Vacancies

Science Officer

ORCA is looking for a Science Officer to join the team in ORCA HQ in Portsmouth.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ORCA’s data and its use. This includes managing large datasets and the addition of high quality data to these each year, with data being error checked and mapped in GIS. Data will be shared with external users, and analysed by the role holder to meet ORCA’s strategic objectives for cetacean conservation. This includes the delivery of an annual report ‘The State of European Cetaceans’, and leading on peer-reviewed publications. Through these publications and existing links with other organisations and academic institutions, collaborative work will be continued. Student supervision at partner institutions will be undertaken. Additional work liaising with developers of data portals and mobile applications will be continued, and the role holder will support other work areas where required.

To apply please submit a CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining a) Why are you the best person for the job? b) What is the one thing you do really well and why is it relevant to this role? c) Why do you want to work for ORCA? 

The closing date for applications is midnight 31st July. Interviews will be held in Portsmouth on either the 9th and 12th August. The role will start late August  with a hand-over period with the current Science Officer. 


Community Wildlife Officer

ORCA Is looking for a Community Wildlife Officer to join our small education team in Portsmouth. The Community Wildlife Officer will work within in Hampshire and Sussex to deliver school workshops for children aged 7 – 13 about whales and dolphins and their conservation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a passionate interest in the marine environment and wildlife, who wants to develop new lesson plans (linked to the National Curriculum) and deliver these lessons to inspire students about marine wildlife. You will need to be an exceptional communicator, self-motivated and have good organisational abilities and a passion for whales and dolphins.

The successful candidate must have experience delivering interactive and engaging presentations to a wide range of audiences, preferably in a school setting (primary and/or secondary), and must have a good knowledge of whales and dolphins and marine conservation. They will be highly computer literate and able to work with Microsoft Office (mainly PowerPoint and Outlook) software and they must be self-motivated to lone-work in the community and work within a small team in the ORCA Office.

This post is offered on a fixed-term contract for 20 weeks, full time at 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must have a full, clean driving licence and access to their own car for business use. The Community Wildlife Officer must be willing to travel throughout Hampshire and Sussex to deliver the school workshops. The post will involve working with children and the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check. To apply, please email a current C.V. and covering letter outlining why you are the ideal person to fill this role and how your skills and experience meet the required profile to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Community Wildlife Officer”. The closing date is midnight on 4th August 2019 with interviews taking place on the 14th August 2019.


Cruise Conservationist Coordinator

ORCA are seeking to employ a dynamic and energetic individual to fulfil the role of Cruise Conservationist Coordinator, a brand new fixed term position created to support the charity’s growing cruise programme. The successful applicant will be the driving force behind a unique outreach and conservation programme delivered aboard some of the world’s leading cruise ships.

The role will include developing and delivering the ORCA Cruise Conservationist programme to the exceptional standards expected by our partners, as well as overseeing a team of contracted Cruise Conservationists working remotely. The post holder will be responsible for all logistics and planning from our headquarters in Portsmouth, as well working aboard cruise ships for a significant number of cruise itineraries throughout the year, delivering unforgettable wildlife experiences to cruise ship guests.

The successful applicant will have exceptional organisational skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and be comfortable working remotely and independently. This role will require a significant amount of international travel and the successful post-holder will be required to spend extended periods of time at sea.

To apply, please submit an up to date CV and one page covering letter outlining why you are the ideal person to fill this role and how your skills and experience meet the required profile. Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Cruise Conservationist Coordinator”. 

The closing date is midnight on 4th August 2019, with interviews taking place 12th and 14th August 2019.

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