Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer


Closing Date: 21st October 2019

Eastern IFCA is the largest of the 10 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities, responsible for the coastline of Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk out to six nautical miles at sea. One of its’ primary functions is to enforce all relevant fisheries and conservation regulations, which is undertaken by a team of warranted Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCO).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right person to be appointed as a warranted IFCO. The role will involve working both independently and as part of a small team, conducting vessel and shore-based patrols in the proportionate enforcement of EU, UK and local legislation, with an emphasis on the promotion of compliance via stakeholder engagement.

The successful candidate will hold a Yachtmaster Offshore Power qualification, capable of being commercially endorsed, and the ability to both Skipper and act as crew of the Authorities vessels. Be able to communicate effectively, to defuse confrontational situations and to develop constructive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. They will also be able to problem solve, to be organised and to prioritise their working day. They will be part of the visible face of the Authority and should be capable of promoting the reputation and values of Eastern IFCA.

In addition to enforcement activity IFCOs undertake vessel crew duties and are expected to support the work of colleagues in the Marine Science team, including undertaking surveys, research and project work.

The role will involve working some unsocial hours including early mornings, late evenings and some weekend and nights as required. A salary supplement of 7.5% is payable in recompense for this.

Applications from candidates with a law enforcement background or experience of working in the marine industry, including the fishing industry, would be welcomed. However, a full training program will be provided for the successful candidate.

If successful you will be required to undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard check and seafarers medical (ENG1 or ML5).

For further information and to apply for this role please visit our website at and complete and return the application form to

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Simon Lee on 01553 775321

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