Science and Technical Officer

Organisation: 
River Restoration Centre
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Full-time, initial 3-year contract, renewed thereafter

From £33,309 to £37,127 per annum

At the RRC Office, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We want you to help us drive forward river restoration in the UK and Ireland - this includes working with and restoring natural processes, natural flood management, nature based solutions and habitat enhancement - combining practice, science and policy.

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is seeking a Science and Technical Officer to provide expert advice and guidance. This will include delivery of assessments, planning options and scoping potential projects, supporting research, authoring guidance documents and evaluating restoration success. The role also encompasses the design and delivery of training courses and the coordination of a new international river restoration science conference.

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is the UK’s independent, information and advice centre, supporting river restoration, habitat enhancement and best practice river management. We are funded through UK environmental agency agreements, projects and our programme of events. We work to ensure UK river restoration projects and programmes are planned, implemented and evaluated with technical confidence, and are implemented by practitioners trained to a high degree of understanding and competency.

You will have a relevant masters level qualification (such as physical geography, geomorphology or similar) or the equivalent in professional qualifications and work experience in a river management or restoration related position. With a detailed understanding of river processes, management and restoration, you will have delivered training courses and workshops, and understand the differing needs of public, private, third-sector and local volunteer groups.  You will have the ability to write complex technical and/or scientific reports as well as simple non-technical summaries and guidance tailored to a specific audience.

You will be able to quickly integrate into a small busy team of highly motivated individuals sharing a common purpose: protecting rivers, restoring natural processes, communicating knowledge and guiding best practice.

For an informal discussion, please contact Marc Naura, RRC Science and Technical Manager, on +44 (0)1234 752979 or (E); rrc@therrc.co.uk

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is based at Cranfield.  Your employment contract will be with Cranfield University under a long-standing service agreement, whilst your role is directly working for The River Restoration Centre ltd. The position will involve travel to locations across the UK, Ireland, and occasionally abroad.

You must apply through the Cranfield University application process here.

In addition, you will need to upload a covering letter explaining why you would like to work at the River Restoration Centre. Please quote reference number 3311.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 19th March 2020.

Interviews will be held on Friday 3rd April 2020.

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