Information Officer - Dornoch Firth

Marine Conservation Society

Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, North Scotland
£16,926 pa pro rata (for contract term)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01989561574 Joanne O'Hagan

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 8th March 2020  

The Glenmorangie distillery exists alongside the special conservation area on the Dornoch Firth and is committed to improving the site as part of their sustainable future - we are excited to be partners with Glenmorangie and Heriot-Watt University in the ground-breaking Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP).

We now have an exciting opportunity for an outgoing, target-driven person to share their passion for marine conservation and become the ambassador for MCS based at the Glenmorangie distillery in Tain, Ross-shire.

Confident speaking with groups, you will deliver talks and presentations to raise awareness of the Dornoch Firth marine environment and the valuable partnership between MCS and Glenmorangie to visitors at the distillery. Away from the distillery, you will also work to engage the local community in events and activities which promote the partnership’s initiatives and encourage community interest and attendance at our Beachwatch events in September.

You will be able to demonstrate experience (or the skills required) for recruiting new members for MCS, ideally in a face-to-face capacity or in a sales environment. The role will involve some travel in the beautiful and rural area of Tain – public transport links to some locations are difficult so the use of a car is required. This role will also require you to work flexibly, including attending some evening and weekend events.

Key Skills, Qualities & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrable customer service skills & excellent verbal communication abilities
  • Confident approaching members of the public in order to promote the partnership and secure financial donations and memberships for MCS
  • Knowledge of marine conservation in Scotland
  • A committed interest in communicating marine conservation to varied audiences to achieve a positive and active response
  • Able to work flexibly on days/hours of the week, and able to undertake outreach work in the local area with unrestricted access to suitable transport
  • Able to effectively manage and prioritise own workload and operate autonomously
  • Self-motivated and with a positive attitude to a diverse workload
  • 1st Aid Certificate would be an advantage 

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract commencing 11th May 2020 to 9th October 2020
Salary: £16,926 per annum pro rata for the contract term
Location: Based at Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ


Closing date: 8th March 2020

Interviews: 2nd April 2020 at The Glenmorangie Company limited, The Cube, 45 Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT

MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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