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Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer (IFCO)

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Reference SxIFCO24  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (East Anglia) - UK, England (South East) - UK
Town/City Shoreham by Sea
Salary Additional Information 10% (excl. allowances)
Salary (Minimum)
25979
Salary (Maximum)
28770
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/06/2024
Company Name Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
Contact Name Rebecca Belleni
Telephone 01273454407
Email admin@sussex-ifca.gov.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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About Sussex IFCA

The Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) are responsible for managing aspects of the inshore waters off the Sussex coast. The district covers the entire Sussex Coast out to six nautical miles, including the estuaries. The Sussex IFCA has a wide range of duties including managing the exploitation of sea fisheries resources and the conservation of the marine environment, whilst balancing socio-economic considerations with the need to protect the marine environment. The IFCA is funded by East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council.

About the role

We are looking for a motivated and capable individual to undertake the role of Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer. In this varied role, you will undertake a range of day-to-day operational activities associated with inshore fisheries management and marine enforcement on land and at sea, including working as a member of the crew aboard patrol vessels.  

You will be trained to conduct enforcement of regulations relating to fisheries and Marine Protected Areas and you’ll ensure that anyone fishing in the Sussex IFCA district complies with the Marine & Coastal Access Act and other marine, environmental and sea fisheries legislation. You will conduct inspections, collect and record data, and give advice and guidance using your knowledge and understanding of the different fisheries and fishing methods in our district.

About you

You must have enthusiasm for the marine environment and a knowledge of marine issues and the fishing industry together with a strong drive to enforce rules protecting fish stocks, marine habitats and marine wildlife. You’ll combine this with good communication skills, an organised approach and an aptitude for teamwork and collaboration. You must be ready to work some additional hours and unsocial hours (e.g. weekends and at night), for which the post attracts a 10% uplift on basic salary. You will also be required to tackle physically demanding duties in a challenging marine environment and as such, we’ll expect you to meet the standard required to obtain a Seafarers Medical Certificate (ENG1) to be able to inspect fishing vessels both when in port and when working at sea regularly. Officers involved in both enforcement and conservation and research activities may be required to work a minimum of 20 weekend days per year and a maximum of 28 weekend days. Staff shall work on average a minimum of 37 hours per week.

For further information please contact the IFCA office on 01273 454407 or email admin@sussex-ifca.gov.uk or visit our website at www.sussex-ifca.gov.uk.

For informal advice on the recruitment process please ask for Angharad Purcell, Deputy Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer.

The first round of interviews is intended to be held in the week commencing 1st July 2024 in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. If you are selected for interview, you will be expected to provide a ten-minute presentation to the interview panel.

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