Sea Fisheries Policy Manager
Thie Slieau Whallian

Job Reference: DOEF-009947

Closing Date: 02/12/2019

Salary: £37,514 - £43,633

Department: Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture

Hours Per week: 37

About the Role

The Fisheries Division within the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is responsible for the management and protection of fisheries and their supporting ecosystems within the Isle of Man and its territorial sea. An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and suitably qualified person to head up the Isle of Man's sea fisheries enforcement section within this diverse team of enthusiastic and dedicated officers. 

We are looking for someone with fisheries policy experience, an understanding of UK and EU fisheries legislation and who has excellent team management skills to head up the Isle of Man's sea fisheries administrative team.

The sea fish industry is worth £12 million to the Isle of Man economy and the Department is committed to its sustainable development.  

You would have the responsibility of developing effective sea fisheries policy and legislation and for the delivery of licensing, effort and quota management regimes.  

The role requires you to have previous experience in a policy role, a knowledge of fisheries legislation and proven experience of managing a team.

We are looking for someone with great communication and interpersonal skills, who is able to build positive working relationships with team members, senior managers, political members, counterparts in other jurisdictions and industry representatives.

More details of the duties of the post can be obtained from Karen McHarg on 01624 686044 or Neil Milsom on 01624 685872.

Please note a full, valid driving licence and access to own transport are essential for the post.

Relocation Information 

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £5,000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact

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Those living on the Island, benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, open space, a safe environment, great education and a real sense of community. There are numerous events, clubs and societies in almost everything you can imagine. Isle of Man residents benefit from lower tax rates than a lot of countries in the EU and a simpler, more efficient system of calculation.

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Your Benefits

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Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

How to Apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post and how you meet the criteria detailed in the Person Specification. If you do wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.

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