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Marine Renewable’s Casework Adviser

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/07/2013
Company Name Scottish Natural Heritage
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Marine Renewable’s Casework Adviser

37 hours a week fixed term until August 2014

Starting salary £23839 per annum

Location: Battleby, Perth or may consider other SNH Offices

(Ref: 052-328) 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding offshore renewable’s energy sector inScotlandand be directly involved in helping Government achieve its targets for renewable energy generation. 

SNH wishes to appoint a temporary full-time replacement post to cover a period of maternity leave. The post holder will be responsible, specifically for providing casework advice and coordinating and responding to offshore renewable energy development casework and individual cases with close involvement and advice from others with the Marine Renewable’s Team. The post holder will represent SNH with industry, Marine Scotland and the Crown Estate as well as working closely with JNCC and EMEC.

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as marine biology, ecology, town and country planning, species, habitat management or Landscape. Knowledge or experience of handling casework and in framing effective casework responses, preferably in relation to the marine environment with a sound understanding of marine renewable technologies and offshore wind, their potential impacts on the natural heritage and relevant legislation are a must. You should also have a clear understanding of conservation legislation relevant toScotland’s seas specifically The Habitats Regulations and Marine (Scotland) Act with a working knowledge of the diversity ofScotland’s maritime natural heritage and a demonstrable understanding of its ecology and conservation requirements. You must also have excellent communications skills both written and verbal, with strong interpersonal skills to enable effective representation to a variety of stakeholders including the ability to persuade those whose priorities lie elsewhere. Finally, you must have a strong team ethos and have willingness to support and work with others to achieve a common goal. 

Closing date: 5th July 2013

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