Position: Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officer Grade 5/6 (Enforcement)

Location: Based in Kings Lynn (expected to work across the District)

Salary: £27,192-£34,431 (2019/2020 rates including 7.5% salary supplement)

Hours: 37hrs

Role type: Permanent

Closing Date: 24th January 2020


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 have the ability 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, be organised and able 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 the event that the successful candidate has the ability and qualifications to undertake the role of Skipper of the Authorities vessels, they will be considered for appointment as a Grade 6 IFCO. Such a candidate must hold the RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore) qualification and be able to achieve commercial endorsement. A copy of the Grade 6 Job description is available on request.

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% (included in the salary quoted above) is payable in recompense for this.

Applications from candidates with an 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).

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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