We have an exciting opportunity for a new Fisheries Officer based at the Ness and Beauly Fishery Trust offices in Beauly, Inverness-shire.
The Ness District Salmon
Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and
enhancement of salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Ness catchment, the
largest in the North Highlands covering a total area of 2,103 square
Working as part of a
wider team, the Fisheries Officer will be responsible for assisting in the
protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations
and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Ness district.
They will report to the River Superintendent, who in turn reports to the River
The role will be
primarily based outdoors, often in or around water, in all weather conditions.
The work can be physically demanding and may be carried out in hostile
situations, particularly when investigating or preventing illegal fishing
activities. The Fisheries Officer will be an excellent communicator, liaising
with a range of external bodies. They will demonstrate resilience,
self-motivation and genuine enthusiasm for the role.
holder is required to have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a
similar field, demonstrate practical field skills and ideally have a
qualification in a fisheries or environmental related subject. The post holder will be a good communicator,
able to work alone, often in remote locations, show evidence of self-motivation
and have a positive proactive attitude.
Further details can be found in the Job Description. Please note that this is initially a one-year fixed term contract.
Applications by curriculum vitae
and covering letter should be submitted to the River Director at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 25th
April 2019. Please contact Chris Conroy on 01463 861245 for further
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board’s ‘2018 Annual Report and Accounts’ were approved at our Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors on the 13th December 2018. A low-resolution version can be viewed by clicking on the cover image to the right of this text.
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board will hold its ‘Annual Public Meeting’ at 19:30 on Thursday the 17th January 2019 in the Press and Journal Lounge, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club. Further details are provided in the notification below:
The key purpose of our Annual Public Meeting is to report to the local community on our activities over the last year and to seek wider engagement in fishery board business. It will include presentation of our 2018 Annual Report and Accounts and an explanation of key activities planned for the forthcoming year.
The final agenda for the meeting will be published during the week commencing 7th January 2019.