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1020-358 Marine Planning and Policy Advisor – D Grade – NatureScot

Job title: 1020-358 Marine Planning and Policy Advisor

Grade: D |

Vacancy type: Fixed term for 1 year

Hours: 35 | Salary £38,242

Closing date: Midday, 8 July 2024

Job Purpose Summary:

This is a fixed-term role within our Sustainable Coasts and Seas Activity, designed to provide a timely boost for positively influencing marine planning in Scotland.

The post holder will support our timely advice to Scottish Government for the revision and implementation of the National Marine Plan, collating and providing policy advice, guidance and evidence on topics relating to protecting and restoring nature across our coasts and seas. The specific policy themes the post holder leads on will be adapted to fit the interests and experience of the successful candidate, with team members taking lead roles on particular issues. Similarly, other parts of the role will be tailored to the individual, which for example may include (a) supporting our input to Regional Marine Planning and Local Coastal Partnerships, (b) influencing coordination between marine and terrestrial planning systems, and/or (c) preparing responses to consultations on the statutory assessments (SEA/HRA) of marine plans. There may be opportunities to become involved in wider marine and coastal collaborative work that contributes to our overall corporate priorities to Protect, Restore and Value Scotland’s nature.

You will work as part of a small marine planning and policy team, but connected to and collaborating with a much broader network of specialists, covering a range of connected policy themes.

We are looking for someone who enjoys a dynamic and demanding work environment, a motivated and independent worker who is also a team-player, and is able to build good relations with government and other key stakeholders. The post holder is expected to have a strong understanding of Scotland’s marine environment, as well as policy and regulations relating to its sound use and management.

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