Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer

Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

A unique opportunity to lead a specialist team that is improving the way we manage
marine fisheries and the environment in Sussex coastal waters.

The Sussex IFCA is a leading, innovative, and forward-looking organisation within its
field. As Head of Service for a Statutory Authority you will have overall responsibility for
inshore marine fisheries and conservation functions, administration, financial management and
marine operations.

This is your chance to have direct involvement in the further development and
implementation of management systems to create sustainable fisheries and manage fisheries
within inshore marine protected areas.

The Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) are responsible for managing
inshore fisheries and marine conservation off the Sussex coast; the Sussex IFCA district covers
the entire Sussex Coast out to six nautical miles and all estuarine waters and tidal waters.

The Sussex IFCA’s duties are primarily defined within the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009,
they include the sustainable management and exploitation of sea fisheries resources, balancing
socio-economic considerations with the need to protect the marine environment. The Sussex IFCA
is responsible for fisheries management measures within Marine Conservation Zones and
designated Marine Special Areas of Conservation within Sussex coastal waters.

The Sussex IFCA is funded by East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and
Brighton and Hove City Council.

This unique position provides an opportunity to lead and further develop an innovative and well
recognised public body. The position requires a motivated, professional individual with a range
of technical, management and political skills that can lead a small professional team in the
field of inshore fisheries management.

The post holder will also be required to hold a valid driving licence.

In accordance with Sussex IFCA Terms and Conditions of Service a 10% allowance on basic salary
is paid for unsocial/additional hours. The post requires weekend working and hours to meet the
needs of the role. The post holder is required to work a minimum of 37 hours per week and a
maximum of 48 hours on average.

For further information about the application process please contact Committee Manager, Rebecca
Belleni, Tel: 01273 454407 or Email: [email protected]

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries and
Conservation Officer Tel: 01273 454407.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 13th or 20th March 2023

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Application forms to be returned by email to:

[email protected]

Application forms can also be returned by post to:

Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

12a Riverside Business Centre

Brighton Road


West Sussex

BN43 6RE

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