Assistant Conservation Officer (Rivers & Wetlands)

Assistant Conservation Officer (Rivers & Wetlands)

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Salary: £22,854
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ, Brooklands Farm,

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AA
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Nature Based Solutions team to help deliver our award winning ‘Dorset Wild Rivers’ (DWR) initiative and working within county’s Catchment Based Approach. The post will have specific responsibility implementing the Dorset Water Guardians scheme; recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to monitor the health of their local rivers.

We need an enthusiastic individual who can work independently and as part of a team to help deliver innovative river and catchment enhancement works, working closely with project partners, landowners and river users. We are looking for someone with a flexible approach and the ability to work on a diverse range of activities. These include volunteer management, delivery of practical works, landowner liaison and surveys.

This post is offered as a fill time position on a fixed term contract until March 2023.

DWR is a partnership project funded primarily by Wessex Water. It is dedicated to enhancing the health of rivers through catchment and river management across Dorset. Working closely with the County’s Catchment Partnerships, the Environment Agency, FWAG South West and Dorset AoNB in particular.

Contact details

To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form and then submit it to . 

A recruitment information pack relating to this role, and the work of Dorset Wildlife Trust is available as a download at the relevant link.   If you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the Manager by email at 

If you have any difficulty in accessing the downloadable files, please contact the Head of HR & Resources by email at 

The deadline for applications is 5pm Sunday 23 January 2022.  Initial interviews will be carried out in the week of 31 Jan 2022 at our Brooklands Farm HQ Offices, near Dorchester.

Job reference: ACO(R&W)

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