Fisheries Project Officer

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 22nd January 2018   6 days left

The MSC operates the world’s most recognised fisheries certification and eco-labelling program. We celebrate, promote and add value to sustainable fisheries and through the leadership of our partners, create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they fish the oceans. Over 300 fisheries around the world, landing 12% of the annual global harvest, are now engaged at some stage of the MSC’s independent assessment process. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

Reporting to the Fisheries Certification Manager (FCM), the Fisheries Project Officer will assist in implementing the MSC’s policies and procedures for the assessment of fisheries against the MSC’s Fisheries Certification Requirements (FCR). The post holder will contribute to the intellectual property of the organisation and, as a member of the Fisheries team, will have shared collegiate responsibility for working on the development, maintenance and management of the MSC’s fisheries assessment program.

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly motivated and organised individual with experience that demonstrates the progressive development of your skills, your attention to detail and your ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Download the Fisheries Project Officer job description here.

Application process

Please email the following material to

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the role,responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations;
  • A copy of your current CV
  • State whether you have the right to work in the UK

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”.

The subject of your email should read: Fisheries Project Officer

Application closing date: Monday, 22 January 2018 at 17:00 (GMT)

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