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Fisheries Observer

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Job summary

Salary £21769 - £23409
Location Aberdeen
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 23 May 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC69862
Employment Type Permanent Employee


We are currently seeking applications for two Fisheries Observer posts within Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. 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.

Within the Data Collection (DC) Group, which is part of the Fisheries Data Programme, fisheries observers carry out essential tasks, and the duties reflect the need to develop essential skills in fish and shellfish sampling and age determination (where relevant) and thereby maintain Marine Scotland Science’s capacity to collect data and perform stock assessments for quota species important to the Scottish fleet. Applicants must be capable of and willing to work at sea on board commercial fishing and research vessels. The post-holder will be required to travel to remote locations around Scotland and, on occasion, to work unsociable hours.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1 – 3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English and a numerical subject.
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. Good organisational skills, ability to plan and prioritise work and use your own initiative.
2. To be a confident communicator with good verbal and written communication skills.
3. Experience of collecting, accurately recording and entering data into basic computer packages (e.g. Excel).
4. Experience of working with fish and/or shellfish on sea going commercial or research vessels.

For further information on these vacancies 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 Adrian Weetman on 0131 244 4142(Adrian.weetman@gov.scot) or Nabeil Salama on 0131 244 3205(nabeil.salama@gov.scot).

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 3963 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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