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Community Wildlife Engagement Officer (Your Seas Ports & People)

Organisation: ORCA
Salary: £17,500 pa
Location: Portsmouth
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 07 November 14
Website: www.orcaweb.org.uk
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Job Title: Community Wildlife Engagement Officer
Reporting to: Director of ORCA
Location: Brittany Centre, on board Brittany Ferries and outreach work within the community (travel expenses will be provided)
Term: Full time, two year contract (this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check)
Starting Salary: £17,500 per annum
ORCA Purpose: ORCA works to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and European waters, by giving everyone who cares about them an active role to safeguard their future. The Your Seas (People and Port) project forges links between local communities and Port based businesses the South and the sea through participation, education and citizen science.

Project Aims

  • Develop and deliver training courses to support employees of vessels that use the Port to identify and record sightings of cetaceans
  • Create fun and engaging ways to educate 1,500 children and young adults each year about whales, dolphins, the region’s links with the sea and the Port and the wider marine environment
  • Encourage project participants and stakeholders to sign up to the “Make One Small Change Campaign” To train 60-100 volunteers per year to become marine advocates or dedicated volunteer whale and dolphin surveyors
  • Create opportunities for local people to see their first whale or dolphin, through which we will highlight the importance of the marine environment where they pledge to make a small change to benefit the marine environment
  • Reach 10,000 adults each year through events, talks, workshops, ferry trips etc.
  • Coordinate and organise MarineWatch Week by involving local people and employees of businesses that use the Port to create a database of on and offshore sightings

Roles & Responsibilities:

1. Delivering presentations, workshop and training materials
2. Making contact and building relationships with local schools, businesses, organisations and individuals in order to further the aims of the project.
3. You will be responsible for keeping daily records of activities against which the project can be evaluated. You will also be responsible for keeping records of any sales, donations, stock etc while at events or presentations, and then banking the associated monies.
4. Undertaking and supporting regular publicity-related activities (such as radio interviews/local newspaper columns). You will also be responsible for uploading your own blog and any sightings directly to the ORCA website in line with ORCA communication policy.
5. Managing, recruiting and training a team of volunteers delivering educational sessions, supporting at events and land and sea based whale and dolphin watching viewing experiences
6. Collating information, statistics and analysing evaluations and feedback to form part of regular reporting
7. Supporting other members of the ORCA team where appropriate and as the business requires

In particular you will be expected to deliver:

  • Community presentations, workshops and training courses: Enlivened and fun talks/events about whales, dolphins and seabirds, with a strong emphasis on audience participation. This will include volunteer training aimed at creating a community of volunteer marine advocates
  • Arranging and supporting delivery of training sessions with staff of businesses that use the Port in order to educate teams on identification and recording of cetacean sightings
  • Arranging attendance at career fairs for relevant ORCA personnel to deliver ‘Meet a Marine Biologist’ sessions to teenagers thinking about their future employment options
  • Children’s story-telling and activities (ages 5-11): An opportunity to enthral the younger generation with stories about the sea, ad activities using recycled materials.
  • Workshops and training (ages 12-24). An opportunity to engage with and train older children and young adults about the marine environment. Workshops and training courses will maximise participation, develop new skills and build confidence
  • Wildlife Watching: You will assist the public with spotting, identifying and discussing the birds, whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals seen during wildlife watching trips
  • Fundraising activities; you will be required to engage with schools, local businesses and partners to deliver fun and exciting fundraising events in order to further support the work of ORCA
  • Effective promotion of the project to gain local interest in the press, online and at community events
  • Marine-Watch Week: Organise, promote and attend the annual Marine-Watch week in conjunction with local partners and the National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week

Application Process: To apply, please complete our application form paying particular attention to the ‘Supporting Information’ Section detailing how you meet the selection criteria and email this as an attachment to info@orcaweb.org.uk with “Community Wildlife Engagement Officer” in the subject line.

Closing Date: Friday 7th November
Interview Date: Monday 17th November in Portsmouth


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Ranger

Organisation: Cotswold Water Park Trust
Salary: £15,000 – £17,000 pa (depending on experience)
Location: Gloucestershire/Wiltshire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 06 November 14
Website: www.waterpark.org
Contact name: Ben Welbourn
Contact telephone: 01793 7527413
Contact email:

The Cotswold Water Park Trust is offering an exciting opportunity to join its ranger team.

This is a full time post assisting in the day to day maintenance and enhancement of our suite of countryside sites, including nature reserves, country parks and car parks, as well as working with private landowners and partners on a contract basis.

