Conservation Programmes Assistant

Blue Ventures
19 Dec 2017
24 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
To accommodate the evolving and growing needs of our international conservation team we are recruiting for an exciting new role to support our UK based conservation team and ensure effective delivery of a growing number of programmes across five countries (Belize, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar and Timor-Leste). The position will provide a broad range of support to both UK and field based colleagues. The successful candidate will thrive in environments that are dynamic, fast-paced, collegiate and ambitious, and ideally have a proven track record in communicating effectively and professionally with funders, delivering high quality written work and managing competing priorities to meet deadlines reliably. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual who will be pragmatic and resourceful, entrepreneurial, and sensitive to the needs and interests of Blue Ventures' partner communities and stakeholders. We are looking for a creative, open minded and discerning individual, with excellent communications skills, attention to detail, and a strong technical background in environmental conservation and community development. The role offers the opportunity to gain experience working on a wide range of programmes, working as part of an interdisciplinary and international team. The position will report to Blue Ventures' Conservations Projects and Grants Manager, and will be based in our Bristol office, with occasional overseas travel to work with partners and field teams. Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. Skills and experience Required Bachelor's degree in relevant subject with minimum two years experience or Postgraduate level qualification in relevant subject (e.g. environmental, marine or conservation science) A strong desire to work in the marine conservation sector. Experience of project management. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and multitask in a busy, fast-paced environment. Outstanding organisational skills and the ability to complete tasks to deadlines. Confident, strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, at all levels. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent knowledge of MS Office and Google Apps. Fluency in written and spoken English. Desired Experience working within an environmental conservation organisation with operations overseas. Previous international organisation/ NGO experience, preferably involving some time spent overseas. Experience of donor reporting. Experience of financial reporting. Competency in French, Spanish or Portuguese language skills