The Marine Conservation Society
London, Greater London
Up to £33,300 pro rata
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Policy Officer - Sustainable Seafood

Contract: 3 Years Fixed Term  
Hours: Full Time  
Salary: up to £33,300 pro-rata, dependent on experience (includes London Weighting) 
Location: London office with regular travel to Ross-on-Wye. Approx. every 2 months  
Closing date: Sunday 8 September 2019
Interviews: W/C Monday 30 September 2019   

We ultimately want sustainable seafood to be the only choice for consumers and we are looking for an experienced and successful advocate to play a key part in our work to influence UK businesses and the general public to adopt responsible seafood buying practices. This role will develop exciting campaigns and communications and develop influential relationships which support our seafood buying advice, promote our Good Fish Guide and extend its reach.  

Our aims are ambitious, and require campaigns that are bold and progressive, creating a positive impact with our wide range of stakeholders, from businesses to NGOs and the general public. You will be part of a passionate team - able to draw on our existing high-level expertise in fisheries & aquaculture, campaigning, and communications – where you will act as a key spokesperson to bring new focus on our work.  

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is at the heart of the movement to protect and restore our seas. We are the UK's leading marine charity and we have played a central role in bringing about the current focus on sustainable fish choices, and the impact of marine plastics. We are determined to drive that momentum - ensuring that our actions create changes that will protect the future of our planet.  

Key Skills 

- Knowledge of wild capture and farmed seafood production and associated environmental impacts.  
- Excellent communicator and proven ability to simply communicate complex scientific messages to targeted audiences and able to show how these communications have influenced the audience.  
- At least three years’ experience in a relevant sector, such as conservation.  
- Experience of running projects and/or campaigns which have resulted in the desired changes to business practices.  
- Good attention to detail and ability to undertake some repetitive tasks.  
- A degree in a scientific, natural resource management or conservation field  
- Good team player, who is able to work remotely from their immediate team.  


- Previous experience in the seafood, environmental NGO and commercial procurement sectors  
- Experience using and growing social media accounts.  
- Knowledge of seafood food supply chains and traceability.  

How to Apply and Further Information 

To apply for the role of Policy Officer, please select the apply button then download the Information Pack for the full job description and information about working at MCS.  

As part of your application, you’ll be asked to submit a cover letter with your CV which tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification. We value this element of the application, so make sure you include it.  

Please do not upload your CV in a PDF or .pages format, as we remove all personal information and replace this with a reference number so the shortlisting process is blind. 


MCS is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.  

Eligibility to work in the UK is required.  

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)  

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.  

Additional Keywords: Policy Officer, Sustainable Seafood, Project Manager, Advocacy & Campaign Manager, Sustainable Seafood Campaign Manager, Project Delivery Manager, Advocacy Project Manager, Charity.

Posted on: 14 August 2019
Closed date: 08 September 2019
Job ref: TCGAB0809/CC-MG
Tags: Project Management