Dorset's Heathland Heart Outreach Officer (Maternity cover)

Plantlife International

Swanage, Dorset
£23,345 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 26th July 2019  

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction? Back from the Brink is a £6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations. As part of this programme Plantlife are seeking an experienced Outreach Officer to provide maternity cover, to champion public involvement with the Dorset Heathlands and deliver a training and participation programme.

Based in the Purbecks, you will work closely with the National Trust, local partners and communities to involve and enthuse the public in some of the ‘less fashionable’ heathland species. You will need to enjoy working with people, have excellent communication and organisation skills and experience of working with volunteers.

This is a part-time post (4 days per week) until 31st August 2020. Interviews will be held at Plantlife’s HQ in Salisbury on Wednesday 14th August.

How to apply

Full details including a job description and person specification are attached below. If you fit the bill, please write explaining why you would like to be considered for this role and enclose a copy of your CV and the Plantlife application form (available on line or on request) and return it to Julia Clements ( by 5pm Friday 26th July. You can also apply on line here.

We expect to hold initial interviews on Wednesday 14th August in Salisbury.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Julia Clements (, 01722 342749). Julia will also be able to arrange an informal discussion with Caroline Kelly (Dorset’s Heathland Heart Project Manager).

In order to minimise our administrative costs, applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if they have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date. In such instances we are thankful for your interest in Plantlife International.

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