Vacancy for Director at Marine Institute

Director Opportunity MEFSSThe Marine Institute is looking for an experienced manager to join our team in Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway as Director of Marine Environment and Food Safety Services. The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to manage one of six service groups within the Marine Institute. Marine Environment and Food Safety Services includes seafood safety testing and monitoring to ensure consumer protection; extensive environmental monitoring programmes to ensure the protection of the marine environment and meet environmental legislation obligations; as well as providing technical and scientific advice to support the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry and other sectors.

We're looking for a motivated and impactful communicator with experience of building effective relationships with stakeholders at a senior level to play a key role as a member of the Marine Institute management team. The successful candidate will work with the management team to develop the Institute's strategic direction and focus and will lead teams including marine environment, fish and shellfish safety, fish health services, ocean chemistry, sea lice monitoring, licensing and policy advice, and quality programmes.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 18th March 2016. For more information download the detailed job description.