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Dorset Wildlife Trust

Assistant Warden (S&E Dorset)

Salary: £21574 plus employer pension contributions

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AA

Dorset Wildlife Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Assistant Warden to work within our Nature Recovery Team.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a range of practical conservation and estate management tasks on some wonderful nature reserves across South and East Dorset, including Lorton Meadows, Winfrith and Tadnoll, and Upton Heath. You will be working in a wide range of habitats, supporting wildlife on heathland, limestone grassland, 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, and yet with a willingness to learn. 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 elements of volunteer leadership. Some knowledge of habitat and species relevant to the area will be useful. This post will be rewarding and enjoyable, fitting within a highly skilled and vibrant team.

The post is a full time position (fixed term to March 2024, possibility of extension) and will be based out of Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ at Brooklands Farm, Forston or at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill, Corfe Mullen.

Salary: from £21,574 plus 5% employer contribution and 2% employee contribution pension scheme and staff benefits package.

Closing date for applications: 2pm on 30 March 2023.

Interviews to be held on 12 or 13 April 2023

Contact details

If you would like further information regarding this post please contact James Hitchen on 01305 264620 or email

A copy of the job description is available for download by clicking the relevant link.

To apply for this post, please download and complete an application, to be submitted to Please note the deadline for applications is 2pm on 30 March 2023, with interviews at our Brooklands Farm HQ on 12/13 April 2023 for those selected.

Click here to download the job description and apply.

Closing Date: 30/03/2023  Location: Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AA

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