Northern Ireland Marine Task Force Officer

Ulster Wildlife

£26,655 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 028 9045 4094 Julie Parkinson

Reference: NIMTF 04/18

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 26th March 2018   7 days left

NI Marine Task Force Officer 

Are you passionate about our seas and about working to ensure our marine life gets proper protection? We're seeking an experienced individual to coordinate the work of the NI Marine Task Force (NIMTF)* and provide scientific expertise and policy input on the implementation of measures coming from the NI Marine Act.

A primary focus will be to provide technical ecological expertise relating to Marine Protected Areas, Marine Spatial Planning and sustainable fisheries management in Northern Ireland.

The officer will, on behalf of and alongside NIMTF members, lead initiatives such as reports, legal advice and events to influence marine protection and planning and provide a strong and articulate voice with key decision makers and stakeholders. They will coordinate NIMTF’s work, represent NIMTF on fora, and report to and facilitate meetings of the group.

This post is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and supported by NIMTF’s members. The officer is employed by Ulster Wildlife on behalf of the NI Marine Task Force.

Contract: Fixed term contract until 30 November 2020 - post subject to a 6 month probationary period. 

Salary: £26,655 – £28,097 plus access to contributory pension scheme to a maximum of 7%

Closing date: Monday 26 March 2018 – 12 noon

Location: This post will involve multi-location working and will be based between the Ulster Wildlife Offices, Heron Road, Belfast and RSPB NI’s offices, Belvoir Park, Belfast and will require occasional travel throughout the UK and Ireland

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

*The NIMTF is a coalition of ten non-Government organisations including RSPB, Ulster Wildlife, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, WWF, National Trust, Friends of the Earth, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Marine Conservation Society and Northern Ireland Environment Link, campaigning under the vision for ‘Clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.’

Interviews are provisionally planned for 11 April 2018.

For further information, job description and application form please visit our website here.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

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