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Ecosystems Evidence Specialist

Ref No: 202309
Grade: H (HEO)
Type of appointment: Permanent
Location: Peterborough or Aberdeen
Team: Ecosystems Analysis

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Short Summary: Post background

JNCC is looking for an evidence specialist with experience synthesising evidence from diverse sources to devise approaches to complex problems. You will work within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary Ecosystems Analysis team. You will help deliver innovative ways of measuring the trajectory of biodiversity as we strive to meet the Nature Positive 2030 vision and collate evidence that integrates biodiversity into the complex decision making in areas such as land management, sustainable production and overseas development projects.

You will be working with colleagues who sustain and develop, alongside NGO and academic partners, the iconic long-term measure of biodiversity change in the UK.

You will also interact with colleagues who have led the application of the new wave of Earth Observation data to the environment, and others finding novel evidence to support diverse areas including sustainable consumption and plant health.

Our work involves devising practical evidence solutions to complex problems including targeting investment for multiple ecosystem service outcomes, detecting the response of biodiversity to interventions at the local scale, understanding the impact of consumption on the environment, and devising workable indicators for soil health and biodiversity indicators for Overseas Development Aid projects.

The ecosystems evidence specialist post has a cross cutting role, sourcing and packaging evidence for colleagues, policy customers and public communication pieces. These are likely to include a combination of research synthesis, finding novel ways of summarising evidence to achieve impact, research commissioning, stakeholder engagement, and depending on skillset, more technical data analysis.

As post holder, you will use your evidence and facilitation skills to help ensure that environmental decision making is based on the best available evidence.

The precise duties and responsibilities will be determined depending on the skills of the successful candidate.


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