Scientific & Technical Officer - Marine Spatial Planning Programme Support, Admin and Education / Outreach

Marine Institute

Marine Institute

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Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will work within the Marine Spatial Planning team in Marine Environment and Food Safety Services (MEFSS), which coordinates the scientific and technical services that the Marine Institute provides to Department of Environment Climate and Communications (DECC). Working with a cross-services team, the successful candidate will provide a key role in supporting the delivery of services and products to support delivery of marine spatial planning (MSP) in Ireland. The Marine Institute provides marine scientific and technical advisory services to DECC in delivery of national legislative responsibilities through monitoring, analysis and data acquisition and management.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

Essential / Important:

• A relevant qualification in a science/marine science, administration, communications or related field.
• Previous experience in providing administrative and project management support to programmes ideally support to scientific, research programmes or equivalent
• A minimum of 2 years’ relevant post qualification work experience working in a relevant role.
• Proven ability to monitor delivery milestones and support project reporting.
• Effective numeracy skills and demonstrated experience in tracking and coordinating and tracking budgets and finances; ideally in a public sector environment.
• Some demonstrated knowledge / experience in public procurement.
• High levels of I.T. skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
• Proven report writing skills
• Experience in organising and supporting meetings, events and/or outreach activities.
• Experience at collaborating with others.
• Effective organisation and administration skills
• Good time management and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels including an ability to work with and effectively communicate with marine stakeholders.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference : FEAS/POST18/STO/MSPSUPPORT/JUN24

Closing Date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on the 11th of July 2024. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer