Marine Scotland

Vacancy – Licensing Operations and Compliance Manager (Closing date 13 July 2017)

June 27, 2017 by No Comments

We are currently seeking applications for a Deputy Team Leader/Licensing Operations and Compliance Manager within the Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will 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 position is based in the Licensing Operations Team of Marine Planning and Policy which is a Division of the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Directorate helping to work towards achieving good environmental status, through marine planning, licensing and other functions, to ensure a healthy and sustainable environment.  The Licensing Operations Team discharges a range of statutory responsibilities. Regulation is mainly carried out under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010; Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and parts of the Electricity Act 1989 with additional European Protected Species licences issued as necessary. The purpose of the regulatory regime is to ensure that all aspects of an application are considered and balanced against for example potential environmental impacts and interferences with other legitimate users of the sea

Qualifications Required
A minimum of a honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering, planning or law but in exceptional circumstances relevant and specific experience may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a professional environmental qualification, such as IEMA or similar. 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. Have a proven track record in leading, implementing and enabling change in large and/or complex organisations operating in the marine environment. Innovative and resilient in delivering against strategic priorities, adapting quickly to fit skills and resources to changing circumstances and expectations.
2. A track record of leading and managing individuals to build an effective team.
3. A strong track record in the development and delivery and/or implementation of policy in an operational context and management of media and political scrutiny.
4. Knowledge and experience of operating in a marine regulatory /licensing role or exceptionally can demonstrate through previous relevant experience an ability to develop an acceptable level of knowledge and expertise.
5. A track record in leading, managing and influencing complex stakeholder environments – credible at all levels, both internally and externally. Actively managing authorising environments, making connections across boundaries to build strong networks and partnerships.

Desirable Criteria
1. Knowledge and experience of working in the marine environment and with Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations.
2. Experience of project/programme management.

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 McKie on 01224 295470 or email

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 5175 or via

*Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £5,000 MS-LOT retention. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review. The supplement has been agreed until 31 July 2019 when it will be reviewed.

 Further information for this job

You should read each of the Essential/Desirable Criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills. Remember, this must be evidence based and your answers should be clear, concise and reflect what actions you undertook. You may want to use the STAR(R) approach to respond to each criterion.

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