Senior Marine Officer

Senior Marine Officer

Starting salary: £27,554
Location: King’s Lynn

Familiar with marine laws and regulations? If so, you could protect the waters around the English coast – including marine habitats and fish stocks – by upholding key legislation.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is a government agency that licenses, regulates and plans marine activities in English waters to ensure they’re carried out in a sustainable way. We’re currently looking to recruit a Senior Marine Officer to uphold regulations and help create clean, healthy, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.

About the role
Leading a small team of Marine Officers, you’ll tackle a range of work centred on marine enforcement. It’s a varied role where you’ll ensure compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and marine conservation and wildlife legislation, as well as marine licensing regulations. Day-to-day, you’ll plan, supervise and lead this compliance and enforcement work, which includes inspections of vessels, premises and vehicles at ports and potentially at sea. When you’re back at the office, you can expect plenty of management administration such as grant applications, vessel licensing and data validation. We’ll also look to you to represent the MMO at meetings and to work in conjunction with over government agencies and stakeholders.

About you
To join us, you’ll need extensive experience in fisheries or marine enforcement. Whatever your background, you must have a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation as well as a strong drive to enforce rules protecting fish stocks, marine habitats and marine wildlife. You’ll combine this with good communication skills, an organised approach and a gift for team management. Crucially, you must be able to travel across your area, work some unsocial hours (e.g. weekends) and tackle physically demanding duties in a challenging marine environment. In fact, we’ll expect you to meet the standard required to obtain a Seafarers Medical Certificate (ENG1). Please note that after your initial training, you’ll qualify as a Marine Enforcement Officer, so motivation and the desire to progress are important. In return for your commitment you will be eligible for a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, 30 days annual leave per annum (plus up to a further 10.5 days for bank holidays and privilege days) and the opportunity to enroll in a Government pension scheme.

About the MMO
The Marine Management Organisation is responsible for the majority of activities in English waters. We oversee marine planning to ensure the sustainable development of our coastal and offshore waters, monitor and control sea fishing activity, enforce marine legislation and licensing, and carry out projects that help to protect water environments.

Closing date: 10th February 2017

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