Crown Estate Scotland hunts for marine boss

The manager of the seabed in Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland, is looking to appoint a Head of Marine to drive forward the development of the Scottish ‘blue economy’.

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The post is an 18-month fixed-term contract that will assist in developing the organization’s marine strategy, and inform longer term decisions on its capacity and structure in the light of marine and other developments.

The Head of Marine for the Crown Estate Scotland will lead teams and shape strategy across offshore wind, marine energy, infrastructure – including cables and pipelines – and aquaculture.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with key partners to embed the ‘blue strategy’ in Scotland’s priorities for sustainable economic growth.

Also, the scope of work includes engaging with the Scottish and UK governments for a favorable policy environment for marine activity.

The deadline to apply for the position has been set for August 24, 2018.

Crown Estate Scotland, formed in April 2017, is responsible for around half the foreshore around Scotland, leasing of virtually all seabed out to 12 nautical miles and the right to offshore renewable energy and gas and carbon storage out to 200 nautical miles.