Appointment Of Chairs For:

North & East Coast and West Coast

Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups


Marine Scotland is seeking to appoint independent Chairs for the North & East Coast and West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs). Two individual appointments are to be made.

RIFGs are non-statutory bodies, whose aim is to improve inshore fisheries management, and give inshore fishermen an effective voice in wider marine developments.

Marine Scotland supports local fisheries management and believes the RIFGs can take a more formal role, by being given a statutory basis and having their remit expanded.

This is an exciting opportunity to support Marine Scotland to deliver more effective fisheries management. Further information about the RIFGs is available at

Information about the role

The Chair will have a leadership and representational role. They will lead and manage the RIFG’s business, promote constructive debate and effective decision making at meetings, and act as spokesperson and representative.

The Chair should have the ability to lead and obtain consensus within the RIFG, provide clear direction on its remit and objectives, and understand and advise the group on Marine Scotland policies.

The Chair will be expected to hold at least four executive meetings of the RIFG each year, as well as attending meetings of any RIFG working groups in their area.

The Chair will work on a part-time basis of up to three days per week. An honorarium of £275 per day will be paid, and expenses will be reimbursed.

The appointment will be for an initial period of 12 months.

How to apply

For an application pack, or if you have any questions, please contact Marine Scotland on or 0131 244 0017.

Applicants must have experience of chairing boards or committees. Knowledge of the fishing industry, particularly the inshore sector, is desirable but not essential.

Applicants may apply for one or both appointments, however no individual will be appointed as Chair of more than one RIFG.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 October 2019.


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