Inland Fisheries Ireland launches Seasonal Fisheries Officers Recruitment Campaign

Press Release

Media Release

Inland Fisheries Ireland launches Seasonal Fisheries Officers Recruitment Campaign

Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource

Monday, 8th of March 2021: Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking applicants for the 2021 recruitment campaign for seasonal Fisheries Officers nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s fisheries resource during the summer period. There are numerous roles available across six operational districts.

The roles are available on a six month basis with contracts commencing from Monday the 31st of May 2021 and training provided to all new recruits. Interviews will take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of April 2021. The locations for the new positions will be based across the country in the following districts:

    • Eastern River Basin District: CityWest, County Dublin; Kilcoole, County Wicklow; Virginia, County Cavan; Drogheda, County Louth.
    • South Eastern River Basin District: Enniscorthy, County Wexford; New Ross, County Wexford; Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary.
    • South Western River Basin District: Bantry, County Cork; Farnanes, County Cork; Tralee, County Kerry; Kenmare, County Kerry.
    • Shannon River Basin District: Listowel, County Kerry; Limerick, County Limerick; Clare, County Clare; Lough Sheelin, County Cavan; Drumsna, County Leitrim.
    • Western River Basin District: Galway City, Lough Corrib, County Galway; Erriff Fishery, County Galway; Moy Fishery, County Mayo; Bangor, County Mayo; Ballina, County Mayo.
    • North Western River Basin District: Cavan, County Cavan; Ballyshannon, County Donegal; Letterkenny, County Donegal; Clady Crolly, County Donegal; Northern Donegal, County Donegal.

Francis O’Donnell, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “Our seasonal Fisheries Officers are an important asset to Inland Fisheries Ireland during our busiest operational time of the year. We invite applications for these seasonal positions which will support the ongoing protection, conservation and maintenance of our fisheries resource. I encourage all those interested in playing a critical role in helping to protect and develop Ireland’s precious fisheries resource to submit an application at www.fisheriesireland.ie/careers.”

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Roisin Bradley, Head of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are looking for applicants who are passionate about developing and protecting our fisheries resource, have an appreciation for the natural environment and who have excellent interpersonal skills. Our Fisheries Officers ensure we have the capacity to carry out necessary work as custodians of this precious resource. We look forward to welcoming the new members to our team in the Summer.”

The closing date for applications is Monday the 22nd of March 2021. Applicants should be available for interview on the 14th,15th and 16th of April 2021 with a start date on Monday the 31st of May 2021. To find out more about the roles and how to apply, visit www.fisheriesireland.ie/careers.

ENDS

Notes to the Editor

IFI Fishery Officers are deemed essential workers and adhere to agreed Covid-19 work practice protocols.

For more information:

Sadhbh O’Neill

Communications Assistant

Inland Fisheries Ireland

E: sadhbh.oneill@fisheriesireland.ie  

T: 01 8842632/ 087 101 9998

About Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.