Fish Health Inspectors (2 Posts) –

Fish Health Inspectors (2 Posts) Published:  24 March, 2010

The Scottish Government

Fish Health Inspectors (2 Posts)Marine Laboratory Aberdeen£20,004 – £24,671

Marine Scotland are looking for 2 Fish Health Inspectors based in Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory Aberdeen.  Information on the new Marine Scotland Directorate can be found at  and Marine Scotland (Science) at

As a Fish Health Inspector you will work as part of a team carrying out sampling and inspection visits (under UK and EU legislation) to fish and shellfish farms to assist the inspectorate in maintaining the health of wild and farmed fish.  You will produce written reports on all cases within the required timescales, provide advice on fish health and aquaculture matters in a timely manner, and work as part of a team to complete the technical administrative duties of the group, such participating in the Duty Inspector and On Call Inspector rotas. 

You must be willing to work with live fish and dissect fish tissues.  As many locations are remote, you must also be willing to travel away from home.  This will normally be for 3-4 nights per week, for 2, possibly 3 weeks per month.  You must be willing to travel on boats to access aquaculture facilities. The post also offers an attractive, mandatory formal training course in Aquatic Animal Health, provided by the University of Stirling, on a part time basis over a period of three years.

A background in biological science is essential, as is evidence of producing reports using Microsoft Word and Excel. Evidence of effectively communicating within a team and a current full UK driving licence are also essential requirements.

You must have a minimum of three higher grades (or equivalent, to include a science subject) plus experience but preferably a degree or equivalent in a relevant science discipline. Ideally you will have previous experience in relation to fish and shellfish health and diseases, as well as a working knowledge of the Scottish Aquaculture industry, including current fish and shellfish health issues.

These are permanent and pensionable appointments.  Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the appointment will be invited to assessment centre.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland.

For further information please contact Daniel Pendrey on 01224 295570 or email D.Pendrey@MARLAB.AC.UK

To apply, and for further important information, please visit

If you experience any difficulties accessing the Work for Scotland website, please contact HR Central Resourcing Unit on 0131 244 3987, or alternatively, write to Scottish Government, Central Resourcing Unit, S1 Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD.

Closing date: 2nd April 2010.