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Employee and Internship Vacancies
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 (full time) or 2 year-fixed term (part time) (part time considered based on experience and business needs)
Working Pattern Flexible working 
 Hours 37 hours per week (pro rata)


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 ( or 01202 721373).

Please send your completed application to

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

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