Fisheries Management Scotland has an established track record in advocating for the protection and preservation of Scotland’s wild salmon and freshwater fish, along with developing their fisheries and protecting wider environment on which they depend.

Post: Aquaculture Interactions Manager with Fisheries Management Scotland based in Edinburgh. It is expected that this post will be funded for a period of three years, following a review after year one and satisfactory performance reviews.

The Aquaculture Interactions Manager will support Fisheries Management Scotland’s members in efforts to manage interactions between farmed and wild salmonid fish, with the aim of protecting and restoring wild salmonid populations. This is a vital element of Fisheries Management Scotland’s work, particularly in the context of declines in Scotland’s Atlantic salmon and sea trout populations.

A key element of this role will be to develop and maintain professional engagement with the aquaculture industry to support the production of environmental management plans (or successor arrangements) and monitoring strategies to understand and address any local impacts on wild salmonid fish.

Current and anticipated future changes to the regulatory system present an opportunity to develop working arrangements which improve the situation for wild salmonids in the ‘aquaculture zone’. This focus on aquaculture interactions will complement efforts by Fisheries Management Scotland to address a wide range of pressures which Scotland’s salmon sea trout and freshwater fish currently face. The post-holder will work with Fisheries Management Scotland members to support local engagement, refine monitoring protocols and to develop guidance and advice where required.

The post will attract a salary of £45-47,000.

Location: The post will be based in central Edinburgh. However, the post will require extensive travel throughout Scotland and access to a motor vehicle and a full driving licence will be essential.

Us: Fisheries Management Scotland is the representative body for the District Salmon Fishery Boards, the River Tweed Commission and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts in Scotland. We work to promote and ensure the best, evidence-based fisheries management for the protection and preservation of Scotland’s wild salmon and freshwater fish, along with developing their fisheries and protecting their wider environment. Further information at www.fms.scot.

You: You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, negotiating and team working skills and experience of working successfully with external stakeholders. Planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise competing demands and demonstrate a track record of successful delivery will be essential. You will have excellent written and oral presentation skills. A good understanding of the fisheries management sector in Scotland, including familiarity with interactions between fisheries management and finfish aquaculture, would be an advantage.

Apply: To apply, please send your curriculum vitae along with a covering letter stating why you wish to apply for the post and the qualities that you would bring to the role. These should be either emailed to general@fms.scot or posted to Fisheries Management Scotland, 11 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH11 2AS.

Deadline: The deadline for applications to be received by Fisheries Management Scotland is 9am on Thursday 12th March 2020.

Interviews will be held at Fisheries Management Scotland Office.

Please note we expect to hold interviews on week commencing 23rd March.

More details can be found in the Job Description