The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are seeking a senior member of the environmental science community to take on a key role linking NERC science with Defra policymaking at the highest level. The post holder will be at NERC Band 3 level. The one year post will be based in Defra offices in London on a part time basis (40%). The Fellow will work between NERC and Defra, developing and implementing processes to identify, translate and feed in NERC’s research to Defra’s policy teams in a timely and appropriate manner, prioritising areas which will have most impact on policymaking and practice.
Further details on the secondment opportunity and application process are available at http://www.nerc.ac.uk/site/guides/policymakers/documents/nerc-defra-policy-placement.pdf
The fellowship is awarded under the NERC Knowledge Exchange Policy Placement scheme.
Closing date for application is Tuesday, 20th November 2012, with interviews on week beginning 3rd December 2012.