Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Marine Licensing Casework Officer – closing date 4 July

June 26, 2019 by No Comments | Category Marine Scotland general, Uncategorized, Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for a Marine Licensing Casework Officer within  Marine Scotland 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.

The Licensing Operations Team in Marine Scotland provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for marine licences and consents in Scottish Waters. The successful post holder will be responsible for processing applications for consents and licences and to contribute to the teams compliance and enforcement activity and manage risks through ensuring that procedures are followed. You will provide a high quality service to the Licensing Operations Team, Ministers, applicants, consultees and stakeholders in a dynamic fast paced and evolving environment.

Marine Scotland is the lead marine management organisation in Scotland. It was established on 1 April 2009 as a Directorate of the Scottish Government, to integrate core marine functions involving scientific research, compliance monitoring, policy and management of Scotland’s seas.

The Marine Laboratory is the main centre for Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and for Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (MS-LOT). MS-LOT discharges a range of statutory responsibilities which relate to a range of projects including highly technical applications for multi-million pound developments and infrastructure projects.

The main purpose of the regulatory regime is to ensure that all aspects of an application are considered and balanced against potential environmental impacts and interferences with other legitimate users of the sea.

Pay Supplement:

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 nine months.  Pay supplements are subject to regular review.

Qualifications Required:

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

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. Experience of licensing or consenting processes or working with legislation.
  2. Experience of critically reviewing environmental information and providing advice and recommendations on its suitability.
  3. Excellent communication skills with the ability to demonstrate credibility with internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Ability to work on your own initiative and manage a diverse workload, meeting challenging deadlines and dealing effectively with a range of concurrent priorities.

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 Louise Msika who can be reached at louise.msika@gov.scot or on 0131 244 2912.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment on 0131 244 8217 or via EMAIL recruitment@gov.scot


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