SANCCOB Port Elizabeth, based at Cape Recife in the Eastern Cape, seeks to employ a caring, compassionate Bird Rehabilitator to join their energetic and dedicated team on a full-time basis.

Key responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Daily care and treatment of different types of seabirds of all ages including after hours on-call duty
  • Cleaning of bird enclosures, pools and the maintenance of the facility
  • Training and supervision of local and international volunteers
  • Mentoring seabird interns
  • Presenting talks on seabird rehabilitation topics
  • Assist with conducting tours to visitors around the facility

Key competencies

The successful candidate will be a team player that is:

  • physically fit
  • hardworking
  • dedicated
  • able to manage time efficiently
  • able to work in all weather conditions
  • able to work shifts and frequently in excess of standard working hours
  • caring and compassionate with a love for seabirds.

Qualification and Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in Biological Science, wildlife or conservation advantageous
  • 2 years’ experience working with seabirds advantageous
  • Experience working according to standard operating procedures
  • Experience supervising small teams
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office package)
  • Only open to South African ID holders

Please forward CV with at least 2 contactable references (max 3 pages) and a letter of motivation for attention of Stacey Webb at

Closing date for applications: Friday, 3 August 2018 by 16h00.

Management will not accept telephonic applications and will only correspond with applicants selected for interviews. 

SANCCOB is a non-profit organization (Non Profit Company, Registration No. 2001/026273/08, Non-profit Number: 003-134 NPO).