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Fisheries Officers Wanted To Protect & Develop Ireland’s Angling Resource

4th March 2020
Fisheries officers Christine Meehan (South Western River Basin District) and Carl Owens (Eastern River Basin District) with Steven McKenna, Assistant Inspector for the South Eastern River Basin District Fisheries officers Christine Meehan (South Western River Basin District) and Carl Owens (Eastern River Basin District) with Steven McKenna, Assistant Inspector for the South Eastern River Basin District

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched its 2020 recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide.

The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s angling resource during the summer period.

There are numerous roles available across six operational districts on a six-month basis, with contracts commencing from Monday 11 May and training provided to all new recruits.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 April. The locations for the new positions will be based across the country in the following IFI districts:

  • Eastern River Basin District: Drogheda, Co Louth; Virginia, Co Cavan; Kilcoole, Co Wicklow
  • South Eastern River Basin District: Carrick on Suir, Co Tipperary; Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • South Western River Basin District: Kenmare, Co Kerry
  • Shannon River Basin District: Listowel, Co Kerry; Limerick, Co Limerick; Lough Sheelin, Co Cavan; Clare, Co Clare
  • Western River Basin District: Galway, Co Galway; Bangor, Co Mayo; Ballina, Co Mayo
  • North Western River Basin District: Letterkenny, Co Donegal; Ballyshannon, Co Donegal; Clady Crolly, Gweedore, Co Donegal; Cavan, Co Cavan

IFI chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne said: “I am delighted to invite applications for these seasonal positions which will support the ongoing conservation, maintenance and protection of the fisheries resource.

“These fisheries officers will play a critical role in developing, protecting and conserving Ireland’s precious natural fisheries resource and this additional support on the ground during the busy summer period is vital.”

Roisin Bradley, head of HR at IFI, added: “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 are at the heart of the work which we do as custodians of this precious resource and we look forward to welcoming the new members to our team in the spring.”

The closing date for applications is Monday 16 March. To find out more about the roles and how to apply, visit the IFI careers page HERE.

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