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Northern Ireland Aquaculture Project Officer

An exciting opportunity for an excellent organiser and project manager to join Seafish as our Northern Ireland Aquaculture Project Officer.

Job Title: Northern Ireland Aquaculture Project Officer Location: Northern Ireland, remote (All Seafish staff are currently working from home) Contract: Fixed Term Contract until December 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with excellent communication skills to join Seafish in our new role as Northern Ireland Aquaculture Project Officer.

Working as part of the Seafish Responsible Sourcing team, you will play a crucial role on behalf of the Northern Ireland aquaculture sector, to build stakeholder relationships, strengthen support to deliver sustainable growth as part of the Blue Economy, and in support of the objectives of the Marine Plan for Northern Ireland. You will also be responsible for identifying current aquaculture funding opportunities and future financial needs associated with green growth, climate change and the new trading landscape. The successful candidate will be an excellent organiser and project manager, skilled at providing first class secretariat support services to industry / government committees, and an ability to distil scientific information to produce non-technical, user-friendly resources. A strong understanding of aquaculture production and/or practical experience of carrying out applied science in the sector would be a distinct advantage.

This fixed term role (until December 2022) is full time and is to be based remotely in Northern Ireland. With an attractive benefits package and flexible working environment, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our team at Seafish. Find out more about the role by following the job description link below:

Northern Ireland Aquaculture Project Off
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Working at Seafish

Seafish is here to give the UK seafood sector the support it needs to thrive. Our work makes a huge difference. It keeps fishermen safe, supports sustainable sourcing, helps businesses work efficiently and boosts the nation’s health. We work in partnership with businesses and organisations from across the seafood sector and engage in everything from research to campaigns, insight and training.

We have a flexible working environment, plenty of personal benefits and Seafish has been named in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For in 2020. There has never been a better time to get on board.

How to apply

To apply, submit the following information to, with the subject line “NI Aquaculture Project Officer”.

  • A recent copy of your CV and covering note (including details of your current salary and expectations)

  • A completed copy of our recruitment consent form

Further information

For any queries about the job description, or the salary and benefits on offer for this role please contact

Closing date

The closing date for applications to this role is Friday 2 July 2021.

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