[MARMAM] Application Extension Living Seas Awareness Assistant (Volunteer) at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

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Thu Jan 21 05:43:02 PST 2016

WTSWW_high_res_logoCBMWC logo without boarderCardigan Bay Marine Wildlife

New Quay



 <http://www.cbmwc.org/> www.cbmwc.org


Education and Awareness Volunteer 2016


Dedicated to conserving Cardigan Bay’s marine wildlife through education and

The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) is recruiting for a Living
Seas Awareness Assistant (Voluntary) for the 2016 season (14th March to 31st
October) to promote and deliver our educational programme and assist with
awareness raising work and events in the local community. 


The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is based in New Quay, west Wales,
UK. Since 1996 we have been dedicated to raising awareness of the local
marine environment through research and education. Using boat-based and
land-based surveys techniques, photo-identification and acoustic studies we
collect data on marine megafauna, with a focus on bottlenose dolphins,
harbour porpoises and Atlantic grey seals in the Cardigan Bay Special Area
of Conservation (SAC) and the wider Irish Sea. We operate a busy visitor
centre and also run an education and activity room which offers marine
educational activities for families, school and groups. In April 2015 we
became part of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) and will
be delivering the trusts Living Seas programme.


Role description

Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales at CBMWC is a
fantastic opportunity for you to help run the educational activities of a
small but very active marine conservation group, gaining experience and
developing skills essential for a career in environmental education. You
will also meet new people who share your interests, learn about the species
and habitats in Cardigan Bay, experience Wales’ marine life and gain
valuable work field experience.


The assistant will work with the Living Seas Awareness Officer to: 


·         Develop and promote a range of educational activities for 2016 

·         Deliver educational activities such as Seashore Safaris and
Dolphin Detective Sessions 

·         Create new educational activities and materials 

·         Organise and promote events and fundraising activities e.g The
Wildlife Trusts National Marine Week 

·         Provide talks and activities to visiting groups 

·         Run the Wildlife Watch Group 

·         Represent CBMWC at public events e.g. The Sea2Shore Festival 

·         Provide engaging content for CBMWC social media and Adopt a
Dolphin Scheme 


Outside of school holidays the Education Assistant will also assist with all
other activities including running our busy visitor centre and conducting
research (land and boat based marine mammal surveys). 


Essential skills and qualifications:

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Experience of working with children and families

·         Experience in delivering educational activities

·         Enthusiastic, conscientious and hard working

·         Proactive with ability to work unsupervised

·         Responsible, flexible and mature attitude

·         Interest in wildlife and conservation

·         IT skills

·         Ability to work and live closely with others as part of a small

Desirable skills:

·         An interest and knowledge of British marine life would be an

·         A background in biology, particularly marine biology/environmental


Volunteering Dates:

The successful applicants must be available to start on 14th March and
volunteer for the entire field season until 31st October. In the past
volunteers have worked up to 8 hours a day 6 days a week.


Volunteer fee

An administration fee of £45 will be required from all successful


Accommodation and expenses:

Shared accommodation in a comfortable and fully equipped house will be
arranged for successful volunteers (where required) at a cost of £55 per
week, including bills. Please be aware that volunteers share same sex
bedrooms. Volunteers are responsible for their own food, travel and
accommodation costs but it is very easy to find part time work in New Quay. 


Due to payment arrangements with the house owners, accommodation payments
for each block (8 weeks) are required in advance. 


To apply:

Download a volunteer application form from our website
www.cbmwc.org/volunteer/education-assistant/ and email it along with a CV
and covering letter (no more than one side of A4) outlining how you meet the
personal specification and your motivations for applying to
volunteer at cbmwc.org with ‘Education Volunteer 2016’ in your subject line. 

Incomplete applications will not be assessed so please make sure you
complete the form fully, including availability and be sure to attach your
CV and covering letter


The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7th February 2016 


For further information

Visit www.cbmwc.org/

If you have any questions please email volunteer at cbmwc.org with an
appropriate subject line or call Laura on 01545 560224.




Sarah Perry

Living Seas Science Officer

Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales


Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre,

Patent Slip Building,

Glanmor Terrace,

New Quay,


SA45 9PS

Ffon/Phone: 01545 560224

Website: www.cbmwc.org

Website: www.welshwildlife.org


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