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.

Kent & Essex IFCA currently have no vacancies

The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities currently has one vacancy






IFCA National Lead Training Officer


IFCA National Lead Training Officer

Salary: £22,753 (£37,922 pro-rata)

Location: Flexible

Type of position: Temporary (1 year with possibility of extension) part time (3 days per week)

Training of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCO’s) in order to carry out the duties required of them under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 is important to the success and effectiveness of IFCA’s, and is vital if we are to continue the key work of IFCAs in UK marine management.

This position offers an opportunity for interesting and highly varied employment for a person wishing to be involved in a developing area of work. Building upon the training structures already in place within IFCAs you will be responsible for developing, administering and delivering training across the country to all IFCAs at a national standardised level. This work will include the delivery of existing enforcement and compliance training packages, development of new packages and working closely with partner organisations to deliver a national accredited fishery officer training program.

This is a highly adaptive role which will make a tangible difference to the real-world management and enforcement of fisheries and MPAs across England.

The first round interviews for this post will be held week commencing 5th November 2018 in Ramsgate, Kent.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining your interest and suitability for the role taking into account the person specification and job description, to Dr Stephen Bolt ( For a copy of the person specification and job description click here or for further information please visit our website ( or contact at the above email.

Closing date for applications: 26th October 2018