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Policy Manager - Marine Economy Strategy, Marine Scotland Directorate

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Job summary

£46889 - £57503
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
02 May 2019 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee


We are currently seeking applications for a Policy Manager - Marine Economy Strategy within Marine Scotland based in Edinburgh. 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.

Marine Scotland is the lead marine management organisation in Scotland. It sits within DG Economy and is a part of the core Scottish Government. Its purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability, working closely with a range of delivery partners to do so. With 61% of the UK sea area, Scotland’s marine economy was worth £3.8 billion, and it employed over 75,000 in 2016. This is a high profile, diverse and fast paced policy area – comprising industries in oil and gas services, maritime transport, tourism and recreation and seafood, and rich in natural resource - at least 6500 species of marine plants and animals.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C 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. You will have strong leadership skills with a proven ability of working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes.
2. You will have experience of using tools and techniques to deliver improvements to strategic planning and resource allocation.
3. You will have an excellent record of using a range of evidence and research to develop policy options relating to real world problems, engaging with analytical specialists where necessary and ensuring that policies are aligned to outcomes.
4. You will be skilled at developing positive and productive relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders – including Ministers and senior managers, and be able to engage with them to develop and deliver a programme of policy work.

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 MacDonald who can be reached at Stuart.MacDonald@gov.scot or 0131 244 2639.

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


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