Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager, UK and Ireland

Marine Stewardship Council


Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, marine conservation, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 23rd May 2019   2 days left

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 internationally-recognised certification and ecolabeling programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the market place, through the leadership of our partners. Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 14% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

Successful fisheries outreach is at the heart of the MSC programme, vital to driving participation in the MSC programme and facilitating fishery improvements to achieve healthy oceans for future generations.

MSC’s UK team is looking for a dynamic, highly organised, technically able Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager to successfully deliver the Fisheries Outreach Programme in the UK and Ireland. We want an experienced, keen advocate of the oceans and sustainable seafood, someone who appreciates the MSC’s mission and values, who is committed to making a lasting contribution to sustainable fishing around the world.

The Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager will have extensive knowledge of the UK fishing industry and be expected to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the UK and Irish seafood sectors and fisheries in the MSC programme and working towards certification, to support the MSC in its mission for healthy oceans and sustainable seafood.

The post will involve working with the UK and Irish fisheries and seafood sector, so the successful candidate will need to combine a knowledge of marine and fisheries issues with a thorough technical understanding of this fascinating sector.

The Senior Fisheries Outreach Manager must be a strategic thinker, a keen planner, and able to engage with and communicate technical concepts to a wide range of audiences. A real self-starter, they will be able to lead and inspire internal and external partners, have exemplary influencing, negotiating and problem-solving skills and the ability to remain composed in high-pressure environments.

Reporting to the Programme Director, UK & Ireland, the successful candidate will work in close collaboration with our Commercial outreach and Communications teams to promote MSC certified fisheries and Fisheries Improvement Projects to deliver integrated projects that help drive success and contribute to the attainment of UK fisheries sustainability. Cultivating and maintaining essential internal and external relationships will therefore be an essential component of this role. 

The post will be based in MSC’s headquarters in London (EC1A 2DH) with regular travel and out-of-hours work as required.

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 right to work in the UK and your salary expectations; and
  • A copy of your 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 Outreach Manager, UK and Ireland.

Applications closing date: 23 May 2019, 5:00pm (BST)

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