Fish Health Inspectors

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We are currently seeking applications for Fish Health Inspectors (3 posts) within the Directorate for Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. These are permanent and pensionable appointments and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Fish Health Inspectorate’s mission is to support a healthy, sustainable aquaculture industry and to safeguard the health of wild fish stocks, through regulation and scientific advice backed by high quality research. The Inspectorate contributes towards the Scottish Government National Outcome: ‘We value and enjoy our built and natural environment and protect and enhance it for future generations’.

Qualifications Required

For this post you must hold a degree or equivalent in a relevant science discipline.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Essential Criteria

1. Relevant experience to undertake the role of a Fish Health Inspector including fish health, administration and computer literacy.

2. A good working knowledge of the role of the Fish Health Inspectorate and of fish diseases and aquaculture, as practiced in Scotland, nationally and internationally.

3. A good working knowledge of the current fish health legislation.

4. Evidence of effective oral and written communication within a team.

Further Information

For further information on this vacancy and to apply please visit the Work For Scotland website on:

To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Sonia Duguid who can be reached at or 0131 244 3867.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing on 0131 244 2843 or via