Principal Fisheries Manager(Ref: 3778)

Marine Management Organisation

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£35,898 - £47,219
Salary Minimum National £35,898; London : £38,751, Salary Maximum National £43,737; London 347,219


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Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

Until March 31 2023

Type of role

Environment and Sustainability

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts



East Midlands, Eastern, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

About the job


The position will be based nationally

Job description

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

We license and regulate marine activities in the seas around England and Wales so that they're carried out in a sustainable way.

We’re responsible for:
• Managing and monitoring fishing fleet sizes and quotas for catches.
• Ensuring compliance with fisheries regulations, such as fishing vessel licences and quotas for fish and seafood.
• Managing funding programmes for fisheries activities.
• Planning and licensing for marine construction, deposits and dredging that may have an environmental, economic or social impact.
• Making marine nature conservation byelaws.
• Dealing with marine pollution emergencies, including oil spills.
• Helping to prevent illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing worldwide.
• Producing marine plans to include all marine activities, including those we don’t directly regulate.
More information about our work is on the GOV.UK website.

Job description

Four roles are available across a wide range of fisheries responsibilities within the Fisheries Management, and Fisheries Transition and Delivery Teams.

The roles will lead the delivery of the MMO’s statutory responsibilities relating to:

• the effective operation of English producer organisations (POs)
• non-quota species
• effort authorisations
• Fisheries management plans
• The leadership and management for the coordination and delivery of the MMO/Defra Regional Fisheries Groups.
• Management of short-term projects to support the UK’s transition from EU fisheries management and other domestic fisheries reform initiatives

Please refer to the attached candidate pack for full job details


Please refer to Job Description


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Please refer to Job Description

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Tim Dixon
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