OSC Ltd seeks regularly, short-term and longer term high calibre employees. In particular we require:
- Marine Mammal Observers (MMO)
- Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operators
- Marine Mammal and Seabird Observers (MMSO)
- Protected Species Observers (PSO)
- Marine Fauna Observers (MFO)
Or graduates (minimum 2:1) with knowledge and experience in the following areas:
- Underwater acoustics
- Marine mammal science
- Marine biology
On repeated requests from clients to deliver a standard of service that is consistent with our MMO and PAM Handbook, OSC has a contractual requirement for its personnel to read this reference in full prior to field work.
If you believe your skills and experience may be of interest, please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a relevant subject heading.
OSC take on interns occasionally. Internship positions are voluntary, and open to candidates of all ages (school-leavers to university-level) and disciplines. Internships duties vary substantially depending on work required at the time.
We encourage electronic submission (email@example.com) with ‘OSC Internship’ in the subject heading, otherwise posted hardcopies are also accepted.
OSC occasionally co-supervise academic theses. The most recent is an undergraduate dissertation focused around our rigs-to-reefs research.
Undergraduates, graduates (minimum grade of 2:1), and post graduates interested in completing their thesis with OSC are invited to submit applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘OSC Education’ in the subject heading, otherwise posted hardcopies are also accepted.
For several years, OSC personnel have assisted with teaching University undergraduate field courses to Cambridge, Leeds and Heriot-Watt students in marine biology. Courses on marine life identification and survey techniques have been carried out at various locations such as the Field Studies Council’s Dale Fort facilities in Pembrokeshire, Wales and Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory in Oban. We currently have academic links with the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton, and are funding a Ph.D. on harbour porpoise echolocation behaviour at Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). We have also provided marine biology courses and underwater guides for the recreational SCUBA diver training industry.
All educational institutions are invited to contact us for further details.
Details of all OSC’s current vacancies are listed below.
Personal Assistant to Directors and General Administrator
Dunbar, East Lothian, UK
Full time, 09:00-17:30
- Assisting Directors and managing their appointments and logistics as required;
- Assisting Directors with personal matters to maximise their business time;
- Acting as the company’s first point of contact, by phone, email, and post;
- Managing complex diaries, logistics, membership, licence renewals, utilities, etc;
- HR and dealing with OSC’s recruitment database;
- Organising freight and shipping;
- Completing pre-qualification questionnaires for contracts and tenders;
- Inbox management – monitoring, reading, and prioritising several email addresses including recruitment;
- Arranging/facilitating meetings, taking notes, issuing minutes and next steps;
- Planning, organising, and managing events (e.g. dinners, contractors, repairs);
- Arranging international travel including visas, flights, transfers, accommodation, and complex itineraries across numerous time zones for multiple people;
- Logistics coordination of both people and equipment;
- Preparation and submission of expenses and very basic book-keeping;
- Day-to-day office management/streamlining costs and expenditure; and,
- General office administration (e.g. insurance, HSE, etc).
- Maintaining company’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications;
- Stock control, including warehouse; and,
- Carry out any duties which your line manager may reasonably request within the broad parameters of your role.
Qualifications, skills, & experience
Ideally, an undergraduate degree in any subject matter (science is a bonus), but a degree is not a pre-requisite for this role. Excellent writing, grammar and punctuation, verbal, and numeracy skills. Able to read the small print in contracts, especially utilities. Friendly, organised, able to prioritise, super-quick response rate in-line with a company that works 365 days of the year in the offshore industry, and a demonstrated ability to be able to file efficiently. Preferred experience supporting a senior business leader of a comparable company. Professional, discreet, positive and happy attitude, honest, motivated and diligent without encouragement, able to complete projects from start to finish, capable of autonomous thought, exhibit initiative (often under pressure with minimal deadlines and resources), volunteer ideas for improvements and progress without request, excellent phone manner, willingness for involvement in a wide variety of tasks (including unfamiliar territory), prepared to work in a fast-paced-work environment and meet tight deadlines, and work equally as well independently and as part of a team, IT and tech-savvy (in particular with Outlook, Office 365), adept at multitasking,(PAs can be involved in multiple projects simultaneously), interested about OSC and its industry, commercially-aware, flexible with working hours (altering start and finish times to reflect management’s requirements across our different world-wide office locations and time zones, and will include occasional evenings and weekends).
To apply for this role please send your CV to email@example.com. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted. Deadline: 30 July 2018