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Here at BirdLife Malta we pride ourselves on being an international team working towards conserving Europe’s migratory birds in Malta. If you’re passionate about the environment and conservation, and would like to join our expanding team, then check out our current vacancies below.

Here are the available job vacancies and volunteering opportunities we have at the moment (for more detailed info on each, go to the relevant tab below):

Job vacancies (full-time & part-time)

  • Finance Officer (full-time)

Volunteering opportunities

  • European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Nature Reserves Visitor Assistant
  • European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Education Assistant
  • European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Events & Outreach Assistant
    Click on the respective tabs below for details. For other volunteering opportunities visit the volunteering page.

For more environmental jobs and volunteering see environmentjob.co.uk.

Finance Officer (full-time)

Job Title: Finance Officer
Team: Finance
Location of Job: BirdLife Malta Office
Nature of Job: Full-time
Post holder reports to: Finance Manager

Overall Purpose of the Job

This full-time role supports two crucial areas of BirdLife Malta work: Finance and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) project delivery. Half of the time this position will focus on ensuring finance transactions are effective. The rest of the time will focus on supporting the delivery of the ESC project through administrative support, financial administration and effective record-keeping.

Responsibilities: 

☑️ Keep track of all donations received and all merchandise sales
☑️ Issuing invoices and monitoring receipt
☑️ Processing of supplier invoices and payments
☑️ Updating of bank balances and bank reconciliations
☑️ Posting of transactions to the various ledgers in the accounting system
☑️ Preparing and filing VAT returns, Intrastat reports and other regulatory reports.
☑️ Keep records of staff timesheets, project partners’ timesheets, and development progress reports
☑️ Assisting with the preparation of management accounts
☑️ Handle the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) projects
☑️ Assist the Project Manager with professional administrative support
☑️ Depositing cash to/withdrawing cash from the bank when required
☑️ Other ad-hoc duties normally performed in an accounts department
☑️ Acting as a point of contact for suppliers, members and other stakeholders
☑️ Any other tasks related to the day-to-day operations

Skill-sets and Requirements:

☑️ Strong written and verbal communication skills
☑️ Previous experience working on SAGE or similar software
☑️ Strong communication in both English and Maltese. Other languages would be considered as an asset
☑️ Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office, especially Excel
☑️ Able to work well in a team
☑️ Organised and detail oriented

Education & Experience

☑️ Two years of accounting experience in a similar position
☑️ A qualification or studying towards ACCA would be considered as an asset

Benefits/Perks

☑️ Study leave for candidates studying towards ACCA or similar qualification
☑️ Flexible working hours
☑️ Occasional remote working
☑️ Be part of an exciting team

We expect you to carry out your job responsibilities in an environmentally-aware manner, ensuring as little damage to the environment as possible. Our aim is to ensure all resources are utilised effectively and efficiently. You will be expected to apply ‘sound value for money’ principles in undertaking purchasing or supply of goods and services.

TO APPLY

To apply please send an email to [email protected] together with a recent CV and a motivation letter by the deadline of 10th June 2024.

Nature Reserves Visitor Assistant

European Solidarity Corps vacancies
Application Details

Voluntary positions covering accommodation, expenses and allowance

D
ates: 1st September 2024 – 31st August 2025

Number of positions (
4):
Nature Reserves Visitor Assistant

We are looking for new full-time volunteers to join our international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. Volunteers will be based in our offices and at our nature reserves in Malta. Those who have previously participated in a long-term Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme or long-term Erasmus+ Volunteering scheme are not eligible to apply for these positions.

Are you:

☑️ Aged 18-30
☑️ A citizen of one of the programme or partner countries
☑️ Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise, and experience a different culture
☑️ Interested in improving bird, flora and other taxa identification skills
☑️ Interested in inspiring and educating people about birds and the natural world
☑️ Willing to develop administration, time management, numeracy, and interpersonal skills
☑️ Willing to learn and having an adaptable approach in line with the needs of a charitable organisation’s structure including working flexible and occasional long hours, which could include weekends and public holidays.

The European Solidarity Corps programme will provide you:

☑️ Accommodation close to our offices in Ta’ Xbiex/in the northern part of the island close to our nature reserves, or with host families
☑️ Utilities such as electricity, water, gas, and internet
☑️ Reimbursement of the flight and other transport costs (bus, train, metro) to/from Malta, limited according to distance
☑️ €380 monthly allowance
☑️ Private HEALTH insurance provided by Henner

Description of duties:

NATURE RESERVES VISITOR ASSISTANT

In this role you will assist in the opening of the reserves to the public, working and ensuring visitors enjoy a pleasant experience. The chosen applicants will work at our nature reserves (Għadira, Simar, Foresta 2000 and Salina) reporting to the Site Warden and Head of Land Management. Training on the history of the sites and the flora and fauna of the reserves will be provided. Duties will include:

