Job Vacancy: Fisheries Biologist/Environmental Scientist

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  1. Can you help save an iconic species in crisis?
  2. Do you want to play a pivotal role in ambitious landscape-scale projects that aim to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies?
  3. Are you keen to join a pioneering and award-winning organisation?
  4. Are you willing to work as part of our team and with others to promote the wide-ranging work of the Spey Fishery Board and the Spey Catchment Initiative?

If you have answered “yes” to these four questions, then we definitely want to hear from you.

We are looking for an innovative and passionate Fisheries Biologist/Environmental Scientist, who has the ambition to develop expertise in freshwater fisheries and habitat restoration, including carbon sequestration and peatland restoration, to join our team.

The Spey Fishery Board is embarking upon a bold new strategy, in support of the Scottish Government’s new Wild Salmon Strategy, to help reverse the decline of our iconic Atlantic salmon. In so doing, we aim to improve the wider landscape, so that wildlife can flourish throughout the 3,000km2 Spey catchment. Our strategy will involve implementing many exciting new environmental restoration projects, in which we see our new Fisheries Biologist/Environmental Scientist playing a pivotal role. They will be a catalyst for action and implementation and have a real opportunity to make a name for themselves as a renowned and ground-breaking scientist and conservationist, both in Scotland and throughout the UK.

We are looking for an ambitious, innovative and driven individual who has the ambition to take the Spey Fishery Board scientific function to the next level. It will provide an exciting opportunity for a Fisheries Biologist/Environmental Scientist to grow into a role which will help ensure we are able to address the climate and biodiversity crises we all face, both now and in the future.

Based in Moray, North-East Scotland, the Fisheries Biologist/Environmental Scientist will report to the Board’s Director and has responsibility for the executive implementation and communication of the Board’s scientific and research strategies and activities.

Please find out more about this role by viewing the Job Description and Vacancy Summary below:

Job Description

Vacancy Summary

Closing Date:

Applications, including Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, should be submitted to the Director, Roger Knight, at director@speyfisheryboard.com no later than 18th March 2022.

Interviews will be held in late March and it is anticipated that the successful candidate might be available to start in early May.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Roger Knight at director@speyfisheryboard.com

3 thoughts on “Job Vacancy: Fisheries Biologist/Environmental Scientist”

  1. I am soon to become a marine biologist and think this will provide me with new skills and develop learned skills therefore I will be a perfect fit for this role.

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