Senior Fisheries Assessment Manager

Marine Stewardship Council


Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, marine conservation

Closing date: Friday, 2nd March 2018  

The role 

Does the thought of helping to deliver our Integrated Strategic Plan excite you? Can you lead a small, professional team? We’re looking for a Senior Fisheries Assessment Manager, who will contribute to the development of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and ensure its robust and credible application in MSC assessments. You’ll be responsible for implementing internal procedures related to the MSC assessment process, and representing the MSC at senior levels in business, government, regulatory and scientific circles and the non-profit world

You will also lead on standard policy development projects in key areas of fisheries sustainability including sustainable stocks, ecosystem interactions and effective management.

You will

  • be qualified to post-graduate degree level or equivalent in marine ecology, fisheries science and/or management, or related subject
  • have knowledge of fisheries management, with experience in developing and applying management frameworks at local and regional levels,
  • have the ability to build and manage effective relationships and partnerships, and
  • have significant experience of motivating and managing staff, and be able to foster a positive can-do mind set amongst your team.

About the MSC

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our world-leading certification and ecolabeling programme we recognise and reward sustainable fisheries and through the leadership of our partners, create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they operate. Over 300 fisheries around the world, representing 12% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

Download the Senior Fisheries Assessment Manager job description 

Application Process: If interested, please email the following information to

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

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: Senior Fisheries Assessment Manager

Closing date

Friday 2 March 2018 at 09:00 GMT

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