Northern Ireland Marine Task Force Officer

Salary: £28,009– £29,525 plus access to contributory pension scheme to a maximum of 7%

Location: This post will involve multi-location working and will be based between the Ulster Wildlife Offices, Heron Road, Belfast and RSPB NI’s offices, Belfast and will require occasional travel throughout the UK and Ireland. During the Covid-19 Restrictions some home working will be required

Contract: Fixed-term contract until 28 February 2022 but with possibility of extension subject to funding.  This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Leave:   24 days per annum plus 12 days statutory holidays

Reporting to: Living Seas Manager (Ulster Wildlife)

Responsible for: NIMTF Volunteers as required

Pre-employment Checks: Eligibility to work in the UK


The post will coordinate the work of the Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF)* which provides scientific expertise and policy advice on the implementation of measures required by the NI Marine Act. A primary focus will be to provide technical ecological expertise relating to Marine Protected Areas, Marine Spatial Planning and sustainable fisheries management in Northern Ireland and within the context of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

The officer will, on behalf of and alongside NIMTF members, lead initiatives such as producing reports, legal advice and organising events to influence marine protection and planning. The officer will provide a strong and articulate voice to key decision makers and stakeholders and coordinate NIMTF’s work, represent NIMTF on fora, and report to and facilitate meetings of the group.

Click here to download the application form and guidelines.
Contact Jane Waugh at if you have any queries.

This post is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and supported by NIMTF’s members.  The officer is employed by Ulster Wildlife on behalf of the NI Marine Task Force.

*The NIMTF is a coalition of ten non-Government organisations including RSPB, Ulster Wildlife, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, WWF, National Trust, Friends of the Earth, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Marine Conservation Society and Northern Ireland Environment Link, campaigning under the vision for ‘Clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.

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