Newcastle upon Tyne
Up to £13.37 per hour
3 months ago
My client at Marine Management Organisation, is looking for Marine Licensing Case Officers (Executive Officers) to join their amazing team as soon as possible. If you feel you have the right experience and skills to join the team, then look no further!
Location: Newcastle (Lancaster House - NE47YH) - Hybrid - 2 Day Working from Office / 3 Days WFH
Rate of Pay: £13.37ph (Weekly Pay)
Hours: Full time - 9am to 5pm (Some Flexibility of Hours)
Start Date: 15th January 2024
Contract: Currently running until 31/03/24 with a high possibility of extension.
Marine Licensing Case Officer Job Description
As a Case Officer working within the Marine Licensing Team you will be responsible for determining a diverse range of licence applications for activities within our marine area. As you develop your knowledge and experience you will have opportunities to support the training and development of others and the continued improvement of the service.
The team's work is diverse and you may work on port developments, navigational dredging, coastal defences, nuclear energy or marine renewable energy projects, extraction of aggregates from the seabed, salvage of wrecks and many other activities taking place in the marine area.
You will be responsible for assessing the potential social, environmental and economic impacts of these activities and for drafting reports based on these assessments. You will also be responsible for drafting licences giving authorisation to activities and for drafting licence conditions to control the activities. Some team members receive additional training to consider Harbour Order applications and make the statutory instruments which are laid in Parliament.
Depending on the individual and case officer roles available you may split your work between casework and provide specific technical advice, participate in casework reviews and deliver training.
You will be responsible for the general administration of your cases. This will include file management, running public consultations on licence applications, handling correspondence and information requests. This will also include preparing briefings for management and government departments.
You will be expected to provide advice to applicants and other parties. This will include attending meetings and teleconferences and may include attending public inquiries and hearings into nationally significant infrastructure projects.
The Marine Licensing service is chargeable, and you will be required to record all your time on the MMO's time recording software in line with guidance.
You will have a passion for the marine sector and be able to develop the skills needed to fulfil the MMO's role as an enabling regulator. You will understand the importance of the regulatory process and the position of the MMO as a regulator, and effectively deliver fair, open and transparent decision making.
Main Duties and Accountabilities - Marine Licensing Case Officer
- Ensure that you make robust decisions in line with key performance indicators and quality assurance processes
- Marine Licensing Application decisions
- Harbour Order Application determinations (if applicable)
- Ensure all casework is dealt with promptly and efficiently using casework tracking systems
- Produce environmental impact assessment screening and scoping opinions
- Undertake technical and environmental assessments: Habitats Regulations, Marine Conservation Zone, Marine Plan Policy
- Work with primary advisers/consultees to draw together relevant legal and/or scientific advice
- Liaise with enforcement officers to ensure that compliance and enforcement activities are carried out in a robust manner
- Ensure that you are engaging effectively and appropriately and that marine licensing is well represented with stakeholders
- Advise applicants and other parties about relevant regulatory frameworks and project-specific issues
- Work with applicants and other parties to resolve complex issues and to enable sustainable development
- Brief senior managers and assist with Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations requests