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Marine Evidence Manager

Ref No: 202300
Grade: S
Type of appointment: Permanent
Location: Peterborough or Aberdeen
Team: Marine Evidence

Published: .

JNCC is looking for a Marine Evidence Manager to join the Marine Evidence Team. You will work under the guidance of JNCC’s Marine Evidence Team Leaders, with a range of other specialists, both within JNCC and in other organisations. Using your knowledge of marine biodiversity and marine industries, you will deliver robust evidence and advice about human activities in the marine environment, and their associated pressures. You will also work with colleagues in the country nature conservation bodies (Nature Scot, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland) and other public bodies (e.g. MMO, Environment Agency).

We are advertising this vacancy through Civil Service jobs. For more information on the role, please go to the Civil Service Jobs website.

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Apply before 23:55 on Sunday, 5 February 2023.


Post duties include:

  • Reviewing and quality assuring assessments of the sensitivity of marine habitats to pressures exerted by anthropogenic activities;
  • Providing expertise on the use of marine sensitivity assessments such as the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Marine Evidence based Sensitivity Assessments (MarESA) within internal and external projects both in the UK and internationally;
  • Working on international projects which have sensitivity, pressures and impacts components (e.g. Darwin+ projects in Turks and Caicos Islands and British Virgin Islands);
  • Providing advice to government departments on deep-sea mining impacts, and contribute deep-sea mining policy expertise to a NERC-funded project (SMARTEX);
  • Contributing to the development and testing of indicators for monitoring and assessment of seabed habitats;
  • Directing the development of spatial pressure layers and management of human activities data;
  • Overseeing the development and management of databases of activities, pressures and sensitivities information;
  • Disseminating marine pressures and impacts information to the UK Government, the Devolved Administrations, the country nature conservation bodies and industry stakeholders;
  • Line-managing and supervising a small team to deliver the work described above;
  • Managing contracts, including the drafting of specifications and undertaking of procurement, and;
  • Writing bids for future project opportunities related to sensitivity, pressures and impacts.

Most of the work will be office based, but there may be opportunities to participate in field surveys at sea (for up to several weeks at a time). The post-holder will be required to work with colleagues in JNCC’s Peterborough and Aberdeen offices, and may also be required to attend meetings in UK and overseas, involving overnight stays away from home.

We are advertising this vacancy through Civil Service jobs. For more information on the role, please go to the Civil Service Jobs website.

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