Fisheries Officer

Fisheries Officer

• Location: Rivers House, Cardiff
• Grade & Salary: £31,490-£34,902 (Grade 5)
• Post number: 200981
• Type of contract: Permanent
• Work pattern: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday 

Closing date: 6th December 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Cardiff & Vale Environment Team as a Fisheries Officer. We are looking for a specialist in freshwater fisheries management to deliver various aspects of technical fisheries work, liaising closely with colleagues within the Cardiff & Vale Environment team, to ensure the effective delivery of a fisheries management that maximises NRW, SMNR and Wellbeing objectives.  

The post will involve improving and maintaining freshwater fisheries within the Cardiff and Vale area.  You will need to engage with a variety of stakeholders in the private, public and third sectors. The ability to communicate well both in writing and verbally is therefore essential for this role. An understanding of fisheries habitat, water quality, water resources and other factors affecting fish populations would be advantageous.  The post will also involve the regulation of Cardiff Bay which is unique to the area. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual who can work at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines and who is able to effectively prioritise their workload to deliver more for the environment.  

Qualifications and Skills

1. A good working knowledge of environment management, agriculture, fisheries, conservation or biodiversity, with focused experience in one of these distinct areas of the team remit. 
2. An understanding of how these multi-functional teams can contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources, 
3. Ensure continuing professional and personal development, expertise and competence through formal and informal learning and certification.
4. Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
5. The ability to influence, negotiate and gain cooperation of others. Experience of dealing successfully with difficult people / situations is important.
6. The ability to use specialised IT systems, such as GIS or NRW customised applications.
7. Able to work well as part of a team.
8. Hold a current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans).

Closing Date:
06/12/2022

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