Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer 62 views

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  • Salary £17,276 - £18,716 per annum
  • Organisation Environmental
  • Job Type Fixed Term, Full Time

Reference number: A5580218

Location: Aberdeen

We are looking for an enthusiastic and target-driven individual to run the seasonal Visitor Experience element of our expanded Dolphinwatch project in Aberdeen. Operating from a car park at the historic Torry Battery, you will lead a team of volunteers to highlight the wildlife spectacle of bottlenose dolphins in Aberdeen harbour and provide a first-class visitor experience that inspires a deep and lasting connection to nature and a passion to protect it.

You will provide information and activities to help visitors have enriching experiences with wildlife. You will organise events at the Dolphinwatch site and promote via social media. As an ambassador for RSPB Scotland you will work to a membership target, encouraging people to support our conservation work by joining the society. You will also support WDC’s Shorewatch project by increasing the number of land-based cetacean surveys conducted by volunteers.

You will be knowledgeable about dolphins and marine wildlife with excellent communication skills. You will have experience of achieving membership and/or fundraising targets, organising and running events and managing volunteers. Self-motivated, confident and with a will to succeed, you will represent RSPB Scotland and make a difference by increasing public support for nature.

Dolphinwatch is a ScottishPower Foundation and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded project led by RSPB Scotland in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Aberdeen Harbour Board with telescopes and binoculars supplied by Viking Optical.

Salary starting at

£17,276 – £18,716 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 6 months

Closing date: 1 March 2018
Interview date: 12 March 2018

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A5580218 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 255Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Job information pack (PDF 302Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 71Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Adam Ross
01224 627853

Send application details to
Anne Porteous
RSPB Scotland, East Scotland Regional Office, 10 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1YP, 01224 627852

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