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Fishing Mate

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Job summary

Salary
£43447 - £46854
Location
Various
Hours
Around 40.00 per week
Closing Date
22 September 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC84654E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Fishing Mate within the Marine Scotland Compliance based in various locations. 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.

Overview here
We are currently seeking applications for a Fishing Mate to work for Marine Scotland on board one of our Marine Research Vessels. 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.
We are seeking applications from an experienced Fishing Mate to be part of the crew that ensures the safe and efficient operation of the vessel, under the direction of the Commanding Officer. You will be a navigational watch keeper who is experienced in fishing and able to assist Fishing Master with the operation of fishing and scientific equipment and operations.
You will also have responsibility for Passage Planning and maintenance of charts and nautical publications, including Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), and for inspecting and ensuring that all lifesaving appliances (LSA), portable firefighting equipment (FFE) and pollution prevention equipment are maintained in good condition and ready for immediate use.

Main duties
• Assisting the Commanding Officer or Fishing Master to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the vessel.
• Acting as Navigational Watchkeeper as required for navigation and science programmes.
• Assisting the Fishing Master with regard to fishing and science equipment and operations.
• Ensuring bridge and navigational equipment is operational, and informing Commanding Officer of any deficiencies.
• Passage Planning, maintenance of charts and nautical publications, including ENCs for the ECDIS.
• The upkeep and filing of Publications supplied by the contracted chart Agent as part of the new edition service. This also includes the update of Admiralty Digital Publications. (ADPs).
• Inspecting and ensuring that all lifesaving appliances (LSA), portable firefighting equipment (FFE) and pollution prevention equipment are maintained in good condition and ready for immediate use and reporting any deficiencies to Commanding Officer.
• Maintaining records for LSA and FFE.

Qualifications Required
• Certificate of Competency
• Medical Fitness- Unlimited ENG1
• Fire Fighting (Advanced)
• Proficiency In Survival Craft
• Medical First Aid
• GMDSS
• ECDIS
• Up to date STCW 2010 Refreshers
• Designated Security Duties

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 must have relevant and recent fishing experience
2. Recent experience of fishery research operations
3. Understanding the role played by Marine Scotland and more specifically marine Scotland Science with regards to marine research.

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 as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can 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 to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

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 Mari Valli or Lewis Mitchell who can be contacted on mscompliancebsu@gov.scot.

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


 

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