Vacancies

ORCA is now recruiting for a Science Officer, based in the Portsmouth office. 

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. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on the 7th July with interviews taking place in Portsmouth on the 16th and 17th of July. The role will start on Monday 19th August, with a hand-over period with the current Science Officer. 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?

ORCA is now recruiting for a male North Sea Wildlife Officer Placement for the 2019 summer season. 

These four week residential programmes give a handful of people the chance to get a behind the scenes experience living and working at seas with our teams, learning how to become a Wildlife Officer. Participants will live on board the DFDS KING seaways vessel (traveling between Newcastle (North Shields) to Amsterdam (Ijumuiden)) and are fully immersed in the day to day on-board ORCA Wildlife Officer programme, delivering presentations, running deck watches and engaging with passengers under the super vision of our experiences team. 

Pease read the job description below carefully before applying. As demand for our Wildlife Officer placement positions is high, and we get more applications than places, we will be inviting applicants to interview for the Wildlife Officer Placements. The cost of the Wildlife Officer Placement is £695. Please note you must be 21 to apply for this position and you will be required to pay for a Danish Medial Certificate. 

Applications close on Sunday 23rd June with interviews taking place on the W/C 24th June. 

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