Environmental & Scientific Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer
Want to make a real difference to Northumberland Marine Environment?
This post will be of interest to those who are motivated and committed to the IFCA vision and purpose.
- Working in a dedicated team of 3 (as well as the wider IFCA team) delivering scientific and survey priorities and presenting advice to the Authority.
- Supporting the continued development of the EMS Revised Approach to commercial fisheries and the IFCA role regarding MCZs.
- Assisting with NIFCA Strategic Research Plan.
- Developing work under our Strategic Environmental Assessment.
- Intertidal estuarine and at sea survey and Monitoring work.
- Liaising with a wide range of stakeholders (and Working with partner agencies including Defra, Natural England, MMO, the Environment Agency & Cefas in respect of NIFCA projects, as well as with other IFCAS on the national Technical Advisory Group).
- Highly motivated to work in a team committed to the marine environment.
- Flexible, with awareness of the fisheries sector and experience of the Environmental sector and/ or in a similar role to this one would be an advantage.
- Able to work onshore, on Authority vessels and office and aboard fishing vessels conducting surveys.
- As a minimum an undergraduate degree qualification (or to a higher level) in marine biology/environment sector.
- Strong IT skills/ ARC GIS experience (essential).
- Good report writing and oral presentation skills (essential).
- Statistical analysis skills (desirable).
NIFCA Grade E, £23,000 – £28,000.
The Application Form and Job Description for this position can be found on the Authority website at www.nifca.gov.uk/vacancies/.
Please send your completed application form to the Authority office using the details below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 4th February 2018. Interviews will be held at the Authority office between mid-February and early March (with a view to start in March/ April).