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22 Victoria Road
Derry~Londonderry
Northern Ireland
BT47 2AB

Tel: +44 (0) 28 7134 2100
Email: general@loughs-agency.org

Dundalk Street,
Carlingford,
Co Louth,
Rep. of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0) 42 938 3888
Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

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Introduction

Loughs Agency is a unique and forward-thinking organisation. Within our current approved core staffing level of 53 is a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience. Our Headquarters is based at Victoria Road, Derry~Londonderry, and in addition, we have a regional office in Carlingford, Co Louth and an operational office in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Vacancies

Job notifications will be displayed on this page as and when they become available. Below you will find listings for current job vacancies. To access more information about the position and application process click on the relevant line where indicated. We thank you for considering a career with us.

Current Vacancies

ACCOUNTANT – DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

FISHERIES BIOLOGIST

FISHERY OFFICER

SENIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER – ANALYTICS LEAD

SENIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER – TELEMETRY LEAD

See below for full details of each vacancy


 Accountant – Deputy Principal

The Loughs Agency is inviting applications for the above post.

Salary Scale: £36,812 to £40,473 p/a

Full time 42 hours per week (to include 1 hr per day unpaid lunch break) Flexible working may be considered

Permanent Position

Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry

Closing date for applications: 3pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will report to the Director of Corporate Services directly and hold responsibility for the provision of financial and management information to the CEO and Senior Management Team.  Working with other members of the team the post holder will be responsible for the preparation of budgets, production of financial information and preparation of annual statutory accounts, providing day to day guidance and support to the Finance Department and to managers/staff to ensure efficient and effective service delivery, thereby contributing to achievement of organisational objectives and organisational change.

As the manager of a specialist function the post holder will contribute to and advise on determination of strategy and policy changes, providing specialist professional knowledge/advice to Board Committees, CEO, Senior Managers and other Managers in relation to his/her areas of accountability and any related legislative, regulatory, procedural or audit matters.

The relevant information and forms relating to this post are available by clicking the links below. Note that the Online Application form is not currently supported by Microsoft Edge.

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MONITORING QUESTIONNAIRE

Completed applications must be submitted to arrive not later than 3pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019.


Fisheries Biologist

The Loughs Agency is inviting applications for the above post.

Salary Scale: £30,149 to £31,760 p/a

Full time 42 hours per week (to include 1 hr per day unpaid lunch break) Flexible working may be considered

Permanent Position

Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry

Closing date for applications: 3pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Purpose of the Role

The role of the post holder will be to participate in, manage and support the freshwater monitoring and research workload – which includes amongst others: fish stock assessment (coarse and salmonid) using various techniques such as electro-fishing and netting; Pre-Fishery Abundance modelling for Atlantic salmon; genetics; smolt tagging; habitat surveys; and invertebrate surveys.  This will involve working with and co-ordinating the activity of field staff in relation to sample collection surveys and supporting the preparation of Catchment Status Reports.

The position also acts as an assistant and backup to the IT Manager with the running and maintenance of the Agency’s fish counter programmeThis will include onsite visits to fish counting stations that are situated around the catchments and include regular remote downloads from base, collation and analysis of the datasets retrieved.  The post holder will also be expected to ensure that there are sufficient quality control procedures in place with regard to fish counters in particular, but also with the other information collected by the Agency.  They will be required to liaise closely with the Geographical Information Systems post holder in this regard.

The role will be responsible for liaising with other Government Agencies and Departments in the running of monitoring and research contracts including providing information for EU Directives such as Water Framework and Habitats Directives.

The post will also provide direct support to the Biologist.  In addition, the post holder will be required to present these data in a number of formats including regular written and oral reports to the Biologist, the Director of Protection and Conservation, the Chief Executive Officer, the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission Board, the Advisory Forum, Stake-holders/customers the NSMC and Staff of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission.

The relevant information and forms relating to this post are available by clicking the links below. Note that the Online Application form is not currently supported by Microsoft Edge.

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Fishery Officer

The Loughs Agency is inviting applications for the above post.

There are currently 4 positions available:

1x Permanent Position  Plus  3x Temporary Positions

Salary Scales:

1x Permanent Grade FO1 Salary Scale:  £26,962 – £27,819 p/a

3x Temporary Grade FO2 Salary Scale:   £24,429 – £25,225 p/a

(3×15 week contracts commencing 29th May 2019)

1900 hours pa (Pro-rata to include evenings and weekends)

Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry

Closing date for applications: 1pm on Wednesday 6th March 2019.

Purpose of the Role

The Loughs Agency is a statutory body charged with the responsibility for the conservation, protection and development of salmon and inland fisheries in the Foyle and Carlingford Areas.

Fishery Officers are responsible to their designated Inspector for carrying out a range of fishery protection and other duties not only in their assigned area of responsibility but also in other areas of responsibility within the Foyle Area / Carlingford Area or adjoining fishery areas as directed by their Inspector.

For further information on the positions and to complete the application form relating to these post, please click on the links below. Note that the Online Application form is not currently supported by Microsoft Edge.

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Senior Scientific Officer – Analytics Lead

The Loughs Agency is inviting applications for the above post.

Salary Scale: £36,812 to £40,473 p/a

Full time 42 hours per week (to include 1 hr per day unpaid lunch break)

Temporary Position to March 2022

Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

Purpose of the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking a candidate to work on a multi-species marine telemetry project combining studies on anadromous and marine fishes, cetaceans and seals in the sea around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. As part of this ambitious project the Senior Scientific Officer – Analytics Lead within this team will help ensure the delivery of high quality spatial models and management plans for a range of mobile marine species (i.e., salmonids, elasmobranchs and seals) derived from the acoustic arrays. The role will also require the post holder to possess exceptional scientific report writing skills and experience in geospatial predictive modelling as well as the ability to manage the Higher Scientific Officers and other project staff as necessary to ensure agreed Project targets and outputs are met.  The post holder will also be required to provide specialist advice on issues to the Project Board and other partners as appropriate.

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Senior Scientific Officer – Field Telemetry Lead

The Loughs Agency is inviting applications for the above post.

Salary Scale: £36,812 to £40,473 p/a

Full time 42 hours per week (to include 1 hr per day unpaid lunch break)

Temporary Position to March 2022

Location: HQ, 22 Victoria Road, Prehen, Derry~Londonderry

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

Purpose of the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity in an inter-regional, multi-institutional setting; we are seeking a candidate to work on a multi-species marine telemetry project combining studies on anadromous and marine fishes, cetaceans and seals in the sea around Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  As part of this ambitious project the Senior Scientific Officer – Field Telemetry Lead within this team will establish a series of marine acoustic telemetry arrays and take a leading role in delivering a number of marine telemetry studies. Working closely with project partners and other members of the team, the post holder will act in a lead scientific advisory capacity and coordinate the installation of the acoustic receiver network.  The role will also require the post holder to manage the Higher Scientific Officers and other project staff as necessary to ensure agreed project targets and outputs are met.  The post holder will also be required to provide specialist advice on issues to the Project Board and other partners as appropriate

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The Agency reserves the right to interview only those candidates who, from their application, appear to be the most suitable.

Loughs Agency is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people irrespective of religious belief, gender, disability, race, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants. www.loughs-agency.org

If you have difficulty with the online application form or require any further assistance please contact Human Resources on 02871 342100 or at careers@loughs-agency.org