Paul Coulson | June 11th 2020
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Fisheries Officer / Bailiff with the Beauly District Fishery Board, Beauly, Inverness-shire.
The Beauly District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout stocks in the Beauly catchment, including the River Glass, River Farrar and River Beauly.
Description of Role
The Fisheries Officer is responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Beauly district. This involves both office-based and outdoor work, often in or around water, in all weather conditions. The Fisheries Officer will work under the guidance of the Senior Biologist.
The work can be physically demanding and may be carried out in hostile situations, particularly when investigating or preventing illegal fishing activities. The Fisheries Officer will be an excellent communicator, liaising with a range of external bodies (e.g. Police, SSE, angling clubs, councils, academic institutions, fishery trusts, ghillies and fishery owners). They will demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and genuine enthusiasm for the role.
Responsibilities & duties
The general duties of a Fisheries Officer are:
Skills and Background
The post holder is required to have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a similar field, demonstrate practical field skills and ideally have a qualification in a fisheries or environmental related subject. The post holder will be a good communicator, able to work alone, often in remote locations, show evidence of self-motivation and have a positive proactive attitude.
The following qualities are essential:
The following qualities are desirable:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter should be submitted to Clerk to the Board at [email protected], or by post to: – Clerk to Beauly District Fishery Board, Bidwells, Elm House, Cradlehall, Business Park, Inverness IV2 5GH. Applications should be clearly marked ‘Fisheries Officer, Beauly DSFB’.
Closing date is 6 November 2020 and the successful candidate will be expected to start work at a mutually convenient date.
Please contact Alastair Campbell on 01463 796050 for further information.