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Organization: Blue Ventures
Closing date: 30 Aug 2021

Location: Bristol, UK or global offices in Madagascar, Timor-Leste, Belize, Kenya or Tanzania

Closing date for applications: 30th August 2021

Start date: ASAP

Contract duration: Permanent

Remuneration: A market competitive salary with other benefits as per Blue Ventures National pay scale

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organisations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.

Summary job description

Do you have a passion for conservation communication? Do you care passionately about the marine environment and the communities who rely on it? Are you an experienced writer ready to raise the voice of coastal communities as in the face of unprecedented threats to our oceans? Do you want to be part of a rapidly growing organisation as we scale our impact, catalysing conservation in some of the world’s most remote and important marine biodiversity hotspots?
As Blue Ventures’ Head of Communications, you will be a key member of our global leadership team, working closely with colleagues worldwide and leading our small communications team championing our mission, sharing our learning, and telling engaging stories from the communities that we and our partners are privileged to support. Whether through photo stories, news articles, media releases, blogs, or social media campaigns, you’ll be proactive in telling our story, and championing the importance of human rights based approaches to ocean conservation.
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with our Digital team, this will be a full-time permanent role.

For full job description please click here.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online through Blue Ventures Careers website before Monday 30th August 2021.

Please include links to examples of your writing with your cover letter.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

If you have any questions about the advertised role or would like to discuss your application informally,
please contact martin@blueventures.org

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