Working with us | Seafish

Working with us

Seafish is a public body supporting the seafood industry in the UK to thrive. View our current job vacancies and learn about life working at Seafish.

We're looking for people with drive. Who embrace innovation and strive to be the leaders in their field. People who love variety in the working day and want to work for an organisation that makes a difference.  

We know what seafood can do for the nation. It’s packed full of nutrition. When managed responsibly, it’s sustainable. It creates long-term job opportunities. It’s a low carbon food with an important role to play in future food security. It builds and sustains our communities and it drives business prosperity. 

As a non-departmental public body, we work closely with the seafood industry, central government and other organisations to ensure the UK seafood industry is world leading. Our work makes a huge difference. We tackle everything from research and insights to campaigns, training and more. Whatever we can do to give our industry the support it needs to thrive. 

Check out our 2023-2028 Corporate Plan to find out more about our ambition for our organisation and the UK seafood industry  Seafish Corporate Plan 2023 – 2028 

With a trusting and high performing work environment and a wide variety of projects to work on, what are you waiting for? Come and join the crew. 

Watch Jack from our Regulations team talk about why he likes working at Seafish.


Our culture

You’ll have a personal development plan that clearly outlines the objectives and competencies for your role and your learning and development goals. You’ll also have regular catch-ups with your line manager, along with mid-year and end-of-year reviews to formally discuss your performance, competences, and professional growth.  

By supporting a dynamic industry we never stand still. This enables us to grow every day. Whether you’re on board for three or thirty years, we will strive to give you the experience and tools you need for your future career and put you firmly in the driving seat of your own development.  Throughout your Life on Board with Seafish you will always be supported by our very friendly team! 

"Be yourself" with us

Together, we all make up the 'ecosystem' here at Seafish. And, just as you'd find in any ecosystem, there is diversity. Our age, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic background, religion, and sexual orientation make each of us who we are. We've all had different life experiences and view the world through unique perspectives.  

Our aim is to create and encourage a diverse and inclusive environment. A thriving workplace where you can be yourself, be at your best, and where everyone's voice is heard.  

We have working groups for Diversity and Inclusion and for Wellbeing which are made up of staff from across the organisation and we actively partner with the ENEI to work towards creating a more inclusive workplace. 

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Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles are the beliefs we demonstrate that'll help us to achieve our purpose of supporting the seafood sector in the UK to the thrive. They're the behaviours we use to manage our internal and external relationships. 

  • We’re enablers… We make it possible and we make it happen. 
  • We’re specialists… We can help when others can’t. 
  • We’re innovators… If there’s a better way, we’ll find it.
  • We’re team players… Together we thrive. 

Our Pay and Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and additional benefits which are regularly reviewed to help make Seafish one of the best places to work! 

Competitive and Reflective Salary: A salary, job size and position in our pay band which is competitive and reflective of your technical role. Our Pay Poilcy is designed to be fair and transparent and offers you a salary which is reflective of the value of you and your role.   

Performance Related Pay and Bonus: Overtime, dependent on performance you will receive performance related pay progression as well as being eligible to receive a performance related bonus.   

Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days with qualified service) plus Bank Holidays and Office Closure between Christmas and the New Year.  

Employer Supported Volunteering: Five paid days every year for you to volunteer for an activity, charity or community group of your choice.   

Private Medical Insurance: Available to all from day one to support you in your overall health and wellbeing whilst working at Seafish.   

Generous employer pension scheme: Seafish will double your contribution, up to a maximum employer contribution of 10%.  

Health and Wellbeing: A range of health and wellbeing benefits including the Cycle to Work scheme, Tech Scheme, private medical insurance, gym discount and free eye tests.   

Employee Assistance Scheme: We know that for you to be your best at work, you need to feel your best.  This unlimited support service is available to you 24/7 from day one. It offers confidential, impartial advice on anything you need such as work, family, finance support or anything else personal to you.  

photographs of groups of people standing beside each other, sitting around tables at a conference and asking questions through a microphone.
Our All Staff Conference 2023 in Newcastle was a great opportunity for our team to get together.

How are we doing?

We'd love to hear what you think about us and our work. Click the link below to answer three quick questions.