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Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officer

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Offering a friendly working environment and team, and a rewarding and varied position within a respected organisation, we are looking for two friendly Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officers Grade 5 (Enforcement) to join our team. Eastern IFCA is the largest of the 10 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities, responsible for the coastline of Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk out to six nautical miles at sea. One of its primary functions is to enforce all relevant fisheries and conservation regulations, which is undertaken by a team of warranted Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCO). You will be based in Kings Lynn and expected to work across the District. Officers are currently home based due to COVID pandemic. The Role – Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officer: This interesting and varied role will involve working both independently and as part of a small team, conducting vessel and shore-based patrols in the proportionate enforcement of UK and local legislation, with an emphasis on the promotion of compliance via stakeholder engagement. In addition to enforcement activity IFCOs will undertake vessel crew duties and are expected to support the work of colleagues in the Marine Science team, including undertaking surveys, research and project work. You will be required to work some unsocial hours including early mornings, late evenings and some weekend and nights when required. A salary supplement of 7.5% (included in the salary quoted above) is payable in recompense for this. Person Specification – Inshore Fishery and Conservation Officer: • Enthusiasm for marine environment & its protection and willing to work outdoors in all weathers • Previous experience of outdoor work is desirable e.g. boat handling, fisheries, environmental survey work or other marine field work • Ability to communicate effectively, to defuse confrontational situations and to develop constructive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders • Strong problem solving and organisational skills with the ability to prioritize the working day • You will be part of the visible face of the Authority so should be capable of promoting the reputation and values of Eastern IFCA • Able to confidently and professionally engage with members of the public Closing Date: 2nd July 2021

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