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Campaigns Officer (Urban Heaths Partnership) (Fixed term until 31.03.2025)

Salary details: £24496 - £28371

Dorset Council
Dorset, United Kingdom
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£24,496 - £28,371
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Paul Attwell
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Closing Date
11 June 2023 11:00 PM
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Campaigns Officer 

Salary £24,496 - £28,371 per annum 

Fixed term until 31.03.2025

Urban Heaths Partnership Dorset

What’s in it for you:

The Urban Heaths Partnership (UHP) has a new opportunity for a forward thinking individual to lead on messaging campaigns and projects around heathland mitigation focussing on raising awareness and behaviour change.

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 Campaigns Officer will work as part of the small multi-disciplined team, leading on projects and campaigns to raise awareness of the heathland habitat and the pressures on sites arising from their visitors, encouraging interest, understanding and the want to help to protect them. This will include developing and delivering new initiatives on behalf of the partnership based upon relevant data, research, target audiences and behaviour change techniques. Engagement methods will include UHP social media accounts and the Dorset Heaths website along with community organised and stand alone events amongst others. 

About you:

The person appointed will have a qualification or training related to behaviour change or marketing, with experience of developing and delivering behavioural change campaigns in the environmental sector. Knowledge of, and an interest in countryside management would be desirable along with experience of working in a partnership situation. 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. The role will include some evening and weekend working (for which time off in lieu will be given). The successful candidate will have a DBS check undertaken prior to employment.

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:

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 visit www.dorsetheaths.org.uk .
Closing date: Sunday 11th June 2023
Interview date: Monday 19th June 2023 

This post requires significant travel. You must have a vehicle (or transport we deem suitable) available for use as needed.

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.

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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