Seaton Jurassic set to recruit staff

PUBLISHED: 06:59 04 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:04 10 December 2015

Seaton's Jurassic Coast Visitor Centre is nearing completion

Seaton's Jurassic Coast Visitor Centre is nearing completion


Final phase of work is under way, ahead of the centre’s opening in the spring.

A major new visitor attraction is planning to begin the job of recruiting its staff at a special open day tomorrow (Saturday, December 5).

The final phases of work are currently being made at the Seaton Jurassic visitor centre before its opening in spring 2016.

The new £4million visitor attraction, which is on Seaton’s Underfleet, will include both indoor and outdoor interpretation spaces as well as a café and retail area.

In preparation for its grand opening Seaton Jurassic is now looking to recruit a range of posts in roles as varied as volunteer coordination, administration, support services and catering.

On Saturday Seaton Jurassic will be holding a recruitment day in Seaton Town Hall from 1pm till 4pm. The event is open to anyone interested in becoming part of the Seaton Jurassic team. People can just turn up, discover more about the job opportunities on offer and meet Seaton Jurassic’s manager, Mike Ruiter.

He said: “Getting involved with a brand new project is one of the most exciting job opportunities, as people will have a chance to shape it from the beginning.”

Mike added:

“Our recruitment day will be a fantastic way for us to see lots of people who are interested in working at Seaton Jurassic. I’m looking forward to meeting my future team!”

Seaton Jurassic aims to attract more than 50,000 people to Seaton each year. The centre is owned by East Devon District Council and forms part of the council’s regeneration activities aimed at boosting the local economy. It is being operated by Devon Wildlife Trust.

The Seaton Jurassic team will be compromised of:

Support services: Administrator Volunteer Coordinator Learning and Participation Officer Caretaker Catering team: Head Chef Chef Catering Assistants Front of house services: Front of House Supervisor, Front of House Assistants

Situated on England’s first Natural World Heritage Site, Seaton Jurassic will celebrate the area’s unique local geological, coastal and marine heritage. The centre, which is operated by Devon Wildlife Trust, will engage people with East Devon’s amazing local natural environment.

The project has been chiefly funded by East Devon District Council, Devon County Council, Seaton Town Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Coastal Communities Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Devon Wildlife Trust, Fine Family Foundation, Jurassic Coast Trust, Blue Marine Foundation and the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust.

For more information about Seaton Jurassic and how to find out how to get involved, contact Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244.

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