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Assistant Warden - Dorset Reserves

Assistant Warden - Dorset Reserves
£23,939.00 - £26,558.00 Per Annum
Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Holiday, and Pension

Spread over multiple Dorset reserves with an exceptional range of habitats including Reedbed, Wet Grassland, Ancient Woodland and Heathland with an abundance of specialised species such as Smooth snake, Dartford Warbler and Ladybird Spider, this role covers them all. We are looking for enthusiastic person to join our team, helping to deliver our habitat, infrastructure and survey objectives across Dorset.

What's the role about?

As an Assistant Warden, you will be working closely with the Warden, the other Assistant Warden, the Estates Operations Manager, Residential Volunteers and our day/regular volunteers with a wealth of knowledge. There will be support from our Senior Site Manager and visitor operations team.

Your main objectives will be to assist in delivering the reserve's management plan objectives for the various reserves, help lead a broad range of surveys, and also take part in the many Health and Safety requirements associated with this role.

The Assistant Warden will be involved in the supervision of contractors, use and maintenance of machineries such as Brushcutters, Chainsaws and Tractors, work planning and record-keeping, surveying of many key species across our reserves and assist in the recording and reporting of this. You will work closely with many volunteers and your support for them will be crucial.

What we need from you:

As Assistant Warden you will need a keen interest and knowledge of wildlife and land management, demonstrate a broad practical skill set, and have good IT skills and good communication skills.

You will be able to work well as part of a team and independently when required, as well as coping with the physical demands of the role in a variety of habitats and weather conditions.

Essential skills include:

  • You will have knowledge and experience of practical habitat and estate management.
  • You will have a proven track record of completing work alone and working within a varied team.
  • Comfortable managing volunteers from a range of backgrounds
  • Reasonable knowledge and experience of biological surveys
  • Full driving licence
  • Maintenance and use of machinery, tools and equipment
  • Experience of staff or volunteer recruitment and line management

Closing date: 23:59, Wednesday, 22nd March 2023
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 29th March 2023.

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Closing Date: 22/03/2023  Location: Arne

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