Position: Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officer Grade 6 (Enforcement) x 2

Reports to: Senior IFCO Compliance

 Location: Based in Kings Lynn (expected to work across the district)
(Officers currently home based due to COVID pandemic)

 Salary: £31,795 (2020/2021 rates including 7.5% salary supplement)

Hours: 37hrs

 Role type: Permanent

 Closing Date: 26th November 2021


Eastern IFCA is the largest of the 10 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities and is 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 UK and local legislation, with an emphasis on the promotion of compliance via stakeholder engagement.


The successful candidates will have a previous background in an enforcement role with the ability to communicate effectively, to defuse confrontational situations and to develop constructive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. They will also be organised, able to prioritise their working day and to problem solve. 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 Grade 6 IFCOs are required to undertake vessel Skipper and Crew duties and as such must be qualified to RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore) for powered vessels. IFCO’s also support the work of colleagues in the Marine Science team, including undertaking surveys, research, and project work. The role is physically demanding so candidates should have a good level of fitness


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.


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


Please complete and return the application form to

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Simon Lee on 07795 343215


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