Senior Officer: Chief Fisheries Officer

The Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is looking for someone with strong leadership, organisational and communication skills with the knowledge and experience of marine environmental  and science issues to lead the Isles of Scilly IFCA.

The Isles of Scilly IFCA is the smallest of the IFCA’s, it extends 6 nautical miles seaward from the baseline from which the UK Territorial waters are measured, and including the waters on the landward side of these baselines. The Isles of Scilly IFCA is responsible for carrying out its duties within 406 km2 of sea. The Isles of Scilly IFCA has a Humber 7m Ocean Pro RIB equipped with many standard electronic aids such as radar and also has a Sidescan Sonar and an underwater camera. Additionally the RIB also has a Spencer Carter hauler. The RIB's dual purpose is for monitoring the Marine Conservation Zone and the European Marine Site areas with associated survey work as well as enforcement.

Are you a leader, with experience of working in marine conservation and enforcement, able to represent the IFCA with scientists, fishermen, and Government; can you manage competing demands in a small community?

For an informal discussion please telephone Nicola Stinson (01720) 424802 or email

Thinking of working for the Council of the Isles of Scilly? Here are just some of the benefits which we are able to offer to our employees:

  • A competitive salary
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • A generous relocation package for eligible candidates
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday allowance
  • A free confidential and impartial counselling service
Business Unit: 
Strategic Development
Full Time - Permanent
£37,306-£41,967 per annum
Closing Date: 
Friday, 01 December, 2017 - 1pm
Application Pack: 
Additional Information: 

Application Form
Advertisement Monitoring
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
Guidance Notes
Isles of Scilly Information Sheet

Please submit completed applications to or 
HR Officer
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NA

Please note that canvassing of Members or Officers will disqualify you from consideration

If you require this application pack in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please email or telephone 01720 424000