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 promoting pro-Ocean behaviour in others to do the same. The Ocean Advocacy & Engagement department at the Ocean Conservation Trust is looking to recruit a member of staff to join our Schools team. 

As a Schools Officer, you will work with students of all ages in a cross curricular setting. The role involves:  

  • Running a wide range of educational sessions, including classroom-based workshops, Aquarium exhibit tours, stage presentations and large-scale event support. 
  • Supporting the administration of school bookings, event planning and other administrative tasks as required. 
  • Contributing to our behaviour change programme by promoting Ocean conservation action though fun and engaging experiences. 

As a people focused conservation charity, we are looking for a confident, motivated individual capable of demonstrating innovative approaches to engagement, capturing the imagination of a wide range of audiences and inspiring Pro-Ocean behaviour in students of all ages.  

The post holder will have experience running activities with young people and will be required to deliver informal education. An interest and enthusiasm for marine wildlife is essential. You will need to be highly organised and have some administrative experience with refined time management skills. A valid driving license is essential.  

Teaching qualifications and experience delivering the National Curriculum of England and/or a degree in environmental or marine science is an advantage. 

This is a 22 month fixed-term-contract with the potential for extension. The hours are 2 days per week (some flexibility on the days worked) between Monday – Friday, 36 weeks per year, primarily during the school term. Holiday will be aggregated throughout the school holiday period.   

The salary is £21,935 pro rata, per annum based on a FTE of 37.5 hours per week. 

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please call Becky Dodds on 01752 275211. 

Please see below for Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form. 

To apply: Please send the following documents to   

  1. A completed application form. 
  1. Your CV. 
  1.  A cover letter. 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 20th November 2023.  

Successful applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview.   

We are seeking to appoint a suitable candidate ASAP therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate is found.  

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.   


Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.