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Marine and Fisheries Policy and Strategy Manager

Full Time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant.

Salary: £45,400 – £68,200 depending on skills and experience + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible First options available

As the Marine and Fisheries Policy and Strategy Manager, youll be responsible for developing SSER strategy, influencing government and industry policies on Marine and Fisheries, and promoting innovation and research to ensure timely and efficient execution of SSER’s Offshore Wind Farm projects, and the effective delivery our renewable energy and biodiversity objectives.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

– Collaborating with Consent, Development, and Environmental teams throughout the business to ensure a comprehensive SSER-wide strategic approach to Marine and Fisheries and the development of offshore wind farms.

– Providing strategic input concerning Marine and Fisheries issues, promoting and shaping the creation of policies with both Government and Industry Bodies to ensure that SSER’s strategic approach is integrated into feedback on consultations and policy formulation.

– Representing SSER at relevant Marine and Fisheries research groups. Identifying and developing research and innovation projects to deliver SSER Marine and Fisheries Strategy.

– Work with Corporate Affairs and stakeholder management teams to deliver coordinated and effective engagement programs in line with the SSER strategy.

– Liaise closely with relevant project units and groups to pinpoint evolving issues and provide insights and updates to ensure the prompt and efficient progression of projects.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

– Knowledge of Marine and Fisheries Policy, legislation and guidance relating to Offshore Wind Farm development across the UK and Ireland

– Excellent knowledge of the Marine and Fisheries Sector gained from interaction with offshore wind farm development, research community and other marine industries.

– Technical knowledge of the Marine and Fisheries planning processes and legislation, including Fisheries Management Plans, Shipping and Navigation, Marine Spatial Planning, Underwater Noise Mitigation and MPAs

– Expertise in creating concise, clearly structured technical documents and reports.

– Ability to present and communicate complex ideas to a range of internal and external stakeholders.

What’s in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE‘ to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Pamela on 01738 342002.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you’ll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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