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Groundwork NE & Cumbria

Wild Oysters Project Officer & Assistant

Role 1 - Wild Oysters Project Officer (Tyne & Wear)

Salary: £25,000 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part Time – 22.5 hours per week each

Duration: 12 months (maternity cover)

Location: Sunderland, Blythe and Homeworking with regular travel

Role 2 - Wild Oysters Project Assistant (Tyne & Wear)

Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part Time – 22.5 hours per week each

Duration: 18 months Fixed Term

Location: Sunderland, Blythe and Homeworking with regular travel

The Wild Oysters Project is a national oyster restoration initiative, developed by the Zoological Society of London, Blue Marine Foundation and British Marine, funded by the Postcode Dream Trust and delivered locally in Tyne & Wear by Groundwork North East & Cumbria.

About the roles

The project aims to create oyster restoration sites in three locations in the UK: Tyne & Wear in NE England, Firth of Clyde in Scotland, and Conwy Bay in Wales. At each hub, oyster nurseries have been installed across two sites, and the seabed will be restored with the aim of creating oyster reefs. The oyster nurseries form an important tool in the education and engagement programme, in which local communities and schools engage with native oyster biology and culture, and with wider marine conservation issues.

Project Officer:

As Wild Oyster Project Officer you will be responsible for implementation of the Tyne & Wear Wild Oyster Rehabilitation Hub, care and maintenance of native oyster nurseries, restoration of wild native oyster habitat, delivering regular public outreach and education sessions to engage the local community with the Wild Oysters project, and leading citizen science-based monitoring and reporting.

Project Assistant:

As Wild Oyster Project Assistant you will support the Project Officer with the delivery of regular public outreach and education sessions, restoration fieldwork including monitoring the oyster nurseries, and relevant administration and communication tasks (recording ecological data, booking school visits, tracking project targets, and data analysis and visualisation, social media posting, etc.).

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 18th October 2021

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Closing Date: 18/10/2021  Location: Sunderland

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