Ocean Career: Senior Fisheries Standard Manager at the Marine Stewardship Council

Do you want to work at the interface of science and management to help protect the oceans and safeguard seafood supplies? Are you looking for a career at the MSC, developing and implementing a standard for well-managed, sustainable fisheries? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is currently looking to recruit a Senior Fisheries Standard Manager. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the running of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and oversee the certification of fisheries by third-party auditors.

You will join a close-knit team who develop the MSC Fisheries Standard and oversee more than 400 fisheries in the MSC Program, ensuring that our requirements are applied correctly and consistently.

This post will have a particular focus on either Principle 2 or Principle 3 of our Fisheries Standard, depending on the expertise of the successful candidate.

Some of the key tasks that you’ll be involved in are:

  • Contribute to the effective running of the Fisheries Standard team, including the coordination of a discrete area of operations;
  • Lead the team’s response on emerging issues regarding the Fisheries Standard or certification process, including communications, public relations or engagement with stakeholders;
  • Development of the MSC Fisheries Standard and related certification processes, keeping pace with global best practice;
  • Support colleagues and stakeholders in understanding and communicating the MSC’s requirements to a range of audiences;
  • Train auditors in the correct application of the MSC’s requirements and assessment processes.

To be successful in this role you will be able to draw upon your professional experience in fisheries science or management. This includes a good working knowledge of fisheries management approaches, including the mitigation of environmental impacts; governance processes and structures; and/or monitoring, control and surveillance.

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to balance a varied workload. You will also have:

  • a strong teamwork ethic and excellent project planning, organisation, and time management skills
  • experience working with stakeholders and other external parties to develop policy
  • a track record of successfully managing relationships with stakeholders, collaborators, and colleagues

Salary: Competitive
Application deadline: July 31, 2022

The MSC is committed to flexible working. We are currently running a trial for hybrid working, and the successful candidate will need to work from a regional office for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month.

Learn more about this position and how to apply.

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