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Modern Apprenticeship - £20,064 - £22,232
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
25 March 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Modern Apprenticeship

The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the interview.

Marine Scotland was created in April 2009 when the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) and Fisheries Research Services(FRS), were merged with the Marine Directorate within the Scottish Government.

The SFPA became Marine Scotland Compliance and the FRS became Marine Scotland Science.

Marine Scotland Compliance is responsible for deterring and detecting illegal activities through effective compliance and enforcement arrangements. We employ Marine staff that are responsible for the crewing of Marine Scotland Compliances three Marine Protection vessels and Coastal Inspection staff. Who make up the Sea Fisheries Inspectorate. The coastal staff are located at 18 Fishery Offices around the Scottish coast, and at the Registration of Buyers and Sellers Unit which is based in Aberdeen.

The Assistant Fishery Officer is the first point of contact for the public and other government departments, stakeholders. As such, they must have knowledge of Marine Scotland's, Aims and Objectives and have the knowledge and ability to be able to put the caller in touch with the correct person. This vacancy offers an opportunity to join a small team and provide admin support to the fishery officers with the prospect of being able to advance to the role of fishery officer through dedicated on the job training, as such the Assistant Fishery Officer will also be required to assist the Senior Fishery Officer/Fishery Officer with inspection duties both on the pier and on board fishing vessels and accompany Warranted Officers in other inspection tasks including visits to premises and landing creeks.

Main Duties
• Dealing with internal and external enquiries.
• Updating and maintaining paper and electronic files.
• Data input and analysis on IT systems.
• Collating materials.
• Organising and issuing letters and papers to Industry.
• Assisting and recording of inspection duties.

Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification in Business Administration. Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with the successful candidate on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations.

Essential Criteria
Please read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills.
1. Good communications skills written and oral.
2. The ability to work with limited supervision.
3. The ability to work as part of a small team.
4. The ability to arrange and prioritise workload.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

Further Information
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, please complete the online application form. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact James Legge who can be reached at james.legge@gov.scot or Ashley Shepherd who can be reahced at Ashley.Shepherd@gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@gov.scot.


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