☑️ Assisting in opening BirdLife Malta’s nature reserves to the public in the afternoon/evening, including on weekends
☑️ Setting up the display within the reception centre at the reserves
☑️ Preparing the nature shop at the reserves
☑️ Setting up binoculars before the reserve opening hours
☑️ Greeting visitors at the reserves and giving a basic explanation about the nature reserve, its history, flora and fauna
☑️ Managing a small shop and promoting sales whilst encouraging membership to BirdLife Malta
☑️ Compiling visitor statistics and gathering feedback from visitors
☑️ Participating in regular events held at the nature reserves with the aim of educating visitors towards more environmental appreciation
☑️ Taking visitors around the reserves, which could entail walking on uneven terrain even during summer
☑️ Assisting in research work being carried out at the nature reserves
☑️ Helping with inputting of data.

Should the reserves be closed to the public for certain periods, especially the summer months, the applicants are expected to report at the nature reserves in order to assist the managing warden in the implementation of the work plan for the site. Such work has a physical aspect relating to the upgrade and maintenance of the habitat, as well as an element of research with ongoing studies on the flora and fauna of the sites.

TO APPLY

Please download and fill in the application form, and return in PDF format to [email protected] with subject: Application for (European Solidarity Corps) Nature Reserves Visitor Assistant. Please note that CVs without the application form filled in will not be considered.

We highly recommend that you visit our website on www.birdlifemalta.org for further information before applying.

Applications close on Monday 17th June 2024 at 23:00 GMT. Zoom/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards. Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be taken into consideration.

Education Assistant

European Solidarity Corps vacancies
Application Details

Voluntary positions covering accommodation, expenses and allowance

D
ates:
15th June 2024 – 14th June 2025
1st September 2024 – 31st August 2025

Number of positions (2
):
Education Assistant

We are looking for new full-time volunteers to join our international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. Volunteers will be based in our offices and at our nature reserves in Malta. Those who have previously participated in a long-term Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme or long-term Erasmus+ Volunteering scheme are not eligible to apply for these positions.

Are you:

☑️ Aged 18-30
☑️ A citizen of one of the programme or partner countries
☑️ Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise, and experience a different culture
☑️ Interested in improving bird, flora and other taxa identification skills
☑️ Interested in inspiring and educating people about birds and the natural world
☑️ Willing to develop administration, time management, numeracy, and interpersonal skills
☑️ Willing to learn and having an adaptable approach in line with the needs of a charitable organisation’s structure including working flexible and occasional long hours, which could include weekends and public holidays.

The European Solidarity Corps programme will provide you:

☑️ Accommodation close to our offices in Ta’ Xbiex/in the northern part of the island close to our nature reserves, or with host families
☑️ Utilities such as electricity, water, gas, and internet
☑️ Reimbursement of the flight and other transport costs (bus, train, metro) to/from Malta, limited according to distance
☑️ €380 monthly allowance
☑️ Private HEALTH insurance provided by Henner

Description of duties:

EDUCATION ASSISTANT

The education team is looking for engaging and enthusiastic people to inspire, involve and educate children, young people and adults about birds and the natural environment.

We are looking for motivated individuals with the following profile:

☑️ Good command of English
☑️ A passion for the natural environment
☑️ Good communication and engaging skills
☑️ Ability to enthuse, lead and inspire others to appreciate the natural environment
☑️ A background in environmental education, biology, communication, equivalent studies or equivalent experience will be considered an asset
☑️ Experience with delivering nature sessions for different age groups will also be considered an advantage
☑️ Flexibility to work during weekends

The chosen candidate will fulfil a combination of the following tasks:

School education:

☑️ Delivering educational talks and activities in Primary and Secondary schools
☑️ Delivering nature sessions for Early Years and Year 6 classes at Salina Nature Reserve
☑️ Encouraging and training teachers to carry out nature-based learning
☑️ Supporting with the delivery of teacher training workshops
☑️ Supporting with the creation of wildlife gardens in schools
☑️ Monitoring and evaluating the schools’ engagement with our Dinja Waħda environmental education programme
☑️ Booking school field visits at our nature reserves
☑️ Compiling newsletters for schools

Outreach and engagement:

☑️ Creating activities, resources and events for engaging children of different ages with nature
☑️ Leading outreach and community events
☑️ Participating at stands and fairs
☑️ Developing Klabb Ħuttaf (children) membership events
☑️ Assisting BirdLife Malta’s Nature Guardians seasonal courses
☑️ Delivering summer course sessions
☑️ Coordinating sessions with youths, scouts and guides, Systems of Knowledge students
☑️ Engaging with the public at BirdLife Malta’s nature reserves
☑️ Supporting our Erasmus+ international projects’ deliverables and events
☑️ Creating content for Tik Tok and Dinja Waħda Facebook page

Administration and office communication:

☑️ Attending regular meetings with the education team
☑️ Compiling an end-of-year handover report
☑️ Keeping up-to-date engagement data
☑️ Supporting the education team with any additional administration tasks
☑️ Writing of blogs, articles, social media posts and monthly newsletters

TO APPLY

Please download and fill in the application form and return in PDF format to [email protected] with subject: Application for (European Solidarity Corps) Education Assistant. Please note that CVs without the application form filled in will not be considered.

