NERC – DEFRA High Level Policy Placement Fellowship

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

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.