Senior Scientific Officer in Aquaculture

There is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientific Officer to join the RSPCA Farm Animals Department in the Science and Policy Group. You'll develop and advise on Society policy and strategy in relation to the welfare of farmed fish, particularly salmon and trout.

The role is fundamental to helping achieve the Farm Animal Department's objective: to promote by all practical means the highest standards in farm animal welfare. This includes improving attitudes towards farmed animals, and strengthening the laws in relation to farm animals and improving their implementation.

They are looking for an organised, articulate and passionate individual with an excellent understanding of farmed fish welfare issues relating to farmed salmon and/or trout.

What you'll be doing
Managing all aspects of the RSPCA welfare standards for salmon and trout, including close liaison with, and provision of scientific/technical advice and support to, the RSPCA Assured scheme and its members, as well as the rest of the RSPCA
Providing scientific and technical input into specific projects, reports and campaigns
Liaising with the farming and food industries, scientific research sector, and governmental and non-governmental bodies
Representing the Society externally, including in the media
Potential for future line management of an aquaculture Scientific Officer

Note closing time of 9am on 1st June.

Salary: Circa £34,000 depending on experience

Closing date: 01/06/2021

Further information can be found here.