IFCO Vacancy (Enforcement)

 Position: Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officers Grade 5 (Enforcement)

Reports to: Senior IFCO Compliance

 Location: Based in Lowestoft (expected to work across the district)
(Officers currently work from home due to COVID pandemic and a review of the working model currently is being undertaken)

 Salary: £27,940 (2020/2021 rates including 7.5% salary supplement)
Pay Award Pending

Hours: 37hrs

Role type: Permanent

 Closing Date: 28th January 2022


Eastern IFCA is one of 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’s).


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 Fisheries 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 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 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.


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.


Employment of successful candidates will be conditional on a satisfactory Baseline Personnel Security Standard check and passing a seafarers medical (ENG1 or ML5). Successful completion of the STCW95 seagoing safety courses will be a requirement for successful completion of the probationary period.


To apply for this role please complete and return the application form to jodihammond@eastern-ifca.gov.uk

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


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