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Fisheries Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City Edinburgh
Salary Additional Information £24,000 per annum. Full-time position. Fixed term for 3 years
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/01/2019
Company Name Scottish Wildlife trust
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Telephone 0131 312 7765
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For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

Scotland’s marine area is vast, making up approximately 60% of UK seas, and our coasts and waters support a rich and diverse array of spectacular wildlife and natural habitats that provide a wealth of benefits to society, from food and jobs to education and inspiration.

A key component of the Trust’s work towards achieving a healthy and productive marine environment has been its Living Seas project, which focuses on marine planning, policy, and community engagement at both national and local levels. The Trust is keen to increase its capacity to engage with the management of Scotland’s marine resources and is currently looking for an experienced Fisheries Officer to join the Living Seas team.  

The Fisheries Officer will be the Trust’s main point of contact on fisheries matters and be responsible for developing and promoting the Trust’s policies on fisheries management, developing a broad network of industry, community, and academic contacts throughout Scotland and the UK, working closely with other Scottish environmental NGOs, and engaging with Scottish and UK government consultations and meetings on fisheries management.

You should have a post-graduate degree in environmental or marine science, experience working in fisheries management and policy, and, ideally, a good knowledge of the current status of fisheries management in Scotland. The Fisheries Officer post will focus mainly on fisheries management, but a broad knowledge of the environmental impacts of marine activities, marine protected areas, marine planning, and environmental legislation would be advantageous.

You should have excellent communication and writing skills, experience writing briefings, consultation responses and written evidence, excellent time management, and be confident and comfortable working independently and collaboratively.

This is a new post, funded full-time for three years.


Closing date: 31 January  2019

Interview date: week beginning 4 February 2019

Start date: asap after interview

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