Development Officer

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The Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) is an international based organisation of fisheries professionals sharing a common interest in the modern management of recreational and commercial fisheries. The IFM is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable fisheries management in all its forms.

The IFM is seeking a Development Officer to devise and deliver services and initiatives for the Institute, with the outcome of increasing membership and income. The Development Officer will work with the branches of the Institute and Specialist Sections to organise events, either locally or nationally. The Development Officer will also identify skills and training needs of the fisheries management industry and assist the IFM to ensure provision of suitable training.

The Development Officer will also seek to raise the profile of the Institute in general, but especially with bodies that influence the way that fisheries are managed and will be managed in future. The postholder will expand the IFM’s influence on legislation and policies that affect fisheries management by contributions to stakeholder groups, working groups, responses to consultations and working with other bodies having similar interests.

The person appointed will have excellent communication and networking skills and a technical background in ecology or fisheries that will enable fisheries management issues to be readily understood. Qualification as a Chartered Environmentalist (C.Env) will be an advantage.

Previous experience in sourcing and securing external income would be useful. An essential part of the role will be in generating income by various means including conference organisation, publications and sponsorship.

The position will be full-time on a three year, renewable contract. Location is negotiable, but minimisation of travel will be a consideration. The starting salary will be in the range £25-30k, with the opportunity to earn a performance bonus based on the amount of income generated. There is an annual holiday entitlement of 28 days. A contributory pension may be available.

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Dolben on 01904 822627 (day) or 01904 643148 (eves) or email:

Application forms will not be issued. You must send a letter explaining why you are interested and suited to the post along with your CV to:

Institute of Fisheries Management (DO), 24 Heslington Lane, York, YO10 4LX
Closing date for receipt of applications is 9th March 2012.

Salary: £25k – £30k
Reference: DO2012
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Contact name: Ian Dolben
Contact telephone: 01904822627 (day) 01904643148 (eves)
Contact email:

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