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At present Kent & Essex IFCA employs 14 full time staff, 1 part-time staff member and a part time financial advisor.  In addition to this the Authority also contributes to the services of the Clerk, Chairman and Vice-chairman.  The structure and key roles of each member of staff are laid out in Dig.4.  One of the areas that KEIFCA are trying to develop in the organisation as we move into our fourth year is the ability of each officer to take on each other’s roles, and expand their knowledge base so that each officer is competent in a wide spectrum of new roles and duties.  This approach will give KEIFCA a huge amount of flexibility in being able to deliver all KEIFCA’s new duties and react to events.

We currently have two vacancies

 

 

 

Scientific and Conservation Officer/IFCO

Grade KR7/8 £21,298 to £27,769 per annum

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

Could you protect the waters around the Kent & Essex coasts by undertaking research and gathering information on the marine habitats and fish stocks found within it?

About the role

Working with the Lead Scientific and Conservation officer you will be part of a small team assisting in the development of Habitat Regulations Assessments and for the completion of Impact Assessments for any required byelaws.

You will be supporting research projects and carrying out GIS projects. You will also carry out survey work, following established methodologies as well as carrying out data recording and analysis. This work will be carried out both on land and at sea on one of our patrol vessels.

You would also be responsible for replying to consultations, liaising with marine agencies and attending meetings.

On occasions you would be expected to carry out warranted Fishery Officer enforcement duties, both on land and at sea, working as part of a small team on a patrol vessel as a member of the crew.

These duties would be carried out across both Kent and Essex, as well as occasionally outside the district.

About you

You must have a keen interest in the marine environment and a range of marine survey skills.  You will equally enjoy outdoor field work and delivering desk based analysis and reporting.  You will be trained in the use of small RIB type vessels and be keen to develop the Authority’s underwater survey skills using kit such as drop down cameras, side scan survey and benthic grabs. You will also be interested to be trained in carrying out enforcement of fisheries and MPA legislation. Highly self-motivated, you must have sound problem-solving skills and will be methodical, organised and have an excellent attention to detail. You must have good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, be flexible and possess the ability to organise your own workload to meet deadlines, as well as to motivate others to do so.

The first round interviews for this post will be held week commencing 27 November 2017 in Ramsgate, Kent. If you are selected for an interview you will be expected to provide a ten minute presentation to the interview panel.

For further information click here and to download an application form please click here

Completed applications can be emailed to debbie.oshea@kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: 9 November 2017

 

 

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer

Grade KR7/8 £21,298 to £27,769 per annum

Location: Brightlingsea, Essex

Permanent Full-time Position

Could you protect the waters around the Kent and Essex coast – including marine habitats and fish stocks – by enforcing key legislation?

About the role

In this varied role, you’ll tackle a range of work centred on marine enforcement at sea and on land. Day-to-day, you could be doing anything from inspecting boats at sea to carrying out surveys of fish stocks and habitats. You will be trained in carrying out enforcement of fisheries and MPA legislation and you’ll ensure that anyone fishing in the Kent & Essex IFCA district, either commercially or recreationally, complies with the Marine & Coastal Access Act and other marine, environmental and sea fisheries legislation. You will work closely with a range of contacts and stakeholders, carrying out inspections; collecting and recording data; and giving advice and guidance using your knowledge and understanding of the different fisheries and fishing methods in our district and the issues they face. You will be trained in the use of small RIBs and other vessels and be keen to develop the Authority’s underwater survey skills.

About you

To join us, you must have enthusiasm for the marine environment and a knowledge of marine issues and the fishing industry together with a strong drive to enforce rules protecting fish stocks, marine habitats and marine wildlife. You’ll combine this with good communication skills, an organised approach and a gift for teamwork and collaboration. Crucially, you must be ready to work some unsocial hours (e.g. weekends and at night) and tackle physically demanding duties in a challenging marine environment. In fact, we’ll expect you to meet the standard required to obtain a Seafarers Medical Certificate (ENG1 to be able to inspect fishing vessels both when in port and when working at sea.

The first round interviews for this post will be held week commencing 4 December 2017 in Brightlingsea, Essex. If you are selected for an interview you will be expected to provide a ten minute presentation to the interview panel.

For further information click here and to download an application form please click here

Completed applications can be emailed to debbie.oshea@kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: 9 November 2017