The successful candidate will already have some experience of carrying out practical countryside management tasks such as fencing, tree work, footpath maintenance etc, either as a volunteer or for a previous employer.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th of November 2014 at 5.00pm.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Thursday 13th of November 2014.

Applicants who have not been invited to interview by Monday 10th of November should assume that they have been unsuccessful in this instance.

More details can be found on our website at:
www.waterpark.org/looking-after/vacancies


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UK Commercial Officer

Organisation: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Location: London
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Sun 16 November 14
Website: www.msc.org
Contact email:

Introduction

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) works to safeguard the world’s seafood supply by promoting the best environmental choice in seafood through the use of its logo. We celebrate, promote and add value to sustainable fisheries. Through the leadership of our partners, we help create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they fish the oceans. Over 300 fisheries around the world, landing 12 % of the annual global harvest, are now engaged at some stage of the MSC’s independent assessment process. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in around 100 countries.

Information on the role

Reporting to the UK Commercial Manager, the Commercial Officer has a core support role within the UK commercial team. Utilising their organisational and communication skills, the post holder contributes to a diverse range of activities to promote the MSC’s mission and contribute to the successful working of the Commercial Team.

With support, the post holder will be responsible for the MSC’s growing presence in the education sector, including our Fish & Kids project, by providing information and explaining the process of participation to suppliers, caterers and schools interested in the project. The Commercial Officer will provide assistance to various team members specifically in support of the UK foodservice sector, offering an opportunity to become familiar with the wide ranging roles of the commercial team. The Commercial Officer ensures that commercial enquiries from a range of stakeholders are dealt with promptly and consults with/includes the appropriate MSC commercial team member in any communication.

Download the full Commercial Officer- UK- job description by clicking on ‘More information’ below.

Application Process

Please email the following to recruitment@msc.org

  • Current CV
  • A covering letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate and how you meet the person specification.

Applications closing date: Sunday, 16th November 2014 – Midnight GMT

Applicants will be informed if they are required for interview during week commencing 17th November 2014.


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Species Research Intern

Organisation: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 17 November 14
Website: www.wwt.org.uk
Contact name: Su Starkey
Contact telephone: 01453 891278
Contact email:

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is an international conservation NGO, based at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, which works to save wetlands for wildlife and people. We have nine wetland centres which host a million visitors per year, and 200,000 members.

The Species Research Unit at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust was established in 2009, and delivers scientific solutions to support the conservation of threatened wetland species. The Unit currently comprises five staff and four PhD students, and is active on research into species in the UK (Greenland White-fronted Goose, Common Scoter, Eurasian Crane, Tadpole Shrimp) and overseas (Madagascar Pochard, Red-breasted Goose, Spoon-billed Sandpiper).

Our work is multidisciplinary, involving population biology and behavioural ecology, and utilising a range of techniques from telemetry to spatial modelling. Fundamentally, we aim to diagnose the cause of species’ declines, and to test conservation solutions. This work contributes to the Trust’s wider conservation programme, influencing policy, and site and species management.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable intern who can support our science programmes, as we deliver ambitious projects for a range of threatened species.

How will you benefit?

  • This is an opportunity to gain work experience in a dynamic conservation research unit, within an established conservation NGO. The role will be varied, interesting and challenging!
  • The intern will develop their understanding of how science is applied to real-world conservation problems, both in the UK and internationally.
  • Supervision, coaching and support will be provided throughout the internship, and the intern will be immersed in the day-to-day operation of the Species Conservation department at WWT.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site.
  • We will give advice and support on writing your CV and application forms, as well as interview skills

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Environmental Volunteer Coordinator

Organisation: Blackpool Council
Salary: £17,333 – £19,317 pa pro rata
Location: Blackpool
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 29 October 14
Website: www.blackpool.gov.uk
Contact name: Lisa Foden
Contact telephone: 01253 478167

Environmental Volunteer Coordinator
Part Time, 22 hours per week. 3 year fixed term contract
Community and Environmental Services
Grade D: (£17,333 – £19,317 per annum pro rata)

Here at Blackpool Council, we want even more people to enjoy our fantastic green spaces. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them and love them as much as we do. That’s why we are very excited about starting a new regeneration project at Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve.

We have secured a third of a million pounds of Heritage Lottery and Veolia Environmental Trust funding to deliver an ambitious three year environmental improvement and activity programme. Our ambition is to protect and improve the reserve as Blackpool’s most important biodiversity hotspot as well as create an amazing green attraction for local people and visitors.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to support the project management team in helping to develop and implement a range of volunteering programmes as part of the works and activity programmes. This is a key role to ensure all volunteers have a rewarding and enjoyable time.

