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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.

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.

Current vacancies

Job Titles:

Fisheries & Conservation Officer (IFCO), see the job description

Fisheries & Conservation Officer, enhanced - research and conservation function (IFCOe), see the job description

Senior Fisheries & Conservation Officer (SIFCO), see the job description

Application form

Area: Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

Organisation: Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Contract Type: Full Time – Fixed Term 2 Year Contract.

Applicable Salary Band:

IFCO      £21,166 - £23,836 pa     

IFCOe    £24,313 - £27,905 pa

SIFCO    £28,785 - £32,029 pa

All posts eligible for 10% salary allowance for unsocial and additional hrs.

Hours of work: minimum 37 hours per week

Working pattern: Full time

Closing date: Monday 29th April 2019 (extended from Thursday 18th April 2019)

Fisheries and Conservation Officers

The 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 Officer, Fisheries & Conservation Officer (enhanced research and conservation role) and Senior Fisheries & Conservation Officer (training and intelligence). You will join a small team of motivated professionals based in our Shoreham by Sea office.

Development training is provided

In accordance with Sussex IFCA Terms and Conditions of Service a 10% allowance on basic salary is paid for unsocial/additional hours. Officers involved in both enforcement and research activities are required to work a minimum of 20 weekend days per year and a maximum of 28 weekend days. Staff shall work on average a minimum of 37 hours per week.

For further information and application forms please contact the IFCA office on 01273 454407 or email

For informal advice on the recruitment process please ask for Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer or Sean Ashworth, Deputy Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer on 01273 454407.

It is intended that interviews will be held in the week beginning 29th April

Application Form to be returned to the Authority Office marked IFCO application. 

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