Northern Ireland Marine Task Force Officer
Closing date: Monday 21 March 2022
Salary: £29,141– £30,718 plus access to contributory pension scheme to a maximum of 7%
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Belfast based, Belfast
This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate individual to influence marine nature conservation and the sustainable use of marine resources in Northern Ireland.
Completed application and monitoring forms in Microsoft Word format should be returned by email to email@example.com by 12 noon on Monday 21 March 2022. Interviews are provisionally planned for Thursday 7 April 2022.
About the Northern Ireland Marine Task Force
The NIMTF is a coalition of ten non-Government organisations including RSPB, Ulster Wildlife, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, WWF, National Trust, Friends of the Earth, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Marine Conservation Society and Northern Ireland Environment Link, campaigning under the vision for ‘healthy, productive and resilient seas around Northern Ireland.
The Officer will coordinate the work of the NIMTF which provides ecological and policy advice in relation to marine policies including the Marine Act (NI) 2013, the UK Marine Strategy, Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (MSP), UK Fisheries Act, UK Climate Change Act and international ocean governance commitments.
They will lead on consultation responses and produce policy briefs, organise events to influence marine protection and planning, and provide a strong and articulate voice to key decision makers and stakeholders, representing NIMTF before external audiences and within NIMTF’s network.
You will have a track record of initiating, managing and delivering evidence-based policy and advocacy work. You will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of marine policy issues facing Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. You will be comfortable working both with coalition partners and independently, delivering on the agreed objectives and strategy.
This post is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and supported by NIMTF’s members. The officer is employed by Ulster Wildlife on behalf of the NI Marine Task Force.