Volunteer Relief Wildlife Officer Vacancy
Marinelife/Biscay Dolphin Research Programme wishes to appoint a volunteer Relief Wildlife Officer to assist with our continuing research educational & programme on large ferries.
The appointee will be proficient in cetacean observation and identification from big ships as well as preferably oceanic sea bird identification. Working on board a number of large ships in all weather conditions, the Relief Wildlife Officer will be carrying out an educational programme to passengers including lectures, presentations, deck watches and fundraising whilst maintaining accurate records of sightings. Wildlife Officer duties could last from 4 days to over 25 days depending on the time of year so applicants need to be flexible in their commitment to us. Good communication, IT and organisational skills are essential as well as good sea legs! An interest in wildlife and conservation is essential, along with enthusiasm and willingness to work in a conscientious and responsible manner. It is also important that you are fluent in speaking and writing English. Experience of working with children, the public or in environmental interpretation or education would be preferred, however this is not essential.
Expenses will be paid and accommodation/food on the ship provided.
* Essential Ability to cope with all weather conditions at sea
* Experience of cetacean observation & identification from large vessels
* Experience of public speaking/presentation giving
* Good communication skills
* Good IT skills
* Good oganisational skills
* Preferable Experience of oceanic seabird observation & identification from large vessels
* Easy access to the south coast of the UK
* Access to own transport
To apply for this position, please send a CV including photograph (for ship´s security purposes) to:
Marinelife Community & Operations Officer
Marinelife/Biscay Dolphin Research Programme
9 Stour Walk
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote reference RWLO/FEB08 in any correspondence