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Area Monitoring Warden (Urban Heaths Partnership) (18.50 hours per week) (Fixed term until 31.03.2025)

Salary details: £11388 - £12704

Dorset Council
Dorset, United Kingdom
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£11,388 - £12,704 (based on 18.5 hours per week)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Paul Attwell
Contact email
Contact telephone
Closing Date
05 June 2023 11:00 PM
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Area Monitoring Warden

18.50 hours per week - Fixed term until 31.03.2025

Salary £11,388 - £12,704 (based on 18.5 hours per week)

Urban Heaths Partnership, Dorset

What’s in it for you:

The Urban Heaths Partnership (UHP) has an opportunity for someone to join the team in a part time role to support visitor monitoring across the Dorset Heaths.
UHP is a partnership hosted by Dorset Council, made up of 10 organisations including local authorities, nature conservation organisations, the police and fire services and works to mitigate pressures from further urban development upon heathland sites across south east Dorset.

What you can expect to be doing:

The Monitoring Warden will work with the Monitoring Officer within the small multi-disciplined team, working across the partnership area organising collection and collation of a number of heathland site visitor data sets. These include amongst others collecting and collating data from remote people counting sensors, site visitor surveys, car park transects, recording of incidents occurring on heathland sites on a GIS based database to allow continuous assessment.

About you:

The person appointed will have a recognised qualification in ecology, countryside management or experience in a similar role. Experience in visitor data collection or analysis is desirable. The ability to work individually and as part of a team, good communication skills and the ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post are essential. 

Contact details:

Paul Attwell paul.attwell@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or +441305224655

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success


You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

Additional information:

The successful candidate will have a DBS check undertaken prior to employment. 

This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them. It will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

The post is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2025, 18.5 hours per week. For more details look at the context statement or for an informal chat regarding this post please contact Paul Attwell, paul.attwell@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk . For further information about the Partnership Monitoring please see the monitoring page on the Urban Heaths website: Monitoring - Urban Heaths Partnership (dorsetheaths.org.uk)
Closing Date: 5th June 2023
Interview Date: 13th June 2023 

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.

We cannot accept CVs in the place of an application form as we need the same range of information from all our candidates.


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