Project Officer - My Local Catch

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Whitehaven, Cumbria
£26,297 pa (inflationary increase pending) plus 9% pension contribution

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01539 816300

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Wednesday, 17th March 2021  

Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria – initially home-based

Duration: Full-time (35 hrs per week) fixed-term for 2.5 years

The opportunity: Cumbria Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity for candidates who have a keen interest and passion for the marine environment, sustainable fisheries and seafood. The Project Officer will be part of a diverse marine programme across the North West, working to promote the protection and recovery of marine life and blue carbon habitats in the Irish Sea.

The My Local Catch project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will run alongside the Trust’s innovative research programme, the Cumbrian Creel project, in partnership with local, small-scale fishermen. The Project Officer will work with local fishermen using low-impact fishing methods, as well as coastal communities, suppliers, retailers, schools and youth groups, to raise awareness about the benefits of locally and sustainably-sourced seafood in the recovery of our seas. Sustainably-caught ‘local catch’ will be used and promoted throughout the project.

What we are looking for: We are seeking a self-motivated individual with strong communication skills, able to work well within a remote team and with a wide range of audiences. Applicants should have an excellent understanding of current UK marine conservation issues, particularly fisheries and their environmental impacts. We are looking for candidates with a keen interest and passion for the marine environment and community engagement. Applicants must have a driving licence and access to a car with business use insurance.

For full details and how to apply visit or call 01539 816300.

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 17 March 2021.

Interviews: Thursday 8 April 2021.

Registered in England as Cumbria Wildlife Trust Limited, a Company limited by Guarantee No. 00724133. Registered Charity No. 218711.

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