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Job title: Project Officer

Salary: £16,500 per annum (pro rata)

Location: Goodwick, Pembrokeshire

Duration: This is a 12 month fixed term contract from September 2018 to August 2019 (the position may be extended subject to funding). We would expect the successful applicant to work a trial period.

Hours: 21 hours per week (10 am to 5 pm), will include weekend work. Occasional evening work and travel.

Closing date: 15 August 2018

JOB OVERVIEW

Fantastic opportunity to work with Sea Trust in Fishguard. We are a non-profit community interest company dedicated to marine wildlife conservation. We need a computer literate, preferably marine biologist to work with us based in the Ocean Lab, Fishguard. Some weekend work and occasional odd hours, the applicant must be capable of using initiative and be outgoing. You must also be practical, happy to work outdoors and work with members of the community to communicate the important message about reducing marine litter. You will have experience designing and delivering training courses and/or holding focus groups.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS

Initially the duties of the Project Officer will be:

  • Establishing relationships with the local fishing community
  • Organising and facilitating focus groups for fishers and local businesses and community member
  • Designing and implementing a training course to teach fishers about the effects of marine litter
  • Establishing communication between the Local Authority and local harbours to tackle the issue of fishing waste disposal
  • Establish communication with local bait suppliers to tackle the issue of fishing waste disposal, in particular, bait sacks
  • Monitor and record the amount of waste collected at the harbours over the duration of the project
  • Evaluate the success of the training and focus groups
  • Secure additional funding to continue and expand the project
  • Approach local businesses to sign the Ocean Guardian Pledge
  • Market and communicate the project using our website, social media, signage and posters in the Ocean Lab and in the harbours

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

It is essential that you have:

  • Degree in marine biology or related subject
  • Experience of marine conservation or other community environmental initiatives
  • Knowledge of local marine wildlife and habitats
  • Good project working skills – planning, reporting, meeting deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative, as well as ability to work under direction & collaboratively
  • Experience of designing and organising training courses and/or focus groups
  • Good interpersonal and facilitation skills – to develop effective working relationships with groups and other organisations
  • Team working skills – to effectively work alongside colleagues, sharing knowledge, providing advice and guidance when necessary to build good working relationships
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and multi-tasking skills
  • Experience as a volunteer or managing or being managed by volunteers
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to meet the needs of the organization
  • Enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of Sea Trust
  • DBS certification or willingness to undertake one
  • Good sea legs
  • Full car driving licence and the use of a suitable vehicle for work.

It is desirable that you have:

  • Experience working with fishers
  • Fluency in written and spoken Welsh
  • Experience of fundraising

To apply, please submit a recent CV and covering letter to Anna Elliott at anna@seatrust.org.uk. Closing date 15 August 2018. If you would like further information please contact Anna Elliott on 01348 874737

Project Supported by NRW

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