The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are looking for a Skomer Visitor Officer.
Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire
Pay: £16,000. Accommodation is provided for up to nine months of the year.
Permanent contract, with flexible hours. Based on Skomer Island for up to nine months of the year. Summer working hours can be up to 48 per week. Accommodation and bills (apart from food) are covered whilst on the island. The applicant is expected to secure their own winter accommodation.
To market, deliver and improve the overall visitor experience on Skomer Island, including overnight and day visitors.
Day-to-day coordination of the Skomer day visitors and overnight guests, including welcoming visitors to the island and being the primary point of contact on the island for queries
Maintenance and enhancement of visitor facilities such as infrastructure, interpretation, signage and social media
Developing a programme of events and conducting guided walks etc.
Marketing of Skomer as a visitor facility
Line management of Long-term volunteer(s)
To assist with other island management tasks e.g. wildlife surveys
Ensure Health and Safety Policy is complied with at all times
Three years experience working in hospitality/tourism or in a conservation people role
Experience of staff, visitor and resource management at a high profile site
Experience of working with and motivating volunteers
Experience of maintaining buildings incl. DIY, cleaning and decorating; mechanical aptitude and experience of using and maintaining a range of equipment and machinery e.g. alternative energy systems, tractors etc.
Experience of media and public relations, with a confident and professional manner
H&S legislation and emergency procedures as well as First Aid
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to a wide range of audiences
Competence with IT including the ability to design posters, leaflets and other marketing materials
Experience of using social media for marketing
Good organisational skills, prioritising workloads effectively and monitoring outcomes
Team working and leadership skills
Experience of budget planning and management for a discrete site
Effective project management and coordination skills with the ability to take on tasks from conception to completion
Closing date: midnight on Sunday 11th February 2018
Interviews: 20th February in Marloes. Please note that we are unable to reimburse applicants for their travel costs to interview. A lift from Milford Haven train station to Marloes can be arranged for applicants travelling by public transport.
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