Marine Natural Capital Advice Specialist

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
United Kingdom
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Want to make an impact on marine sustainability? Then JNCC is the employer for you.

What is JNCC?

We’re the environment’s best kept secret. Established in 1990, we’re the UK’s statutory advisor on issues affecting the natural environment across the UK and internationally. Our primary role is advising all four Governments of the UK. With most of our work being within Government, our public profile is low but our impact is high.  Our special combination of scientific and analytical excellence with deep knowledge of how to facilitate joint working across jurisdictions allows us to deliver a much-valued service to the UK and other governments.

What’s the role?

JNCC has been at the heart of UK marine conservation science, management and policy advice for decades, and we are proud of the UK’s record of marine protection, management and planning, which is globally recognised.  

As marine natural capital advice specialist, you will use your skills and knowledge to identify, share and promote solutions to improve decision-making, and develop and maintain strategic relationships with our customers and partners.  You will encourage the Natural Capital approach, articulate the benefits and drive dialogue to break down some of the unnecessarily polarised positions amongst competing marine uses. 

The role will work closely with a specialist in data and analysis who will gather, organise and analyse the evidence on which your work will depend.  Together, you will identify and design products and outputs to support our mission, and frame the outputs to appeal to key audiences. 

One of the advantages of working for JNCC is the opportunity to collaborate with different specialisms, including for this role economics, ecology, site and wider protection, monitoring, marine industries, modelling and policy.

Who are we looking for?

Someone with good understanding of marine policy, its drivers and stakeholders, and the ability to influence attitudes through clear and engaging explanations, constructive dialogue and excellent relationship management.  Effective communication is essential.  A skilled project manager, you’ll ideally have strong experience of delivering rigorous and relevant advice in a public policy environment.

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