Conservation and Ecology Manager and a Ecology Department Supervisor Privately owned, Luxurious 5 star Island Resort in the Seychelles

We are now in search of applications for a Conservation and Ecology Manager and a Ecology Department Supervisor for this Privately owned, Luxurious 5 star Island Resort in the Seychelles

Ecology Department Supervisor

Environmental-based responsibilities include managing the impacts of the resort on the island ecosystem, controlling biosecurity, pesticide use, habitat maintenence, and guest and staff education. Managing existing research and monitoring projects for threatened species as well as developing and delivering new projects. This individual must have previous experience in conservation research and a friendly and flexible attitude with a proven track record of team management.
Conservation and Ecology Manager
Conservation Manager will be responsible for the overall environmental management and upkeep of a 219 hectare private island, encompassing a luxury resort. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, will oversee and develop all aspects of the islands environmental/conservation research programs (including managing students/volunteers) as well as organise and supervise a large team of 20-30 grounds maintenance and landscaping staff via the Ecology and Grounds Supervisor.

Requirements:
*Minimum Msc or equivalent in Biological Sciences.
*Minimum 5 years experience in the field of conservation research/environmental management.
*Previous experience of handling wild animals.
*Previous experience of working with threatened species.
*Previous experience with sea turtles or bird handling/ringing would be advantageous.
*Proven track record of managing a large team of multi-skilled individuals.
*Proven track record of managing volunteers.
*Experience in environmental education (guiding or hosting nature tours).
*PADI Openwater qualification.
*Previous experience of living/working in remote locations.
*Experience working with local governments, charities and NGOs.
*Excellent written and research skills.
*Driver’s License and reputable driving record.
*Experience with heavy equipment operating including front end loaders, tractors (desirable).
*Experienced in landscape design and grounds maintenance (desirable).
*Experience in plant propagation and management of a plant/flower nursery (desirable).
*Highly motivated, self-driven individual.
*Excellent attention to detail.
*Fluent English verbal & written communication skills.
*Good time management skills and willingness to work long hours.
*Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
*Able to work effectively with individuals of differing culture and background.
*Willingness to be flexible – working in all weather conditions to tight deadlines.
*Previous experience of the hospitality industry would be highly advantageous.
*Pesticide handling experience and licence (desirable).

Key skillsets candidate will possess:
- Single marital status, position may be male or female
- Good physical condition
- Hands on, energetic
- Embraces challenges
- Enjoys working with a team
- Positive, sincere, personality
- Must possess excellent client interaction ability
- Combination of field and administrative strengths
- Island / remote location experience a plus
- Experienced with working with various cultures
- Resort background desirable
- English primary language
- For work permit approval: Must provide satisfactory proof of work experience, police certificate, medical tests

Position overview points:
- Title: Ecology and Conservation Manager – Ecology Department OR Conservation Manager
- Reports to : Managing Director
- Level: HOD
- Start Date: No later than July 1, 2016
- Duration: Reviewed annually
- Gross Salary: USD Highly Negotiable depending on experience
- Bonus: Bonus available (equals 1 months salary)
- Holiday; 28 Calendar days per annum
- Benefits: Single accommodation housing, 3 meals daily in employee cafeteria, work wear laundry
- Medical: International health plan
- Travel: Annual holiday travel to / from home destination

If this sounds like a challenge you are ready for and you have the required skills, knowledge and experience, I’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV to gavin@broadhorizons.co.za along with details of three contactable references and a recent face photograph.

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