Project Officer – Argyll MPA Planning & Data

Scottish Natural Heritage
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Project Officer – Argyll MPA Planning & Data

37 hours a week

Fixed Term Appointment 3 years from start date

Starting salary £30,837 per annum

Location: Oban

(Ref: 052-348)

 

The Project Officer will lead the development of a regional Marine Protected Area (MPA) management plan with the maritime stakeholders in Argyll including managing data relevant to the plan.

 

Argyll contains six marine Special Areas of Conservation and three Marine Protected Areas for species as diverse as horse mussels to common skate.  For this reason it has been chosen as one of two regions, alongside the Outer Hebrides, to trial the development of Regional MPA Management plans in Scotland.

 

This post is an opportunity to be at the forefront of the development of MPA planning in Scotland in one of the most marine biodiverse locations in Europe.

 

Scotland’s MPA network plays an important role in helping conserve our marine environment but further work is required to ensure that the network is well-managed. This INTERREG VA funded MarPAMM* project is aimed at delivering conservation and other benefits for Argyll and integrating with wider marine planning.

 

The focus of the job holder will be to bring together organisations and sectoral interests to develop a shared vision for MPAs within the seas around Argyll including delivering an MPA management plan for the Argyll marine region.  It is envisaged that this plan will provide a strategic overview of the objectives and management of MPAs, and provide guidance to stakeholders dealing with overlapping designation types and cumulative effects.  The post will also focus on ensuring the data relevant to these MPAs is well-managed, and accessible, and supports delivery of the plan.  

 

The job holder will have expertise in stakeholder engagement, project management, and marine data, with a sound knowledge of marine resource management or marine ecology.

 

*MarPAMM: A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

 

Closing date: midnight 6 November 2018.

 

To apply please visit .

The job holder will have expertise in stakeholder engagement, project management, and marine data, with a sound knowledge of marine resource management or marine ecology.

 

*MarPAMM: A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

 

Closing date: midnight 6 November 2018.

 

To apply please visit .

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