Brora District Salmon Fishery Board

Fishery Officer/ Water Bailiff

Brora District Salmon Fishery Board – Vacancy

Fishery Officer/ Water Bailiff

The Brora District Salmon Fishery Board has a vacancy for the post of full time Fishery Officer. The Board is a statutory body responsible for the management of salmon and sea trout over the Brora river catchment.

Duties of the Fishery Officer are varied and include:

  • Protection of salmon stocks by enforcing current fisheries legislation,
  • Anti-poaching patrols (day and night shift work),
  • Conducting practical riparian improvement works,
  • Building repair and maintenance of fishing huts, bridges, walkways ,steps etc
  • Liaison with river users - including anglers, campers and the general public,
  • Assisting with scientific data collection and submission,
  • The role will also include maintenance work such as strimming and gorse removal throughout the year.

The above list is not exhaustive and training for this varied work will be provided.

The successful applicant must be able to:

  • Work as part of the existing team and will report to the Head Bailiff,
  • Have good communication skills,
  • Be self-motivated,
  • Flexible and use own initiative,
  • Possess a knowledge and appreciation of working in an outdoor environment,
  • Competent with the use of technology and computers,
  • Hold a full driving licence.

It is essential that the applicant either has passed the Water Bailiff training exam or completes the course during their probationary period. The successful applicant will also have to complete the level one electrofishing course. A basic knowledge of fishing methods is desirable but willingness to learn is equally as important.

It should be noted that during times of salmon protection work this will involve night shift and weekend work, the hours of work may vary during the year and applicants will have to work shifts spread over nights and days, usually in a split shift pattern during the fishing season. In return the Board will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary.

For further details please call or email the Clerk to the Board, Neil Wright on 01463 245368 or email Interviews will be held from mid February.

To apply for this post please send your CV and covering letter by 11th February 2022 to:

Clerk to the Brora District Salmon Fishery Board
Reay House,
17 Old Edinburgh Road,

Or by email to :

Closing Date: 11/02/2022  Location: Brora

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