Vacancy for Marine Policy and Engagement Officer

There is a vacancy for a Marine Policy and Engagement Officer with Scottish Environment LINK.

Scottish Environment LINK are seeking a Marine Policy and Engagement Officer to work with LINK Marine Group’s Save Scottish Seas’ project, forming part of the wider LINK staff team.

This is an exciting role for someone with knowledge of coastal and marine conservation issues, legislation, policies and organisations, with a first degree or degree-level experience in relevant discipline, e.g. the environment, conservation, marine ecology, sustainable development, coastal and marine management, politics, law and communications.

This is a part-time, maternity cover role (21 hours per week), currently working from home in accordance with current government guidelines and line managed by LINK Marine Group Convener.

The successful candidate will work with LINK Marine Group in co-ordinating advocacy and, when needed, campaign action for Save Scottish Seas, to encourage and support designation and progressive management of MPAs, ecosystem-based marine planning and progressive fisheries management, to recover the health and productivity of Scotland’s seas for all to benefit.
Support LINK Marine Group with: the coordination of its ocean recovery agenda to ensure comprehensive implementation of UK and Scottish marine legislation for and in Scottish waters, including to achieve Good Environmental Status; delivery of its advocacy strategy to promote these with the wider policy community at national and regional levels and organising local and national events.

Coordinate engagement of LINK Marine Group with decision-makers including Scottish Parliament and relevant Committees, Scottish Government and other stakeholders at national and regional levels, raising marine conservation awareness among key communities, to ensure that implementation of Scottish and UK legislation leads to the protection and recovery of the health of Scotland’s marine ecosystem.  For more information on the role see the full job description here.

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment community, with 40 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.

For more information about the organisation visit www.scotlink.org/

This is a part-time, maternity cover role (21 hours per week), currently working from home in accordance with current government guidelines and line managed by LINK Marine Group Convener,

The post is subject to a probationary period of 8 weeks.
Salary is between £27,000 and £30,000 pro rata per annum, depending on skills and experience.
LINK makes an employer contribution to employee personal pensions of up to a maximum of 8% of basic salary, complementing employee contributions of 4%.
Annual leave quota is 25 days’ annual leave and 10 public holidays.

Apply by application – download the Application Form LINK and the Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

Return completed applications to Recruitment@scotlink.org