Marine Natural Capital Analyst (Blue Carbon Specialist) (FTC)

| £37, 000

Employer: Marine Conservation Society
Sector/Specialism: Charity

Marine Natural Capital Analyst (Blue Carbon Specialist) (FTC)
Hybrid/Flexible working from a UK base or one of our offices in London/Edinburgh/Ross-on-Wye.

The Organisation

We are the Marine Conservation Society, a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy.

Right now, our ocean is at a tipping point. We’re polluting our waters and destroying precious habitats reducing the ocean's ability to help fight the climate crisis. While a third of UK seas are protected on paper, less than 1% are well managed and effective in practice. We are determined to change this. Using people-powered action and with science on our side, we defend habitats and species, working with communities, businesses and governments to drive positive change for our oceans and our planet.

We are looking for a Marine Natural Capital Analyst to help us make a difference and join us on a full-time, fixed term contract until January 2025.

This is an excellent opportunity for an environmental economics professional to bring your expertise and skills to our organisation and join us as we advocate for ocean-based climate action.

We can provide an outstanding platform from which your expertise and knowledge can build compelling arguments, narratives and shape policy discussions on ocean conservation, restoration and marine based climate action.

By joining our organisation you will play a central role in building the compelling evidence in our advocacy for ocean recovery.

The Benefits

- Salary up to £37, 000
- 25 days leave a year, plus Bank Holidays and increasing with service
- Closure between Christmas and New Year
- 6% contribution to our stakeholder pension scheme
- Sick pay at full-pay for 8 weeks, then 8 more weeks at half-pay (after probation ends)
- Great work/life balance through flexible working, with potential for fully remote working in the UK if that fits with your role
- Support for your health and wellbeing with a programme of activities
- Employee assistance programme for you and the people who live with you

The Role

As a Marine Natural Capital Analyst, you will advocate for ocean conservation and restoration, promoting ocean-based climate action solutions across the UK.

Providing specialist strategic advice both internally and externally, you will contribute to furthering the understanding of the carbon benefits of marine ecosystems and marine natural capital.

Alongside staff from across MCS Programme teams, you will develop new policies in support of ocean-based climate action. You will also help to ensure that existing governmental policies and private sector initiatives incorporate marine climate change mitigation.

Representing us on national forums, you will work in co-operation with other NGOs, government bodies, and industry stakeholders, building relationships with climate change organisations, collaborations and academic institutions.

Additionally, you will:

- Ground-truth policies through input to MCS’ projects with coastal communities
- Advocate for blue carbon recovery with Defra, BEIS, relevant government Departments
- Develop a library of evidence-based blue carbon costs and benefits
- Develop accessible communication assets on blue carbon recovery and ocean-based climate change mitigation
- Support advocacy activities, alongside our Public Relations and Communications team

About You

- An advanced understanding of climate and environmental economics
- A demonstrable understanding of climate change and its current and forecasted sociological and environmental implications
- A track record of conducting in-depth research and delivering informed and accessible outputs
- Experience of working across teams to deliver collective outputs
- Experience of clearly and concisely presenting complex information and new subject areas to a range of audiences
- The ability to research, assimilate and apply information and material from a diverse range of sources (e.g. scientific papers, technical reports, web-based resources)
- A diplomatic approach
- Proficient IT skills

The ability to use visual and social media as communication tools would be beneficial to your application.

The closing date for this role is the 24th July 2022.

Other organisations may call this role, Blue Carbon Economist, Environmental Economist, Marine Strategic Solutions Advisor, Sustainability and Environment Analyst.

Webrecruit and The Marine Conservation Society are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re ready to help us fight for the future of our oceans as a Marine Natural Capital Analyst, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.