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Casework Manager

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Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
07 April 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Casework Manager within  Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen/Edinburgh/Glasgow. 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.

This post qualifies for the MS-LOT pay supplement, currently £5,000 per annum. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by the market. For staff not currently in receipt of the allowance, it is payable after successful completion of the qualifying period, normally 9 months. Pay supplements are subject to regular review.

The successful post holder will be responsible for processing applications for consents and licences, managing the approval process for decommissioning programmes, assisting in the team’s compliance and enforcement activity and ensuring that procedures are followed. The role provides high quality service to Scottish Ministers, applicants and stakeholders, in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

The job holder will ensure that applications for marine licences (under the Marine Acts) and Section 36 consents (under the Electricity Act 1989), and decommissioning programmes (under the Energy Act 2004), are dealt with correctly and within agreed timescales, providing guidance to licensing casework officers where required. The job holder may also be required to advise on, policy and legislative requirements in relation to Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA), Marine Protected Area (MPAs) assessments and Environmental Impact Assessment, in line within-house guidelines.

Main Duties
• Manage the approval process for decommissioning programmes following established processes to mitigating risk to public finances and provide robust recommendations.
• Provide clear direction and guidance to licensing officers in their consideration of applications for marine licences, section 36 consents and safety zones.
• To manage the risks of the post consenting processes by ensuring procedures are adhered to, implementing recommendations and providing clear direction for staff.
• Build and maintain effective working relationships with all active developers and liaise with stakeholders in discussions relating to strategic licensing, consenting and decommissioning processes.
• Ensure that licensing work is carried on in line with procedures and in compliance with Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Environmental Impact Assessment.
• Project manage a portfolio of applications for large marine projects.
• Line and work management of licensing casework officers.

Qualifications Required
A degree in chemistry, biology, oceanography, environmental sciences, planning, engineering, law (environmental or planning), or similar, relevant specific experience.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of critically reviewing environmental information, identifying gaps and using this and your own initiative to provide advice and recommendations which inform decisions to tight deadlines.
2. Experience of licensing or consenting processes and legislative frameworks.
3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate credibility with internal and external stakeholders and show experience of working in a cross team environment.
4. A proven record of strong planning and organisational skills, with the ability, to manage a diverse workload and to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and expectations.

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, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Mike Bland at Michael.Bland@gov.scot.

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


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