(Assistant) Fishery Officer (modern apprentice) Job Based in Kirkwall

Salary £19,314 per annum
Location Kirkwall
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 20 August 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC74314M
Employment Type Modern Apprenticeship

The Assistant Fishery Officer is the first point of contact for the public and other government departments, stakeholders. As such, they must have knowledge of Marine Scotland’s Aims and Objectives and have the knowledge and ability to be able to put the caller in touch with the correct person. This vacancy offers an opportunity to join a small team and provide admin support to the fishery officers with the prospect of being able to advance to the role of fishery officer through dedicated on the job training, as such the Assistant Fishery Officer will also be required to assist the Senior Fishery Officer/Fishery Officer with inspection duties both on the pier and on board fishing vessels and accompany Warranted Officers in other inspection tasks including visits to premises and landing creeks.

Main Duties
• Dealing with internal and external enquiries
• Updating and maintaining paper and electronic files
• Data input and analysis of Compass and VMS
• Collating materials
• Organising and issuing letters and papers to Industry
• Assisting in inspection duties
• Input Inspection data onto MCSS

Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification in Business Administration. Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with the successful candidate on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations.

Essential Criteria
Please read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills.

1. Good communications skills written and oral
2. The ability to work with limited supervision.
3. The ability to work as part of a small team
4. The ability to arrange and prioritise workload

The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Applicants must be unemployed or contracted to work 16 hours or less a week. Please state you meet these requirements on your application. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, please complete the online application form. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Strang Nicol who can be reached at nicol.strang@gov.scot or 0131 244 7915.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 5739 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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You should read each of the Essential Criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills. Remember, this must be evidence based and your answers should be clear, concise and reflect what actions you undertook. You may want to use the STAR(R) approach to respond to each criterion.

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(Assistant) Fishery Officer (modern apprentice)


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