27.5 HOURS OVER 5 DAYS (Mon-Fri, 10-4pm)

Fixed Term contract – ends 29th July

The Ocean Conservation Trust is a charity with a mission of ‘Connecting us with our Ocean’. We are committed to conserving the marine environment and inspiring others to do the same. The Discovery and Learning Team at the Ocean Conservation Trust is looking to recruit a member of staff to join our Ocean Advocacy & Engagement Team.

As a Schools Telemarketer you will be based at the National Marine Aquarium, within the Marketing department. Your primary role will be to expand our audience by initiating telephone conversations with school staff, promoting their uptake of the Ocean Conservation Trust Learning Programme.

As well as initial introductory calls, you will be expected to provide additional written information and make follow-up calls as required in order to encourage schools to complete bookings with the National Marine Aquarium. As part of the role, you will also be contributing to the creation of an inhouse Schools contact database.

As a people focused conservation charity we are looking for a confident, motivated individual who is able to demonstrate enthusiasm for our work and a clear sense of purpose when communicating on the phone.

Strong applicants who meet the essential criteria below will be invited for interview.

Salary is £9.80 per hour. Download Job Description – Schools Telemarketing Assistant


· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Excellent phone manner

· Highly organised individual with refined time management skills.

· Experience working in marketing or sales promotion


· Familiarity with the Ocean Conservation Trust Learning Programme

· Ability to articulate enthusiastically and persuasively without pressure

· Background or experience of telesales

To apply: Please send a c.v. and/or letter of interest to stu.higgs@oceanconservationtrust.org

We are seeking to appoint a suitable candidate ASAP. The closing date for this vacancy is 15th May 2022 however, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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, visa 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 under represented in the workforce.

Only candidates invited for 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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