Assistant Warden (S&E Dorset)

Assistant Warden (S&E Dorset)

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Salary: £19,574 p.a.
Contract type: Fixed term / 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 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, Portland, Winfrith and Tadnoll, and Upton Heath. You will be working a wide range of habitats, supporting wildlife in 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 and will be based out of the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill, Corfe Mullen or Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ at Brooklands Farm, Forston.

This post is offered as a fixed term contract that will terminate on 31 March 2023.

Contact details

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


The job description is available to download, however should you require further information regarding this vacancy, please contact the Reserve Warden by email at or call the office on 01202 692033.


The deadline for applications is 5pm 7 July 2022.   Interviews expected to be held on  14/15 July 2022.

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Job reference: AWSE22

Job Description

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