The Shallow Marine Surveys Group
conducts research through diving and exploration in the South Atlantic. Founded in 2006, we are a group of marine scientists, dive enthusiasts, and volunteers from the local community, all with a desire to contribute towards high quality marine ecological science, inshore resource assessments, conservation and education. Based in the Falkland Islands, we operate throughout the Falklands archipelago and the South Atlantic; most recently South Georgia, Ascension Island, St Helena Islands, and Tristan da Cunha.
SMSG welcomes contact from local and international organisations who wish to collaborate on marine research or seek advice on the logistics of research in the South Atlantic. We also invite contact from postgraduate students who may be considering proposals for research in inshore marine ecological studies.
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Natural Capital Assessment – Project Manager
Closing Date: Friday 3rd March 2017
SAERI is currently recruiting for the post of Natural Capital Assessment Project Manager.
The Natural Capital Assessment Project is being funded by Defra, through the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee. SAERI has been tasked with undertaking Natural Capital Assessments for the South Atlantic Overseas Territories (UKOTs).
The Natural Capital Assessment Project aims to assess the value of the OT’s natural capital, establish the distribution of these assets, and develop procedures for monitoring changes to this natural capital over time using appropriate metrics.
A natural capital assessment will be undertaken in the Falkland Islands and Ascension (Year One), with a roll-out of the model developed to the other South Atlantic United Kingdom Overseas Territories (i.e. St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands) in Year Two.
The position will coordinate the implementation of the project, project management support will be provided by SAERI. There are specialist key outputs e.g. ascertaining Total Economic Values (TEV) and producing value maps that the project manager will need to ensure are delivered therefore the technical competencies of the role require expertise in environmental economics or related subject ideally at Masters level.
The position is for a fixed-term 18 month contract. The position will be based in the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute’s (SAERI) head office in Stanley, Falkland Islands. Travel to Europe and the other relevant Overseas Territories may be required. The NCA Project Manager will report to the Deputy Director SAERI
This post is at Grade D/C – and is a full-time role. Note salary starts at £29,029.00 in grade D; and £34,682.00 in Grade C. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.