Location: Head office based in York with scope for hybrid working. The role necessitates a considerable amount of travel within the UK, Europe and some international travel required.

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

Contract: Permanent, Full time

We are looking for an influential and innovative CEO to lead our united, energetic and responsive organisation to continue to provide a strong single industry voice for fishermen and fishing vessel operators across England and Wales. You will be working with the NFFO Executive Committee to ensure that the current and future of the industry with all its complexity and diversity is understood internally and externally. This will involve working with the nominees from producer organisations and regional committees to inform, influence and lead policy for the benefit of our members and the wider UK fishing industry.

The Role

  • Working to develop and coordinate the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of strategic and business plans.
  • Ensuring the NFFO is represented on key industry, policy and advisory groups.
  • Maintaining and building membership.
  • Providing a key ambassadorial role with the industry and establishing effective relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that the income, expenditure, investments and budgetary controls are effectively coordinated and controlled.

The Requirements

  • A successful track record of operating in a senior leadership position, with experience of operating at executive board level in a comparably complex organisation in the public or commercial sector.
  • A good understanding of the fishing industry and the way government functions in the UK, the European Union, and other coastal states with which the UK has a fisheries relationship.
  • Experience of working and influencing in a complex external environment and of meeting the needs of a multiple range of stakeholders.

Full details of responsibilities and the person specification required can be found in the link below.

 Please apply by visiting www.thewlisgraham.com/assignment-briefings and following the instructions in the candidate brief quoting reference Y0701. The closing date is 4pm on 12 October.

For a confidential conversation with Sarah Thewlis or for any other information please email applications@thewlisgraham.com.



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