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Species Conservation Assessor x 2 (5 months fixed term)

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 Closes: 22 Sep 2019
London £21,527
Fixed term & Full time defra/20190910151332

We are seeking two self-motivated and well-organised biologists to lead on collating data on selected plant species for future conservation assessments and analysis.


As part of a five-year collaboration with Toyota and IUCN, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has established a Plant Assessment Unit (PAU), where dedicated staff provide a focal point for Kew’s scientists working on conservation assessments. Addressing the need to accelerate the assessment of species in tropical regions, the team support the preparation and publication of extinction risk assessments on the Red List.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our assessment work, focussing particularly on groups such as Myrcia, a Neotropical genus of trees and shrubs which forms an important component of the diversity in some of Brazil's most threatened habitats, or tree species endemic to West Africa, a biodiverse area threatened by logging and mining. The essential information gathered by the post holder will form the basis for our conservation assessments of these species.

Responsibilities

There are two five month fixed-term Species Conservation Researcher roles available, starting on 28 October 2019. We are open to applicants for both full-time and part-time working to fill these posts. Please state in the application form whether you would like to be full time or part time, and if part time which days you would like to work.

Benefits

Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

Things you need to know

Security

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Selection process details

We are aiming to hold interviews on 30 September and 1 October 2019.

The salary will be £21,527 per annum pro rata.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

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