Overview

Overview

The World Cetacean Alliance is looking for up to three volunteers to join a busy and dynamic team working across WCAs current cetacean programmes. Based at our Headquarters in Brighton, UK, successful candidates will assist with:

  • Developing the programme for the 2019 World Whale Conference.
  • Assessing applications for Whale Heritage Sites.
  • Assisting with training course development.
  • Promoting responsible whale watching certification.
  • Networking and provision of information resources across the partnership.
  • Expanding WCAs research programme.

The successful candidates will report directly to the CEO, receive in-situ training, and work closely with colleagues at WCA Headquarters. The roles will take place over 6 week periods at the WCA Headquarters, Brighton, United Kingdom. The WCA is unable to cover personal expenses.

Responsibilities

  1. Build relationships, and engage stakeholders and partners working across WCAs programmes.
  2. Encourage and support collaborations between experts, advisors, and participants from within and outside the World CetaceanAlliance.
  3. Develop and provide resources to assist WCA partners.
  4. Communicate progress across the network through media, social media, and direct communication.
  5. Work alongside WCA staff to set strategy and guide current programmes.
  6. Liaise with WCA staff to ensure coordinated planning, collaborative work efforts, integrated programming and shared success towards agreed goals.

Knowledge

  1. Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission.
  2. Experience and knowledge of cetaceans, whale watching, and marine conservation issues preferred.
  3. Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver against responsibilities and duties.
  4. Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment.
  5. Ability to excite and engage stakeholders through meetings and personal outreach.

Qualifications

  1. Degree or higher qualification.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to multitask.
  3. A proven track record of communicating with different audiences.

Benefits

  1. Gain experience of marine conservation projects.
  2. Learn about and network with WCAs 100 partners in 40 countries.
  3. Gain insights in ecotourism practices and cetacean welfare issues.
  4. Learn new skills and techniques to deliver collaborative projects.
  5. Develop media and social media skills.
  6. Build on your network of contacts for career development / research or voluntary opportunities.
  7. Gain insight into the activities of our local research and outreach project – the Brighton Dolphin Project.

TO APPLY: Please send your C.V. and a cover letter to: Dylan Walker: [email protected]

Applications must be sent in electronic form no later than Monday 8 July 2019.

For more information go to: http://worldcetaceanalliance.org/