report to the NLHF and other funders.

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 oversee the project outcomes.

The Project Officer 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.

To apply for the role or for further information, please click here

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.

Closing date: 27 September 2020

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