School of Earth and Environment

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Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

Impact Evaluator

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVFO1045

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have a PhD in Environmental/Ecological Economics or Quantitative Environmental Social Science?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors. 

Reporting to the Programme Manager, this exciting new role will lead the evaluation function of the iCASP programme, ensuring that all programme partners and funders are provided with regular, robust analysis of performance measures. You will have the opportunity to develop innovative methodologies that accurately capture the value of a varied portfolio of NERC science to the Yorkshire region, working closely with leading academic experts in the field of environmental economics and impact evaluation.

With knowledge of catchment science and its applications, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well the ability to understand and present complex economic and scientific data across the range of activities to be supported by the programme.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Julia Martin Ortega, Academic Lead for Socio-economic impacts of catchment solutions

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9752,  Email: J.MartinOrtega(at)leeds.ac.uk


water@leeds Administrator

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVFO1046

Would you be interested in being part of a major new project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have excellent communication and organisational skills with experience of supporting events and working to deadlines?

water(at)leeds is a major interdisciplinary theme at the University of Leeds. It works across campus to connect people and ideas to deliver enhanced funding bids, grow our research postgraduate numbers, deliver societal impact and ensure high quality research which enhances our international reputation as a leading interdisciplinary water centre.

The Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council. iCASP will generate solutions to significant environmental issues and bring benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire.

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual to provide excellent administrative support for a variety of projects and activities run by water(at)leeds and on the iCASP project.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to work using your own initiative. You will be required to work in a fast moving environment dealing with University staff and an array of external organisations. You must have the ability to deal with varied tasks, juggling priorities, and working under pressure to tight timescales.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Joseph Holden, Director of water(at)leeds and Director of iCASP
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3317,  Email: J.Holden(at)leeds.ac.uk

Professor Martin Tillotson, Director of water(at)leeds
Tel. +44(0)113 343 2295,  Email: M.R.Tillotson(at)leeds.ac.uk


Programme Manager

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVFO1047

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research programme? Do you want to support the engagement of organisations with a Yorkshire based project? Do you have project management skills and an understanding of University and Research Council funding?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors.

Reporting to the Programme Directors, you will lead this new team, managing the operations, ensuring delivery of the programme plan, the logistics and resource allocation. You will be expected to engage widely with stakeholders, developing relationships with regional partners, oversee the smooth running of the programme, reporting on progress and outcomes to funders and stakeholders, co-ordination of events and activities, secondments, and line manage other staff within the programme office.

With experience of leading and managing a team, as well as financial planning and budget management, you will have an innovative approach to problem solving and the ability to establish effective working relationship with a wide range of individuals.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Joseph Holden, Director of iCASP

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3317    Email: J.Holden(at)leeds.ac.uk


Communications Officer

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVFO1048

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have excellent communication and influencing skills, with experience of events management and website development?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors. 

Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will be key to generating impact and publicity, facilitating working relationships between academic experts and partners in industry and public sector organisations at both a regional and national level. You will facilitate access to information between academic experts and partners, providing information through the web, social media, briefing documents and events. You will support engagement with policy makers helping to influence decisions, and promote iCASP at an international level.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Joseph Holden, Director of iCASP
 
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3317 Email: J.Holden(at)leeds.ac.uk


Impact Translation Fellow (2 posts)

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVFO1049

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Are you educated to Masters or PhD level in a relevant science or social science discipline, such as geomorphology, hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry or environmental economics?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors. 

Reporting to the Programme Manager and Academic Lead, you will be at the interface between academia and stakeholder organisations, solving problems facing industry and government in the broad area of catchment dynamics, including flooding, drought mitigation, water quality, agricultural resilience and carbon sequestration.

The projects you will undertake will depend on your skill set but relevant topics include: hydrological or climate modelling; downscaling climate predictions; catchment solutions options mapping and optimisation (water quality, flooding, drought, carbon sequestration, biodiversity); payments for ecosystem services evaluations; economic evaluation of resilient infrastructure solutions; flood forecasting process evaluation; water quality prediction tools; and improving peatland management and restoration guidance.

Project management skills, excellent communications skills and the ability to produce reports are essential requirements of the role.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor David Hodgson, Deputy Director of iCASP

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0236, Email: D.Hodgson(at)leeds.ac.uk


Impact Officer

Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVFO1050

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have project management experience and the ability to build effective working relationships?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative communicators, experts and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will be at the interface between academia and stakeholder organisations, solving problems facing industry and government in the broad area of catchment dynamics, including flooding, drought mitigation, water quality, agricultural resilience and carbon sequestration.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Joseph Holden, Director of iCASP
 
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3317, Email: J.Holden(at)leeds.ac.uk