Press Release

IFI launches new recruitment drive for 52 seasonal posts

  • Eligible applicants from diverse backgrounds sought for outdoor roles

  • IFI now hiring for Seasonal Fisheries Officers and Seasonal Fisheries Assistants nationwide in 2024

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024:  Inland Fisheries Ireland(IFI) has launched a new national recruitment drive to hire 52 temporary staff.

IFI’s Seasonal Fisheries Officers and Seasonal Fisheries Assistants are to be deployed across 15 counties from April to September.

Starting salaries of €29,053, per annum pro rata, are on offer, and Fisheries Officers can also earn up to €3,639 extra via an unsocial hours allowance. 

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Maureen Byrne of IFI with her detection dog Uschi

Barry Fox, Head of Operations at IFI, commented: “As a key State environmental agency, enforcement of the law regarding illegal fishing, pollution, and habitat destruction, are a key focus for Inland Fisheries Ireland.

“We require additional temporary contract staff to support our busy annual programme of work on Ireland’s rivers, lakes and coastlines.

“We are seeking male and female Seasonal Fisheries Officers from diverse backgrounds for a six-month period.

“People who enjoy nature and working outdoors, in all types of weather, are likely to find these jobs very appealing and rewarding.”

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Male/female fisheries officers with ebikes

Dr Cathal Gallagher, Head of Research and Development at IFI, added: “Our Seasonal Fisheries Assistants will conduct applied research of fish stocks, and explore environmental issues that impact on fish and their habitats.

“They will work with an experienced team of scientists and researchers in the collection, ordering, and analysis of relevant biological and physical data in the aquatic environment. The roles will be mainly based at IFI’s headquarters in Citywest, Dublin.”

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Research staff at IFI

Seasonal Opportunities

Those interested in IFI’s seasonal vacancies can see more information and application details.