Vacancies

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Throughout different times of the year, the Project often looks to recruit volunteers and interns who can assist with various aspects of the project. Details of these vacancies are listed below. As a way of saying thank you for volunteering with us, we can offer you the following benefits for all of your hard work:

  • Training to develop and deliver environmental education activities.

  • Training from BDP/WCA as part of our Responsible Whale Watching Guide course.

  • Experience educating a variety of different ages, in a number of different environments.

  • Develop knowledge of working for a small NGO with an active citizen science project.

  • Opportunity to learn about and network with WCAs 100 Partners in 40 countries.

  • Build on your network of contacts for career development / research or voluntary opportunities.

The successful candidates will report directly to our Project Coordinator, as well as the CEO of the World Cetacean Alliance. You will receive in-situ training from us and work closely with colleagues at WCA Headquarters’ in Brighton. The WCA is unable to cover personal expenses. 

Fundraising Volunteer

Are you an expert in fundraising, events management or applying for funding grants? Have an active interest in marine conservation?

Due to our ever-growing popularity, we are on the lookout for a volunteer who can provide us with some advice for creating a fundraising strategy to help raise vital funds that will assist with the development of the Brighton Dolphin Project, and the work we do to protect local marine ecosystems and species in Sussex.

You would be working with the Project Coordinator, as well as other team members of the Brighton Dolphin Project.

Duties

  • Taking the lead on the development of a fundraising and strategy for the Brighton Dolphin Project.

  • Research and apply for grants with trusts & foundations, community grant organisations and scientific institutes.

  • Promoting the work of the Brighton Dolphin Project with prospective corporate supporters.

  • Create opportunities for the public to sign up for fundraising challenges in the UK and overseas, including bake sales and trekking holidays.

  • Working with the core team of volunteers, develop and produce materials that showcases the work of the Brighton Dolphin Project.

  • Develop and organise a series of local fundraising events in Brighton & Sussex, including pub quizzes and film screenings of marine conservation films.

  • Manage the development and administration of our Adopt a Dolphin scheme, including preparing adoption packs.

  • Attend outreach events to represent the Brighton Dolphin Project.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in community fundraising, or a similar role, with a not-for-profit organisation or similar institution.

  • Commitment to raising awareness of marine conservation.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire others.

  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment.

  • Ability to be a self-starter and keep track of personal project work.

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of cetaceans and their conservation.

  • Experience of applying for funding applications with trusts & foundations, as well as community grants.

  • Full drivers’ license and access to a car.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please email a current C.V. and covering letter outlining your interest to Simon McPherson at simon@brightondolphinproject.org

Application Deadline: Sunday 14th April.

Short listed candidates will be invited to a Skype interview week commencing Monday 29th April. We look forward to receiving your application!

 

Education & Outreach Assistant

Duties

  • Assisting our Education Coordinator with day-to-day management of the Dolphin Discovery Centre, including running activities and coordinating volunteers.

  • Work with Education Coordinator to create education workshops about marine animals and their habitats, including Sharks and Turtles.

  • Support the delivery of BDP’s schools programme, including classroom visits and attending Scouts sessions

  • Monitor and keep records during and after session delivery i.e. pupil numbers, feedback and photographic consent so support evaluation.

  • Attend outreach events in Sussex to represent the Brighton Dolphin Project.

  • Act as a Wildlife Guide on board our summer boat trips, educating people about marine life in Brighton and marine conservation.

Project Assistant x 2

Duties

  • Manning our Discovery Centre to inspire visitors about marine conservation through running our activities including beach cleans and a VR experience

  • Assist our Research & Sightings Officer with entering and checking sightings data, as well as examining photographs of Dolphins for our catalogue.

  • Updating our social media and website with details of latest sightings.

  • Attend outreach events in Sussex to represent the Brighton Dolphin Project.

  • Act as a Wildlife Guide on board our summer boat trips, educating people about marine life in Brighton and marine conservation.

  • Conducting research into possible funding grants we can apply for to assist with different aspects of the project.

  • There may also be the opportunity to assist with the work of the World Cetacean Alliance e.g. conducting research into whale watching companies.

Volunteer Team Leader

Duties

  • Recruitment of volunteers through posting on conservation job-searching websites and forums, hosting interviews and promoting opportunities in the Discovery Centre

  • Development of volunteer rota’s for the Discovery Centre and Wildlife Cruise

  • Maintaining records of all activities undertaken by volunteers.

  • Creating opportunities for the project to host our Wildlife Guide training course

  • Answering queries from prospective volunteers, as well as members of the public about the Brighton Dolphin Project (including the press)

  • Work with the Project Coordinator to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Discovery Centre, including allocating volunteers and running our activities

  • Maintaining our activity on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) by creating content that inspires people to follow our work.

  • Create content about various aspects of our work for the website.

  • Conducting research and applying for prospective funding grants.

  • Attend outreach events in Sussex to represent the Brighton Dolphin Project.

  • Act as a Wildlife Guide on board our summer boat trips, educating people about marine life in Brighton and marine conservation.

  • Assist the Project Coordinator with contacting marine/wildlife conservation organisations about becoming Partners of the project

All of the roles have the following criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Commitment to raising awareness of marine conservation.

  • Passion to inspire and educate people of all ages.

  • Experience delivering educational activities to children and young people.

  • Experience coordinating and training volunteers

  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment.

  • Ability to be a self-starter and keep track of personal project work.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.

  • Computer proficient including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable Criteria

  • Degree in relevant science or environment subject

  • Knowledge of cetaceans and their conservation

  • Prior experience of creating educational resources

  • Full drivers’ licence and access to a car   

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please email a current C.V. and covering letter outlining your interest to Simon McPherson at simon@brightondolphinproject.org

Application Deadline: Sunday 14th April.

Short listed candidates will be invited to a Skype interview week commencing Monday 29th April. We look forward to receiving your application!



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