Dorset's Heathland Heart Outreach Officer

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking approach to saving species from extinction?

Back from the Brink is a new £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 champion public involvement with the Dorset Heathlands and develop 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.

Applications should be returned by by 20th February.

We expect to hold initial interviews on 27th February at Plantlife’s HQ 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 Claire Parton (Head of Projects).

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