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Deputy Chief Fisheries & Conservation Officer (Sussex IFCA)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/12/16973
  • Published: Wed 08/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £43,857 – £47,852 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN43 6RE

Job introduction

Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: 37 hours per week

Closing date: noon on Friday 24 September 2021

About the role

The Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) are responsible for managing inshore fisheries and marine conservation off the Sussex coast; the Sussex IFCA district covers the entire Sussex Coast out to six nautical miles and all estuarine waters and tidal waters.

The Sussex IFCA’s duties are primarily defined within the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 they include the sustainable management and exploitation of sea fisheries resources, balancing socio-economic considerations with the need to protect the marine environment. The Sussex IFCA is responsible for fisheries management measures within future Marine Conservation Zones and designated Marine Special Areas of Conservation within Sussex coastal waters  

The Sussex IFCA is funded by East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council. 

The Authority is seeking a senior appointment to the role of Deputy Chief Fisheries & Conservation Officer. Working with the Chief Officer within the Senior Management the position requires a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual who can lead and motivate support a professional multi disciplined team. 

The position requires the holder to:

•           Understand the IFCA legislative framework and the wider landscape of fisheries and conservation regulation.

•           Develop and implement Authority planning and policies and operate in a strategic manner in accordance with IFCA guidance.

•           Manage and support staff responsible for functions including compliance and research.

•           Report and make presentations to the Authority’s members at statutory quarterly meetings.

•           To support communication planning, public engagement activities and external communications functions within the organisation.

•           Oversee complex and/or interagency enforcement activities and provide expert advice, interpretation of legal regulations.

•           Support project development and joint initiatives with partner organisations.

The post involves some inshore sea-going work and the post holder will also be required to hold a valid driving license or the ability to meet the travel requirements of the role. 

In accordance with Sussex IFCA Terms and Conditions of Service a 10% allowance on basic salary is paid for unsocial/additional hours. A vehicle allowance or lease vehicle will be allocated to the post. The post requires weekend working and hours to meet the needs of the role. The post holder is required to work a minimum of 37 hours per week and a maximum of 48 hours on average. 

For more application information please contact Rachel Griffin Tel: 01273 454407 and admin@sussex-ifca.gov.uk  or visit https://www.sussex-ifca.gov.uk/jobs

For an informal discussion on the role contact Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer Tel: 01273 454407.

Interviews will be held between 4th - 15th October 2021

 

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

 

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/12/16973
  • Published: Wed 08/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £43,857 – £47,852 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN43 6RE