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Applicants sought for a job to bolster Scotland's aquaculture opportunities

30 July 2019, at 4:00pm

Crown Estate Scotland is currently looking for applicants to take up a role that involves engaging with stakeholders to identify and implement marine aquaculture opportunities.

The stakeholder and planning manager's position is part of the organisation’s marine team and is based at Crown Estate Scotland’s Edinburgh office, with travel required to a wide range of stakeholders around the country.

A vessel prepares to harvest salmon from a pen in Orkney
The successful applicant will have a chance to improve the performance of Scotland's aquaculture sector as well as its relationships with the communities that host it

The organisation manages assets on behalf of Scottish Ministers including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, just under half of the foreshore and some commercial property. It invests in property, natural resources and people and returns all profits to the Scottish Government.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining an up to date system of government, natural heritage, marine user, community and other relevant stakeholder policies, interests and concerns relating to all forms of marine aquaculture development.

The role will also support asset management for both existing and prospective developments and provide appropriate guidance to existing tenants and new applicants. This role will manage a range of associated workstreams and projects to ensure appropriate and sustainable optimisation of aquaculture on Scotland’s seabed.

Applicants should have demonstrable experience in developing and leveraging an effective stakeholder network to support a commercial organisation and should be able to highlight excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.

Applicants should send their CV plus a covering letter, explaining why they are applying for the role and what their salary expectations are to careers@crownestatescotland.com.

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The closing date for applications is 5 August 2019. Interviews will be conducted during the weeks commencing 12 and 19 August 2019.