Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Second Officer (closing date 25 May 2017)

April 28, 2017 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for Second Officers within Marine Scotland (Compliance) on board the Government’s Marine Patrol 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.

The Marine Patrol Vessels are involved in monitoring compliance with International, UK and National rules and regulations of licensed activities in the marine environment around Scotland out to 200 miles and beyond when required. This includes enforcing UK, EU and International fisheries laws and regulations. This is intended to assist the conservation of fish stocks and in creating the conditions necessary for the existence of a modern and sustainable sea fishing industry.

Qualifications Required

Candidates must hold a minimum of an unlimited Officer of the Watch certificate of competency, be fully certificated to meet STCW 95 requirements. Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact the Resourcing Officer named at the end of this advert to discuss.

Essential Criteria

  1. Candidates must have experience of being a watch keeping officer.
  2. Successful applicants must be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills, with an up-to-date knowledge of the marine industry.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Chief Mates Certificate of Competency.
  2. Knowledge of Marine Scotland’s 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 Caroline Hutton who can be reached at 0131 244 4194 or If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Dorota Rokosz on 01312446630 or via

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