Finance and office senior administrator

This role presents an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (BHAONB) team, leading on finance and office management.

With a £700K turnover and a staff of 7 FTE, the BHAONB is a very active independent partnership (hosted by Devon County Council) with core work and external funded projects across nature, climate, people and place objectives. Devon County Council finance and other staff (based from County Hall in Exeter) provide support and manage the finance and IT systems overall.

Job Purpose:
To be responsible for the effective and efficient running of the finance and office systems operated by the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership. The Partnership is a coalition of local authorities, government agencies, conservation organisations and community groups who work together to protect this special, nationally designed landscape. The Blackdown Hills AONB staff unit is hosted by

Devon County Council, who are one of the four local authorities that provide match funding (towards Defra’s contribution).

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Information Technology (IT) Systems
  • Finance
  • Records and Storage of Information Systems
  • Administrative support for AONB staff unit
  • Health & Safety
  • Premises
  • Governance & Administration of the AONB Partnership Management Group
  • Office Equipment and sundries

The postholder will be based at the Blackdown Hills AONB office in Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 3SH. There will be the option of home working for some of the time.

Interview date: Friday 7th July at the Blackdown Hills AONB office in Hemyock.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact the AONB Manager, Tim Youngs

For more information about the BHAONB generally, please see our website Homepage – Blackdown Hills AONB

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Please click Apply Now to see the Job Description.

  • 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.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working-The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
  • 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 the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
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  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.


Blackdown Hills AONB heather

£26,357 - £29,439 per annum, pro rata


22.2 hours per week

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