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Seabird Rehabilitator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 18/03/2022
Company Name Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)
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SANCCOB is a leading seabird conservation non-profit organisation and recruiting to employ a caring, compassionate Seabird Rehabilitator to join their team at SANCCOB Gqeberha on a full-time basis. The Seabird Rehabilitator will report directly to the Seabird Rehabilitation Supervisor and will be responsible for all aspects relating to seabird rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Key responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Seabird rescues and the coordination thereof
  • Daily care and treatment of various species of seabirds, of all ages, including after hours on-call duties
  • Maintain a state of preparedness and response for all seabird disasters
  • Cleaning of seabird enclosures, pools and hospital areas
  • Maintenance of the facility, rehabilitation pens and pools
  • Training and supervision of local and international volunteers and interns
  • Mentoring seabird interns
  • Daily detailed record keeping of all seabirds in care
  • Provision of high-quality care of resident seabirds

Key competencies

The successful candidate will be a team player that is physically fit, hardworking, dedicated, and able to manage time efficiently. This position requires working in all weather conditions, work shifts, weekends, and public holidays and frequently in excess of standard working hours. This person must be able to lead a team of volunteers and interns to provide high quality care to seabirds undergoing rehabilitation and provide effective contributions to emergency responses such as oil spills affecting wildlife. A caring, compassionate individual with a passion for seabirds and a clear understanding of SANCCOB’s mission to conserve wild populations of seabirds is essential.

Qualification and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in wildlife rehabilitation, especially seabird experience would be advantageous
  • A tertiary qualification in Biological Science, wildlife or conservation would be preferred
  • Experience working according to standard operating procedures
  • Experience supervising small teams of people
  • A valid driver’s licence and own transport
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office package)
  • Only open to South African ID holders

Please forward CV with at least 2 contactable references (max. 3 pages) and a letter of motivation to romy@sanccob.co.za

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 March 2022 by 17h00.

Management will not accept telephonic applications and will only correspond with applicants selected for interviews.

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