RS Job Opportunity: Aquaculture Seafood Standards Consultant
RS Standards has an exciting opportunity for an ‘Aquaculture Seafood Standards Consultant’ to join our seafood team in our dynamic international standards and
The role will involve servicing clients and opportunities mainly in Ireland, but our services expand into the UK, Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
We are a passionate company dedicated to promoting solutions for sustainability, environmental management, and community benefit in the seafood industry.
RS Standards has been at the forefront of new aquaculture and fisheries standards and seafood improvement frameworks for over ten years. We have been leading initiatives across the seafood sector; feed, farms, fisheries, vessels and processing, as well as area management, responsible plastic management and sustainability.
We believe that responsible practices can lead to both ecological and economic success. Our commitment to these principles guides our every decision, and we are
now seeking a dynamic Seafood Consultant with a strong focus on standards development and management to join our team and help us further our mission.
The successful candidate will play a key role within the RS team acting as the primary interface with designated clients on consultation projects of significant scale and will be reporting to an RS Director.
You will work closely with our team to provide expert guidance to clients, develop innovative solutions, and contribute to the advancement of our industry-leading
initiatives, particularly in the area of standards development and digital seafood assurance.
Key responsibilities will include; offering technical and subject matter expertise, coaching, facilitation, and report writing. It is important to be able to assimilate policy,
regulatory and technical information into various formats, communication styles and objective reports.
We are seeking a self-motivated team player, with a proven track record in analysing information and preparing accurate, technical and evidence-based reports for
clients. Engaging with clients and excellent communication skills are a must.
As a minimum, candidates should have a degree in a relevant biological discipline, supplemented with appropriate work and project experience.
The preferred location for the successful candidate is the island of Ireland but UK locations may be considered. The successful candidate will be home based but
travel in and around Ireland, the UK and possibly international will be required to service client requirements.
Aside from your educational background and experience we also look for:
● Personal attributes;
o Ability to deliver to a high standard.
o Effective written, verbal and communication skills.
o Efficient and effective.
o Ableto make evidence based decisions.
o Creates opportunities.
o Creative problem solver
● Project management;
o Understand and scope project requirements.
o Drive projects from start to finish.
o Manage time and plan key tasks to achieve targets and deadlines.
o Deliver on time.
● Stakeholder engagement;
o The ability to build successful relationships with new and existing
o A client focused attitude.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate aquaculture and seafood sectorknowledge and understandings including:
A good grasp of aquaculture development strategy in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere for the major fish and shellfish species groups, and the major challenges, constraints and opportunities.
Understanding of the seafood supply chain from fishery resourcemanagement, harvest, seafood manufacture to the consumer.
Technical and operational understanding of major production and harvestmethods in aquaculture and fisheries
Competency in seafood handling and food safety systems including, HACCP, hygiene, traceability, risk management and rootcause analysis.
Knowledge of and understanding of the main international third party seafood standards and programs (including; GGAP, GSA, ASC, EU Organic, MSC, MarinTrust, RFM), other key stakeholders and environmental groups.
Ability to communicate at different levels with various industry, government, community and non-government organisations.
Knowledge of quality, environmental, sustainability, responsible sourcing approaches including 17021/65, 14001, SDG’s, ESG, CSR.
Previous experience in assessments to third party standards in seafood.
RS Standards is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, with opportunities for professional development and growth.
Our working hours reflect our client needs. We typically work from home, can accommodate flexible working around client requirements. We offer 20 days of holiday pay plus public holidays.
Interested to find out more about joining the RS team? In the first instance interested candidates should submit (in confidence) a detailed CV and indicate your levels of relevant competence to: info@RSStandards.com.