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Seagrass Cultivation Officer


23rd January 2020

33 month fixed term contract, Plymouth UK
£22,000 to £25,000 depending on experience

The Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT) is a charity with the vision of a world supporting a healthy Ocean to sustain all life that operates the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.

We have been awarded EU funding from LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES: Reducing and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts affecting the Seabed for a project taking conservation actions to safeguard five Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) within England. The project aims to restore 8 hectares of subtidal seagrass bed within two areas; Plymouth Sound and the Solent Maritime.

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced conservation practitioner to be involved in ground breaking efforts to safeguard one of the UK’s most important marine habitats.

We’re looking for an experienced diver with specialist knowledge of plant cultivation. The role will involve working within a laboratory based in the National Marine Aquarium and field based work for restorative efforts. Passion for applied conservation with resilience to challenges is essential.

The role is full time (37.5 hours a week) and will be based at the NMA in Plymouth.

Please refer to the Job Description – Cultivation Officer (ReMEDIES) 2020 and Person Spec – Cultivation Officer for more information on the role. For an informal discussion please call ReMEDIES OCT Project Lead, Mark Parry on 01752 275204.

To apply: Please send your full CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role to Mark Parry, ReMEDIES OCT Project Lead at mark.parry@oceanconservationtrust.org

Please place ReMEDIES Cult Tech in the subject field of the email.

Closing Date: Midnight 16 February 2020

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 OCT welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an Equal Opportunities employer.

The LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES: Reducing and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts affecting the Seabed project (LIFE 18 NAT/UK/000039) runs from July 2019 – Oct 2023 and will improve the condition of five SACs between Essex and Isles of Scilly. This will be achieved by restoration, demonstration and reducing recreational pressures. Promoting awareness, communications and inspiring better care of sensitive seabed habitats will be key.

The project is working in partnership with Natural England, Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Conservation Trust, Plymouth City Council/TECF and the Royal Yachting Association. The project is financially supported by LIFE, a financial instrument of the European Commission.

LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES is financially supported by LIFE, a financial instrument of the European Commission.

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