Full Time & Part Time Vacancies

D&S IFCA is recruiting:

GIS Officer

Location:                    Brixham and home (to be confirmed)

Salary Range:            £22,183 - £27,041

Type of Contract:      1 year fixed term

Work Pattern:            37 hours per week 

Closing date:                         Friday 21st May 2021

Interviews to take place:      Tuesday 8th June 2021 - virtually by zoom

Benefits:   24 days annual leave plus bank holidays and time off in lieu of accrued hours

Role Purpose:

  • To develop and produce templates for all GIS charts and maps produced by D&S IFCA.
  • To develop tools for geospatial analysis.
  • To review all existing D&S IFCA’s spatial charts and maps and produce new GIS charts as and when required.
  • To produce, using GIS skills, high quality cartographic map outputs and spatial analysis for D&S IFCA publications.
  • To deliver D&S IFCA datasets such as fisheries, vessel monitoring systems, habitat mapping through bespoke and automated GIS workflows.
  • To spatially map fishing activities and other fisheries data within D&S IFCA’s District to assist D&S IFCA in its functions and workstreams.
  • To provide documentation and training in the use of templates, tools and methodologies implemented.

Qualifications and Skills required:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a GIS science or environmental/marine science related subject with advanced knowledge of GIS software applications or equivalent industry experience.
  • Advanced skills with GIS (QGIS) in the context of geospatial data processing, analysis, data management and presentation.
  • Experience in spatial data management across a breadth of data types including environmental and industrial sector related. Preferably this will be context of the marine sectors.
  • Experience of delivering geospatial mapping projects.
  • Experience of data and metadata standards e.g. INSPIRE and MEDIN.
  • Good statistical data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Ability to explain GIS methodologies and spatial outputs to individuals with a lower level of technical understanding of geospatial mapping.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent data quality assurance skills.

To apply:  For an application form and job specification please contact

01803 854648/07395 358172  or e-mail:

No CVs will be accepted.

The job description can also be viewed here.

Students/ Volunteer Work.

Thank you for your interest in Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority. 

We receive many enquiries and requests every year for work experience placements, volunteer opportunities and university student placements. 

There may be some opportunities for volunteer work in the future, assisting with shellfish intertidal surveys.

This page will be updated in due course as and when positions become available.

In the meantime, we ask that you do not send unsolicited CVs or expressions of interest as these will not be retained.

We have accepted university placements in the past and are currently in the process of creating a policy for student placements and dissertation projects.

Unfortunately, at the current time we do not have any openings for university work placements (e.g. ‘year in industry’ or dissertation projects), and we are no longer accepting year 10 work experience placements.

Page updated 26th April 2021.