Skomer Visitor Officer Position

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.

Post Details:

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.

Main responsibilities:

To market, deliver and improve the overall visitor experience on Skomer Island, including overnight and day visitors.

Duties include:

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

Essential skills:

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

See full job description here.

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.

To Apply please complete the application form.

Application for Skomer Visitor Officer 2018 as Word Doc

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Once completed please send your application form to

To discuss details of the posts, please contact Bee Bueche or Ed Stubbings on 07971 114302 or email on