Location: London, UK
Working hours: full-time
Salary and terms: Salary will be competitive, reflect our London base, and commensurate with the level of experience of the candidate appointed. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, Paycare medical benefits.

MRAG Limited is a leading environmental consultancy dedicated to the sustainable management of natural resources. We specialise in aquatic resources, in particular fisheries.

About this job

MRAG is looking for a proactive, highly motivated person to join our team as a Fisheries Consultant to work on marine and freshwater resource management projects. The post is based in central-London with opportunities for some overseas travel. Please ensure you are able to live and work in the UK before making an application.

Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in sustainable use and management of fisheries, aquatic resources and associated ecosystems in an area relevant to MRAG (see https://www.mrag.co.uk/). The successful candidate will have a relevant post graduate qualification related to aquatic resources, aquaculture, fisheries ecology, stock assessment, modelling, management, economics, and/or socio-economics. Internship or other professional experience will be an advantage but is not essential.

Enthusiasm and the ability to apply yourself flexibly to a variety of tasks within a team will be important. You will have excellent writing skills, which are essential as much of your work will involve the production of reports and in preparing tenders. Ability to communicate in other languages will be an advantage.  Strong analytical skills will also be an advantage. You will be a well organised person able to work to and meet multiple deadlines. 

As a Fisheries Consultant, your role will depend largely on your skills and experience. This will include support to the development and implementation of projects within MRAG’s portfolio and may extend to actively contributing and managing individual projects. Although not a requirement, it would be advantageous to demonstrate experience of managing a wide portfolio of projects and already have an established network of contacts. The terms of employment are negotiable but will include a six-month probationary period..

Application process
If you are interested, please submit the following to jobs@mrag.co.uk marked for the attention of Dr Robert Wakeford.

• A cover letter
• Your current CV including full contact details
• Referees that we may contact in due course

Subsequently we may also seek from you:

• Examples of your writing skills (papers submitted, publicly available project outputs etc.)
• Copies of certificates for academic and other qualifications

Application closing date: The position will remain open until filled.