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Working for Us and Current Vacancies

Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority employs people in a range of full time roles including enforcement officers, research officers and office support staff.

Sussex IFCA also has opportunities for volunteers and work placement students. Volunteers can expect to find themselves embedded in the work of the conservation and research team analysing data, writing reports and taking part in marine field studies. Contact us to enquire about potential opportunities.

If you are a scuba diver and wish to be part of the Seasearch volunteer programme then contact the organiser here. Please note that Seasearch is not an IFCA project.

Two current vacancies at Sussex IFCA:

Fisheries & Conservation Research Officer (IFCO) andFisheries & Conservation Research Officer [enhanced] (IFCOe) Closing date: Sunday 19th December 2021The Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) are responsible for managing aspects of the inshore waters off the Sussex coast. The district covers the entire Sussex Coast out to six nautical miles, including the estuaries. The Sussex IFCA has a wide range of duties including the management of the exploitation of sea fisheries resources and the conservation of the marine environment, balancing socio-economic considerations with the need to protect the marine environment. The IFCA is funded by East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council.We are looking for motivated and capable individuals to undertake the roles of Fisheries & Conservation Research Officer and Fisheries & Conservation Research Officer (enhanced). These roles will undertake day to day operational activities associated with inshore fisheries management, with a focus on conservation and research activities as defined in the operational plan. You will join a small team of motivated professionals based in our Shoreham by Sea office, with a proportion of remote working considered.
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Fisheries & Conservation Research Officer (IFCO)
Fisheries & Conservation Research Officer [Enhanced] (IFCOe)To Apply:
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Download the Equal Opportunities formFor further information please contact the IFCA office on 01273 454407 or email informal advice on the recruitment process please ask for Erin Lawes, Conservation and Research Manager or Jen Lewis, Senior Research Officer.It is intended that interviews will be held in the week beginning 10th January 2022.Application Form to be returned to the Authority Office marked IFCO application or by email to

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