CONSERVATION VACANCIES

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Conservation Manager.

World renowned Big 5 Game Reserve – 4393 ha – adjacent to the Kruger National Park – Mpumalanga.

The Game Reserve requires a Conservation Manager to assume responsibility for delivering on the conservation,

biodiversity monitoring, and environmental compliance components of the Game Reserve’s Management Plan.

Working closely with the safari businesses operating in the Game Reserve, and the Board, the position requires

someone with conservation management qualifications and proven experience in management

of similar protected areas.

 

Key Functions :

• Lead and manage the SGR habitat and fire management programmes.

• Undertake the seasonal and annual monitoring projects including game census, veld condition assessments,

invasive alien plant monitoring, and monitoring of species of conservation interest.

• Implement habitat improvement projects including erosion and invasive alien plant management.

• Coordinate response to wildfire, floods, and damage causing animals.

• Facilitate and monitor the compliance of the SGR and safari operations with relevant environmental laws and regulations,

and internal rules and procedures.

• Seek and secure permits required for wildlife, fire management and other restricted activities.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS :

• Strong and applicable tertiary qualification in environmental sciences, ecology or conservation management.

• A minimum of 5 years successful working experience in a similar roles.

• Excellent understanding of protected area and environmental legislation, and protected areas management plans.

• Competent with GIS

• Proven experience in a Big 5 Game Reserve with excellent applicable knowledge of ecological processes.

• Proficient in handling of firearms.

• Ability to lead by example with excellent inter-personal skills.

• In possession of valid police clearance and driver’s license.

• Capable of coordinating with strategic partners (e.g. KNP, MTPA) and neighbours to deliver on common management needs and requirements.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES :

• Excellent communication and leadership skills, professional and trustworthy.

• Committed and enthusiastic with strong organizational and time management skills.

• Demonstrable analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

• Passionate about conservation and knowledgeable about the region, communities and local conservation programs.

• Willing and able to work effectively under pressure for long periods with irregular hours, under potentially adverse conditions.

• Good managerial skills.

Salary R 25 000 negotiable including Housing which will be provided on the reserve.

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Head Guide.

Exquisite 5* Game Lodge, Barrydale – Western Cape.

Minimum Qualification:

  • FGASA Level 3 (NQF 4)
  • FGASA Professional Trails Guide
  • FGASA Assessor
  • Competency for business use of a rifle
  • Advanced Rifle Handling
  • Full Tracker Qualification Level 2

Key Performance Areas of this position includes but is not limited to:

  • Managing of the Guiding Department of the Game Reserve to ensure all activities related to the department are at the expected standard.
  • The person must be a strong manager, mentor and trainer.
  • Responsibilities include administration, equipment and stock control, inter and intra departmental liaison, facilitation of training and development on guides.
  • Ensuring standards are maintained and developed and in line with the Reserve expectation.

Competencies Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of guiding in a Dangerous Game environment.
  • (ARH) Advance Rifle Handling
  • Knowledge of Arid regions an advantage
  • Physically fit, Sober habits and in good health.
  • Neat and presentable with a welcoming personality.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Big 5- & 5-Star environment
  • Experience as Trainer an advantage
  • Valid PDP

Salary R 25 000 negotiable including Housing which will be provided on the reserve.

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General Manager

General Manager – 5* Game Lodge – Okavango Delta – Botswana.

World renowned luxury ecotourism company that exists to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna.

The role is ideally suited to a General Manager with 7 years experience in Game Lodge Management in 5* remote Game Lodges,

ensuring the camps get the full support required to run their camps at the highest level possible and maintain the high standards set for 5 camps.

The role will also encompass management of the overall daily operational expenses, involvement in planning and management of the camp budgets.

Ensuring that the camps are maintained and run to the best interest of the staff,the management company,

the owners of the camp as well as meeting and exceeding the guest’s expectations.

Qualifications :

  • A diploma or equivalent tertiary qualification in hospitality and or business management studies.
  • Minimum of 7 years of management experience in the related field.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple properties, assets and staff compliment in remote locations.
  • Proven leadership skills, specifically in managing diverse management teams.
  • Proven record of outstanding staff relations.

Requirements :

  • Shown dedication to eco-tourism
  • Ability to set budgets and control spend
  • An attention to detail for a Premier and Classic brand
  • Excellent communication, organization and planning skills
  • Be able to motivate a team and lead your team
  • Ability to adapt and learn
  • Be able to spend time in Maun when required

Salary R 30 000  ( BWP 22 000  ) + provident fund +50% company contribution towards medical aid.

Accommodation is provided.

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Head Instructor Field Guide Academy.

