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Senior Marine Operations Manager

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Peterborough
Salary Additional Information £35,879 - 6 months Fixed Term Appointment with the possibility of extension (Maternity cover). Grade S
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 13/07/2020
Company Name Joint Nature Conservation Committee
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Telephone 01733 562626
Email recruitment@jncc.gov.uk
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Looking for an opportunity to have a genuine impact on Government policy across the UK and around the world? Then JNCC is the employer for you.

Who are JNCC?

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. JNCC is led by the Joint Committee, which brings together members from the nature conservation bodies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and independent members appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under an independent Chair. Support is provided to the Committee by almost 200 people who bring together scientific and technical expertise, extensive knowledge of policy at global, European and national levels, and skills in working with other organisations. Staff are based in two main offices in Peterborough and Aberdeen.

What’s the role?

JNCC’s Marine Management Team provides evidence-based advice on the environmental impacts of activities taking place in the offshore marine environment (beyond 12 nautical miles from the coast) to appropriate authorities responsible for their regulation. The advisory functions of the team are centred on helping government(s), regulators and developers meet the requirements of relevant UK and European policy and legislation.  The majority of the team’s work focuses on advising on impacts of offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, aggregate extraction and fisheries, as well as other industry sectors. We also advise on the development of marine spatial plans.

As conservation advisers, JNCC have a significant role to play in the management of the offshore marine environment and we work closely with our partners and wider stakeholders to deliver sustainable management approaches. This includes advising on management of the network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) now designated in the UK offshore marine area.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for an individual well-versed in both the theory and practice of marine nature conservation, with detailed knowledge of the management and potential impacts of offshore industry sectors.  Effective communication is essential, as is an ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with a wider variety of stakeholders (both internally and externally). Strong project and line management skills will be required to deliver a diverse work programme.  Full details of the role are included in the job description.


We have a very flexible and welcoming organisational culture.  Our Executive Management focus on supporting advisers with the freedom and tools they need to get their jobs done.  You will benefit from our supportive workplace culture, excellent holiday and pension benefits (which in many cases exceeds the statutory minimum, including the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements), as well as an exciting job in a unique environment. 


We will assess you against the Behaviours listed below, and the Experience and Technical requirements outlined in the Post Details.


  • Working Together
  • Delivering at pace
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions


If you successfully reach the interview stage, you will be asked to give a 5-minute presentation (details of this will be sent to candidates before interview).


The closing date for this post is 09:00 on 03 July 2020

The interview date is 13 July 2020

To apply please visit our website at https://jncc.gov.uk/about-jncc/careers/ where you can download the Application Form, Equality & Diversity Form and Job Description, and find further information on How to apply.

Please be aware that at this time interviews may take place either over the phone or by video conference. We will aim to give you a minimum of 5 days’ notice before inviting any candidate for interview but please be aware that this may not be possible, and interviews may have to be changed at short notice.

Please accept our apology for this change in our service and we will endeavour to do everything possible to give you the best possible recruitment experience

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