We are looking for a Good Fish Guide Ratings Support Officer to join our Fisheries & Aquaculture team so that our research and assessments can continue to grow, and our vital ratings database remains up to date.

Contract: 12-months Fixed Term Contract

Salary range: £23,500 – £25,500

Location: Full time: Flexible location, with some travel to MCS offices expected (London, Edinburgh, or Ross-on-Wye).

Closing date: Midnight 29th July 2021

Our seas face a wide range of threats. Over 90% of global fish stocks are already fished at or above their maximum capacity and our demand for seafood is set to increase. Aquaculture is rapidly expanding to meet this demand, but if this is not done in the right way, it can damage the environment and add to the pressures on our seas.

Consumers and businesses are more aware than ever of the importance of seafood sustainability. Since launching the Good Fish Guide in 2001, the Marine Conservation Society has gone on to help thousands of consumers and businesses make the right seafood choices for our seas. We use our in-depth research and insights to highlight the pressures on our wild fisheries resources and the environmental issues associated with the production of farmed seafood and showcase the most sustainable seafood alternatives. We have developed a number of tools to empower businesses and consumers to make the most sustainable fish purchases, including our in-depth and newly redesigned online Good Fish Guide and associated app.

With your knowledge of fisheries science and aquaculture management and production, you will be rigorous and detail-focused in researching new information and updating our existing knowledge on the sustainability of seafood that is most commonly consumed in the UK. You will use our methodologies to produce assessments and ratings for our Good Fish Guide and undertake research to provide an up-to-date evidence base on wild stocks, fishery and aquaculture regulations, and the environmental impacts of capture and production methods.

Key Skills

  • Good understanding of different aquaculture production and/or commercial fishing methods (ideally both), and associated ecological risks and management issues.
  • Excellent analytical and critical evaluation skills, in particular of technical scientific fishing and/or aquaculture reports and policy content.
  • Proven ability to summarise and communicate complex scientific information in a clear and simple way to a range of audiences both orally and written.
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills for maintaining large datasets and working to deadlines.
  • Strong team working and communication skills.
  • Ability to remain motivated with focused work.

Our Commitment

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.

Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

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

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