Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Aquatic Animal Health Technical Manager, closing date 14 January

January 12, 2021 by No Comments | Category Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for two Aquatic Animal Health Technical Managers within the Aquaculture and Fish Health Programme 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 Aquaculture and Fish Health Programme supports a healthy, sustainable aquaculture industry and safeguards the health of wild fish stocks, through regulation, surveillance and scientific advice backed by high quality research. The Programme contributes towards the Scottish Government National Outcome: ‘We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect and enhance it for future generations’. For information on Scottish Government National Outcomes visit www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/outcomes. The Programme covers 35 staff including the Fish Health Inspectorate, disease diagnostics and research aquarium and relies on close working relationships with statisticians and epidemiologists within Marine Scotland Science.

The post involves coordinating and presenting scientific evidence and analysis of the operation of National and International controls for the spread of listed diseases within aquatic animals. The duties contribute to Scotland’s participation in the management of the UK Framework for Animal Health and Welfare and the operation of biosecurity and border controls that arise as a result of leaving the European Union.

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. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the Skype for Business application downloaded. This will allow candidates to 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.

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

Further information for this job

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 Robert Raynard at rob.raynard@gov.scot.


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