FreeMe Wildlife

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FreeMe Wildlife are currently looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions below. 

Please read the job descriptions and requirements carefully before applying. 

If you have not been contacted within a week of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

Please send your CV with a covering letter to:

admin@freemewildlife.org

Front of House Officer

The Front of House Officer will contribute to the administrative objectives of FreeMe Wildlife. Working in a small team, the core component of the position is to develop the communication and public relations outputs of the charity, structure administration, support the team, and manage data capture. We seek a capable and confident office administrator and communicator with strong inter-personal and communication skills.

The Front of House Officer will answer to the CEO and support the Management Team.

You will be expected to:

  • Work closely with other members of the rehab and admin teams to provide support in their areas of responsibility.
  • Work closely with members of the public, clients, and service providers.
  • Ensure the smooth running and presentability of the front office, training centre, and student accommodation.
  • Ensure all aspects of the FoH and Admin and HR policies and procedures are adhered to including booking appointments, timesheets, leave forms, contact information, clinic forms, order forms etc.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively over the telephone and via email.
  • Promote the activities, outputs, goals, and aspirations of FreeMe Wildlife including social media.
  • Demonstrate consistently accurate data capturing abilities.
  • Compile reports, letters, minutes, and documents.
  • Pursue and secure funding through donations to support the running of the charity.
  • Implement dynamic operational working procedures to support excellent service delivery.

 

Desirable:

  • Experience in a similar position.
  • Experience working in an environmental, conservation, or wildlife-related field.
  • Experience working in the charity sector.
  • Experience working on data capturing systems.
  • Experience in fundraising and marketing.

 

Essential:

  • An awareness of the aims and objectives of FreeMe Wildlife.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written, and ability to communicate effectively at all levels with English as a first language.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Must be capable of organising large volumes of work, able to multi-task, work to tight deadlines when necessary, and produce high quality work under pressure.
  • Clear demonstration of innovation and drive.
  • Strong computing skills, including social media and all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Local resident (KZN Midlands) with a good geographical understanding of Kwazulu-Natal.
  • Your own transport and accommodation.

 

Remuneration:

  • Gross monthly salary of R8000.00
  • Monthly cell phone allowance of R200.00
  • An increase in salary will be applicable should the candidate prove effective in securing additional funding for the organisation.

Conservation Coordinator

The Conservation Coordinator will contribute to the conservation objectives of FreeMe Wildlife. Working in a small team, the core component of the position is to develop the conservation outputs of the charity, structure administration and communications as well as contribute to the rehabilitation of African wildlife brought into the centre. We seek a capable and confident scientist and communicator who is committed to evidence-based conservation. Strong inter-personal skills and communication skills are essential for this role.

The Conservation Coordinator will answer to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager for rehabilitation tasks and to the CEO for administrative, conservation and research tasks.

You will be expected to:

  • Work closely with other members of the rehab and admin teams.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy to promote the activities, outputs, goals, and aspirations of FreeMe Wildlife including social media posts and monthly newsletters.
  • Develop and implement a complete research strategy which includes integrating interns, students, and research professionals’ research projects.
  • Conduct, contribute to and/or coordinate projects within this research strategy including taking biological samples and analysing data from post-release wildlife monitoring.
  • Help manage external collaborations for research partnerships.
  • Pursue and secure funding through grants and donations to support the running of the charity.
  • Help with daily running of the rehabilitation centre, aid in releases and wildlife rescues as needed including out of hours shift work.
  • Develop a CPD training programme for staff at FreeMe Wildlife.

 

Desirable:

  • Experience in a wildlife rehabilitation setting.
  • Experience in a zoological setting, including husbandry, enrichment, and enclosure design.
  • Experience and/ or willingness to be trained in tagging of mammals and ringing of birds for post-release monitoring.
  • Experience taking biometrics and biological samples for research purposes.
  • Experience in publishing scientific literature.

 

Essential:

  • A passion for rehabilitation and conservation of African wildlife.
  • An awareness of the aims and objectives of FreeMe Wildlife.
  • Successfully graduated with a degree in a biological science or similar discipline.
  • Outstanding communication skills and an exceptional command of written English.
  • A working knowledge of effective science communications.
  • A strong familiarity with conservation science.
  • Experience in field conservation internationally or within South Africa.
  • Presentation experience in public and professional settings.
  • Strong computing skills, including social media and presentation software.
  • Strong links within the conservation sector for strengthening and developing research and conservation partnerships.
  • Excellent team management skills.

 

Remuneration:

  • Gross monthly salary of R8000.00
  • Monthly cell phone allowance of R200.00
  • An increase in salary will be applicable should the candidate prove effective in securing further funding for the organisation and/or their position.