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Fisheries Policy Manager – Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Job Description

Purpose of post:

To develop and take forward SFF’s interests on relevant fisheries policy
issues, with lead responsibility for inshore fisheries and matters concerning non-quota
species. Reporting to the Senior Fisheries Policy and Science Manager, the post holder will
also work closely with other members of the policy team, the chief executive officer (CEO) and
the wider SFF membership to further the industry’s aims. The job will involve travel within
the UK and may also occasionally require travel overseas.

Key Competencies:

Leadership – Ability to represent SFF in a range of fora dealing with fisheries matters, with
specific responsibility for inshore fisheries and non-quota species.
Teamwork – Interact with people effectively. Able and willing to receive and share
information. Building effective relationships, both internally and externally.
Decision making – Use sound judgement to make good decisions based on information
gathered and analysed.
Communication – Organise and deliver information appropriately, adapting to different
Adaptability – Adapt to changing working environment, work priorities and organisational
Motivation – Maintain a high level of productivity, self-direction and motivation.
Planning & Organisation – Plan and organise own tasks and work responsibilities, whilst
working collaboratively and keeping colleagues sighted and up to date.
Industry Awareness – Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of industry
requirements in this policy area.

How to Apply:

To apply for the position, please submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the

position. The letter should be addressed to:
Derek Duthie
Director of Administration and Finance
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
24 Rubislaw Terrace
AB10 1XE

Applications may be submitted by post, e-mail or via the Indeed site. The following e-mail address
should be used for direct electronic submissions: [email protected]
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, 2 October 2023

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