Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Cook Steward, closing date 1 April

March 16, 2021 by No Comments | Category Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for a Cook Steward within Marine Scotland based anywhere across Scotland. 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.

There is currently one permanent vacancy for the post of Cook Steward within Marine Scotland. This posts is based on board either our Marine Protection vessels or Marine Research Vessels. The Marine Protection Vessels are MPV Minna,  MPV Jura and MPV Hirta. These vessels carry out patrols which normally last 21 days. The Research Vessels MRV Alba Na Mara and MRV Scotia carry out research cruises that vary in length, but generally are no more than 22 days. All vessels are double crewed, permitting trip on/trip off crew rostering. The catering department consists of two posts except for the Alba Na Mara which carries one Cook Steward.

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 interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. 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

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 Alexis Lee at



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