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BCP Council

Heathland Mitigation and Grazing Warden

£22,183 - £24,491
37 hours
Permanent

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to become part of a dynamic and forward-thinking Countryside Team. BCP are looking to recruit a permanent heathland mitigation and grazing warden.

Environmental Services manage a significant proportion of the internationally important lowland heaths found in Dorset, which are home to rare and endangered wildlife. You will be involved in strategic access management, helping to mitigate the effects of urban pressures on our heathland and other nature reserves. You will have experience or knowledge of Lowland Heaths and their management. You will need to be able to evidence/demonstrate good communication skills that would enable you to effectively promote responsible use of the sites and in doing, improve the condition of these premier open spaces/heaths.

You will provide advice, guidance regarding access and information to site visitors on heathlands within Poole, with some assistance given across Bournemouth and Christchurch. Much of this will be through onsite presence promoting responsible use, awareness and enjoyment of the natural environment through engagement with site users. The successful candidate should have good knowledge of IT systems & social media platforms to be able to undertake this role, some experience of GIS desirable.

You will also be able to carry out minor repairs & maintenance on site as required. The role will involve working with and engaging volunteers; this will also involve leading practical conservation tasks. The post will also oversee and coordinate work of seasonal wardens when in place, as well as responsibilities for elements of BCP’s (predominantly Poole sites) conservation grazing scheme and should therefore have experience in both these areas.

You will be part of the BCP Countryside Team, working from the Poole base helping to deliver cover 7 days per week on a Rota basis. As such, you will need to be flexible, comfortable with working on your own and have a full driving license.

This role is both demanding and rewarding and offers an excellent opportunity to be part a responsive team striving to protect the outstanding local natural environment and to ensure that sites are safe, clean, attractive and easy to use.

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Closing date 16th May 2021

Closing Date: 16/05/2021  Location: Poole, Dorset

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