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Title

EO Fishery Officer, Marine Fisheries Agency

Posted
Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology

Location
Town/City Marine Fisheries Agency, London
Salary Additional Information £24,439 to £28,846
Salary Range 20,000 - 29,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 26/09/2008
Company Name Defra
Contact Name 0845 603 7262
Email ssd.applications@Defra.gsi.gov.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description

Skills / Experience required 

  • Leading and influencing:
    The post holder will need to be enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to work on their own as well as within a small and dedicated team in MFA HQ.  The post holder will need to take personal responsibility for delivering successful outcomes, and for making things happen through others.  They will need to be able to communicate a particular issue or decisions clearly and accurately with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Developing high performance:
    The post holder will be expected to possess the skills of a British Sea Fishery Officer (BSFO) or acquire them after a short period with appropriate training.
  • Thinking with vision:
    The post holder needs to be able to prioritise work, at times to tight deadlines, focusing on the essential tasks to be undertaken while still having an appreciation of the wider priorities of the MFA.
  • Making effective decisions:
    The post holder will be required to ensure that their knowledge of fisheries and marine environmental legislation is maintained to a high level.  They will need to take responsibility for their own work area and be able to take decisions within the limits of their remit, knowing when to seek advice.
  • Delivering in partnership:
    The post requires regular engagement with senior officers, MFA coastal inspectors, other MFA teams, policy divisions, other Government Departments and Agencies (e.g. JNCC, Police, Customs) and external stakeholders (e.g. environmental NGOs).  It will be important to have the ability to maintain sound and effective working relationships with all stakeholders. 
  • Changing with pace:
    The post holder should be adaptable to the changing practices of stakeholders and MFA and be able to put forward ways to improve performance of the team, taking account of available resources and policy directives from core Defra.
  • Making things happen:
    The post holder will be expected to plan their own workload effectively.  They will need to be flexible in their approach to work, being able to work with the many stakeholders in partnership with MFA in order to achieve tasks efficiently. 

Full details will be included in the application pack

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