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Inshore Fisheries Advisor

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Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Inshore Fisheries Advisor within the Marine Scotland Science Department 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.

Applications are invited for the post of Inshore Fisheries Advisor in the Fisheries Advice Group of the Fisheries Assessment and Advice Programme. The post holder will play a key role in the research and advice provided by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) to the Scottish Government. They will provide authoritative scientific and technical advice to policy colleagues, fisheries managers and stakeholders, supporting sustainable inshore fish and shellfish fisheries management in Scotland. The post holder will be responsible for initiating and coordinating research projects, involving data collection and analysis, with the aim of developing sustainable management approaches particularly for data-limited stocks not currently subject to routine assessments. Collaboration with a range of local stakeholder groups and academic organisations will be required and there will be a need to apply modern statistical analysis and modelling techniques to complex data sets.

Qualifications Required
This role requires a person with a solid background in fisheries or environmental science, with excellent communication skills and experience in problem solving. The post holder should demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills, and be able to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent or relevant experience.

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. Evidence of research experience (in marine science, fisheries or ecology), with proven ability to plan, manage and deliver on research projects and prepare scientific reports.
2. Familiarity with the use of the R statistical environment (or similar high-level computing system), particularly with respect to modelling, data analysis, and fish or shellfish stock assessment.
3. Excellent communication skills, an understanding of the policy environment and the ability to communicate results and deliver presentations to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
4. A working knowledge of Scotland's inshore fisheries and management framework with experience of relevant (fishery and survey) data collection methods.

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 MS Teams 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 Lynda Blackadder who can be reached at Lynda.blackadder@gov.scot

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


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