Marine Sustainability Adviser (2 Positions with NatureScot)



Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

These are full-time, temporary roles within NatureScot’s Marine Energy Programme in the Sustainable Coasts & Seas Activity. The successful candidates will be part of a growing team to co-ordinate and deliver casework advice for offshore wind developments associated with ScotWind and InTOG as well other marine energy casework, all of which will help to meet Scotland’s 2045 net zero targets. Input will cover all development phases from pre-application engagement and EIA Scoping to marine / s.36 licence applications as well as Habitat Regulations Appraisal and EPS licensing. The post holder will engage with industry, Marine Directorate, Crown Estate Scotland and Local Authorities to help deliver NatureScot’s policies and priorities including Scotland’s response to the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis. The post holder will also input to the preparation of guidance and research needed to support ScotWind, InTOG and wider marine energy developments.

Working closely with other NatureScot staff, the post holder will coordinate and develop casework advice both formal and informal, written and verbal and be confident in developing solutions and / or advising on implications for preventing biodiversity loss and enhancing nature.

The post-holder will be required to contribute to the wider work of the Activity and NatureScot, including the possibility of acting as a Duty Officer working as part of the team rota for responding to marine pollution incidents.

Closing date – 12 July 2024 at 1200

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