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Coastal Liaison Officer (European Fisheries Fund)

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (South West) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 18/11/2011
Company Name Defra
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Directory Entry : Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Number of Vacancies
Location: Region
Location: City/Town
Location: Building/Site
Various locations in South West; North East and East
Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Type of Role
Administration/ Corporate Support
Reserved/Non Reserved posts
This is a Non Reserved post and is therefore open to UK, British Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members
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Job Description
In April 2011, the Government launched a consultation on proposals to reform the way the English inshore fishing fleet (currently defined as vessels under 10 meters in length) is managed. These proposals evolved from the Sustainable Access to Inshore Fisheries (SAIF) project, which was established to develop a long term strategy in order to move the English inshore fleet towards a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future. 
Drawing on the outputs of various research projects, the SAIF Advisory Group and an industry working group, the proposals were centred around changing the way that fishing quotas are allocated to this part of the fleet with a view to empowering fishermen, allowing them greater control and choice about how they operate their businesses. By giving fishermen a greater certainty of fishing rights this would better enable them to plan for the future, and make the most effective use of fishing opportunities. 

Post consultation, there is a need to maintain momentum in finding effective solutions for reform. Pilots will help test and refine new approaches to management and feed into future decisions about the final reform package. By engaging industry in pilots, we will also seek to secure buy-in prior to wider rollout of any new management approaches. This work remains a top Ministerial priority. 

We are now seeking to establish approximately three pilots, to be based in the South West, East and the North East of England (exact locations still to be confirmed). We intend that the pilots should run for at least a year, and are seeking to recruit one Coastal Liaison Officer (CLO) to support each of the pilots. We anticipate that the roles will be for 12 months in the first instance, to enable the CLOs to establish the pilots, support them during the year, and assist with reviewing their success. 

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Leading and Influencing – Essential 
Collaboration – Essential 
Making things Happen – Essential 
Delivering in Partnership – Essential 
Thinking with Vision – Desirable 
Making Effective Decisions – Desirable 
Delivering value for Money – Desirable
Working Pattern
This job/these jobs are available for full-time, part-time or flexible working arrangements (including Job Share arrangements).
Employment Terms: Post Type
Fixed Term
Employment Terms: Hours
Contact and further details
For an informal discussion regarding the post, please call Alexia Weeple (Tel 020 7238 1557) or Rob Davies (Tel 020 7238 1092). 

Further information about these posts and details of how to apply can be found in the attached application pack. Please e-mail your completed application to ssd.applications@defra.gsi.gov.uk ensuring you qoute tehe reference number IRCIRC55950 in the subject field of your e-mail.
The Civil Service is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We also offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our minimum selection criteria.
We will not tolerate discrimination on any of the following: gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, HIV positivity, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs - or any other grounds.
External applicants should note that for posts in Northern Ireland, applications from the Roman Catholic community are particularly welcomed as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.
Closing date
18 Nov 2011
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