Cockle Fishery Management Officer - Burry Inlet

Natural Resources Wales

South Wales
£31,490 - £34,902 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: marine conservation, sustainability

Closing date: Thursday, 25th August 2022  

Cockle Fishery Management Officer, Burry Inlet

  • Closing date: 25 August 2022
  • Location: Llandarcy or Crosshands
  • Salary: £31,490 - £34,902 (Grade 5)
  • Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment until 15 June 2024 with possibility of extension
  • Work pattern: 37 hours per week
  • Post number: 200109

Job Description: You will be part of a team managing and advising on Marine Protected Areas and the marine environment throughout Wales including managing Cockle Fishery Regulating orders at the Burry Inlet in the South and on the Dee Estuary. You will be providing local cockle fishery management for the Burry Inlet cockle fishery, including coordinating and delivering cockle fisheries licensing, and supporting their regulation. You will work with colleagues within the team, and with enforcement colleagues to deliver this service.

The work will be a mix of office and field-based work on site in all weathers on intertidal areas in the Burry Inlet.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following: 

  1. Experience of working with shellfish sector.
  2. Experience of building effective relationships.
  3. Experience of dealing with difficult customers and hostile situations.
  4. Ability to interpret and communicate marine environmental data.
  5. An understanding of the Dee or Bury inlet issues and conservation.
  6. Good interpersonal skills and experience of working collaboratively both internally and externally.

This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  1. Agile and flexible working
  2. Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  3. 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  4. Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  5. Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  6. Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose

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