Sustainable Seafood Advocate

Marine Conservation Society

Up to £33,300 DOE (incl London Weighting)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01989561574 Joanne O'Hagan

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental policy & campaigning, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 8th September 2019  

Contract:  Fixed-term for 3 years 
Hours:  Full time (35 hours per week)
Location:  London office with regular travel to Ross on Wye. Approx. every 2 months
Closing:  Sunday 8 September 2019
Interviews:  Monday 30 Sept – Wednesday 2 Oct 2019 

We ultimately want sustainable seafood to be the only choice for consumers and we are looking for an experienced and successful advocate to play a key part in our work to influence UK businesses and the general public to adopt responsible seafood buying practices. This role will develop exciting campaigns and communications and develop influential relationships which support our seafood buying advice, promote our Good Fish Guide and extend its reach. 

Our aims are ambitious, and require campaigns that are bold and progressive, creating a positive impact with our wide range of stakeholders, from businesses to NGOs and the general public. You will be part of a passionate team - able to draw on our existing high-level expertise in fisheries & aquaculture, campaigning, and communications – where you will act as a key spokesperson to bring new focus on our work. 

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is at the heart of the movement to protect and restore our seas. We are the UK's leading marine charity and we have played a central role in bringing about the current focus on marine plastics. We are determined to drive that momentum - ensuring that our actions create changes that will protect the future of our planet. 

Key Skills

  • Excellent communicator and proven ability to simply communicate complex scientific messages to targeted audiences and able to show how these communications have influenced the audience.
  • Experience of running projects and/or campaigns which have resulted in the desired changes to business practices.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to undertake some repetitive tasks.
  • Knowledge of wild capture and farmed seafood production and associated environmental impacts.
  • Good team player, who is able to work remotely from their immediate team. 


  • Previous experience in the seafood, environmental NGO, commercial procurement sectors 
  • Experience using and growing social media accounts.
  • Knowledge of seafood food supply chains and traceability.

How to Apply and Further Information

Download the information pack for the full job description and more about what we would like to see in your application.

Include a cover letter with your CV which tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification. We value this element of the application, so make sure you include it.

Send your CV and cover letter to Please make sure it’s in an editable format – so no PDF or Pages formats. 


MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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