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PHP Developer

Cover for parental leave – estimated 6 to 7 months (as a contractor or employee)

Salary range:    £21,500 to £25,800
Location:           Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7US
Closing date:     Monday 9 January 2017
Interviews:         Expected to be Wednesday 18 January 2017

We have a superb opportunity for a talented PHP developer who can write clean, efficient and W3C compliant code to join our team at MCS.  The next 6 months will see us considerably developing our websites and internal systems – so if you’re up for the challenge, there will be ample opportunity for you to really make your mark. 

Diligent and detailed, you will appreciate the importance of documenting developments and keeping change logs, demonstrating your talents for testing and bug fixing.  You will be developing browser based interfaces to internal systems, but will also be converting visual layouts into fully functional web pages and managing associated images, files and other assets.

MCS has been the voice for our seas for 30 years – you’ll be joining a passionate and committed team aiming to create positive changes so everyone can benefit from clean seas, vibrant coasts and sustainable wildlife.  Get in touch if you want to be part of giving MCS that voice.

Key Skills:

  • Able to demonstrate strong technical knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Javascript, HTML
  • Experienced working with and developing a bespoke CMS
  • Would be advantageous to have UI/UX design experience
  • Able to translate our requirements into practical, workable solutions that make good use of our platform and technology
  • Can show resilience and team-working skills when working creatively with a diverse range of highly professional individuals in multi-skilled teams

This is a very exciting time for the right candidate to join us, so to learn more about all of our important work visit our website at

Download the job description here

Download the application form here (sorry, no CVs)


Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager


Contract:           Ongoing

Salary range:     £23,300 to £27,700 dependent on experience

Location:          Home-based in Scotland (to involve regular travel within the region)

Must work from a location convenient for travel to MCS offices in Edinburgh on a weekly basis

Closing date:     19 January 2017

Interviews:         Edinburgh – 31 January 2017

Our network of volunteer Sea Champions are our local ambassadors in communities across the UK, providing vital support for us to promote our campaigns, conservation work, membership and fundraising initiatives, encouraging active participation in protecting – and enjoying – our seas, shores and wildlife.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual who will manage and develop Scotland’s network of volunteer Sea Champions, promoting wider public awareness of MCS and proactively supporting our conservation goals, as well as increasing our membership base and fundraising activities.

You will have ample opportunity to demonstrate your strong organisational skills when delivering events and will be comfortable delivering information/training sessions to a variety of audiences.  You will be able to develop resources that inspire audiences to engage with our messages both online and face-to-face at events.  A committed interest in communicating marine conservation will enthuse and motivate people to support our aims.

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience of recruiting and working with volunteers
  • Comfortable talking about membership recruitment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills that inspire and engage
  • Track record of organising successful events/activities on time and to budget
  • Comfortable explaining marine issues and concepts to a variety of audiences in innovative ways
  • The role is home-based so you will be independently motivated, and have easy access to the region – you will need access to your own transport
  • Able to manage the setting up/packing down of event equipment (e.g. gazebos, boxes of leaflets)

Download the job description here

Download the application form here (sorry, no CVs)


For any enquiries email or telephone 01989 561574.

MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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