Investiga como afectan los microplásticos a la biodiversidad marina ~

18 de marzo de 2022

Investiga como afectan los microplásticos a la biodiversidad marina

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Technical Specialist, Marine Plastics, Conservation Science & Design


Salary: Circa £32,000 depending on skills and experience

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International Cambridge. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

We are offering a unique opportunity to contribute to the effective delivery and future development of our marine plastics work. In addition to providing technical input to and supporting delivery of existing projects, the Technical Specialist, Marine Plastics, will play an important role within the Marine Plastics team by taking the lead on researching new areas of work and opportunities for programme development, and (with the support of FFI’s fundraising team) leading on programmatic fundraising as a priority over the next twelve months. In addition, the Technical Specialist will contribute to a review of our strategic direction to ensure our global project and policy work is centred on and integrated with the predominant threats identified at key project sites.

We are looking for a high-performing and experienced professional with technical knowledge of the broad spectrum of marine plastics issues, and how this impact on marine biodiversity. You will have experience of thinking strategically to identify and articulate solutions to affect changes in practice and policy, particularly in relation to microplastics. In addition, you will have an awareness of the wider challenges of plastic pollution in developing country contexts and how it relates to broader conservation and fisheries management. You will be able to communicate with confidence and credibility to a range of audiences, and have experience in building and maintaining productive organisational and external stakeholder relationships. In addition, you will have proven experience of securing funding from a range of sources, including private philanthropy.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 03 April 2022.

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