Project Assistant, Marine, Scotland

Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2019

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum

Start Date: 29 April 2019

Contract Type: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 31 May 2020 on the return of the Project Office, Marine, Scotland from maternity leave

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Assistant, Marine, Scotland (Maternity Cover) to ensure effective support to the Scottish Marine Community Support Project, with a specific focus on delivering key activities to maintain effective and dynamic communication within, and development of, the Coastal Communities Network, Scotland. The successful candidate will assist the Project Manager, Marine, Scotland and Programme Director in delivering the Scottish Marine Community Support Project, through project support and back up, administration, fundraising, financial administration and communications.  This position is based in FFI’s office space in Edinburgh, UK.

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field. You will have strong administration, organisational and time management skills and a structured and methodical approach to work.  Technical skills in a relevant field and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. With excellent communication skills and an understanding of the context for conservation, and particularly marine conservation in Scotland, you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently.

The role will require application of clear organisational and administrative abilities, as well as communication skills. The position will be based in Edinburgh, but the post holder may be required to accompany the Project Manager on field trips across Scotland, where and when necessary.

You will have a proven ability to write for a range of audiences and to work constructively with local community members and partner community-based organisations. Fluency in English is essential.


The closing date for applications is Thursday, 28 February 2019.