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The following vacancies are currently open at the Southern IFCA:

Deputy Chief Officer - Fisheries Management & Policy Team

 Job title Deputy Chief Officer - Fisheries Management and Policy Team 
 Location Southern IFCA, Poole, Dorset, with District wide travel
 Reports to Chief Executive Officer
 Pay (SCP 36-43)  £40,578 to £47,665 (pro rata) 
 Annual progression subject to performance. Pay increases subject to future NJC pay awards 
 Starting salary awarded based on experience.
 Contract/ Term Permanent - Flexible working, full time or part time considered based on the business needs 
 Hours 37 hours per week (pro rata)
 

Overview

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) manage sustainable inshore fisheries out to six nautical miles. The diverse commercial and recreational fisheries within the district play a vital role in supporting the coastal communities along our coast. The district also hosts a network of nationally and internationally important Marine Protected Areas.

We are currently looking for an individual who will lead the Fisheries Management and Policy Team in the delivery of sustainable fisheries and conservation management in the inshore coastal waters of Hampshire, Dorset, and the Isle of Wight, ensuring healthy marine environments and viable fishing communities.

You will be leading a skilled team of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCOs) in the monitoring and assessment of inshore fisheries and in the development and review of inshore fisheries management interventions. You will ensure that Southern IFCA fulfils its core legislative responsibilities under the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009); as well as ensuring the delivery of key functions under the Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (2019) and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will deliver strategic policy and champion innovative practice. This is an exciting and dynamic role, where the successful candidate will work with the local community to provide co-management solutions which are built upon sound evidence.

This is an exciting time to join Southern IFCA, where realisation as an independent coastal state is forging new ways of governance in inshore fisheries. We look forward to receiving applications from dynamic and motivated individuals who are invested in promoting and delivering the IFCA Vision.

Closing date: Midnight on 24th June 2022.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Chief Executive Officer Pia Bateman (pia.bateman@southern-ifca.gov.uk or 01202 721373).

Please send your completed application to sarah.harley@southern-ifca.gov.uk

Provisional Interview dates: Interviews for shortlisted candidates are likely to take place in Poole week commencing 4th July 2022.

For further information and how to apply please click on our website and follow the appropriate links www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

For role profile and application click below

The following vacancies are currently open at the Southern IFCA:

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer - Fisheries Protection Team

 Job title Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer (IFCO) - Fisheries Protection Team
 Location Southern IFCA, Poole, Dorset, with District wide travel
 Reports to Deputy Chief Officer
 Pay £24,341 to £33,104 (SCP 11 -25 inclusive of a 10% irregular hours allowance)
 Annual progression subject to performance.
 Salary awarded based on experience.
 Contract/ Term Permanent, Full Time
 Hours Average 37 hours per week
 

Overview

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) are currently looking for an individual who will contribute to the delivery of sustainable fisheries and conservation management in the inshore coastal waters of Hampshire, Dorset, and the Isle of Wight.

The diverse commercial and recreational fisheries within the district play a vital role in supporting the coastal communities along our coast. The district also hosts a network of nationally and internationally important Marine Protected Areas.

In this exciting and dynamic role, the successful candidate will undertake training to become a warranted Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer (IFCO). They will support the delivery of proportionate and effective enforcement of Southern IFCA byelaws, as well as national fisheries and conservation legislations with an emphasis on the promotion of compliance via stakeholder engagement, both onshore and at sea, to ensure healthy seas and a viable fishing industry.

This is an exciting time to join Southern IFCA and we look forward to receiving applications from dynamic and motivated individuals who are invested in promoting and delivering the IFCA Vision.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Deputy Chief Officer Sam Dell (Sam.Dell@southern-ifca.gov.uk or 01202 721373).

Closing date: Midnight on 6th June 2022.

Please send your completed application to enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk

Provisional Interview dates: Interviews for shortlisted candidates are likely to take place on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July 2022.

For further information and how to apply please click on our website and follow the appropriate links www.southern-ifca.gov.uk

For role profile and application click below

The following vacancies are currently open at the Association of IFCAs:

Senior Technical Officer - Natural Capital 

 Job title Senior Technical Officer - Natural Capital 
 Location Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conseration Authority. Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex / Remote Working 
 Reports to Chief Officer AIFCA
 Pay Grade 6 (SP 25-29 (£34,373 to £38,553) (pay award pending)
 Starting salary offered £34,373
 Contract/ Term Full Time - Fixed Term 1 Year Contract (with possibility of extension) 
 Hours Minimum of 37 hours per week 
 

Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to work on a national project to build the evidence base to support our understanding of nearshore fish populations and the benthic marine ecosystem. Based at Sussex IFCA you will work on behalf of the Association of IFCAs to develop an evidence collection programme in support of a national programme of marine Natural Capital Ecosystem Assessment (mNCEA).

As part of a national multidisciplinary, multi-agency programme, you will work with all 10 IFCAs identify existing datasets, review existing data gathering methodologies and support the development of a national evidence strategy.

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, and able to work effectively with a number of different organisations towards a common goal. With your prior experience of managing research projects, you will be able to collate reports and identify opportunities for national data programmes.

Funding is available for year 1 of the project, however this is a 3-year programme and there is the possibility of extension if successful future funding is secured. Secondments will be considered. Development training is provided

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application formCompleted applications should be sent to enquiries@association-ifca.org.uk by 12:00 noon on 6th June 2022.

For informal advice on the recruitment process email Robert Clark Chief Officer – Association of IFCAs on Robert.clark@association-ifca.org.uk

Senior Policy Officer - AIFCA

 Job title Senior Policy Officer 
 Location Home based with occasional National Travel
 Reports to Chief Officer AIFCA
 Pay Grade 6 (SP 25-29) (£34,373 to £38,553)
 Starting salary offered - £34,373 (pay award pending)  
 Contract/ Term Full Time - Fixed Term 2 Year Contract (with possibility of extension) 
 Hours Minimum of 37 hours per week
 

Overview

The Association is the national voice of IFCAs working with 10 regional committees to support, promote and improve. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to work with the Association of IFCAs to support the delivery of world class inshore fisheries management.

The position is home based and you will work for and on behalf of the Association of IFCAs to support the 10 regional IFCAs in England in the delivery of their duties. As part of a small team, you will work with all 10 IFCAs on a series of exciting projects to transform how fisheries are managed and conservation is delivered in England. This is a complex issue and will provide excellent policy development experience and opportunities to work across Government, local government and with stakeholders as this exciting and challenging policy area continues to develop.

We are looking for an individual who self-motivated, and able to work effectively with a number of different organisations towards a common goal. With your prior experience of marine policy, managing projects and excellent understanding of inshore fisheries management this is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of fisheries and conservation. Secondments will be considered. Development training is provided.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application formCompleted applications should be sent to enquiries@association-ifca.org.uk by 12:00 noon on 6th June 2022.

For informal advice on the recruitment process email Robert Clark Chief Officer – Association of IFCAs on Robert.clark@association-ifca.org.uk

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