[MARMAM] New vacancy - Natural England -Senior Specialist, Marine Mammal
Joseph.Waldron at environment-agency.gov.uk
Tue Jun 30 05:05:51 PDT 2020
Natural England are currently seeking to fill various exciting roles, including:
Senior Specialist, Marine Mammal
Salary: £31,493 - £38,689 (Natural England's policy is to appoint at the salary minimum. However, for exceptional candidates, a higher starting salary may be considered.)
Employment Type: Full-time, permanent role
Location: Flexible location with UK (national travel required)
Closing Date: 10th July 2020
Specialist roles underpin Natural England's position as a science-based organisation. The roles are highly varied, both building the evidence base and applying it to make a real difference to the natural environment.
This is a great opportunity to shape decisions and future reforms across Natural England's sustainable development agenda with particular focus on marine mammals.
Your varied and vital key tasks will include:
- interpreting evidence and providing expert, practical advice to case officers and senior staff to mitigate environmental impacts and seek environmental enhancement
- providing clear and timely evidence-based advice concerning the protection and monitoring of domestic and European protected sites in relation to development pressures.
- assessing the impacts of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects upon the natural environment.
- advising to ensure that regulatory reform and efficiency initiatives are informed and led by science.
- providing discretionary chargeable advice for developers and licence applicants.
- developing guidelines or standing advice to help assess impacts or guide developers or licence applicants.
Our Chief Scientist Directorate is a great place to work; you'll find some of the country's leading environmental scientists here.
We're looking for someone with an excellent understanding of marine mammals, their ecology and associated survey techniques. As a specialist, you will be keen to apply this to strategic solutions and practical advice to sectors such as oil and gas, renewable energy, nuclear and fisheries. With an excellent understanding of the relevant evidence base, you know how marine pollution and climate change could be affecting marine animals. You also have a good understanding of broader English marine ecology and ecosystems, have the know-how required to inform the management of Marine Protected Areas, and understand wider policies and roles within the marine environment.
Working for Natural England
Here at Natural England we are committed to creating an inclusive culture and environment building meaningful and supportive relationships between individuals, groups and organisations, where everyone feels valued and respected and see Natural England as a great place to work. We are as passionate about our people as we are about nature and want our people to thrive.
Your professional and personal wellbeing is important to us and working here means you will have access to a wide range of benefits that enhance life inside and outside of work. Alongside our flexible working patterns, we offer generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff recognition and salary sacrifice schemes, plus access to offers from well-known retailers and life-style service providers.
We provide learning and professional development through apprenticeships, self-directed learning or through learning providers. We encourage membership in relevant bodies as an aid to your personal development. Why not access our coaching network to further support your career development?
If you want to work somewhere where you'll be able to balance the requirements of your role with your responsibilities and interests outside of work, then these opportunities could be for you.
For more information about Natural England and all of our current vacancies including this one, please visit our website here: https://naturalenglandcareers.org.uk/
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