We have multiple roles available, on both a 6 month and 13 month contract, please make it clear in your application which contract length you are applying for.

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 Discovery Rangers.

As an Ocean Discovery Ranger you will interact with the public and communities both at our hub the National Marine Aquarium and through our many ocean discovery activities and events around Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. Your main aim will be to contribute to our Ocean Advocacy and Engagement programme promoting ocean conservation action though fun and engaging experiences. Some evening shifts will be required to run our public engagement evenings.

Strong applicants who meet the essential criteria below will be invited for interview. Salary is £9.50 per hour.


• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Interest and enthusiasm for/knowledge of marine wildlife and conservation.

• Ability to work as part of a team.

• Excellent organisation and time management skills.

• Able to demonstrate flexibility in work pattern.

• Experience working with children, young people and/or adults in an informal or formal educational setting.


• Backgrounds such as performing arts, public speaking and community work are encouraged to apply as well as those with a passion or qualification in marine biology, conservation, environment or education.

• Experience of engagement sessions and activities.

To apply: Please send an email or letter of interest to Freyja.Thomson@oceanconservationtrust.org clearly stating which role you are applying for. You will then be invited to a recruitment event at the National Marine Aquarium on the 9th May starting at 4pm.

Closing Date: Midnight 1st May.

Recruitment Event: Week commencing 9th May.

Ideal start date: Week commencing 23rd May.

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 under represented in the workforce.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.