Lead Compliance Officer

Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Ramsgate, Kent
£28,609 - £38,679 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk debbie.oshea@kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk 01843585310 Debbie O'Shea

Sectors: marine conservation, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 31st March 2019  

Could you protect the fish, habitats and species in the Kent & Essex inshore waters by upholding key legislation?

About the role

In this varied role you will be at the centre of coordinating and carrying out compliance and enforcement in the marine environment for the Kent and Essex IFCA. You will work to ensure that anyone fishing in the Kent and Essex District complies with the Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009 and other marine, environmental and sea fisheries legislation.

You will be the lead officer responsible for collating information and intelligence as well as coordinating the investigation of offences including evidence gathering, conducting interviews and case file building. You will do this using your expertise and experience to ensure that the small teams of officers you work with in both Kent and Essex follow correct procedures and processes related to compliance, enforcement and investigation.

You will work and liaise with officers across the District, directing enforcement patrols in response to received information regarding non-compliance as well as conducting operational planning for seasonal fisheries. You will work closely with a range of partner organisations and stakeholders, carrying out inspections; collecting and recording data; developing contacts and giving advice and guidance.

About you

To join us, you must have enthusiasm for the marine environment and a knowledge of marine issues and the fishing industry together with a strong drive to enforce rules protecting fish stocks, marine habitats and marine wildlife. You will have had experience in investigating offences and preparing case files, and the confidence to carry forward prosecutions for the Authority. You’ll combine this with good communication skills, an organised approach and a gift for teamwork and collaboration. Crucially, you must be ready to work some unsocial hours (e.g. weekends and at night) and be physically capable of carrying out practical work both on the shore and at sea.

The first round interviews for this post will be held week commencing 22nd April 2019 in Ramsgate, Kent.

For further information and to download an application form please visit our website: www.kentandessex-ifca.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications: 31st March 2019

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