Scientific Officer (Operational)

Ref: 2200012Q
Location: Hayle, Cornwall
Salary: £25,708 – £32,798
Closing Date: 24th May 2022

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We are seeking a part time Scientific Officer (0.6 full time equivalent) to assist Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) with the management of inshore fisheries around the coast of Cornwall.

The role holder will join a small team carrying out research and survey work to inform and support the decisions of the Authority. Additionally, the role holder will be required to assist in producing and maintaining Marine Protected Area assessment documents.

You will have a BSc (Hons) in a marine science discipline and you must be able to demonstrate practical experience of relevant biological/ecological survey techniques.  You will need excellent communication skills – written and oral,and be physically capable of carrying out practical work at sea and on the shore often at unsocial hours and weekends.  You will work as part of a team and after training, be confident of working alone when required.

Experience in fisheries or marine research and/or management is desirable and you will have knowledge of Cornwall IFCA’s work.  Ideally you will also be able to demonstrate experience using GIS, using analytical software packages and evidence a good understanding of marine environmental legislation. The successful candidate must hold a full UK drivers licence.

Salary – £25,708 – £32,798 (Pro rata). An additional payment of 5% of the salary is paid for unsocial hours.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

We are open to discussion about flexible working.

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