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Marine Sustainability Adviser – Aquaculture and Benthic- NatureScot

Job title: 1020-312 Marine Sustainability Adviser – Aquaculture and Benthic

Grade: D

Vacancy type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours

Salary £35,039 (Pay award pending) |

Location: Scotland, any NatureScot Office, home or hybrid working

Closing date: Midday, 4 December 2023

Job Purpose Summary

The post-holder will be part of our Sustainable Coasts and Seas Activity Team and will lead the provision of statutory casework advice to NatureScot staff on marine biodiversity impacts associated with aquaculture and other marine industries and activities including but not limited to: ports and harbours, other coastal infrastructure and research proposals.

The successful post holder will engage and collaborate with NatureScot case leads and other key marine specialists, as well as the aquaculture sector, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, relevant marine industries and academic institutes, Crown Estate Scotland, Local Authorities and relevant Directorates in Scottish Government. Advice will be required for phases of development activity in line with our statutory duties including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisal.

The post holder will analyse and interpret environmental information and provide appropriate casework advice. They will be confident in advising on implications for preventing biodiversity loss and enhancing nature, particularly in respect of recognising potential impacts from aquaculture on the marine environment and seeking solutions to reduce any adverse impacts.

Person Specification 

A degree in a relevant subject, relevant post-graduate experience or work experience or equivalent
A comprehensive understanding in Scottish / UK waters of benthic and fish ecology and issues relating to their conservation and management.

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