Liaison Officer Applications 2019

David Lo 2017

We are looking for applications for future Liaison Officers based at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Cente in Borneo in 2019.

If you have a passion for orangutans and conservation, a flair for customer relations and are a fantastic sales person then look no further, we have the opportunity of a lifetime. We are looking for people that can spend 3 months in Borneo working alongside some of the most dedicated people you will ever meet.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from people who are not UK residents.

The ability to attend a face to face interview with our chairlady at our Surrey office and induction at our administration office in Hampshire is essential, this must be undertaken at your own cost.

Job Description

Job Title Liaison Officer

This is a voluntary position

Flights and accommodation are provided*

Working Schedule

8am – 12pm and 2pm – 6pm

5 ½ days per week

Invariably the role may require the Liaison Officer (LO) to work several hours in the evening depending on workload

Length of placement 3 months
Location Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Position Purpose

The Liaison Officer (LO) plays a key role in educating the public about the plight of the orangutan. They are a representative for the charity at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and are a fundamental part of the charity's mission to raise awareness. The LO is also responsible for raising vital funds for the Appeal. The most popular form of supporting the charity is through the adoption scheme.

This is a very demanding yet rewarding role. The ability to organise your time effectively is essential. You will be working independently away from your UK-based team so must be comfortable in working autonomously yet able to take daily direction. This is a multi-faceted role and you need to be confident that you can carry out each task effectively.

In this role there will be NO direct contact with the orangutans.

Summary of Duties:
Visitor education & engagement
Reporting & Communicating
Accounts and Banking
Stock management

Essential Skills and Experience:
A passion for conservation and orangutans
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to engage an audience and be confident in answering questions
Sales experience
Customer service experience
A ‘can do’ attitude
A mature and responsible manner
Able to work independently
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Sound IT knowledge of MS Word and Excel

Experience in a similar role would be advantageous

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from people who are not UK residents.

We currently have the following fixed placement dates available:

6 January to 4 April 2019

27 March to 23 June 2019

15 June - 11 September 2019

3 September - 30 November 2019

Interviews will commence in August and September

If you have all the above skills and experience please email Adrienne on to receive a full description of the role and details on how to apply.

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*A contribution towards the charity’s costs will be required. Further information will be provided to those who are successful in their application. All required vaccinations and any relevant medications are to paid for by the successful candidate.

In this video our Ambassador, Nicholas Daines, talks with former Liaison Officer, Eilidh about the role