Head of Marine Analysis and Evidence - EU Exit, London

Defra

London

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, marine conservation

Closing date: Sunday, 30th September 2018  


A vital link between evidence and policy

HEAD OF MARINE ANALYSIS AND EVIDENCE – EU EXIT
Grade 6

London, York or Bristol with other locations considered, salary from £55,710 (National) and £60,190 (inner London).

Two-year fixed appointment, with possibility of extension or permanency

We are immersed in an exciting period of change. At the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) our work ranges from supporting the UK’s world-leading food, farming and fishing industries to protecting the environment and providing robust defences against natural threats. Leaving the EU will fundamentally transform the work we do and how we deliver it. We are embracing this opportunity to become even more efficient, focused and innovative. Join us, and you will be at the heart of this change - helping us to secure a more sustainable future for the UK.

In this role you will be responsible for providing oversight and accountability for the marine and evidence budget. You will also lead a professional team of specialists compiling evidence and conducting analysis in marine sciences, economics and social science. As a strategic thinker you will act as a bridge between evidence and policy and in so doing help deliver Defra’s priorities for sustainably managing the marine environment. This will naturally involve close liaison with a range of internal and external stakeholders including senior academics, representatives from Defra’s Executive Agencies and NDPBs, members of the UK’s Research Institutions and the members of the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee.

You will have the necessary technical skills to interpret findings and analysis. It is equally important, however, that you can explain the concepts to non-specialists and work effectively with policy teams and across organisational boundaries. You may also be required to support briefing to Ministers and senior officials.

You will inspire your staff with excellent people management skills and ensure that they deliver at pace in a pressurised environment. It’s also essential you understand the importance of capability building and development, and encourage the take-up of learning opportunities.

Everyone in Defra is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. You will have access to learning and development from quality providers and support from mentors and coaches. We offer flexible working alongside a range of other policies and schemes to support your physical and emotional wellbeing. Our comprehensive benefits offer includes generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, volunteering days, childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options, and an employee discount scheme.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September. To apply, please click here.


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