The Ocean Conservation Trust is a charity focussed on habitat restoration and behaviour change which owns and runs the National Marine Aquarium and brings you the opportunity to work in the prestigious Salesforce Tower London development at 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY.

You will be working as part of a small but dedicated and friendly team that are responsible for delivering a consistently exceptional display in the foyer of one of the finest contemporary buildings in the City of London and is the largest private aquarium in the UK. The exhibit is based on the reefs around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and contains animals found there.

The team works on a rota basis to provide 7-day cover, providing the very best exhibit maintenance, animal nutrition and welfare, diving operations, record keeping and reporting. The successful candidate will ideally be located within easy reach of the centre of London. We are looking for someone professional, punctual and well-presented. You will be an excellent communicator and proficient in the use of computers. A diving qualification in the form of HSE part IV, PADI Divemaster or equivalent is essential and experience in aquatic animal husbandry is preferable, along with the ability to pass a HSE commercial dive medical. Normal work location will be in London but there may be occasions when you need to travel to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth for short periods. Contracted hours are 23 per week but some flexibility is required to cover holidays. The rate of pay is £14.51 per hour.

To apply: Please send your CV with a cover letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role to:

Closing Date: 25th April 2024

In line with current legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility in the form of a passport or birth certificate.

The OCT operates an Equality and Diversity Policy and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. All applications will be judged solely on merit; however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

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The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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