Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer

An interesting opportunity to be involved in front line fisheries management. Suitable training will be given. The post will involve carrying out enforcement of fisheries legislation, assisting with surveys, liaising with the public and fishers, writing reports and attending meetings on behalf of NWIFCA.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £19,621 to £23,708 (Local Government Scale 22-28), depending on experience. A local government pension scheme is available through Your Pension Service.
The successful applicant will be based at the Carnforth or Whitehaven office or may be home based, and is required to work throughout NWIFCA district wherever enforcement is needed. The post holder must be willing to work some early mornings, late evenings, and occasionally at weekends or on night patrols as required by the demands of enforcement duties, weather and tides. Hours are flexible based on an average 37 hour working week; there is no payment for overtime, but TOIL (time off in lieu) can be taken later by approval of management.
The post requires someone with excellent communication skills – both written and oral, IT literate, and physically capable of carrying out practical work both on the shore and at sea. Good team working combined with the confidence and self-motivation to work alone at times are both necessary for this post. Enthusiasm for the marine environment and a knowledge of marine issues and the fishing industry are required. A full UK driving licence is essential. Appointment will be dependent on being able to pass a Medical (ML5) and on a satisfactory CRB check being obtained. A full Job Description and Person Specification is available on the NWIFCA website (http://www.nw-ifca.gov.uk/).
Applications should be in the form of a full Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement, including the following:

•Name and current address, phone number and email
•Full employment history, including any gaps
•All qualifications completed with results
•Full educational history from starting secondary school, with results
•Details of any relevant fisheries or marine experience, including any course completed in boat handling or other marine safety courses
•Details of driving licence (full, clean and which driving categories)
•Interests and hobbies
•Details of any cautions or convictions you have received
•Names and addresses (with phone and email if possible) of 2 referees, one of which should be your most recent employer
•Personal statement stating why you are suitable for the post
Please also include with your application a short handwritten letter (no more than 100 words) explaining why you are interested in this post – this may be scanned and emailed if you are applying electronically.

Applications may be submitted by post or email by the closing date of 17 September 2012, to EITHER:

•NWIFCA, 1 Preston Street, Carnforth LA5 9BY OR
office@nw-ifca.gov.uk (email applications will be acknowledged)
•Closing date:  Mon 17 September 12 

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