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Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer

Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer

Posted 19 July by I4 Jobs
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Inshore Fishery & Conservation Officer

£25,655 per annum plus 7.5% unsociable hours’ enhancement

King’s Lynn/Lowestoft

Permanent, Full time

Our client in King’s Lynn/Lowestoft are currently hiring an Inshore Fishery & Conservation Officer

About the company:

We are advertising for a company who are a local government funded but autonomous marine fisheries and environment body covering the coastline of Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, out to six miles offshore.

One of its primary functions is the regulation of inshore fisheries and the enforcement of all relevant fisheries, conservation and byelaw legislation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right person to join their team as an Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer (IFCO).

Inshore Fishery & Conservation Officer – Job description:

  • This position involves undertaking an enforcement role within their areas both on land and at sea
  • You will also act as a vessel crew member when required
  • You will be contributing to the general maintenance and operation of their vessels under the direction of the Senior IFCO
  • You will seek to ensure that the conservation objectives of any Marine Protected Areas within their area of responsibility are furthered
  • You will take every opportunity to promote our client’s reputation and values
  • Occasional overnight assignments

Inshore Fishery & Conservation Officer – Required skills and qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the marine environment and should possess the following:

  • Educated to GCSE level in English and Mathematics and/or can demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy skills at this level
  • Holds, or has the ability to hold an ENG1/ML5 seagoing medical certificate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-disciplined and motivated to plan and organise own workload
  • An ability to contribute across disciplines in a small team environment
  • Ability to work closely with partner agencies, particularly the Marine Management Organisation in a shared office environment
  • Is computer literate and is familiar with using the suite of Microsoft Office
  • Holds a full UK driving licence
  • Has the right to work in the UK
  • Previous experience as a law enforcement officer is advantageous
  • Existing knowledge of the fishing industry is advantageous
  • Appropriate boat handling/seagoing qualifications and sea going experience is preferred

Full training will be provided for the successful candidate.

The position will entail a mix of land and sea based activities with occasional overnight assignments.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard.

How to apply:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24th August 2018.

Reference: 35671520

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