Job title: Wild Oysters Project Officer (Tyne & Wear) Salary: £25,000 pro rata (equating to £15,000 per annum) Hours: Part Time – 22.5 hours per week Duration: Fixed Term (to 1 st June 2023) Location: Sunderland and homeworking with regular travel
This organisation is a leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work. They help people to carry out thousands of diverse, locally-led projects each year. Projects that tackle climate change and help people out of fuel poverty. That bring out the best in young people by helping them to improve their local area. Projects that build stronger communities by improving green space or get people back into work and create green jobs.
Wild Oysters is an exciting new project, developed by the Zoological Society of London, Blue Marine Foundation and British Marine.
About the role
The project will take place over three years having started in June 2020, and will create Oyster Rehabilitation Hubs in three locations across the UK- Tyne & Wear in England, North Wales and West Coast of Scotland. At each Rehabilitation Hub Oyster Nurseries will be installed across two Marinas, and they will restore the seabed by creating Oyster Reefs. The Oyster Nurseries form an important tool in their education and engagement programme, using the Oyster Nurseries they will engage local communities and schools with native oyster biology and culture, and with wider marine conservation issues.
As Wild Oyster Project Officer you will be responsible for implementation of the NE England Wild Oyster Rehabilitation Hub including supporting the installation of the native oyster nurseries, restoration of wild native oyster habitat, delivering regular public outreach and education sessions to engage the local community with the Wild Oysters project and leading citizen science-based monitoring and reporting.
This role is subject to an Enhanced Check through Disclosure Scotland
They want someone with experience of working as part of a science/conservation/policy project and of delivering marine conservation or research projects. You will also have experience of carrying out fieldwork and delivering successful educational outreach sessions and public engagement activities. Your role will require you to have excellent communication skills as well as a good grasp of relevant conservation issues in the UK and in the marine/estuarine environment globally.
Closing date: Wednesday 8 th July 2020
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They want you to be yourself within the organization and they value everything that makes you unique. They recognise and celebrate your difference and together they make a special and great place to work.
They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.