Scientific Officer (Non-Operational) Job – Cornwall Council Hayle

We are seeking a full-time, desk based Scientific Officer to assist Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) with the management of inshore fisheries around the coast of Cornwall and to assist the Authority to meet some of its statutory obligations.

The role holder will join a small team and will be required to analyse fisheries and marine environmental data to inform and support the decisions of the Authority. Additionally, the role holder will be required to assist in preparing reports and responses to various consultations.

You will have a BSc (Hons) in a marine science discipline and you must be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of relevant biological/ecological assessment techniques. You will need excellent communication skills – written and oral. You will work as part of a team and after training, be confident of working alone when required.

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Experience in fisheries or marine research and/or management is desirable and you will have knowledge of Cornwall IFCA’s work. Ideally you will also be able to demonstrate experience using GIS, using analytical software packages and be able to evidence a good understanding of marine environmental legislation.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process

Please be advised that for this role we are accepting uploaded supporting statements and/or CVs to support your online application.

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Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

This is an 18-month fixed term contract.

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