Marine Conservation Officer

The Wildlife Trusts

Newark, Nottinghamshire with the flexibility to work from home
£24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: NTXNG585539

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 14th March 2021  

Marine Conservation Officer (Home Based)
Flexible location; currently home-based working
35 Hours per week

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 850,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. We have a collective vision of a ‘Wilder Future’: of our land and seas richer in wildlife with people closer to nature. As part of addressing the combined climate and nature crises, we want to see at least 30% of land and sea recovering by 2030.

We are currently looking for someone who has a passion and genuine interest in the marine environment. The role will support the Marine Conservation team working on marine projects.

You will work to develop and coordinate our intertidal and underwater survey and monitoring programmes, and will build marine conservation capacity for individuals and the Trust by providing support, advice, resources and training.

Helping to develop and facilitate a greater awareness of our vision for our seas by 2030 and you will secure support for strong policies and effective action on the ground.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the conservation issues affecting the marine environment. Experience of working on marine issues and local or national projects with the public is essential. 

A true professional with excellent communication skills, you will be self-motivated with a business approach and the ability to think on your feet.

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.

Closing date: Sunday 14th March
First Interviews: Week commencing 22nd March

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