We highly recommend that you visit our website on www.birdlifemalta.org for further information before applying.

Applications close on Monday 10th June 2024 at 23:00 GMT. Zoom/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards. Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be taken into consideration.

Events & Outreach Assistant

European Solidarity Corps vacancies
Application Details

Voluntary position covering accommodation, expenses and allowance

D
ates: 1st September 2024 – 31st August 2025

Number of positions (1
):
Events & Outreach Assistant

We are looking for a new full-time volunteer to join our international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. Volunteers will be based in our offices and at our nature reserves in Malta. Those who have previously participated in a long-term Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme or long-term Erasmus+ Volunteering scheme are not eligible to apply for these positions.

Are you:

☑️ Aged 18-30
☑️ A citizen of one of the programme or partner countries
☑️ Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise, and experience a different culture
☑️ Interested in improving bird, flora and other taxa identification skills
☑️ Interested in inspiring and educating people about birds and the natural world
☑️ Willing to develop administration, time management, numeracy, and interpersonal skills
☑️ Willing to learn and having an adaptable approach in line with the needs of a charitable organisation’s structure including working flexible and occasional long hours, which could include weekends and public holidays.

The European Solidarity Corps programme will provide you:

☑️ Accommodation close to our offices in Ta’ Xbiex/in the northern part of the island close to our nature reserves, or with host families
☑️ Utilities such as electricity, water, gas, and internet
☑️ Reimbursement of the flight and other transport costs (bus, train, metro) to/from Malta, limited according to distance
☑️ €380 monthly allowance
☑️ Private HEALTH insurance provided by Henner

Description of duties:

EVENTS & OUTREACH ASSISTANT

BirdLife Malta is looking for an engaging and enthusiastic person to inspire, involve and educate children, young people and adults about birds and the natural world. As an Events & Outreach Assistant you will be involved in planning, delivering and running and promoting events, delivering schools visits, assisting the Education and Communication team.

We are looking for motivated individuals with the following profile:

☑️ Good command of English
☑️ A passion for the natural environment
☑️ Good communication and engaging skills
☑️ Ability to enthuse, lead and inspire others to appreciate the natural environment
☑️ A background in environmental education, biology, communication, equivalent studies or equivalent experience will be considered an asset
☑️ Experience with delivering nature sessions for different age groups will also be considered an advantage
☑️ Flexibility to work during weekends 

The chosen candidate will fulfil a combination of the following tasks:

Events

☑️ Organise and  coordinate  a  calendar  of  events,  handling  booking procedures, manage events emails, and keep an accurate record of all events
☑️ Assist the education and communication teams, and other relevant BirdLife Malta committees and sub-committees with the organisation of events
☑️ Prepare communications materials to promote these events
☑️ Promote events on BirdLife Malta’s website and social media, newsletter and magazine
☑️ Promote memberships and engagement with BirdLife Malta at stalls, fairs, events and in other public places
☑️ Compile statistics for events which include numbers of participants, costs and donations
☑️ Support the Events and Volunteers Coordinator with recruiting and training volunteers to assist with events and conservation work
☑️ Write blogs, articles, social media posts and newsletters about events and outreach work delivered

Education and outreach

☑️ Deliver school educational sessions at the nature reserves for Early Years
☑️ Deliver school talks
☑️ Participate in stands to promote BirdLife Malta’s work
☑️ Engage with the community
☑️ Collaborate with Education Assistants to deliver a programme of events and activities targeting families, young people and the local community
☑️ Coordinate BirdLife Malta’s FALKO youth group and create opportunities for youths

Administration and office communication

☑️ Attend regular meetings with the Communication Manager, education team to review progress and plan ahead
☑️ Compile an end-of-year report for volunteering assistants
☑️ Support the Events and Volunteers Officer with any additional administration tasks when requested
☑️ Book school field visits at our nature reserves

TO APPLY

Please download and fill in the application form and return in PDF format to [email protected] with subject: Application for (European Solidarity Corps) Events and Outreach Assistant. Please note that CVs without the application form filled in will not be considered.

We highly recommend that you visit our website on www.birdlifemalta.org for further information before applying.

Applications close on Monday 10th June 2024 at 23:00 GMT. Zoom/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards. Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be taken into consideration.