Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer


£17,276 - £18,716 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A4151118

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 9th January 2019  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and target-driven individual to run the seasonal Visitor Experience element of our expanded Dolphinwatch project in Aberdeen.

Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer
Ref: A4151118 Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £17,276 - £18,716 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 6 months fixed term

Operating from a car park at the historic Torry Battery, you will lead a team of volunteers to highlight the wildlife spectacle of bottlenose dolphins in Aberdeen harbour and provide a first-class visitor experience that inspires a deep and lasting connection to nature and a passion to protect it. 

You will provide information and activities to help visitors have enriching experiences with wildlife. You will organise events at the Dolphinwatch site and promote via social media. As an ambassador for RSPB Scotland you will work to a membership target, encouraging people to support our conservation work by joining the society. You will also support WDC's Shorewatch project by increasing the number of land-based cetacean surveys conducted by volunteers.

You will be knowledgeable about dolphins and marine wildlife with excellent communication skills. You will have experience of achieving membership and/or fundraising targets, organising and running events and managing volunteers. Self-motivated, confident and with a will to succeed, you will represent RSPB Scotland and make a difference by increasing public support for nature. 

Dolphinwatch is a ScottishPower Foundation and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded project led by RSPB Scotland in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Aberdeen Harbour Board with telescopes and binoculars supplied by Viking Optical.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Closing date: 9 January 2019
Interview date: 29 January 2019

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