You will manage the recruitment process from answering volunteering enquiries to organising interviews and inductions, as well as provide administrative support to make sure all relevant information is recorded. You will take a lead role in coordinating the work of volunteers by organising work rotas, implement practical environmental work programmes and support special events and educational visits. You will work closely with the Marton Mere Project Officer as well as the Park Service staff in promoting volunteering opportunities both internally and to stakeholders.

You will be friendly and outgoing, easy to approach and enjoy working with volunteers of all ages and abilities. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills as well as proven estate and habitat management skills. You will ideally have a NVQ level 2 qualification or equivalent in an environmental related discipline. A full driving licence and a commitment to continuous professional development are also necessary. This role requires occasional evening and weekend working and will be based between Stanley Park Offices and Marton Mere Visitor Centre.

For more information about the role contact Lisa Foden, Parks Development Manager on 01253 478167.

To apply for this position please click on ‘More information’ below.

Blackpool Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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Marton Mere Project Officer

Organisation: Blackpool Council
Salary: £22,443 – £25,727 pa
Location: Blackpool
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Wed 29 October 14
Website: www.blackpool.gov.uk
Contact name: Lisa Foden
Contact telephone: 01253 478167

Marton Mere Project Officer
Full time, 37 hours per week. 3 year fixed term contract
Community and Environmental Services
Grade F: £22,443 – £25,727 per annum

Here at Blackpool Council, we want even more people to enjoy our fantastic green spaces. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them and love them as much as we do. That’s why we are very excited about starting a new regeneration project at Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve.

We have secured a third of a million pounds of Heritage Lottery and Veolia Environmental Trust funding to deliver an exciting and ambitious three year environmental improvement and education programme. Our ambition is to protect and improve the reserve as Blackpool’s most important biodiversity hotspot as well as create an amazing green attraction for local people and visitors.

We are looking for a driven, experienced and outgoing environmental professional to fulfil the role as project officer and lead on the day to day supervision of the project, with support from the project management team. You will be responsible for implementing the three year project work programme, ensuring improvements are completed to a high standard and in line with the agreed project timetable and budget.

You will supervise and monitor project contractors as well as effectively build strong partnerships with community groups, stakeholders and environmental agencies. You will work closely with the Environmental Volunteer Coordinator to encourage participation in the project through the design and implementation of volunteering initiatives and an outdoor activities programme.

You will require proven experience in the management and maintenance of sensitive ecological sites, successful environmental project delivery and excellent organisational and communication skills. You will also need to have a HND level qualification in an environmental related discipline as well as ecological identification and/ or surveying skills. A full driving licence and a commitment to continuous professional development are necessary. This role requires occasional evening and weekend working and will be based between Stanley Park Offices and Marton Mere Visitor Centre.

For more information about the role contact Lisa Foden, Parks Development Manager on 01253 478167.

To apply for this position please click on ‘More information’ below.

Blackpool Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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Oceans Campaign Internship

Organisation: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Islington, London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 10 November 14
Website: www.ejfoundation.org
Contact email:

EJF, a dynamic environmental and human rights NGO, is seeking interns to support its work on the Save the Sea Campaign.

EJF works to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa through investigating and documenting illegal fishing activities. West Africa suffers from the highest rate of IUU fishing in the world, with devastating impacts on the livelihoods and food security of coastal communities that depend on fishing. EJF has offices in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Alongside gathering evidence in the field of potential illegal vessels, EJF’s team in London undertakes desk-based investigations into both individual IUU vessels and trends of illegal fishing in the region.

The EJF Oceans team is looking for volunteers interested in supporting this work through a structured, three-month internship. Volunteers will receive training in how to identify and document IUU fishing in West Africa and will then be given areas of responsibility, reporting to and supported by an EJF staff member.

Successful applicants will be:

  • Organised: Able to manage time efficiently and deal with several projects concurrently
  • Interested and knowledgable: Though a background in fisheries is not required, the applicants should have a demonstrable interest and engagement in environmental or human rights issues.
  • Eager to learn: The first weeks of the internship will be a structured period of training in EJF’s methods.
  • IT literate: EJF uses a range of software to undertake its work in this area.
  • Motivated: In recent years, many EJF interns have gone on to join the organisation as staff and work at other NGOs.
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese desirable

Expenses: This is an unpaid placement. Travel within London (Zones 1 – 4) and daily lunch expenses will be covered. Candidates are required to volunteer three days a week.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in EJF’s London office.

Start date: ASAP

How to apply: Applicants should submit a CV and detailed covering letter explaining why they are the right person for this role to Olivier Laboulle on olivier.laboulle@ejfoundation.org.


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