Closing date: Sunday, 3rd July 2022 5 days left
Location: Flexible across the UK (or office based in London, Edinburgh, or Ross-on-Wye)
We are looking for an exceptional leader to enable delivery of our ambitious goals on fisheries and aquaculture. We want to ensure there are more fish in healthier seas, improve the way wild fisheries and fish farms are managed, and influence consumers and seafood businesses to be more responsible in their seafood buying choices.
Our Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture leads a team of policy and technical experts on fisheries and aquaculture, including seafood sourcing and sustainability ratings. The postholder also works across the organisation: integrating fisheries and aquaculture with our work on ocean recovery and clean seas; linking with our Scotland and Wales teams on devolved fisheries and aquaculture issues; and with our communications and engagement experts to promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to a wide audience. Our Good Fish Guide has recently been transformed, so leadership of this work and our engagement with seafood businesses and supply chains is key.
The seafood industry across the countries of the UK is undergoing huge challenges due to new legislation, political issues and the biodiversity and nature crises. The response to these challenges brings the opportunity for change to set a positive, sustainable future for the sector. This role will work with colleagues as part of our strategic leadership team to help steer this change so that it benefits the environment and climate, but also those communities that rely on the seafood industry for their livelihoods.
What you’ll do
What you’ll need to show us
How to apply
Please submit your application directly to [email protected] If you would like to contact us to request an adjustment that would support you fully taking part in a recruitment process please contact us at [email protected]
What we need to see
Your CV –We would prefer that you removed your personal information like photographs, contact information, name and age from your CV.
A motivation statement - tell us how your experience meets the role requirements by referring closely to both the job description and the person specification. Include examples of your work or experiences which show how you will meet the job criteria and person specification and what skills you bring which would make you successful in the role.
Your motivation statement should also let us know what inspired you to apply for this role with us – tell us what it is about our work that attracted you to the organisation and the position.
We find that stronger applications have this statement – to give yourself the best opportunity for this role, please ensure you include it. No need to write pages, one side of A4 would be perfect, two would be more than enough so try to limit yourself.
We understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let us know what we can do to accommodate you.
If you’re invited to an interview, you may be requested to prepare a task in advance, or take part in a group activity as part of the assessment process – we’ll let you have all the details in the invitation to interview. We will also invite you to talk to us about any reasonable adjustments which would support you in fully taking part in the interview process.
The legal bit
If you’re successful, all offers of employment are conditional, subject to the following:
Everyone can expect to be treated with consideration and respect and MCS is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. Good working relationships release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual, in an atmosphere where everyone can learn and work without prejudice, discrimination, harassment or violence.
We are committed to developing a team which is reflective of our society, and which can offer insight and views that influence our work. We are particularly interested in applications from groups which are under-represented in marine, environmental and charity sectors. If you would like to speak to us please call the HR team on 01989 561574
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