Responsible to: Head of information management
Team: Resources and Governance Group
Salary and benefits:
Contract: Full time
Location: Flexible, terms to be agreed
Date written: May 2020

About ASC

ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010. We now have over 80 employees working all around the world, to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture by promoting certified farmed products to consumers, through the use of our logo.

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide, but this growing demand increases the environmental and social footprint associated with this expansion. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivise improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood and encourages an industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

We work with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public globally to promote the best environmental and social choice in farmed seafood. For more information go to

Job summary
The ASC cannot operate without keeping up-to-date (public) records of certification statuses and audit data. To do this we are constantly developing and maintaining multiple overlapping systems. We work with online platforms hosted by external software companies but the ASC is also developing new systems in-house.

The data specialist we are looking for would ideally be based in the Netherlands or in the UK, but other locations in Europe will be considered. You will be an IT generalist with strong technical skills as well as strong communication skills. Someone who can translate business needs into IT requirements and who explain technical details clearly to the non-technical. Someone who enjoys creating the specifications for a new form on our platform, bug fixing something that came up in a script you wrote earlier, tweaking a view in SQLServer as requested by the GIS coordinator before going into a meeting 3rd party stakeholders about a large new data exchange project.

The ASC data team is always working on several projects large and small and the data specialist we are looking for can keep up with all of them while always keeping an eye on the bigger picture to ensure interoperability between all our systems and does so accurately, proactively and with a good sense of humour.

Main responsibilities

  • Working on multiple projects in multiple environments, always able to offer the best technical advice
  • Development and maintenance of the data infrastructure
  • Ensuring continued interoperability between systems
  • Protecting data quality
  • Addressing ad-hoc data needs
  • Providing support for internal and external stakeholders
  • Solving critical issues in a timely manner

Key qualifications

  • Excellent data skills
  • Good knowledge of SQL
  • Good knowledge of Pytho
  • Knowledge of PHP/JS is a plus
  • Proactive

Required skills and experience

  • Proven, relevant working experience
  • Excellent written/spoken English

Application and selection process
Please e-mail your cover letter and CV (in English) via:
Your CV and cover letter will be reviewed and a short list of candidates will be invited to take part in initial interviews. Successful candidates might be asked to prepare additional written materials and / or a presentation.

ASC take data protection very seriously. We will only use any personal information you may choose to give us in connection with your application for this position. In the event that your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal information for 6 months, in case any other vacancies arise for which we think you may be suitable. For more information please read our privacy policy, which can be found here;
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the global community and therefore particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.


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