Flexible within South East Wales

Senior Fisheries Officer

Iain Turner | January 19th 2021


  • Location: Flexible within South East Wales
  • Grade & Salary: 6 – £35,288 rising to £38,597 over three years
  • Post number: 202719
  • Type of contract: Fixed term until 31 December 2021
  • Work pattern: Full Time, 37 hours
  • Closing date: 15 January 2021

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care and salary sacrifice schemes.

Job context

Do you want to make a long-term difference to the environment of South East Wales?  Are you passionate about tackling the nature emergency and in particular protecting and restoring our fish populations?

The latest salmon and sea trout stock assessments are driving the need to renew/replace current rod fishing byelaws for the Wye and Usk catchments, both of which expire in December 2021.

In this role you will lead, coordinate and be a key part of a virtual technical team comprising of operational and policy members.  It’s an exciting opportunity to deliver a priority and high profile piece of work that will include the following: –

  • Technical case development;
  • Informal stakeholder liaison;
  • Options review;
  • Technical case completion;
  • Statutory advertisement and statutory consultation;
  • Addressing all representations;
  • Application to Welsh Government (plus liaison with the Environment Agency);
  • Determination process;

This critical activity is identified in our strategic and local business plans and is integral to the local delivery of the Salmon and sea trout plan of action for Wales 2020.

The successful candidate will also provide a wider technical fisheries advice and support role within South East Operations and lead our engagement with Local Fisheries Groups.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, driven and adaptable person with a good technical knowledge of fisheries to join our Environment Team as a Senior Officer.

If you can help us make a difference, then apply now!

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge

  • Excellent skills in engagement, influencing, developing innovative approaches to complex problems.
  • Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners.
  • Significant knowledge of the requirements of environmental legislation relating to the place remit.
  • You will have specialist knowledge of one or more technical areas of the team’s remit:
    • Area Statement development.
    • Public Service Boards & Wellbeing planning.
    • Outward funding & Partnership working.
    • Recreation & Access.
    • Fisheries strategic planning.
    • Conservation of Protected sites & landscapes, National Nature Reserves planning.
    • Air quality impact assessment.
    • Water resource management.
    • WFD & catchment planning.
    • Flood risk management.
  • Ability to assess multiple, complex, sources of information and engage others in making good decisions.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a customer focus.
  • Experience of negotiating with senior managers.
  • Experience of influencing at senior level of organisations.
  • Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

For more information about the role and how to apply please click here