Location: Colne Valley Visitor Centre

15 Hours per week

Groundwork South is currently recruiting for a part time Admin Support Assistant (covering Maternity leave) to ensure the smooth running of the  Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme.


  • Project Administrative Assistant circa £19,000 per annum pro rata
  • 15 hours per week, (Maternity cover to 31st December 2021 with possible extension)
  • LOCATION: Colne Valley Park Centre, Near Uxbridge.

A beautiful office setting within a regionally important landscape, the Colne Valley Regional Park.

Commutable from West London, Reading, Watford, Wycombe and surrounding areas or working from home whilst restrictions apply

At community charity, Groundwork South, we are changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time


Can you help the Colne Valley Park to successfully deliver a whole range of improvements and engagement projects? Are you organised? Are you a stickler for detail and a competent and accurate user of Excel? You could  be a key member of a lively and committed team at Groundwork South

The Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme includes 19 projects over 3 years delivered by Groundwork South and a team of partners. There is a lot of information and financial records to keep track of and this role is to cover Maternity leave and keep us on track..

The role includes:

  • Financial record keeping, using Excel
  • Helping to compile financial reports for funders
  • Admin support for the team including organising meetings and taking minutes
  • Support the team when organising events and surveys
  • Creating and updating databases in compliance with GDPR regulations

The successful candidate will have a track record of working in administrative roles and be able to demonstrate competence with Excel spreadsheets.

The role will be part of the  team (which will also include an Administration Officer) who are responsible for implementing the £2.5 million Colne Valley Landscape Partnership scheme, which has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund, other grant-funding bodies and partners.  The Regional Park is the first large taste of countryside to the west of London and covers an area of 43 square miles.  It comprises a mosaic of farmland, woodland, villages and water – including over 200 miles of river and canal, and more than 70 lakes.

If you feel you have the necessary skills please apply now.


Closing date: 11th April 2021

Interview date 15th April 2021

A job application pack can be downloaded below.

For an informal and in confidence discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Valman

[email protected]  07850310650

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.  Application forms should be returned to Laura Dyke, Business Support Administrator at [email protected] or post to Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY.


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Application_Form Project Administrative Assistant


Outline description of each of the 19 projects forming part of the Scheme

The Colne Valley Regional Park Landscape Partnership  provides £1.6m of National Lottery funding and a further £900k of local funding to preserve and enhance the landscape for people and wildlife. Through this wide ranging scheme, the partnership is bringing a cherished landscape back from the brink of decline by co-ordinating conservation work, and helping connect communities with their heritage, enabling them to understand and take responsibility for it.

There are 19 projects covering conservation, improved access and community engagement. Examples of the projects included; Conservation grazing, removal of invasive species from our rivers, volunteer led monitoring of the quality of our rivers, improved signage, additional or repaired stiles and information boards to help people explore and a range of events for people to get involved with as well as social media and website  enhancement.


You would be joining an enthusiastic and busy team of 6.