Field Guide Instructor required for a Training Company based in Mpumalanga

Hoedspruit Game Lodge

Previous experience as Senior Guide or Head Guide.

Prior experience in training and facilitation.

Conduct learning according to the highest FGASA standards including the College’s guiding culture.

Standard operating processes.

Facilitating lectures workshops training sessions as well as activities in the field.

Offer guidance and support to students.

Adhere to CATHSSETA requirements for training providers.

Skills and Requirements :

NQF 4, VPDA,

FGASA Level 3.

Advanced Trails Guide

Current Advanced Rifle Handling

5 years related industry experience

Current NDT Registration

Current PDP

Current FGASA Membership

Salary R 22 000 – R 24 000 –  including accommodation and company benefits.

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Assistant Instructor Field Guide Academy.

Field Guide Instructor required for a Training Company based in Mpumalanga

Conduct learning according to the highest FGASA standards including the College’s guiding culture.

Standard operating processes.

Facilitating lectures workshops training sessions as well as activities in the field.

Offer guidance and support to students.

Adhere to CATHSSETA requirements for training providers.

Skills and Requirements :

NQF 2, VPDA, FGASA Level 1, preferably FGASA 2

Trails Guide

Current Advanced Rifle Handling

5 years related industry experience

Current NDT Registration

Current PDP

Current FGASA Membership

Salary R 16 000 – R 18 000 –  including accommodation and company benefits.

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Trainer – Field Guide Training Academy.

Leading Field Guide Training Academy – Limpopo

Minimum 5 years guiding experience in big 5 Game Reserve.

FGASA Level 3

Trails Guide.

ARH Rifle Proficiency.

First Aid Level 2.

Drivers License PRPD.

Previous experience as Senior Guide or Head Guide.

Prior experience in training and facilitation.

The Trainer is responsible for executing of training activities of the college

within the framework of the approved curriculum.

Conduct learning according to the highest FGASA standards including the College’s guiding culture.

Standard operating processes.

Facilitating lectures workshops training sessions as well as activities in the field.

Offer guidance and support to students.

Adhere to CATHSSETA requirements for training providers.

Looking after day to day preventative maintenance and assisting with general Maintenance if needed.

Ensuring that the vehicles are being driven sensibly and with care by students and staff.

Keep rifles stored and maintained according to safety rules and regulations

Posting of information on social media channels at least twice a week.

Ensuring that the students exiting the college have the highest calibre of knowledge and skills.

Qualifications and Skills :

Grade 12.

Salary R 25 000 –  R 28 000 including accommodation and company benefits.

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Head Guide.

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Hoedspruit – Limpopo.

A Head Field Guide / Ranger provide a core service to the lodge.  This position is fully responsible for conduction a guided safaris experience that is unique,

personalised, professional and enjoyable, while at the same time leading and motivation a safari team.

Candidates for this position should be a natural leader, passionate about people, nature, wildlife, conservation, environment and sharing their knowledge.

They must be enthusiastic, energetic and physically fit.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum 4 years guiding experience in a Big 5 reserve with in a similar lodge environment
  • Previous head ranger or assistant head ranger experience
  • FGASA level 2  or 3 qualification
  • Full Trails Guide qualification – advantage
  • SASSETA certificate
  • Valid PDP
  • Valid Code 08 Drivers’ License
  • DEAT registered
  • THEATA registered
  • First Aid level 1/2/3
  • Rifle competency
  • Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH)

 Skills :

  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Strong guest focus to ensure guest expectations are exceeded
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility – adapt successfully to changing situations and environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Sense of adventure
  • High energy levels & drive to get things done
  • Planning & organizing – plan activities and carry them through effectively
  • Excellent driving skills
  • An appreciation of other cultures. Ability to speak and/or understand another language would be an advantage
  • Introduce new ideas that will enhance the department and its activities
  • Computer Skills
  • Computer literate

Salary highly negotiable –  including accommodation and company benefits.

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Senior Field Guide

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years work experience as a field guide in a similar lodge environment
  • A level 2 FGASA qualification with theory and practical completed
  • Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications
  • Full Trails guide
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • SASSETA Certificates
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Signed company’s Driver’s Code of Conduct
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife
  • The ability to work on his/her own with enthusiasm

Flexible in that he/she is willing to change plans on the spur of the moment and is willing to innovate in the interests of the guest and the company

Shows an exceptional appreciation and sensitivity to the environment at all times.

Ensures that guest and staff safety are always a priority.

Communicates with Front of House staff to ensure the best possible experience for guests.

Salary R 8 000 – R 9 000 Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Exclusive World Class High End 5* Game Lodge – Eastern Cape.

FGASA 2 with further 3 years 5* Game Lodge guiding experience required.

