The Byron Bay Survey Project Officers will be responsible for overseeing our Honour the Ocean (HTO) beach surveys including promotion, coordination, volunteer management, running the surveys, data collection and data input. The position(s) will work closely with the Byron Bay Coordinator.


  • Leading fortnightly beach surveys in Byron Bay including promoting, recording, reporting-back and monitoring progress;
  • An ability to attract, recruit & organise volunteers through regular local advertisements, outreach and online advertising;
  • An ability to articulate our Honour the Ocean Marine Debris Campaign as well as the organisation’s larger campaigns, projects and direction to the public;
  • Contribution to media releases (in collaboration with our Engagement team and broader Byron Bay team);
  • Assistance with organising annual ‘Marine Debris Challenge’ and ‘Plastic Free July’ projects in Australia and abroad;
  • Occasional assistance with the implementation of our Don’t be a Sucker program in Byron, as well as our other local initiatives;
  • Public presentations;
  • Being available for comment on our beach surveys and findings for local newspapers, TV and radio;
  • Assisting with local PCFML events (with our Events Team);
  • Working with other organisations in the region on collaborative clean-ups/surveys;
  • Providing campaign updates and feedback to the Byron Coordinator on a monthly-basis.

The ideal candidate will ideally possess the following skillset:

  • Be self-motivated and self-reliant with a strong work ethic;
  • Possess an ability to articulate marine conservation issues in a story telling manner:
    • Relate issues to real people
    • Know target audience
    • Ability to articulate conservation efforts to general audience
  • Be personable, outgoing, friendly and respectful;
  • Possess an ability to articulate sustainable alternatives to harmful marine practices (vision);
  • Network, build relationships and represent PCFML in a professional manner;
  • Have a strong passion for marine conservation;
  • Be a good ‘team player’ that understands group dynamics and can attract volunteers and supporters to our Byron projects;
  • Bring flair and innovation to PCFML and build the organisation’s supporter base within the region.

If managed correctly this role will entail around four to six hours of work per fortnight per Coordinator. The successful applicants should have strong organizational and personal skills with a desire to implement their own ideas and flair within the organisation.

A background in environmental sciences and/or campaigning or organising is desired but by no means crucial to this role. To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Daniella Pagano via [email protected] stating clearly ‘Honour the Ocean Survey Project Officer – Byron Bay’ in the title of your e-mail.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 AT 5 PM (with interviews to follow and positions commencing as soon as possible)