Local recruitment: Inland Fisheries Officer

Isle of Man Government

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Job Reference: DOEF-015946

Salary: £25,035 – £30,198 Per Annum

Closing Date: 26/02/2023

Department: Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture

Location: Thie Slieau Whallian

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 37

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Are you looking to be part of a highly successful, dedicated and professional team who manage and protect fisheries within the Isle of Man?

About the role and our team

Join the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture as an Inland Fisheries Officer!

Our supportive team manage and protect fisheries and their supporting ecosystems within the Isle of Man and the territorial sea. We develop innovative and dynamic fisheries management measures that seek to balance the economic, environmental and social needs of the Isle of Man. ​​​​​​​

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and working closely with the Inland Fisheries Foreman
  • Monitoring fish breeding work e.g. the capture and transport of live fish (including salmon, trout and eels) and rearing from fertilised eggs right through to adult fish​​​​​
  • Delivering advice to and liaising with contractors, landowners, farmers and Government Departments such as to minimise adverse impacts and where possible, enhance riverine habitats
  • Conducting freshwater fisheries monitoring and surveying to provide data for guiding future initiatives
  • Assisting in the operation of the Department’s aquaculture facilities that produce high quality rainbow trout for recreational angling in our reservoirs 

This post offers you both outdoor and indoor work with opportunities involving enforcement to protect our fisheries from poaching, unauthorised development of water courses or other harmful practices.

If you have a desire to support and coordinate efforts towards managing and protecting the Island’s fisheries, we would love to hear from you!

What can this role offer me?

You will receive an additional 15% pay allowance when providing unsociable hours cover at the Department’s aquaculture facilities, this will be on a seasonal/rota basis and will be within your 37 hour working week. You will also receive an additional pay allowance for any overtime worked outside of your normal 37 hour working week.

Training will be provided including police powers and procedures, criminal procedures and investigations, first aid at sea, firefighting at sea, ML5 medical assessment, operating electrofishing equipment and survival at sea.

You will also have access to our Learning, Education and Development Centre and the fantastic range of fully funded courses we support.

To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact John Ward on 07624 569744.

A provisional interview date of 08 March 2023 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im.

Additional information

Please note a basic police check is required for this post, which the Department will cover the cost of for you. Please note if you have lived for more than 6 months outside of the UK in the last 5 years, you will be required to obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the appropriate authorities in the relevant locations, please read the guidance about how to obtain this letter.

A full valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle is required for this role.

A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.

We support flexible working and equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and would encourage you to apply.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers.​​​​​

Notes for Applicants

Our Benefits – A Quick guide

Our People Qualities

Job Description & Person Specification





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