Warden (East Dorset)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

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8 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 4 December 2022
Salary: £23768 pa. 5% employer and 2% employee pension contributions
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: DWT Urban Wildlife Centre , Beacon Hill Lane, Off Old Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen , Poole , Dorset , BH21 3RX
Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Warden to work within our Nature Recovery Team.

This is unique opportunity to take a lead in a range of practical conservation and estate management tasks on some wonderful nature reserves, primarily across East Dorset, including Upton Heath. You will be working in a wide range of habitats, supporting wildlife in heathland, meadow and woodland.

We are looking for someone with a broad range of experience in practical conservation management and a good knowledge of wildlife habitats, with an ability to lead volunteers and staff. An ability to work as part of a team of wardens, but also under their own initiative is essential. The work will include use of power tools and machinery, stock management and volunteer leadership. Knowledge of habitat and species relevant to the area will be needed. This post will be rewarding and enjoyable, fitting within a highly skilled and vibrant team.

The post is a full time, permanent role and will be based out of Dorset Wildlife Trust office at Beacon Hill, Corfe Mullen. Salary: from £23,768 plus 5% pension contribution and staff benefits package.

Contact details

We welcome application by either CV and cover letter, or by submission of a Dorset Wildlife Trust application form (click the relevant link to download). In either case, please ensure that you clearly show that you meet the person specification elements of the job description. Completed submissions should be sent to recruitment@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk . You can expect an acknowledgement of receipt within 24 hours, and you will be updated on sifting outcomes directly by email.

If you require further information regarding this vacancy or have any difficulty in accessing the files, please contact the Reserves Manager on 01202 692033 or by email at ljohns@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

The deadline for completed applications/CV & cover letter is 5pm on 4 December 2022. Interviews to be held on 13 December, with an option for second interviews if required. The intended start date in this role is 3 January 2023.

Job reference: DWTEW

Application form

  • Application form 2022

Job description

  • JD East Dorset Warden

Information pack

  • Information Pack ED Warden