Marine Engagement Assistant (Seasonal)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Wembury, United Kingdom

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Marine Engagement Assistant (Seasonal)

Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023
Salary: £20,152 (40% pro-rata) plus 7% pension
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: Wembury Marine Centre, Church Rd, Wembury, Devon, PL9 0HP

Alexander Mustard/2020 Vision

Are you passionate about marine wildlife and inspiring others to protect it?

Contact details

For further information and to apply for the post please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form below. If you have any further questions please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000 members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 nature reserves. We are one of the larger locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. DWT has pioneered the reintroduction of beavers in England and the restoration of internationally rare habitats like Culm Grassland.

For 28 years, DWT’s Wembury Marine Centre has worked tirelessly to protect Wembury's marine wildlife and conservation area and continues to do so today. Each year the Centre works with numerous visitors, local schools, the general public and the wider Wembury community to raise awareness of marine conservation issues and to encourage others to take action to protect our seas. Our marine conservation work encourages everyone to understand that all life is dependent on the ocean and by protecting the ocean, we protect ourselves.

Devon Wildlife Trust is looking for a part-time seasonal assistant who is passionate about the marine environment and can support Wembury Marine Centre in organising, promoting and managing events this summer. This exciting opportunity will enable you to work alongside the Marine Engagement Officer and full-time seasonal assistant, as well as the Centre’s amazing volunteers, engaging school children and the public about the local marine environment and the action they can take to help protect it.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexitime system
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Death in Service cover
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities

This is a part-time (15 hours per week) fixed term appointment until 13 September 2023 based at Wembury Marine Centre. The usual working pattern will be Saturdays and either Sunday or Monday to be agreed with the successful candidate.

Interviews are being held on Friday 10 February.

The successful applicant will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check undertaken and an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. Training will be provided if required.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and abilities who meet the essential criteria for this role. We are an inclusive organisation that is seeking to involve more diverse audiences in our work.

For further information and to apply for the post please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form below. If you have any further questions please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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