Biodiversity Specialists (10 posts, four teams)

JNCC
£27,946
Peterborough or Aberdeen
28 June 2021

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There are 10 posts being advertised as part of this recruitment. The nature and specific duties of each post are summarised below, but the precise duties and responsibilities of each post will be determined depending on the skills of successful candidates. We will
assess all applications for any of the roles listed below. Candidates are asked to state a preference under the Personal Statement section of the application but should be aware that these may not necessarily be taken into account.

1. Evidence Specialist, Ecosystem Analysis (one permanent post)
• Collate and analyse information from stakeholders to help identify their evidence
needs
• Research options for tackling evidence needs, drawing together internal and external
sources of expertise
• Design and produce outputs from the evidence-base, including case studies, proofs
of concept, evidence for policy summaries, tools, standards, and research reports or
published research, working collaboratively with others
• Manage work packages for the team or other teams in JNCC, ensuring that staff
resources are used effectively and that we work efficiently alongside external
contractors
• Provide quality control and assurance for analytical projects

2. International Biodiversity Adviser, International Advice (four permanent posts)
• Provide advice on issues relating to international biodiversity
• Prepare for international MEA meetings including assisting in drafting documents,
gathering and analysing relevant evidence, and preparing briefings for UK
delegations
• Develop a detailed knowledge of one or more MEAs and how they operate, build
relationships across delegations, and build knowledge of the evidence base that
influences the MEA
• Contribute to projects related to the work of the team including on climate change,
nature-based solutions and strategy development

• Contribute generally to the work of the International Advice Team as required, including
updating relevant web content; and
• Potentially, contributing to the work of the CITES licensing team.

3. International Biodiversity Officers International Biodiversity Officers,
International Implementation Team (3 posts: 1 permanent: 2 are 2 year fixed-term
appointments with the possibility of extension)

• Work with a broad range of international partners and stakeholders in Overseas
Territories and South American projects designed to support landscape scape
decision making and climate change resilience/adaptation
• Coordinate meetings with international partners and audiences and maintaining and
cultivating networks
• Support the team’s administration tasks critical to effective running of projects,
• Support identification and development of strategic international opportunities for the
Team and JNCC
• Work routinely with colleagues in the UK Overseas Territories, Defra and FCDO
NGOs and private sector partners
• Undertake project management and project/team level financial reporting.

4. Environmental pollution advisers, Nature Conservation Policy & Advice Team (2
posts: 2 year fixed-term appointments with the possibility of extension)

• Manage project elements in the Defra ODA ‘Reducing Pollution through Partnership’
project such as the options appraisal to identify which low to medium income
countries to work in and the types of interventions to undertake
• Work closely with Defra and JNCC colleagues to design and implement workshops
required to deliver the project
• Support development and implementation of the Reducing Pollution through
Partnership communication plan
• Support the project, Defra, JNCC and local countries using technical skills (e.g., data
analysis, mapping, statistical analysis data interpretation for use in policy) as needed
and dependent on candidate skill set
• Manage contracts including procurement (specification, tendering and letting
contracts, with support from our procurement specialists)
• Support to the programme and team as needed, including planning, administration,
project and task management, reporting, development of funding proposals and
activities to further team cohesion.

Technical
To be a successful candidate you will be:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject and/or relevant
recent practical work experience that provides the following knowledge, experience and
behaviours.

Experience (Responsibilities)
To be a successful candidate you will have:
• A good understanding of the components of biodiversity and how these can be
related to the services provided to society and to natural capital values.
• A good understanding of the pressures and impacts on biodiversity and how these
might affect sustainable development based on examples either within the UK, or
within our overseas territories, or other countries.
• A logical analytical approach to understand complex scientific or societal issues
and identify the knowledge and evidence needed to inform them.
• Good writing skills and be able to synthesise complex information and
communicate concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
• An ability to engage with stakeholders and partners, determine their priorities and
work collaboratively with them.
• Project and financial management experience.

Behaviours
• Making Effective Decisions
• Changing and Improving
• Communicating and Influencing
• Delivering at Pace
• Working Together

Please see the CS Behaviours Framework for more details at this grade:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...
ta/file/717275/CS_Behaviours_2018.pdf

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