Aquaculture & Fisheries Specialist

Job Type Corporate and Professional Services
Location London - Victoria
Additional Locations Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 24/03/2023
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £42,200.00 - £60,600.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • Flexible working - This role can be based at our Bracknell or London offices. However please note that if based in London, this role will require self funded travel to Bracknell once a week (Wednesdays). The Partnership has adopted a hybrid working approach meaning you'll be able to work a mixture between the office and home based upon your personal needs whilst balancing the needs of the business

  • Salary range - The salary range for this role is set at £42,200 -£60,600 

  • Contract type - This position is a 12 month fixed term contract 


About the role 

Sustainability is deeply rooted in our DNA here at the John Lewis Partnership and it is central to our pursuit of a happier world. We are excited to be recruiting for an Ethics & Sustainability Specialist within our Fisheries & Aquaculture team. The successful candidate will play a key part in the acceleration and integration of our sustainability plans across two of the UK’s most loved brands, Waitrose and John Lewis. You will be contributing to the delivery of our Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Strategy to deliver commercial results with positive ethics and sustainability outcomes. Your work will have a direct influence on the seafood we sell and a positive on-the-water impact in the fisheries and farms we source from.

Day to day you will: 

  • Maintain our leading position on responsible seafood sourcing: regularly review the sustainability of our fisheries and farms, and evaluate new product requests 

  • Encourage continuous improvement to achieve best practice: leading our Fisheries Improvement Projects, introducing sustainability innovations in the supply chain, tracking progress against our fish KPIs

  • Influence positive change through stakeholder relationships: engage on the farm/vessel, with our suppliers, NGOs, Government, and wider industry 

  • Communicate our ambitions and leadership in Fisheries and Aquaculture- across the partnership, within our Waitrose Fish Forum, to the media and our customers

For internal candidates only - If you would like to view the job outline for this role please click here.

Essential skills you’ll need 

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent relevant experience in specialism of Acquaculture & Fisheries (e.g. fisheries management, aquaculture, marine biology).

  • Good IT and data management skills                                                           

  • Good written and verbal communicator 

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Ability to interpret and communicate fisheries and aquaculture data, particularly stock fish assessments 

  • Strong interest in and passion for sustainability

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Experience in leading the delivery of successful strategic projects

  • Professional experience in work relating to Fisheries & Aquaculture (e.g. fisheries and/or aquaculture science, policy, management, industry engagement)  

Benefits of the Partnership and the role

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose 

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits.



We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

Attachment: Sustainability & Ethics Specialist (Sustainability and Ethics).pdf 


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Aquaculture & Fisheries Specialist
  • London - Victoria,
  • £42200 - £60600
  • Closing Date: 24/03/2023