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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-GB link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>The <span class=MsoHyperlink><a href="https://www.welshwildlife.org/visitor-centres/cardigan-bay-marine-wildlife-centre/">Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC)</a></span> is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to join our Living Seas Team for the 2020 research season, to help with our marine mammal research and community engagement work. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;background:white'>The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is the Living Seas wing of <a href="http://www.welshwildlife.org/">The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales</a>. Since 1996 we have been dedicated to raising awareness of the local marine environment through research and education. Using land and boat based surveys, photo-identification and acoustic studies we collect data on marine megafauna, focusing 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 (average 17,000 visitors per year) and also provide marine educational activities for families, school and groups.  <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;background:white'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Volunteering with CBMWC is a unique opportunity for you to carry out marine mammal research and to help inspire the public through our visitor centre and community engagement events. <span style='background:white'>You’ll learn about the marine species of Cardigan Bay and gain experience in field work, processing data, environmental education, community engagement and much more! <o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>The volunteer programme at CBMWC has received national recognition after achieving the Investing in Volunteers Award (IiV), the UK’s quality standard for volunteer management. We provide a fantastic volunteer experience!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:9.75pt;line-height:16.5pt;background:white'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>The Volunteering Role</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:9.75pt;line-height:16.5pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>The SeaSeal volunteer will assist with our Living Seas research focused on the Atlantic grey seals of Cardigan Bay. Volunteer responsibilities include (but not limited to) –<o:p></o:p></span></p><ul type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Conducting land based seal surveys (weather dependant)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Photographing seals and other marine mammals<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Assisting with the annual seal pup survey (During October)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Conducting photo ID – sorting/matching images<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Analysing data and writing the SeaSeal report<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Providing updates for our website and social media<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Reporting back to the Living Seas Staff<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-langu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