Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer (IFCO)

Paul Coulson | August 15th 2022

Area: Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

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

Grade: IFCO Grade 3 (SCP 11-17)

Applicable Salary: £22,129 – £24,920 + 10% (excl. allowances)

Hours of work: 37 hours per week (minimum)

Working pattern: Full time (flexible and remote working considered)

Closing date: 15th August 

Further information:

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 a motivated and capable individual to undertake the role of Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Officer. This role will undertake day to day operational activities associated with inshore fisheries management. You will join a small team of motivated professionals based in our Shoreham by Sea office, with a proportion of remote working considered.

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 conservation and research activities may be 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 [email protected] or visit our website at

For informal advice on the recruitment process please ask for Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer or Angharad Purcell, Deputy Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer.

It is intended that the first interviews will be held in the week beginning 22nd August 2022.

Application form and Equal Opportunities form to be returned to:
Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority
12a Riverside Business Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6RE

Or emailed to [email protected]


The full job description can be downloaded here