Conduct an advanced game drive experience (2 x 3 hours daily).

Exceeding expectations of Guests, staff and management

Host guests at certain meals and other relevant times

Responsible for the maintenance and up keep of vehicles and equipment/assets

Carry out stand by duties and other activities undertaken by guests

Perform duties as required by the Field Guide Department

Work independently and unsupervised for majority of time

DEAT & THETA registration.

Valid Driver’s License and PDP

Valid First Aid Certificate

Rifle Handling POSLEC/Advanced

Trails Guide Qualification.

Care of the people (guests, staff & community), care of the land & wildlife, care of the brand & product.

Acting with integrity through honesty, fairness and accountability.

Responsibility in all actions.

Salary R 12 500 including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

High End World Class 5* Game Lodge – Kruger National Park – Mpumalanga

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience as a field guide in a similar lodge environment
  • A level 2 FGASA qualification or higher with theory and practical completed
  • Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications
  • Passed the rifle assessment as well as the trails guide examination
  • Trails guide certificate
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • SASSETA Certificates
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Signed company’s Driver’s Code of Conduct
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife
  • The ability to work on his/her own with enthusiasm
  • Ensures the highest quality of game experience for the guests.
  • Hosts guests in line with the Standard of Excellence.

Shows an exceptional appreciation and sensitivity to the environment at all times.

Ensures that guest and staff safety is always a priority.

Communicates with Front of House staff to ensure the best possible experience for guests.

Salary highly negotiable Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Top High End 5* Game Lodge – Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga.

FGASA 2 with further 3 years 5* Game Lodge guiding experience required.

DEAT & THETA registration.

Valid Driver’s License and PDP

Valid First Aid Certificate

Rifle Handling POSLEC/Advanced

Trails Guide Qualification.

Exceeding expectations of Guests, staff and management

Care of the people (guests, staff & community), care of the land & wildlife, care of the brand & product.

Acting with integrity through honesty, fairness and accountability.

Responsibility in all actions.

Salary highly negotiable, including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Exquisite 5* Game Lodge – Kruger National Park

We are looking for an excellent, experienced guide, who is keen, enthusiastic, personable, well spoken,

presentable and dedicated to conservation and education, some admin and some hosting duties.

The candidate would ideally need to be fully qualified to take walks as a lead rifle,

but a back-up trails guide qualification would be essential.

The responsibilities are typical guiding duties such as game drives, game walks, all game and environmental activities,

Some general lodge maintenance and veld management.

Basic vehicle maintenance and after hours emergency standby duties.

Assistance with various managerial duties, hosting duties and general liaison with guests.

Knowledge of blogging, Facebook and Twitter would also be advantageous.

Ideal Qualification requirements:

FGASA Certification and CATHSSETA certificate.

Public Drivers Permit

Valid First Aid Certificate

Firearm Competency Certificate

Advanced Rifle Handling Certificate

Lead Trails Guide Qualification or Back-up Trails Guide Qualification

THETA NQF 2

DEAT Registration

Salary R 7500.00 Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide.

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Vaalwater Limpopo.

Requirements

  • 3 – 4 years experience working in a Big 5 Reserve.
  • 3 years experience in High End 5* Game Lodge
  • Excellent Guest Relations skills required.
  • Great personality, sound knowledge and solid track record.
  • Responsible and high levels of ethics.
  • Possess all the necessary qualifications for guiding in Madikwe Game Reserve.
  • FGASA Level 1 – ( 2 or 3 preferable )
  • DEAT registered.
  • PDP.
  • First Aid.
  • ARH.
  • SAPS Rifle Competency.
  • A Trails Guide qualification, whilst not essential, would certainly be an added asset ; backup trails guide if motivated and close to completing lead hours.
  • The successful applicant will share drives with our other Field Guide.
  • Please forward copies of qualifications together with a photo

Salary Negotiable  Live in incl 100% Medical Aid and Provident Fund.

Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Exclusive World Class 5* Game Lodge – Hoedspruit – Limpopo Province

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience as a field guide in a similar lodge environment
  • A level 2 FGASA qualification or higher with theory and practical completed
  • Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications
  • Passed the Kruger National Park rifle assessment as well as the trails guide examination
  • Trails guide certificate
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • SASSETA Certificates
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Signed company’s Driver’s Code of Conduct
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife
  • The ability to work on his/her own with enthusiasm
  • Ensures the highest quality of game experience for the guests.
  • Hosts guests in line with the Standard of Excellence.

Shows an exceptional appreciation and sensitivity to the environment at all times.

Ensures that guest and staff safety is always a priority.

Communicates with Front of House staff to ensure the best possible experience for guests.

Salary highly negotiable Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

Apply for this Position