Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

We are offering a unique opportunity to lead the newly developed strand of work focussing on addressing the biodiversity impacts of illegal and destructive fishing, and in particular the wide spread issue of bottom trawling globally. You will play a key role in developing strategies for advocacy to raise the issue of bottom trawling at a global policy level, seeking to leverage impact by influencing important stakeholders at a range of levels, including the seafood sector and national and international governments. You will have a role in supporting marine projects globally to develop strategies to address destructive fishing, and in building a strong portfolio and platform for FFI to engage more widely on this issue, including testing innovative solutions.

Technical Specialist, Destructive Fisheries, Conservation Science & Design
Salary: circa £36,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK. Some travel within the UK and internationally may be required.

You will work closely with the Head of Marine to support and integrate new work streams on illegal and destructive fishing, into our existing sustainable fisheries approaches. We are looking for an experienced technical specialist with a proven track record in fisheries management and advocacy and the ability to work constructively with a range of stakeholders, including in-country teams and the fisheries sector.

You will have strong research and analytical skills combined with the ability to present convincing arguments. You will be able to communicate with confidence and credibility to a range of audiences, and have experience in building and maintaining positive organisational and external relationships.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 23 January 2022.