Fishery Officer - Scottish Government Marine Scotland

Posted: 10 January 2019

Closing: 05 February 2019

Category: Non MASTS

Salary £24580 - £27515
Location Various
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 05 February 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC58855Ea
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Fishery Officers within Marine Scotland compliance based at various locations in Scotland This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

You must be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the Scottish fishing industry, such as how the Scottish fleet is structured, Scotland’s key fisheries, how they are regulated and the key challenges that they are currently facing.

Educational Qualifications
You must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Knowledge of Scottish Fishing Industry.
2. Excellent organisational skills to manage a varied workload and to meet targets in a flexible manner so to progress tasks with minimal supervision.
3. Ability to communicate effectively to colleagues and to a wide range of contacts. demonstrating sound judgement and reliability under pressure, and accepting responsibility for subsequent outcomes.
4. Ability to analyse, interpret and act upon evidence.

In Addition
Due to the remote locations of landing ports a considerable amount of driving is involved therefore a full valid driving licence that enables the candidate to drive in the UK is required.

However the Scottish Government will consider proposals put forward by the applicant to carry out the duties by other means.

Applicants should note that this role includes carrying out visits to various types of establishments in all weather conditions.  a willingness to carry out these visits is a prerequisite for the posts.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Stuart McCubbin, email  Telephone : 03002449187.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 01312445597 or via at information for this job

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