INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION OFFICER

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Location
NE24 4RT, Blyth
Salary
NIFCA Grade E:  £23,993 - £29,135 (pro-rata)
Posted
01 Feb 2019
Closes
27 Feb 2019
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

PART-TIME INSHORE FISHERIES AND CONSERVATION OFFICER (IFCO) - Enforcement

Salary: NIFCA Grade E:  £23,993 - £29,135 (pro-rata)

Hours:   22.5 hours (3 days) per week

NIFCA is looking to recruit a part-time enforcement Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer (IFCO)/Patrol Boat Crew Member. The post holder will be expected to carry out enforcement duties both at sea and ashore and will suit someone with previous experience of enforcement work. Some unsociable hours and weekend work required. Full driving licence and car are essential.

Regular duties of an IFCO include:

  • Working as a crewmember on the Authority’s 16m Patrol Vessel ‘St Aidan’ and the rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) when required, and fully supporting all related activities.
  • Carrying out regular inspections at ports, harbours, wholesalers, markets and any other premises individually or with other IFCOs (sometimes during unsociable hours).
  • Actively engaging with commercial and recreational fishers, stakeholders and the public. 
  • Giving evidence in Court and be cross examined by legal professionals, where required.
  • Actively supporting the Environmental Team with surveys, data collection and any other duties required.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Full driving licence and vehicle
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Experience in an enforcement/similar role

It would be desirable for the applicant to have:

  • Nautical experience
  • Knowledge of the local inshore fishing industry

To apply for this position, please complete our application form and send it with a covering letter as supporting documents, by clicking apply.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2019

Interviews will be held in mid-March with the aim of the successful candidate starting at the end of April 2019.

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