Vulnerable Wandering Albatrosses Diomedea exulans display on Marion Island, photograph by Otto Whitehead
The Mouse-Free Marion Project is gaining increasing momentum, as we work towards an eradication operation in the austral winter of 2023. There remains a lot to do between now and then, and the project is seeking to recruit some key positions for the project. These provide an exciting opportunity to be part of the project team working towards restoring Marion Island and reclaiming it for its globally important seabirds.
We are calling for expressions of interest for the position of Operations Manager for the project. The primary responsibility of the Operations Manager will be to develop, update and implement the Operational Plan for the eradication of mice at Marion Island. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Project Manager and the Management Committee to lead the operational aspects of the project, including the actual eradication work on the island.
Eradication operation underway at South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)*, where both rats and mice were successfully eradicated by the South Georgia Heritage Trust.
We are also calling for expressions of interest for the position of Communications Manager. The Communications Manager will assist the Project Manager and Management Committee in developing and delivering the communication aspects of the project. These include the creation and management of content for social media pages, the drafting of newsletters for donor and project stakeholders, the provision of website content updates, and public awareness campaign content and planning. The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills and experience, especially in the ecological and nature conservation fields, and be passionate about using their skills to help support the project's goal of eradicating mice from Marion Island.
Endangered Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma on Marion Island, photograph by Otto Whitehead
Lastly, we are seeking the services of a highly experienced fund-raising consultant or consultancy to help develop an effective fund-raising strategy for the project. We anticipate that this will involve a number of steps and components, which are set out in the specification document.
If you are interested, and meet the specifications for the roles, we look forward to hearing from you. Should you have any enquiries, please direct them to the contact person listed in the relevant document for the specific position. Click here to access details of each position, including how to apply, deadlines for submissions or proposal (7 May) and preferred assumption of contract date for the first two posts (1 July).
Anton Wolfaardt, Mouse-Free Marion Project Manager, 12 April 2021
*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.