Administrative Assistant – Research Vessel Operations (RVOps)

Vacancy Area


Organisation Description:

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:


This important role supports our organisation in delivery of its essential work programmes. This role provides candidates with the opportunity to work in a diverse organisation which invests in and celebrates its people.

The successful candidate will work within the RV Ops team as an Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will provide administrative support assisting the Section manager, Team Lead, HEO and the RV Ops team in the delivery of the annual programs for the Research Vessel fleet, and administering the Foreign Vessel Observer Scheme. The successful candidate will administer the RV OPs accounts including reporting on expenditure and income and maintain the website and other media for the various programs and the role will also involve supporting the AQUARIUS project team as required.

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How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway, H91 R673. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OCIS/AA/RVOPS/APR24

Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon Tuesday 14thMay 2024 Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.


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The Marine Institute is an organisation that champions Diversity, Inclusion & Equality for all. We encourage and welcome applications from anyone interested in this role.

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