Location: London, UK

UK Working hours: full-time

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

About this job

We are currently looking to fill a position for a fisheries observer coordinator to work on a variety of observer programmes. The post is based in central London with some hybrid working and may include opportunities for overseas travel. This is a full-time position starting in mid-August or sooner.

Please ensure you can live and work in the UK before making an application.

Demonstrating a keen interest in aquatic conservation and resource management, you will possess a relevant degree or postgraduate qualification. Experience working at sea and knowledge of additional languages will be an advantage.

You will assist observer programme managers in the implementation of fisheries observer programmes, including arranging logistics, delivering training and debriefings, data analysis and report preparation and providing general administrative support.

Required experience and skills include:

  1. BSc degree in Marine Biology or a related subject is essential.
  2. Practical experience of scientific work at sea or previous scientific observer experience is desirable.
  3. Good communication skills, including good standard of written and spoken English.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage data collection systems using databases/spreadsheets required.
  5. Demonstrated ability to undertake data analysis desirable.
  6. Good writing skills required.

Application process

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

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and you should include information on your current salary and notice period.
  • Evidence of ability to live and work in UK.
  • Your current CV including full contact details
  • Referees that we may contact in due course

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name Cover Letter” and “your name CV”. The subject of the email should read: Application for Fisheries Observer Coordinator.

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