Field Base Manager

Coral Cay Conservation (CCC)
July 11, 2019
Southern Leyte, Philippines
Job Type
Closing date
14th August 2019


Field Base Manager

Southern Leyte, Philippines
Salary - £10,000 per annum
Dates: 21/11/2019 - 20/11/2020 (1 year)
Closing date: 14th August 2019, 11 pm

The FBM will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the Southern Leyte Coral Reef Conservation project and ensuring that all aspects of the project are being conducted safely and within CCC standards. They will be responsible for the health and safety of all CCC personnel, including international and local staff, volunteers and Filipino scholars. This is a unique role, offering the right candidate the opportunity to build on their practical expedition management experience with an award-winning NGO.

The successful candidate will be highly responsible with a positive attitude and a welcoming persona. They will be adaptable and able to interact with, and lead people of, all ages and backgrounds. They will need to be a pro-active individual, able to apply knowledge and skills to problem solving in a calm and collected manner.


  • PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)
  • Practical management and leadership experience
  • Experience of working in remote, challenging areas
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • Proven ability to work within local communities and developing countries
  • Proven ability to work well with project staff and volunteers
  • Off-Site safety management experience


  • Good mechanical knowledge
  • Budgeting and budget management experience
  • Remote medical / First aid training

Duties & Responsibilities
This is a freelance position. The FBM will be responsible for fulfilling the project brief, this will involve overseeing the daily operations of the project site, helping to drive forward the project's aims, and managing all CCC personnel, whilst ensuring that all CCC protocols and guidelines are adhered to. The FBM has responsibility for managing the project budget and is expected to practise economy at all times.

The CCC Philippines site is subject to a 4 week repeat cycle:

Week one - Dive training up to PADI Advanced Open Water

Week two and three - Skills Development Programme (training in species ID and survey protocol)

Week four - Marine surveys and community outreach

The data collected by CCC survey teams are utilised to develop conservation-driven directives in partnership with municipal and local government units for the prosperity of the Philippines’ natural resources. Some of these include but are not limited to: the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and their respective ordinance; scalable and replicable novel marine survey techniques; and capacity building and educational workshops.

The FBM is appointed for a period of one year to one project site, they will be responsible for managing and providing required training to an international staff team consisting of a Project Scientist, Science Officer, Scuba Instructor and local staff. The FBM will receive a handover document written by the prior FBM before arrival to help with acclimatisation and will undergo a 4-week physical handover on site. Preparatory training and certification will be provided to the successful candidate where deemed necessary, prior to deployment.

Principle place of work:
Coral Cay Conservation, Napantao Dive Resort, Barangay Napantao, San Francisco Municipality, Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Remuneration and benefits:
£10,000 per annum On site accommodation and meals, One return international flight UK - Philippines. In country in transit accommodation and meal allowance Visa DBS Enhanced Disclosure £500 contribution towards professional liability insurance. Preparatory training

Preparatory training
The successful candidate will receive the training outlined below (dependant on certifications already held and previous travel experience).
Scuba Pro Level One Technician Training First aid training Expedition Care Programme Instructor sign off Food hygiene online course Off Site Safety Management course Travel Safety course Training to PADI Dive Master if needed (on project site, not including manuals and PICs)
The preparatory training will take place at the CCC Head office in Surrey before departure. During this time the candidate will need to cover their own lodging and board but will receive a £40 contribution towards their expenses, per full day's training.

We welcome applications from international candidates however, please note that it is unfortunately not possible for candidates to undertake the abovementioned preparatory training remotely, and we are unaware of the costs of securing Professional Liability Insurance as a non-UK freelancer.

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