We are making big ripples of positive change around Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, but we can’t do it without expanding our team. We are looking for people that are passionate about marine wildlife and want to make a change with us!

We currently have two new open vacancies live and there will be job postings to come in the very near future so keep up-to-date by signing up to our newsletter, following our socials.

Schools Project Lead – Ocean Conservation Trust

The Ocean Conservation Trust is a global charity and one of our partners that exists to protect and restore the Ocean. Its vision is a world where the Ocean is thriving, healthy, and sustainably protected for generations to come. The team invests time, skills and passion into projects that increase biodiversity and combat climate change to protect the Ocean. It harnesses the collective power of people and encourages positive action through pro-ocean behaviour and habitat restoration, inspiring positive change amongst individuals, communities, businesses, and policymakers alike.

The unique waters of Plymouth Sound have been instrumental in shaping our city and nation’s heritage, culture, wealth and security. The National Marine Park will encourage greater prosperity and engagement with our marine environment. One of the OCT’s roles within this project is to engage school children in Plymouth with the park. Connecting them with Plymouth’s rich natural and historic heritage through innovative activity, digital platforms and teacher training.

As the PSNMP Schools Project Lead, your role will be to coordinate the “Sea in your Schools” programme, which will engage the local school children of Plymouth with the countries first National Marine Park.
Duties will include:

  • Planning the delivery of a wide-ranging educational programme, including classroom-based workshops, virtual sessions and outreach events.
    • Supporting the administration and evaluation of the of formal learning programme of the PSNMP Schools project.
    • Planning and providing relevant CPD opportunities for educators.
    • Developing resource material to support the learning of key topics relating to Ocean Literacy and PSNMP interpretation themes.
    • Contributing to the connection of school children to the National Marine Park through fun and engaging experiences.

As a people focused conservation charity, we are looking for a confident, motivated individual capable of demonstrating innovative approaches to engagement, capturing the imagination of a wide range of audiences and inspiring Pro-Ocean marine citizenship behaviour in students across the city.

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Project Support Officer – Plymouth Sound National Marine Park


A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the delivery of the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park (PSNMP) Horizons Project which is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is critical role to provide the programme with administration support to assist its successful delivery.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and aspirational individual who is able to communicate well to join the programme team as a Project Support Officer.  You will be part of a passionate team that will ultimately be delivering the UK’s first National Marine Park and helping to set out a blueprint for parks of the future.  The programme aim is to help reconnect people to the sea so that they can experience the wonderful cultural and natural heritage of PSNMP, discover and learn more about it and ultimately change behaviours to act to protect it.

The successful applicant will assist in the coordination and delivery of the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park project by undertaking a range project/programme administration support that aids the smooth running of the programme such as; project/programme monitoring reporting collation, customer and stakeholder engagement, communications, meeting management and provide general administrative support (including procurement & budget) ensuring that all services provided to colleagues, managers and customers are efficient and effective.

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The Plymouth Sound National Marine Park Horizons project has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players with £11.6million of funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.