December 2020: Recruitment for IFCA members

Posted on 11th December 2020

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation.

The MMO is looking to recruit several members to regional IFCAs across the UK. These include a nmber of vaccancies on the Cornwal

Each IFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for our seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders. The following IFCA regions are seeking proactive individuals with good communication skills and a demonstrable ability to disseminate IFCA regulations, policies and guidance through their network of contacts to serve as a member.

Andrew Wareing, Director of Digital and Analysis at MMO, responsible for IFCA selection, said:

“These are exciting opportunities for people with experience and a passion for their inshore marine area to play a major part in shaping how their local area is managed. If you want to make a positive difference and help balance economic, social and environmental needs, we would be pleased to hear from you. MMO invite applications from all industry sectors, however we would particularly welcome applicants from the commercial and recreational fishing sectors.”

The deadline for applications is 23:55 on 4 January 2021.

Each appointment is made for a period of 3 to 5 years, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of 10 years. It is conditional upon the member following terms and conditions for the appointment. Appointments are made in line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments and guidance issued by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs . Appointees must follow relevant IFCA codes of conduct as well as abiding by the terms and conditions of appointment.

The role is on a voluntary basis although relevant expenses may be reimbursed. You can email for more information.

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