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Policy and Advice Officer - Marine Ecology

Reference 1096537  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Salary Additional Information D (Starting salary - £23,253)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 06/05/2009
Company Name Scottish Natural Heritage
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As part of the Climate Change programme, SNH supports the drive towards reducing reliance on fossil fuels with the provision of carefully sited renewable energy installations. As a major contributor towards sustainable economic growth, the renewables industry is expanding rapidly and SNH is contributing by working with the Scottish Government, Local Authorities other agencies and developers. We provide advice on new sites and technologies on land and at sea and extensions to existing sites.  
 In response to increased requests for our advice, SNH wishes to expand its efforts by appointing more staff to prepare advice and guide marine renewables development.  As a member of the Coastal & Marine Ecosystem Unit, the post holder will be responsible for providing scientific advice and developing both policy and technical guidance on the potential impacts on marine wildlife and habitats of marine renewable technologies. It is anticipated that the post will focus upon potential interactions with marine mammals and other vertebrates, and how these might best be mitigated, managed and monitored. The post holder will represent SNH with industry and government and upon technical working groups as appropriate. The post is part of the Coastal & Marine Ecosystems Unit, a small team of biologists and ecologists within SNH responsible for improving understanding, raising awareness and promoting the sustainable use of Scotland’s coasts and seas. The postholder will work closely with specialists within other Units and with Renewable Energy Casework Advisors in SNH Areas to provide sound and timely scientific advice in response to consultations for marine renewables and other analogous or associated developments affecting Scotland’s seas
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