Author: Sarah Perry

Job Opportunity: CBMWC Project Officer


Job Opportunity – CBMWC Project Officer

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is seeking to recruit a Project Officer for the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre.

We are looking for an energetic and outgoing person to join our Living Seas team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) in New Quay, west Wales.

You will be responsible for the day to day operation and administration of CBMWC, this will include our Visitor Centre and shop as well as the day to day coordination, inductions and training of CBMWC volunteers. You will lead on the development, coordination and delivery of a programme of inspiring environmental education and community awareness activities linked to our Living Seas work, respond to queries and requests for marine conservation related talks and activities.

Job Title: CBMWC Project Officer

Location: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC), New Quay, Ceredigion.

Duration: Initially 12 months

Hours: 5 days per week with evening / weekend work expected. Flexi/ TOIL offered.

Salary: £17k

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline: Noon, 2nd January 2018

Interviews will be held at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Ceredigion on Tuesday 9th January 2018. Those candidates selected for interview will be notified by end of Friday 5th January 2018. If you have not heard from us by this date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Please note WTSWW does not have a budget to cover interview expenses.

Important: All correspondence regarding your application will be conducted by email. Please ensure that you supply an email address that we can contact you on and you can access during the above time frame.

Please note that, as this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure check will be required for the successful candidate.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here:

Application form – CBMWC Project Officer 2017 Application Form

Job description – CBMWC Project Officer Job description

Please note we do not accept CVs as applications for this post.

For information or queries please call 01545 560224 before Friday 22nd December (our offices will be closed from Friday 22nd December until Wednesday 3rd January 2018).

Completed application forms can be emailed to Sarah Perry on or posted to Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, Patent Slip Building, Glanmor Terrace, New Quay SA45 9PS.

Cardigan Bay Marine Team Makes A Splash At Local Hero Awards!

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre marine team are delighted to have won Radio Ceredigion’s Local Hero ‘Green’ Award!

The heart moving award ceremony was held at The Pier, Aberystwyth last week. These awards are the first of its kind in Ceredigion and were launched to recognise and reward local hero’s who go that ‘extra mile’ for their community.

The Wildlife Trust Living Seas Science Officer Sarah Perry said,

“We are so proud to be the winners of the Radio Ceredigion, Local Hero’s ‘Green’ Award. This means a great deal to the Wildlife Trust team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre. It’s inspiring that listeners of Radio Ceredigion recognise and value the hard work and efforts of our important marine conservation work and research in and around Cardigan Bay”.

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is located in the heart of New Quay, overlooking the beautiful beach and harbour. Here visitors can learn about local marine wildlife, join a Dolphin Boat Survey Trip, find out about our vital research, or have a go at our new virtual reality underwater ‘Sea Quest’ experience.
Steve Hartley, owner of Dolphin Survey Boat Trips founded the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre originally in 1996 says

“I am privileged to have been involved with the Centre from its humble beginnings; it makes me very proud to see the progress the Centre has made over the years raising awareness of the wonderful wildlife we have in Cardigan Bay through research and education. I am also proud of the many opportunities the centre has be able to give to students and young people over the years in helping them gain valuable experience for their futures”.

Sarah continued to say,

“The Wildlife Trust would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful people that have supported our Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre over the years. As a Trust we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aims in helping to conserve our local marine environment without the assistance of our amazing volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours of their time. We look forward to the future and to continuing our work throughout Cardigan Bay and beyond”!

The Radio Ceredigion Local Hero ‘Green Award’ was sponsored by Celtic Sustainables, Cardigan, their founder and Director Glyn Hyett said

“We are delighted that the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre won, they do such great work! Dolphins and other marine wildlife are key indicators for the health of our seas; we are so pleased that Steve, Sarah and their team of wonderful volunteers are keeping a close eye on it and providing a fun way for people to get involved in the research through their survey boat trips.”