[MARMAM] 2 vacancies for Marine Species Advisor

Recruitment Recruitment at jncc.gov.uk
Mon Nov 15 05:38:23 PST 2021

Hello all

JNCC have 2 fantastic opportunities for individuals to work within our Marine Species team.
Post Title:                               Marine Species Advisor
Ref No:                                    2021/117-118
Grade:                                     H (HEO)
Type of appointment:           1 x Permanent & 1 x 2 year FTA
Location:                                 Peterborough or Aberdeen
Salary:                                                 £28,390


We're small enough (c.230 staff) that your voice is heard by everyone including the CEO, but big enough that we have all the skills, resources and people you'll need to get the job done. All our staff are passionate about conservation and making a difference to the world we live in. We have a very flexible, inclusive and welcoming organisational culture. Our Executive Management provides advisers with the freedom and tools you will need, and our friendly team will assist you in your role. You will benefit from our supportive workplace culture, excellent holiday and pension benefits, as well as an exciting job in a unique environment.

Post background

The Marine Species Team is responsible for delivery of JNCC's advice on the conservation of marine species (particularly European Protected Species). JNCC is responsible for the provision of clear, evidence-based advice to UK and devolved governments on measures that will be required to meet conservation targets including obligations under domestic and international instruments. JNCC works with partners to assess status and develop scientific advice on management for marine species, including marine mammals and seabirds. Our work informs the designation and management of Marine Protected Areas in UK waters and also on impacts of human activities on marine species and the measures required to mitigate such impacts throughout UK waters.
We are seeking a Marine Species Adviser to support high profile ongoing species and impacts advice work within JNCC. The post-holder will be expected to take the lead on tasks and to work closely with others to seek their input where needed. They will routinely work with colleagues in the Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, regulatory agencies, Defra and the Devolved Administrations. They will also be required to support work on national and international reporting where necessary.

Job Description:
Post Duties

  *   Work with JNCC and country agency staff to provide advice to Government(s) on issues relating to the conservation of marine mammals.
·         Support the production of marine mammal conservation status assessments and other reports relating to the UK's international conservation commitments, such as those under OSPAR and ASCOBANS.
·         Organisation of project and/or partnership meetings and events, providing secretariat functions where these are necessary, and producing papers and giving presentations when appropriate.
·         Working with staff in the JNCC Marine Species Team, and other teams, identifying opportunities to develop new work areas and supporting preparation of project specifications and bids.
·         Support wider Marine Species Team and cross team working (e.g. noise and marine mammal tasks for the Marine Management Team).


To be a successful candidate you will be/have:

  *   Strong background in the science and ecology of marine mammals
  *   Knowledge of the main provisions of UK/international marine conservation policy relevant to marine mammals and turtles
  *   Competent user of GIS to manipulate, interrogate and interpret spatial datasets
  *   Knowledge of marine industries, such as offshore renewable energy and fisheries
  *   Experience of using data manipulation and analysis software, such as R
  *   Experience of drafting technical documentation and bid writing
  *   Experience of project development and strategic thinking


·         Working Together

·         Communicating and Influencing

·         Making Effective Decisions

·         Changing and Improving

·         Delivering at Pace

In the event that we receive a large volume of applications we reserve the right to conduct the sift based on the lead behaviour of Working Together

Please see the CS Behaviours framework for more details at this grade:

these positions can be found on the Civil Service Job site<https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi?SID=cGFnZWFjdGlvbj12aWV3dmFjYnlqb2JsaXN0JnNlYXJjaF9zbGljZV9jdXJyZW50PTEmdXNlcnNlYXJjaGNvbnRleHQ9MTQxNzI4MzM3JmNzb3VyY2U9Y3Nxc2VhcmNoJm93bmVyPTUwNzAwMDAmcGFnZWNsYXNzPUpvYnMmam9ibGlzdF92aWV3X3ZhYz0xNzU2MDg1Jm93bmVydHlwZT1mYWlyJnJlcXNpZz0xNjM2OTgzMjk5LTM0NjdmMmM2YmZjNjAwYTdiYWY2ZjkzNGU3OTA1OWIwZjY2ZDNiOWE=>
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