VACANCY for Project Manager

VACANCY – Project Manger                                                                                 

The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), Cornwall – Lobster ‘TP’ project


£20,000 to 23,500 pro rata dependent on experience.  Closing date for applications: 28th Jan 2019, Interview Date 31st January 2019. 8 Months fixed term contract from 1st February 2019 (subject to funding)

This post is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to funding.

The National Lobster Hatchery wishes to recruit a Project Manger to support the work of Dr Carly Daniels in relation to the Lobster ‘TP’ project.  This Fixed term post is available from 01st February 2019 until 30th September 2019. The post will be based at the NLH in Padstow with some time spent off site at our secondary site in Newlyn. The post will contribute towards the successful delivery of the European Regional Development Funded Lobster ‘TP’ project awarded under Marine I. Lobster ‘TP’ will focus on further developing Sea Based Container Culture (SBCC) of the European Lobster, focussing on improving growth and survival in the early stages post deployment. The project aims to design and preliminary test innovative approaches to early stage culture, through lab and field evaluation.

The post will provide project management, administrative and financial support in delivery of the project.  Working alongside the Head of Production, Science and Development, your role will be to ensure the project is delivered smoothly and efficiently, according to the agreed timescales.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational skills, significant experience in project management and working on multidisciplinary projects and be able to work collaboratively as part of the passionate small team at the charity.

Competency Essential Desirable
Qualifications Undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline. Qualification in marine science or marine conversation.

Vessel safety qualifications appropriate for going to sea in aquaculture vessels.

Skills Minimum of 2 years’ project management experience.  Proven supervisory skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Excellent IT and administrative skills.
Experience Minimum of 1-year supervisory experience. A track record of working on multidisciplinary projects. A track record of delivering projects to a set timeframe.
Personal Attributes Able to participate in wider networks.  Able to work on seagoing vessels to contribute to the practical and data collection elements of the project.  Must possess a clean driving licence.


For further information and to apply, please contact Dr Carly Daniels or telephone 01841 533877.  Please apply by CV and covering letter, deadline for applications 17:00 on the 28th January 2019.