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Job opportunity: Economist at Seafish, UK


Sebastien Metz <[log in to unmask]>


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Tue, 4 Nov 2008 12:40:07 -0000





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Job Opportunity
Salary range c.30K - 37K, depending on skills and experience
Seafish is a UK body providing research and promotional support to the seafood industry. The organisation has an innovative, 'can do' approach which delivers a broad range of services and projects to stakeholders, including industry members and government. This is an opportunity for an experienced economist to join our economics department and contribute to the economics research and consulting programme which assists all elements of the seafood industry.

The Role
- Design, plan and conduct a fisheries economics research programme, to fulfil the current and future needs of industry and fisheries managers at UK and EU level.
- Manage and undertake economic research projects, to deliver high quality, relevant outputs to external and internal customers.
- Prepare and deliver government and industry briefings to deliver pertinent economic advice in support of policy decision making.
- Secure, manage, plan and carry out consulting projects on behalf of the fish industry, local or national government clients to produce economic reports and to generate income.
- Provide economic and strategic input for various UK and EU strategic and economic initiatives to ensure that the expertise of Seafish Economics is included in findings that support policy decisions.
This post offers the opportunity to build on project management, modelling and business analysis skills, research and report writing, and build up profile within the industry and government through presenting research findings. You will work closely with members of industry in every type of seafood business, but with emphasis on the fishing fleet. There is scope to have a great deal of input into which projects you work on and how far you take them. Our involvement in research and analysis for the European Commission is increasing and work throughout the EU is likely to be required.
This post is based in our Edinburgh office. Travel throughout the UK, Europe and occasionally world wide will be required. Driving licence required.

The Candidate:
- First degree in economics, business management or other numerate degree.
- Post graduate degree in economics or MBA an advantage.
- Experience of research design, data collection, analysis, report writing, preparing and delivering presentations, working in project teams and working with industry customers. Preferable to have professional experience of the seafood industry.
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Report writing, chairing research groups and giving presentations are key parts of role.
- Strong report writing skills are required, together with advanced skills in the use of software packages for project planning, financial and statistical analysis, economic modelling and presentations. Knowledge and experience of econometric software would be advantageous.
- Data collection and statistical data analysis experience required.
- Fisheries experience not required but this or natural resource economics would an advantage.
- Applicants from EU and EEA countries welcome, fluent written and spoken English required.

Application forms and further details are available from our website ( Closing date 21 November 2008. For an informal chat, please contact Hazel Curtis, Chief Economist, +44 (0)131 524 8664.
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Sea Fish Industry Authority
18 Logie Mill
Logie Green Road
Edinburgh EH7 4HS
Telephone: +44 (0)131 524 8664
Fax No: +44 (0)131 524 8696
Seafish - supporting the seafood industry for a sustainable, profitable future
Telephone (Edinburgh): 0131 558 3331 (Humberside): 01472 252 300
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