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Vacancy for ICES General Secretary

We are looking for a new General Secretary (GS) to lead our organisation through a period of strategic change.
Published: 10 November 2021

​​​​​​​The GS is the Council’s Chief Executive Officer. The GS is responsible for implementing ICES Strategic Plan through direction of the Secretariat and high-level engagement within and beyond the community of Member Countries. The GS reports to the Bureau (the Executive Committee of the Council) and collaborates directly with the Science ​and Advisory Committee Chairs to support implementation of the Science and Advisory Plans.

We are seeking a visionary leader who can represent the  organization within and beyond our community of Member Countries. The successful candidate will have demonstrable managerial experience, possess outstanding executive and leadership skills and will bring experience of motivating, supporting and developing a workforce. They will also be an adept strategist, have a track record of engagement at a high-level with organisational leadership and be a resilient, communicative, and committed individual. The successful candidate should understand the provision of impartial evidence to support policymaking and implementation. Formal scientific education may not be essential but will be a consideration in the selection process.

​Download the full appointment brief

Panorama is acting as employment agency advisors to ICES on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using job code QASAIA. Alternatively you can call +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). 

Applications should be received by noon (GMT) on Monday 3 January 2022.

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