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Senior Conservation Scientist - Offshore Wind

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Posted on Dec 21, 2021 by CHM Recruit

London, United Kingdom
Research
Immediate Start
£32.4k - £35.9k Annual
Full-Time

Senior Conservation Scientist - Offshore Wind
Reference: DEC
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £32,400 - £35,944 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Passionate about nature and climate? This charity currently has an exciting opportunity for someone to join an expert team exploring how we can revive our seas and deliver a sustainable energy transition.

The current approach to the necessarily ambitious expansion of offshore wind threatens both nature and net zero. Increasing pressure on our already degraded seas in the absence of measures that address impacts, and the root cause of declines means there is a real risk of significant seabird losses in this decade alone. In order to turn the tide for our marine environment and facilitate a truly green energy revolution, we need a new approach to upscaling this technology.

This charity are looking for an experienced Senior Conservation Scientist to form part of a new expert team exploring how strategic, legally sound and ecologically meaningful measures for nature can be delivered through the mitigation hierarchy. This ambitious and challenging work provides an opportunity to be at the forefront of reconciling the expansion of offshore wind technology and nature recovery.

They are looking for a passionate and driven individual, with the following skills and experience to bring to this exciting role:

  1. PhD in relevant subject (or equivalent experience - e.g. several years of applied research including the production of peer-reviewed papers).
  2. Broad knowledge of conservation issues and practice, and conservation science, gained through experience of taking lead responsibility for the management of a range of scientific projects.
  3. Broad knowledge of current scientific issues that are relevant to conservation and how to assess their applicability to current or future projects.
  4. A recognised expert or specialist in at least one particular scientific area.
  5. Knowledge of how to provide practical and scientific leadership and guidance in a particular scientific area.
  6. Broad and deep knowledge of UK and international species ecology and ecological principles, or social science principles, appropriate to the post. Such that correct methods can be chosen or devised from scratch to answer novel questions at both practical and analytical levels.
  7. Broad and deep knowledge of the appropriate data collection methods, and the ability to develop new ethically-sounds methods as and when necessary to answer novel questions. Ideally, specialist and up-to-date knowledge of how to apply complex analytical procedures to enable innovative, robust analysis and interpretation to data.
  8. Able to effectively manage several projects and staff.
  9. Practical field skills appropriate to the post, eg taxonomic, identification, public interviews.
  10. Project design, to a robust scientific standard forecasting the necessary time scales, which could be annual, several years or unknown.
  11. Ability to be self-motivated and work efficiently with the autonomy to prioritise own working schedule. This necessitates the ability to plan and organise their own work and manage the work of others they are line-managing.
  12. Has the skill to work under pressure to meet external deadlines.

This role is for a 12-month fixed term period and may be suitable for secondment. This organisation reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

This is a Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week, with parts of the role being able to be carried out flexibly from home.

Closing Date: 23:59, 4 th January 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 17th January 2022.

This organisation is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Application Process:

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No agencies please.

Reference: 1437447017

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