The Ocean Conservation Trust is a global ​​Ocean conservation charity that exists to restore and protect the Ocean. Our mission is about ‘Connecting us with our Ocean’ and 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.  

The Ocean and Engagement team at the Ocean Conservation Trust is looking to recruit two new members of staff to join our Ocean Discovery Rangers. 

As an Ocean Discovery Ranger your key role is to interact with the public and communities both at our hub the National Marine Aquarium and through our many ocean discovery activities and events. Your  aim will be to contribute to our behaviour change programme promoting ocean conservation action though fun and engaging experiences.  

We are looking for applicants with a knowledge/interest and enthusiasm for marine wildlife and conservation. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will work well as part of a team. You will have experience working with children, young people and/or adults in an informal or formal educational setting with excellent organisation and time management skills. 

We have two permanent positions available: 

  • 12 hours per week, working Saturdays and Sundays and  
  • 24 hours per week, working a shift pattern of 4 days per week 

The rate of pay is £10.42 per hour. You must be able to demonstrate flexibility in work pattern as some evening shifts will be required to run our public engagement evenings. 

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please call Jenny Parkins on 01752 275217. 

Please follow this link for Job Description and Person Specification. 

To apply: Please email the following documents to Jenny Parkins,  

  1. CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role.  
  2. A one minute video talking about your favourite sea creature or habitat in one of the following scenarios: 
  • An engagement show at the Aquarium. 
  • A workshop about the animal or habitats features. 
  • An outreach activity about the animals or habitats features. 

The closing date for applications is 8.00am on Monday 20th November 2023.  

Interviews will take place week commencing 27th November 2023

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an in person interview.  

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.