Dec 08 2023

Seasonal vacancies for 2024

Be part of the fun! This is an amazing opportunity to spend time outside on our beautiful heaths, getting to know the organisations that manage them, the wildlife that depends on them and the people that visit them. It’s important and interesting work. No day is ever the same! For example, you’ll receive expert training from surveyors who have studied our ground-nesting birds for decades, team up with the Fire & Rescue Services to help spread the #BeWildfireAware message, you’ll run popup events to talk to visitors about wildlife and, best of all, you’ll be part of Heath Week 2024!

We’ve employed seasonal wardens for eight seasons and this is your opportunity to be part of our 9th cohort! You’ll be employed by Natural England and you’ll have many opportunities to meet fellow Natural England employees and many of our partnership colleagues too. It’s a great chance to get a foot in the door, and many past seasonal wardens have gone on to work in Natural England or other conservation bodies.

Job type: Seasonal Warden – short term appointment 26th February – 13th September 2024
Location: Flexible, but must be able to travel to the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area on a daily basis
Starting salary: £25,064 pa
Hours: Full time: 37 hours per week, with some weekends/early mornings & evenings (part time options available)

Contact: Victoria Huth on 07919 213950 or

Closing date: 12:00 noon on Monday 8th January 2024
Interviews: To be held in January 2024 either in person at Heather Farm near Woking or virtually by arrangement

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Warden Tim has made this video with some of our previous seasonal wardens. Who better to explain how great the job is…


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