Head of Fisheries Standard Research

Are you passionate about our oceans? Are you interested in the development and implementation of research within the MSC’s Fisheries Standard team? If so, you could be a perfect fit for the Marine Stewardship Council.

Job Title: Head of Fisheries Standard Research
Location: Any regional office
Working Hours: Dependent on location

The Head of Fisheries Standard Research will support the Fisheries Standard Director and work closely with the Head of Fisheries Standard Operations, in matters related to the Fisheries Standard team and the Science and Standards department.

As a senior member of the Fisheries Standard team, this role will:

  • Help shape and contribute to MSC’s policy development on the Fisheries Standard;
  • Engage with the scientific community and research departments within the MSC with the aim of integrating scientific findings in the Fisheries Standard;
  • Engage with MSC’s stakeholders to disseminate the fisheries standard and strengthen the stakeholder’s network through transparent relationships.

Who are you?

  • A strategic thinker with a logical approach to problem-solving, passionate about oceans and marine management. 
  • Committed to having on-the-water impact on improving and maintaining marine sustainability, focused on fish stocks and fisheries sustainability.
  • A people person, willing to engage with others, learn and mentor as necessary, and contribute to develop MSC’s institutional knowledge and capacity to implement its mission and strategic objectives.

Who are we?

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners.  Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice.   Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 16% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded.  MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.
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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020

To apply

Please email the following information to our recruiting partner at Acre: emily.goetsch@acre.com

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations and right to work information; 
  • Desired location of work; and
  • A copy of your current CV.

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 your email should read: MSC - Head of Fisheries Standard Research 

Closing date

Monday 2 November 2020 at 09:00 GMT

The MSC is committed to flexible working. All the MSC’s UK employees are currently working remotely, and we would expect to continue to offer flexibility as restrictions are lifted.

The MSC aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants, irrespective of background.


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