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.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join our team, and we are looking for an experienced, creative, data driven marketeer who can hit the ground running.

The Marketing Officer will play a key role in developing the Ocean Conservation Trust as the leading Ocean conservation charity in the UK, by developing, planning, and delivering an exceptional marketing programme for the behaviour change and habitat restoration focus of the OCT.

Supporting our Head of Marketing and Communications and working alongside our Communications Officer, the Marketing Officer will drive the strategic objectives of the OCT by championing marketing campaigns to a regional and national audience, with a focus on our core programmes – Habitats, Advocacy and Experiences.

This role would therefore suit someone who has knowledge, experience and a passion for marine and coastal wildlife and habitats, as well as a general understanding of nature, conservation, and the environment.

You will have a degree (or equivalent) in Marketing, Marine Science, or other appropriate discipline and experience in a similar role with a proven track record in the development and implementation of successful marketing campaigns. You will be able to articulate and demonstrate this experience at interview.

Experience in the support of Fundraising and/or PR would be beneficial but is by no means mandatory.

This is a permanent position for 37.5 hours per week. The salary will range from £26,000 – £29,000 per annum depending on experience. We will be unable to progress with applicants whose salary expectations exceed the top range advertised.

The role will be based at The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and the successful applicant will be expected to work on-site for a 3-month probation period. Upon the successful completion of the probationary period, some flexible working will be considered, however, this is by no means guaranteed.

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please email Phillipa Revest on

Please follow this link for Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply: Please email the following documents to Phillipa Revest on –

Please place Application/MCO and your Name in the subject field of the email.

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 midnight, 15 October 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.