The Ocean Conservation Trust is a global ​​Ocean conservation charity that exists to restore and protect the Ocean. Our work is centred around people and positive action through pro-Ocean behaviour and habitat restoration. We’re committed to conserving the marine environment and inspiring others to do the same. 

Our Ocean Advocacy Manager is a new role for the organisation created to enhance OCT’s credentials as a leader in Ocean related behaviour change and conservation, maximising engagement opportunities through creative programmes and the development of policy and international relationships.   

The Ocean Advocacy Manager will play a key role in supporting the OCT’s advocacy activities, as well as delivering key strategic objectives in the 5 year strategy. In the wider community, the post holder will need to be approachable and engaging, and happy to work on the ground, networking. It will also be essential to build solid working relationships with the team at the Ocean Conservation Trust to ensure the best success for our advocacy work.    

You will need to be self-motivated and enthusiastic to generate long-term working relationships with all stakeholders. You will need to be a self-starter, as much of the time you will be working autonomously and managing your own time. You will be provided with the necessary resources and support from the team based in Plymouth.  

The Ocean Advocacy Manager will report directly to the Head of Ocean Advocacy and Engagement and will be a member of the extended management team. 

This is a permanent position of 22.5 hours per week. The salary will range from £30,000 – £35,000 per annum, depending on experience (the salary is paid pro rata and based on FTE of 37.5 hours per week). Hybrid and remote working will be considered, but regular travel to Plymouth will be expected for team meetings and other face to face activity. A flexible working pattern will also be considered.  

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please call Nicola Bridge on 01752 275234. 

Please follow this link for Job Description and Person Specification. 

To apply: Please email the following documents to Nicola Bridge – 

1. your CV 

2. an explanation of how you meet the essential criteria for the position (2 sides of A4 maximum). 

3. cover letter 

The closing date for applications is 9am (UTC),  Monday 27th November 2023.  

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th December 2023

Only successful candidates will be contacted.  

We reserve the right to close applications early should we find the right person sooner than expected.  

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.  

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.  

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