Biologist / Diver (Level 3) – Plymouth


17th May 2019

The NMA is an Ocean Conservation Charity with the vision of a world supporting a healthy Ocean to sustain all life.  We have been connecting people with the Ocean for over 20 years.

Our aquarium in Plymouth includes three large mixed displays of 500,000L, 650,000L and 2,500,000L. One is themed on our local marine life and is the largest native exhibit in the UK.

An exciting opportunity for a Biologist / Diver has arisen in our Husbandry team who are responsible for delivering all the day to day care our aquatic livestock require.  You would be joining one of the most experienced and knowledgeable aquarist teams in the country which is passionate about leading the way in developing the aquarium industry.  Evidence shows that being exposed to nature helps people want to look after it and therefore we create exhibits that help people connect to the animals and their habitats.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a part in our desire to create and maintain inspiring displays whilst also improving our ability to become as sustainable as possible. We are committed to investing in our team to allow them to be the best they can be in their chosen field, safe in the knowledge that if they are a success it will only benefit us.

We are looking for someone who is a good team player, has excellent attention to detail and a responsible attitude. A minimum of 2 years public aquarium experience (or similar) is required.

A diving qualification to at least PADI Dive Master or equivalent is preferred and the ability to pass a HSE commercial dive medical is also essential.

This role is full-time working 37.5 hours per week.  Work will be on an annual rota’d basis to provide 7 day cover, providing the very best exhibit maintenance, animal nutrition and welfare, diving operation support, record keeping and reporting.   Due to the nature of our business all applicants must be available to work weekends, public and bank holidays and throughout the school holidays.

Job Description & Person specification

The salary for this role is between £19,000 and £20,500 per annum, dependent on experience.

To apply: Please email your full CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role to:

Marcus Williams, Assistant Curator marcus.williams@national-aquarium.co.uk

Closing Date: 14th June 2019. Interviews will be held on the 24th and 25th June 2019.

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, 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 National Marine Aquarium Limited welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

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