Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH11679_1602775634

Acre is delighted to partner with the Marine Stewardship Council to support in their search for a newly created Head of Fisheries Standard Research position, which will play a key role in ensuring their acclaimed Fisheries Standard reflects and informs the latest in scientific and academic research.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organization, recognizing and rewarding efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. Their mission is to use their iconic blue label and fishery certification programme to promote sustainable fishing practices and influence the choices people make when buying.

The Head of Fisheries Standard Research is an important new hire who will report to their Fisheries Standard Director and work as the interface between the scientific community and the MSC's Fisheries Standard, as well as supporting with matters related to the broader team and Science and Standards department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the development of the Fisheries Standard by articulating and integrating current scientific research into the Standard

  • Supporting the Head of Fisheries Standard Operations and Fisheries Standard Director with high profile and complex queries relating to the Fisheries Standard

  • Disseminating the Fisheries Standard to stakeholders, such as the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB), academic community and others

  • Developing and leading research projects and assessments which contribute to improved understanding, efficiency and impact of the Fisheries Standard

  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to implement new policies and procedures, producing high-quality reports and presentations as required

  • Managing a small team within the MSC and supporting the Fisheries Standard Director and the Head of Fisheries Standard Operations. Providing mentorship to members

Requirements include:

  • Solid experience in scientific research in fisheries or environmental sustainability within the natural resources sector

  • Extensive knowledge of standard development in third-party certification

  • Good working knowledge of sustainable development, with particular regard to the fisheries sector

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and collaborators

  • Demonstrable track record of complex project management and working in partnership with stakeholders

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to ensure new and innovative science is embedded within an essential fisheries standard which safeguards our oceans, and seafood for future generations. If you have the credentials and experience outlined above, please apply for more details or contact Liam.Goldsworthy@acre.com with any questions.