Monday, 4 April 2011

Voluntary Marine Ranger needed!

Looking for a career in marine conservation? I am recruiting for a Voluntary Marine Ranger to assist me at the marine reserve over the summer months. This is a full time voluntary post but travel expenses will be paid and a structured training programme offered. (Please note that no accommodation is offered). The post is a 6 month unpaid structured training placement based at the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve which is near Eyemouth in south-east Scotland. There is 1 post available. The trainee will be involved in raising awareness of the marine environment through education and interpretation. Full training will be given and tasks will involve organising and leading public events – including seashore safaris, beach cleans and guided walks. Plus organising and leading environmental education activities mainly working with school groups, particularly on the rocky shore. Other tasks will include giving talks, community involvement, developing new interpretation material, manning the visitor centre and promoting the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve Code of Conduct. Training in environmental education techniques and marine species identification will be given as well as ‘on the job’ training from the current Marine Ranger. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for this post and also enthusiasm for the placement and interpreting the marine environment. Some experience of working with young people would be advantageous. A marine background and knowledge of rocky shores is beneficial but not essential. A driving licence and own transport would be advantageous. The post involves volunteering for 5 days per week and will include unsociable hours at weekends and on bank holidays. The post is subject to an enhanced Police Disclosure Check and references. The volunteer is required to start as soon as possible and finish at the end of September/early October. For more information and/or an informal chat please call Georgia Conolly – 018907 71443 or email To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Georgia Conolly, Rangers Office, Northfield, St Abbs, Berwickshire, TD14 5QF or email to Closing date – 5pm on Monday 18th April.

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