Marine Engineer / Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer (IFCO)

Blyth, Northumberland
£23,933 – £29,134
10 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Marine Engineer / Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer (IFCO) -Enforcement

Salary: NIFCA Grade E, £23,933 – £29,134 (dependent on experience)

Hours: 37 hours (5 days) per week

The Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is looking for an experienced individual to fill the above position.

This is a dual role, with the main emphasis upon marine engineering and maintenance work required by the Authority with the successful applicant being responsible for the maintenance of the Authority’s vessels.

The position requires somebody ideally with experience in maintaining small work boats of up to 24 metres in length.

Knowledge of outboard engines and vessel hydraulic and electrical systems would be an advantage. Sea going experience would also be advantageous as the successful applicant will also be required to act as a member of crew on the Authority’s patrol vessel and Rigid Inflatable Boats.

The role will also entail working as part of the Authority’s enforcement team, knowledge of local inshore fisheries within the NIFCA district will also be advantageous.

Regular duties of the Authority Engineer/IFCO include:

  • Maintenance of the Authority’s vessels including the Authority Patrol Vessel ‘St Aidan’ which is a 16m catamaran; the Authority rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), (9.5 metre cabin RIB and 5.3 metre RIB onboard “St Aidan)”; and the Authority Ford Ranger.
  • Working as part of the crew on the Authority’s 16m Patrol Vessel ‘St Aidan’ and the rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) when required, and fully supporting all related activities.
  • As a trained and warranted Officer will support the IFCO team carrying out regular inspections at ports, harbours, wholesalers, markets and any other premises.
  • Actively engaging with commercial and recreational fishers, stakeholders and the public.
  • Giving evidence in Court and be cross examined by legal professionals, where required.
  • Where necessary, support the Environmental Team with surveys, data collection and any other duties required.
  • A varied work pattern from Monday to Sunday, in line with the needs of the Authority, and including some unsociable hours. The successful applicant will have:
  • Marine engineering knowledge with experience in a work boat role including MCA Approved Engine Course Part 1 and 2 or equivalent as a minimum
  • Full and valid UK driving licence and own vehicle
  •  Strong communication skills
  • Good IT, literacy and numeracy skills It would be desirable for the applicant to have:
  • Experience in maintaining small work boats
  • Knowledge of outboard engines and vessel hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Nautical experience
  • Knowledge of the local inshore fishing industry

To apply for this position, please complete our application form by visiting our website


Interviews will be held in June with the aim of the successful candidate starting in July 2019.