Marine Natural Capital Evidence Specialist – JNCC
27th July 2020
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DetailsWant to make an impact on marine sustainability? Use your skills and knowledge to create demonstrations and feasibility studies revealing the wider values to society of our marine ecosystems. You will use existing and new evidence to support policy-makers, regulators, businesses and communities to review and refresh their practice and identify and design products and…
Role title: Marine Natural Capital Evidence Specialist
Organisation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Closing Date: 10/08/2020
Role Location: Peterborough or Aberdeen. Under current circumstances we can be flexible around remote working options until such time that we are able to return to the office. The post-holder may be required to attend meetings at various localities in the UK, and potentially internationally, involving overnight stays away from home
JNCC has been at the heart of UK marine conservation science, management and policy advice for decades, and we are proud of the UK’s record of marine protection, management and planning, which is globally recognised. There is always room for improvement, and existing processes too often set environmental benefits in opposition to concerns about economic prosperity and jobs. This is misleading. For lasting prosperity there needs to be a balance between short term, single-sector or market-based gains and wider benefits to society and well-being, and with long term stewardship of our marine assets.
As marine natural capital evidence specialist, you will use your skills and knowledge to create demonstrations and feasibility studies revealing the wider values to society of our marine ecosystems. You will use existing and new evidence to support policy-makers, regulators, businesses and communities to review and refresh their practice. The understanding facilitated by this work will help to break down some of the unnecessarily polarised positions amongst competing marine uses.
The role will work closely with a specialist adviser who will set up and nurture strategic collaborations with our partners and customers. Together, you will identify and design products and outputs to support our mission, and the evidence and interpretation generated by the evidence specialist will support the more obviously outward-facing work of the other adviser. There will be scope for the evidence specialist to work directly with customers and partners where technical input is needed.
One of the advantages of working for JNCC is the opportunity to collaborate with different specialisms, including for this role economics, ecology, site and wider protection, monitoring, marine industries, modelling and policy.
Link to Website: https://jncc.gov.uk/about-jncc/careers/
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