Help us improve European fisheries policy

Published on March 3, 2020

The Fisheries Secretariat, FishSec, is recruiting an Acting Director to lead our secretariat of 2–3 staff. The position is a fulltime temporary post during 2020, based in our office in Gamla stan (Old Town) Stockholm.

The FishSec Director is responsible for all operations of the secretariat and will, together with the FishSec Board, secure future funding and promote FishSec’s profile.

As our Director, you will need to be communicative and well organised with excellent written and oral communication skills. You will have an academic degree and personal experience of leading teams or staff as well as of administering projects, finances and staff related matters. Preferably you will have a background in, and experience of, fisheries management and/or marine environment issues. You are also well familiar with EU decision-making processes.

The position may include some travel within Europe.

Questions about the position can be answered by:
Inger Näslund, Chair of the Board,, +46 70 105 30 57

Please, send your application in the form of a cover letter and a CV to latest the 22nd of March. Interviews may be done during the application phase.


The Fisheries Secretariat (FishSec) is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and restoration of marine ecosystem services, with a focus on fisheries. Our goal is well-managed seas with rich biodiversity and thriving fish stocks to secure healthy and local seafood to consumers and a sustainable fishing sector. Advocating for fisheries within the limits of the marine ecosystem, preserving marine resources as well as their habitats, we are mainly active in the EU and regional policy development in the Baltic Sea. The aim is to implement policy that ensures sustainable fishing. FishSec does that through analysis, research, communication and dialogue with policymakers and stakeholders, building on science and practical experience.