Scientific Support Officer

We are on the lookout for a graduate who is familiar with data analysis, able to decipher scientific and technical information and has demonstrable knowledge of fish biology, fish-keeping and fish husbandry (preferably relating to ornamental aquatics) to join us in a new role.

Our Scientific Support Officer will be integral in supporting our Scientific and Technical Adviser with a wide portfolio of issues, from providing well-researched advice on fish-keeping, welfare, biosecurity and invasive species to animal and plant health, conservation, sustainability, and biodiversity.

You will need to be able to analyse and interpret data sets and complex scientific literature and legislation to help us in our work to support the interests of our 800+ members from across the ornamental aquatic industry. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual able to work independently who can use their skills and knowledge to evaluate, understand and present scientific and technical information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in a range of formats.

Salary range is from £23,000 to £25,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time position. While flexible working arrangements will be considered we will expect the successful candidate to be able to visit our Wiltshire-based office on a regular basis.

Deadline to apply is 4pm on 30 July 2021.

To apply

To apply please send your CV (including references), with a covering letter (1 page maximum) and a 1 page paper (A4, font Arial 11) identifying the key biosecurity and sustainability challenges facing the ornamental aquatic industry in 2021 and suggested responses (a reference list can be included on a separate page).

Applications should be submitted to Dominic Whitmee (Chief Executive) at

Further information is available from our Chief Executive Dominic Whitmee on 07734 384530 or our Scientific & Technical Adviser Dr Matthew Bond on 07908 169353.