Fisheries Liaison and Marine Business Advisor

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Truro, United Kingdom

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17 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 25 September 2022
Salary: £25,000 pro rata
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall , TR4 9DJ
Falmouth and Mevagissey harbours / at sea. Some home working allowed where required.
This role is to co-ordinate our fisheries liaison work to foster marine nature recovery principles, through the development of close links with key fishermen and marine businesses within the St Austell Bay and Fal estuary. This will be achieved through direct one to one engagement with local fishers and marine businesses to encourage sustainable practices and support for fisheries management improvement where necessary. The fisheries and marine business advisor role will continue work already started within the area to build trust and to close the gap between conservationists, fishers, scientists and policy makers.

Are you an experienced marine biologist or fisheries scientist with great communication skills looking for an exciting new challenge that will help work towards more sustainable local fisheries in Cornwall? Cornwall Wildlife Trust are recruiting a Fisheries Liaison and Marine Business Advisor to work with fishers on the South coast of Cornwall. This is a 30 hour per week, fixed term contract until 31 March 2023, with the possibility of extension, depending on funding. The job will involve one to one engagement with local fishers and marine businesses to encourage sustainable practices.

For further information about the role please contact Matt Slater,


  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust operates excellent toil and flexible working policies
  • Enhanced company holiday entitlement – starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and rising to a maximum 30 days over a period of time (1 day extra for each year worked after 4 complete years served)
  • All employees have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) and Employee health and wellbeing portal
  • Free onsite parking at Five Acres and King Edward Mine sites
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to ensuring transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment and employment. As a progressive charitable organisation, we champion equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristic.

To Apply:

To apply please send a completed application form (CVs not accepted) to

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 25 September 2022.

Interviews for this role will be held on Friday 30 September 2022.

  • Fisheries Liaison and Marine Business Advisor 2022.pdf
  • NEW Job Application Form.docx
  • CWT Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form-template (1).docx