The Open Seas Trust
The Open Seas Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC045699

We are interested in protecting our marine environment and the things that live in it. We’d like to see more sustainable shellfish and fish, and are promoting sustainable alternatives to damaging fishing.

Current vacancies

Business Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £33,500 – £36,500 pro-rata
  • Home based / flexible
  • Closing 20th December 2021

The Open Seas Trust is a campaigning charity working on issues of marine conservation and seafood sustainability in Scotland. We are a small, agile organisation with an evidence based, robust approach, calling out damaging and illegal activity in the press and with Scottish politicians and undertaking research and investigations to build the case for change.

This role will be instrumental helping ensure the organisation is able to deliver its objectives as well as helping to build the organisation as we go through a period of growth, and ensuring that this is done in a structured and sustainable way. The role will help streamline processes and ensure that we are running as efficiently and effectively as possible. The role will report to and work closely with the Head of Policy and Operations, in particular on the delivery of the business plan and growth targets.

Key tasks will include organising and administering board meetings, oversight of day to day finances, supporting the monitoring and reporting of performance, developing financial and funder report and providing administrative and logistical support for the wider team.

The location for this appointment is flexible, most staff currently work from their homes but there is also the potential to arrange office space if necessary. The successful candidate will join a collegiate team and have the chance to engage across the organisation’s work.

Benefits

The role will be paid £33,500 - £36,500 pro rata to 1 day per week, depending on experience. The initial contract will be for 1 year with a view to extending this thereafter. Open Seas offers a matched pension contribution of up to 6%. The role will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday plus Scottish public holidays.

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Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 20th December 2021

The Open Seas Trust is a Scottish charity working on issues of marine conservation and seafood sustainability. We are a small, agile organisation with an evidence based, robust approach, calling out damaging and illegal activity in the press and with Scottish politicians and undertaking research and investigations to build the case for change.

Open Seas is a growing organisation and this role has been established to enhance our work on marine and fisheries policy in response to the ongoing challenges faced by our seas. This role will be responsible for refining and delivering our policy strategy, delivering the organisations asks and enhancing the parliamentary profile, it is a chance to drive change on one of the most pressing environmental issues faced by Scotland today. Working within a small, collegiate team the post holder will engage across Open Seas work, with opportunities to support a wide range of activity.

It will report directly to the Head of Policy and Operations and core tasks will include developing briefings, parliamentary monitoring and enhancement and delivery of policy strategies.

The location for this appointment is flexible, most staff currently work from their homes but there is also the potential to arrange office space if necessary.

Benefits

The role will be paid £36,000+ depending on experience, depending on experience. The initial contract will be for 1 year with a view to extending this thereafter. Open Seas offers a matched pension contribution of up to 6%. The role will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday plus Scottish public holidays.

Shortlist