Location: Either in one of our global offices (Bristol - UK, Antananarivo - Madagascar, Sarteneja - Belize), or home-based within countries where Blue Ventures has administrative capacity (UK, Belize, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Indonesia).
Closing date for applications: 27 August 2021
Contract status: National or International post, full time
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract duration: Permanent contract
Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organisations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.
Summary job description
We are currently recruiting a Head of Partnerships to lead the development of operational capacity in our high performing and ambitious Outreach team. Blue Ventures’ Outreach team works through a growing portfolio of partners across the globe, supporting coastal communities to rebuild their fisheries. The position will have a primary focus in providing leadership to build resilience and capability in how the Outreach team functions. Additionally, this role will be responsible for taking Blue Ventures’ approach to conservation to scale by finding and onboarding new partners across the globe.
Reporting to the Outreach Director, this is a full time role, with regular travel to work with colleagues, partners, field teams and communities internationally. This position will have a number of line management responsibilities.
The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, with an excellent knowledge of team leadership, operations and growth.
You will have a proven track record of team building, management, operations and leadership. Ideally, you will have experience of community-based conservation and development initiatives. You will thrive in environments that are collegiate and inspiring, and be able to demonstrate experience of working independently and solving complex problems in challenging situations.
Assessment of applications will include candidates’ alignment with BV’s core values and mission to support human rights-based approaches to marine conservation and fisheries management.