Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Second Officer, Edinburgh – closing date 8 July

June 23, 2020 by No Comments | Category Marine Scotland Compliance, Marine Scotland general, Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for a Second Officer within the Marine Scotland based on board any of our Marine Patrol, Research Vessels or Inshore RIBs. 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.

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

Marine Scotland combined the functions and resources of the former SG Marine Directorate, Fisheries Research Services and the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency.

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.

Essential Criteria

1. Candidates must have experience of being a solo watch keeping officer, and confident manoeuvring in close quarter situations.
2. Successful applicants must have experience of inspecting and monitoring firefighting and lifesaving appliances and the ability to describe this process.
3. Must have experience of managing an electronic and paper charting system and  explain the statutory standard.
4. Up-to-date industry knowledge with a full understanding of Marine Scotland ; with candidates  competent to carry out all additional tasks being a British Sea Fisheries Officer entails.


Candidates must hold a minimum of an unlimited Officer of the Watch certificate of competency, be fully certificated to meet STCW requirements and have experience of being a watch keeping officer. Before applying, please ensure that you have these (or equivalent) professional qualifications. Applicants without them will not be considered for appointment. If you are in any doubt about your qualifications, please ask for our advice before you apply. Alternatively the Maritime Coastguard Agency can offer advice on seafaring.

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 Alexis Lee who can be reached at

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Emma Crawford.

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