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International Wildlife Consultants (UK) Ltd is looking for a highly competent person skilled in administration, customer liaison, logistics and business planning. This is an opportunity to help manage an exciting and diverse business based in West Wales. A knowledge of countryside issues would be a distinct advantage.

 

PA/Assistant Manager (Head Office)

Based at Head Office on a 300 acre farm near Carmarthen in West Wales with a team of 10 permanent staff and about 8 seasonal workers. The farm breeds about 250 falcons per year for export to the Middle East. It also has a small factory making robotic birds for falconry and pest control companies (see www.rofalconry.com). We also have some exciting new projects in the pipeline. We are keen conservationists: see www.bevistrust.com.

 

This is a permanent post and accommodation may be available on site. It is a very varied job with scope for national & international travel. The post holder will need to be an extremely competent organiser – our annual logistics programme takes in many disparate aspects which need to be brought together to form a coherent plan. Additionally, the post holder will be able to manage a client database and support the aviculture staff in management of the aviculture database.

 

Job specification includes (but not limited to):

  • PA to the Director, Dr Nick Fox OBE and Assistant Manager to the General Manager.
  • Assisting in managing the staff on a day to day basis, including housing, contracts, and health and safety. Organising maintenance staff and contractors.
  • Assisting managing nine staff houses including inventories, property checks, utilities, and tenancy agreements.
  • Assisting in hosting and liaising with international clients and corporate visitors.
  • Assisting in logistics, scheduling and target setting.
  • Assisting in marketing, branding and PR.
  • Assisting in all aspects of farm management including sometimes, hands-on.
  • Maintaining farm records, office equipment and liaising with IT contractors.

 

Qualifications:

  • A team player but capable of working on own initiative.
  • A business, farming or falconry background.
  • A British passport or permanent UK work visa.
  • Presentable and diplomatic, at international level.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially with Excel and databases.
  • A relevant degree or career experience.
  • A clean driving licence, preferably including towing.
  • A knowledge of Arabic would be useful but not essential.
  • An ability to get things done, leaving everyone smiling.

 

Salary: negotiable according to experience.

 

Apply with CV and covering letter to drew@falcons.co.uk or call Drew on 01267 233864 for an informal chat.

 

Feel you’re not the right person for this job but are interested in the possibilities?….please feel free to send us your CV. 

 

 

 

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