Wildlife Officer Placements - North Sea
ORCA’s unique Wildlife Officer Programme
carries out vital research and monitoring in the understudied offshore marine environment and promotes wildlife watching and conservation through educational activities on board the King Seaways passenger ferry, sailing across the North Sea. The programme is well established in the North Sea with DFDS
, running for over 10 years. We have a fantastic wildlife centre on board, where presentations, children’s activities and workshops take place. Volunteers will complete the ORCA Wildlife Officer Training Programme and gain one-to-one training in field research, species identification and data collection and undertake training in environmental education and guiding techniques.
This is a fantastic opportunity for passionate, outgoing individuals to train under the supervision of our North Sea Wildlife Officers on board the King Seaways passenger ferry travelling between Newcastle (UK) – Ijmuiden (Netherlands) for a four week placement in 2018.
Ship based Wildlife Officer experience:
Marine mammal identification and offshore survey experience
Hands on environmental education training (formal and informal)
Customer service skills development (including presentation skills to often large audiences)
Experience living and working as a member of the crew on a commercial offshore vessel
Vital workplace experience for a career in marine conservation/education
North Sea: Newcastle (UK) ⇒ Ijmuiden (The Netherlands)
Wildlife Officer Placement Available Dates:
Due to limited spaces the Wildlife Officer Placements are generally oversubscribed. Prospective course attendees will be required submit an application form and may be asked to attend an interview (in person or by skype).
Dates for the Wildlife Officer Placements for 2018 are as follows:
Please note that due to cabin availability you will be sharing a cabin with the Wildlife Officer for the duration of the placement. Therefore, unfortunately we can only accept female applicants for the 2018 North Sea placements.
For more information, please see the Wildlife Officer Placement information here. You may also want to read our Wildlife Officer blogs.