Published: June 19, 2024

Location: UK


Closing Date: July 17, 2024

Senior Fisheries Standard Officer

About the organisation

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners. Over 670 fisheries around the world, representing 19% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 66 countries.

The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.

About the role

Do you want to work for an environmental organisation with a clear mission to help protect the oceans and safeguard fish stocks?

Can you help to support a passionate team who develop and implement a standard for well-managed, sustainable fisheries?

If so, this could be the opportunity for you

The Marine Stewardship Council is currently looking for a Senior Fisheries Standard Officer. This is an 18-month fixed term position

This is a key administrative role in supporting the Fisheries Standard team, who develop and implement the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and Fisheries Certification Process.

The postholder will help to ensure the smooth running of the team’s operations, promote connectivity and collaboration, and support the team in the development of policy and process.

Some of the key tasks will be to:

  • Provide administrative support for the team’s day-to-day functions
  • Provide logistical support for external training and engagement activities
  • Support the team in its use of IT systems, including its transition to a new client relationship management (CRM) platform
  • Support the monitoring and review of Quality Management System (QMS) procedures relating to the team’s operations


  • Previous experience in a team administration role
  • Well-developed IT skills
  • A degree in a subject related to fisheries or marine science ideally
  • An understanding of market-based certification schemes and knowledge of fisheries or marine conservation

Salary and benefits

Competitive Salary

See benefits here

How to apply

Apply online 

Closing date for application is 9:00 (UK Time) 17th July 2024