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Horticulture & Marketing Officer

Job summary

Salary £25,367 - £28,341
Location Glasgow and Edinburgh
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 01 August 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC68803 E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for three Horticulture & Marketing Officers within SASA’s Horticulture and Marketing Unit (HMU) to be based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. These are permanent and pensionable appointments 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.

SASA, a Division of the Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate, is responsible for providing a range of services in support of arable agriculture, horticulture, food, the environment and the wider rural economy. HMU is a branch within SASA and consists of 12 specialist inspectors who undertake a wide range of inspection and enforcement activities across Scotland in relation to plant health and rules relating to the marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Qualifications Required
1.  A qualification in Horticulture or Agriculture, or equivalent relevant experience.
2.  A full valid driving licence that enables the post holder to drive in the UK is required. However the Scottish Government will consider proposals put forward by applicants to carry out the duties by any other means.

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. Understanding of the horticultural sector and/or the trade in plants, plant products and fresh produce.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively to both colleagues and a wide range of contacts.
3. Self-motivated, working within a team or on own initiative with minimal supervision, and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
4. Demonstrate sound judgement and reliability under pressure, and accepting responsibility for subsequent outcomes.

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, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact James Gemmell who can be reached at james.gemmell@gov.scot or 0131 244 1618.

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