Marine Pressures Ecologist
Starting salary £27,066 pa
Sectors: ecology, marine conservation
Closing date: Monday, 12 October 2015
JNCC is seeking a Marine Pressures Ecologist within the Marine Evidence Team who will contribute to JNCC’s work to deliver robust evidence for conservation advice. The work of the Marine Evidence Team is cross-cutting and the post holder will work collaboratively between this team and others within JNCC. The post holder will also work extensively with colleagues in the country nature conservation agencies, with UK Government officials in relevant departments, and with colleagues from other EU Member States.
The post-holder will lead on the development of methods to assess the sensitivity of marine benthic habitats and species to pressures exerted by anthropogenic activities such as fishing activity, the oil and gas industry and marine aggregates extraction. Additionally they will provide expertise on benthic habitat and species’ exposure and vulnerability to these pressures in order to support work to determine which areas of UK offshore waters are at risk from anthropogenic impacts. This will require candidates who have an excellent knowledge of the UK’s marine biodiversity and a good understanding of marine industries and their associated pressures and impacts.
Furthermore, the role will require the ability to let and manage contracts and to have strong communication skills in order to disseminate information on marine pressures and habitat and species’ vulnerability to internal and external colleagues.
The post is based in Peterborough and will be offered on a 2 year fixed term appointment.
For more information about the skills/competencies required for this post, visit our website www.jncc.defra.gov.uk/jobs where you can download the details and the relevant application form and find out more about our work. Alternatively, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email the relevant documentation to you.
The closing date is 09:00 on Monday 12th October 2015.
Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 22nd October 2015.