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St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve (VMR)

Role: Marine Reserve Coordinator

Location: Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Salary: £28,000 - £30,300 pa with the potential for an extension depending on successful funding applications.

Type of contract: Full time, fixed term, 37 hrs/week, until 30th April 2020.


Covering 10.3km2 of coastal waters, the VMR was established in 1984 to promote the conservation of this outstanding area of marine environment. The VMR has a number of stakeholder and user groups working within its boundaries. There are numerous commercial shellfish fishermen, a large SCUBA diving community with affiliated businesses and other recreational users.


The post holder will be the face of this iconic Voluntary Marine Reserve, leading the organisation, developing and managing projects to ensure the rich coastal waters continue to be conserved whilst at the same time promoting responsible and sustainable use for commercial and recreational activities. 


The VMR Coordinator can expect to be ‘hands on’ dealing with operational issues on site, scientific monitoring and research projects, engaging and educating the public about the role of the VMR, marine conservation and the value of the coastal waters.  The successful applicant will also be in charge of managing the exciting "Seabed Interpretation Project" using new and innovative technologies, creating a virtual visitor centre with multiple engagement platforms.


Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and energetic with initiative, as well as having excellent IT, project management, financial management, leadership and communication skills with proven experience.


Closing date:  5pm Friday 10/05/19

Interviews: Saturday 18/05/19 in Eyemouth.

Application pack and further information please contact: Sarah Russell

e: berwickshirecoast@gmail.com

t: 07818 227307



This project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Scottish Borders LAG Leader 2014-2020 Programme in partnership with the BLUE Marine Foundation. 


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