Cefas is a world leader in marine science and technology. Our teams are experts in a broad range of areas, including environmental science, fisheries and the study of marine ecosystems. Our scientists and technologists are at the forefront of the latest research and understanding in their fields, and our support staff are experienced and dedicated. 

Working at Cefas

Our staff benefit from:

  • Access to learning and development tailored to your role.
  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options (including flexi time scheme).
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
  • A civil service pension.
  • Annual leave 25 days per year plus one per year up to 30 days.

How to apply

If you would like to work for Cefas, you will need to apply for available vacancies through the Civil Service Jobs website. In addition, by registering with the Civil Service Jobs website, you can create vacancy alerts that will inform you when suitable opportunities arise. 


Using the Civil Service Jobs website

If you are an existing civil servant you may be eligible to apply for vacancies that are advertised across government. These are also advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website

We are fortunate enough to attract people from all over the globe to work with us. We offer terms and conditions unique to being part of the Civil Service, and provide the opportunity to forge a career as part of a national team of experts delivering services to governments and organisations around the world. 

Unfortunately we are not able to offer work experience placements.

Your personal data will be treated in accordance with our Personal Information Charter.


At Cefas we want all of our staff to feel safe, welcome and valued, regardless of their background. In April 2021 we were award bronze accreditation to Athena Swan for our work and plans towards these goals.

Our equality statement is public and we encourage applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or marriage and civil partnership status.

Read our equality statement here for more information.


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