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<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#1f497d" face="Verdana" size="5" style="font-size: 20pt; ">Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust: Boat and Land Based Volunteer Program 2012</font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">In 2012, the Hebridean Whale &
Dolphin Trust (HWDT), will launch its 
most comprehensive volunteer programme to date, allowing  select candidates to experience many aspects
of cetacean conservation management off <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Scotland</st1:country-region></st1:place>’s west coast.  HWDT believes that the basis of effective
conservation is a combination of research and education; our volunteers will
experience both of these aspects whilst working with HWDT.  </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:
"Calibri","sans-serif"">The volunteer will support the Hebridean Whale and
Dolphin Trust’s Biodiversity Officer on board our research vessel <i>Silurian</i> during one of its monitoring
surveys and will also support the Trust through interpretation, education and
promotion when based at the Tobermory headquarters.</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"> <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Volunteer roles will include:<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 153); "><span style="font: normal normal normal 7pt/normal 'Times New Roman'; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol" size="2">*</font><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol"> </font></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Assisting the Biodiversity Officer onboard our <span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none;text-underline:none"><a href="http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/research.asp">research
vessel Silurian</a></span>. Tasks will include:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">   - training volunteers in acoustic and visual data collection methodology;</span><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#003366" face="Symbol"> </font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">   - supervising the correct collection, entry and storage
of visual and acoustic survey data;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">   - operating the hydrophone and acoustic monitoring
system, including troubleshooting and repairs;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">   - participating fully in the domestic and sailing
aspects of monitoring surveys and</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">   - coordinating and managing volunteers.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">On land,
volunteers will help the Biodiversity Officer conduct preliminary analysis on
data collected during the survey. including photo identification work and
acoustic analysis.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Working
alongside our Education Officer, attending and promoting HWDT at various events
throughout the summer.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><span lang="EN-US"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Organising and conducting land based
surveys.</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Promote
relationships with local marine users including tour operators, fishermen and
tourists.  Volunteers will work alongside
our Sightings Officer to develop the Community Sightings Network, encouraging
more      people to report sightings and strandings and get involved with research
efforts.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Volunteers will
be expected to help HWDT run its shop and education centre on the <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Tobermory Main Street</st1:address></st1:street>.
This will involve engaging with members of the public, promoting the membership
and sponsorship schemes and chatting to customers about the local cetacean
species.  It is likely that candidates
will spend approximately a day a week helping run the shop.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">HWDT volunteers
will also assist with activities offered at the harbour’s Marine Discovery
Centre; maintaining a touch tank, giving short presentations about the animals
on display and also giving short guided walks along the coast path in
Tobermory.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:37.05pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l2 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list 37.05pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Volunteers will
also be expected to help undertake marketing and general administrative tasks
such as filling and shredding.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Recruitment dates<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">We are recruiting volunteers between
May and September 2012.  Volunteers are
invited to join one of four blocks, with each block lasting a period of 5
weeks.  Volunteers can join more than one
block.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Block 1: Monday 30<sup>th</sup> April – Friday 1<sup>st</sup>
June<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Block 2: Monday 4<sup>th</sup> June – Friday 6<sup>th</sup>
July<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Block 3: Monday 9<sup>th</sup> July – Friday 10<sup>th</sup>
August <o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Block 4: Monday 13<sup>th</sup> August – Friday 15<sup>th</sup>
September<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Candidate Requirements<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Essential:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 153); "><span style="font: normal normal normal 7pt/normal 'Times New Roman'; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol" size="2">*</font><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol"> </font></span></span><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">An ability to
work in a conscientious and reliable manner<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 153); "><span style="font: normal normal normal 7pt/normal 'Times New Roman'; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol" size="2">*</font><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol"> </font></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Enthusiastic,
hard-working and self-motivated<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">A strong
commitment to volunteer work<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Excellent
verbal and communication skills (public outreach is central to the role)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Basic IT skills
(Office package)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">An ability to
get on well with others in a small team.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Desirable:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">A background in
marine biology/environmental science or similar</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">A strong
interest and knowledge of British cetaceans</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#336699" face="Symbol">* </font><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Prior
experience in boat-based survey work<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:74.7pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3;
tab-stops:list 74.7pt"><span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 153); "><span style="font: normal normal normal 7pt/normal 'Times New Roman'; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol" size="2">* </font><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Symbol"> </font></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Experience in
interacting with the public<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">All volunteers will be trained in
research techniques employed onboard <i>Silurian</i>.  Full training will also be provided for all
other tasks that volunteers will be expected to undertake.  The selected candidates will be sent a pack
of introductory materials and provided with a recommended reading list.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Candidates may have to undergo a
(free) CRBS check as working with children may be required as part of the tasks
involved in the programme.  <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">  
<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">Expenses<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></i></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB">HWDT runs on a tight budget and we
cannot cover expenses or offer payment to the selected candidates.  Volunteers will be based in Tobermory on the
Isle of Mull and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and living
expenses when on land.  Assistance will
be given to those seeking accommodation, and once candidates have been chosen,
the Volunteer Coordinator will help you make arrangements.  Accommodation can be found from about £55 per
week. </span><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman""> <span lang="EN-US">It
is possible to obtain part-time paid work in the area; there is potentially a
paid position as a wildlife tour guide with a local boat operator. <o:p></o:p></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Volunteers will be expected to cover
the costs of their time onboard Silurian, approximately £30 per day.  <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman""><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

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mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman""><o:p> </o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"">How to Apply  <o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

<span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:
"Times New Roman"">Please send your C.V., a covering letter detailing any
relevant experience, specifying the dates you would like to join and contact
information of two referees, to:<o:p></o:p></span><br>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Morven Summers<br>
HWDT<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:placename w:st="on"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:
 "Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Clydesdale</span></st1:placename><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">
<st1:placename w:st="on">Bank</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Buildings</st1:placetype>,<br>
<st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Main Street</st1:address></st1:street>,<br>
Tobermory<br>
Isle of <st1:place w:st="on">Mull</st1:place><br>
PA75 6NU<br>
Tel: +44 (0)1688 302620<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Email: <a href="mailto:volunteercoordinator@hwdt.org">volunteercoordinator@hwdt.org</a> </span><b><i><span style="font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-ansi-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>

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