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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 a vacancy for a Scientific and Conservation officer based in Ramsgate, Kent

 

 

 

Scientific and Conservation Officer/IFCO

 

Grade KR7/8 £21,511 to £28,047 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 carrying out a wide range of GIS projects, and developing new outputs from that analysis. You will also be supporting research projects and 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 have well-developed skills and abilities in manipulation of data using GIS and be keen to develop the Authority’s underwater survey skills using kit such as drop down cameras, side scan survey and benthic grabs.  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. You will also be interested in being trained to carry out enforcement of fisheries and MPA legislation.

The first round interviews for this post will be held week commencing 17 September 2018 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

Applications should be sent to katie.woods@kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk

Closing date for applications 27 August 2018: