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Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project Adviser

Organisation: Plantlife
Salary: £28,000 pro rata
Location: Plantlife Head Office or Flexible
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Sun 22 June 14
Website: www.plantlife.org.uk
Contact name: Claire Parton
Contact telephone: 07834551745
Contact email:

Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project Adviser
Part time, 3 days per week, £28,000 pa pro-rata (fixed term contract for 3 years)

Plantlife office or flexible location

Do you want to be a part of a ground-breaking approach to working with nature? The UK’s leading wild plant conservation charity is seeking a skilled Project Adviser to advise its new £3million HLF-funded programme conserving our neglected wildflower grasslands.

Save Our Magnificent Meadows is an innovative UK partnership programme led by Plantlife to engage people in conserving our natural heritage. From Ulster to Kent, 10 organisations will work to safeguard meadow and grasslands, and provide opportunities for over half a million people to be involved.

The Project Adviser will work with the Project Manager and partners to ensure the project delivers for species as planned. You will act as a national hub of priority species information and advice, provide species expertise for all project partners, undertake botanical surveys, deliver training and play a key role in shaping the National Grasslands Inventory.

For this exciting challenge you will need to enjoy working with people, have highly developed conservation skills and specialist wild plant / botanical knowledge and have great communication skills.

Some travel in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will be required.

Deadline for applications is midnight on 22nd June; interviews will be held on the 30th June / 1st July.

Visit www.plantlife.org.uk/jobs for application information


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Professor of Astrophysics

Closing Date: Monday 16 June 2014

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: CP2302

Review of applications will begin on 16 June 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Competitive Salary

The Department of Physics at the University of Bath has taken the strategic decision to broaden its research base through the recruitment of a new research group in Astrophysics. We therefore seek to appoint a Chair for this group who will be supported by at least 3 new academic posts, one at Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) level and two at Lectureship (Assistant Professor) level. A current academic vacancy in the Department could also be filled in this area. Ideally we wish to have the Chair in post by January 2015.

Our search is unrestricted with respect to the area of research specialisation and we are open to applications across all areasof Theoretical, Computational or Observational Astrophysics and/or Astronomy. We are looking for outstanding candidates who have a clear vision for the new Astrophysics research group combined with the enthusiasm, energy and expertise to realise this exciting opportunity.

Applicants should have a full appreciation of existing and future national and international priority areas in astronomy and astrophysics, and proposals should be set in context within the ASTRONET, NASA and STFC roadmaps. In addition to possible collaborations within Physics there is also significant scope for building links with the Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (http://www.bath.ac.uk/elec-eng/research/csaos/) led from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and research groups working on Statistical Applied Mathematics and Big Data in the Department of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.bath.ac.uk/math-sci/). There is also good potential for collaboration with our regional GW4 (http://gw4.ac.uk/about/) partners at the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.

Applicants should have an excellent track record of publications in leading scientific journals combined with demonstrated success in winning significant research grant income. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to academic strategic planning, management and administration as appropriate, and support the development and delivery of undergraduate teaching, including new Physics with Astrophysics programmes.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented in academic posts.

In addition to completion of the online application form at http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/ post ref. CP2302 you should upload (i) a full Curriculum Vitae and (ii) a research statement that includes a detailed discussion around the leadership, make-up and growth and overall research strategy of the new Astrophysics group.

Candidates interested in applying should initially contact Professor Jonathan Knight, Associate Dean – Research, for informal discussions (Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383042, Email: J.C.Knight@bath.ac.uk).

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Research Assistant or Associate in Theoretical Computer Science

Job number: ACAD100511

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract staff

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Division / School: Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering

£30,424 – £34,223 (Research Assistant grade I)
£34,223 – £38,522 (Research Associate grade J)

Please Note: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal advert close date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Start date is dependent on the circumstances of the successful candidates.

Based in the Department of Computer Science you will carry out research within a project concerned with the development of new algorithms as well as provable time and space lower bounds for pattern matching in dynamically changing as well as streaming data.

Both posts will require a high level of expertise in areas which may include but not be limited to data structures/algorithms, discrete probability, discrete mathematics and combinatorics.

Candidates with interests in both lower bounds and algorithms are strongly encouraged to apply.

Post 1
The emphasis will be on developing algorithms and data structures with provable performance bounds. Depending on your interests, you may also at times implement and test algorithms related to the proposal. A particular focus of this post will be on faster and/or more space efficient algorithms for combinatorial pattern matching in dynamically changing as well as streaming data.

Post 2
This role will have as its main focus the development of time and space lower bounds for pattern matching problems. You will ideally already be familiar with lower bound techniques such as the chronogram method and Mihai Patrascu’s information transfer method.

For both posts the ideal candidate will have Ph.D. in theoretical computer science (“Track A”) or closely related area together with a very strong track record of international publications in algorithms /theoretical computer science (“Track A”) venues. This may include for example, ICALP/SODA/STOC/FOCS. We also welcome applications from talented mathematicians who can demonstrate a willingness and aptitude rapidly to retrain in this area.

In addition you will have excellent written and spoken communication skills including the ability to explain and share deep concepts. You will also have a strong mathematical background.

Appointments will be made at Research Assistant or Research Associate depending on skills and experience.

Both posts are funded for three years. If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed-term or an open-ended contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience. Three years’ appropriate and relevant experience at another higher education institution would normally lead to an appointment on an open-ended contract. Further information can be found at www.bristol.ac.uk/hr/ftc/

This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal advert close date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Start date is dependent on the circumstances of the successful candidates.

Informal enquires can be made to Dr Raphael Clifford 0117 331 5147, email Raphael.Clifford@bristol.ac.uk

4 Year PhD in Ultra Precision Engineering

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge – EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £13,723 pa. stipend
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 31st May 2014
Closes: 1st July 2014
 

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision is currently recruiting Postgraduate students interested in developing the next generation of ultra precision manufacturing systems and products. Starting in October 2014, the programme aims to train students in many advanced ultra precision technologies and processes including:- laser micro processing; focused ion beam machining; reactive atom plasma processing; micro mechanical machining; nanofabrication; graphene engineering; printed electronics, and advanced metrology systems.

An interview programme for applicants will involve panel interviews, tours of facilities, and opportunities to meet with existing students. This approach will be effective in choosing candidates who will thrive in the research environment offered by a CDT. Students on the programme will have well-developed technical skills in engineering, science, and preferably some professional work experience. The course is broadly based and inter-disciplinary and welcomes students from any field of engineering or associated discipline, having obtained a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).

The programme is structured in two phases: a one-year taught MRes course in Cambridge followed by a three-year PhD research programme at Cranfield, Cambridge or another UK university through the National Centre Programme of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision.

Entry into this prestigious programme is competitive, and will take into account qualifications, aspirations and experience. Applications for this programme should be made on the standard graduate admissions form to the University, stating course code EGEGR2 (MRes in Ultra Precision).

Full EPSRC funding (currently £13,723 student maintenance per year + fees), with additional payments from industrial sponsors of up to £6,500 per year during the PhD phase, is available for UK students and EU students who have studied fulltime for three years in the UK. General student eligibility information is available from the EPSRC.

Please note that we require full applications before we can consider you for interview, this includes references and academic transcripts submitted correctly with your on-line application.  All supporting documents for your application must be provided before the application deadline of the 1st July 2014.

For more information and to apply please visit www.CDT-UP.eng.cam.ac.uk or alternatively you can email the course Administrator, Sophie Fuller, sg523@cam.ac.uk.

Overseas / Non-EU applicants are not eligible to apply for funding from the CDT in Ultra Precision.

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PhD programme in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

University of Bath

University of Bath

Location: Bath
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 31st May 2014
Closes: 15th August 2014
 

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath runs a 4-year integrated PhD programme in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. We are offering up to twelve fully-funded EPSRC studentships to start in October 2014.

Apply soon as places fill quickly.

If accepted, you will have the opportunity to undertake challenging research, combined with training in scientific, societal and business aspects of sustainability. The CDT is based within the interdisciplinary Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, where you will work with Science and Engineering researchers from across the University of Bath, with support from our range of industrial and international partners.

We offer research projects covering a broad spectrum of chemical, biochemical and engineering sciences, relating to issues of sustainability, including:

  • Energy and Water – solar cells, fuel cells and batteries, sustainable water supply, water cycle & human health
  • Renewable Feedstocks and Industrial Biotechnology – biofuels, biopolymers, biorefineries, platform chemicals
  • Processes and Manufacturing – reaction engineering, sustainable integrated processes, process intensification, flow chemistry
  • Healthcare Technologies – synthetic methodology for pharmaceuticals, rapid sensing in hospital environments, infection detection, diagnostic nanomedicines

Entry requirements: We invite applications from Science and Engineering graduates who have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class degree and have a strong interest in Sustainable Technologies.

Further information: Get more information and find out how to apply.

Interviews will be held from January 2014 until all places are filled. For more details and information on how to apply see the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies website or contact the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, University of Bath, BA2 7AY, UK, csct@bath.ac.uk.

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The University of Bath is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Head of Operations – Renewable Heat Incentive

Organisation: Ofgem
Salary: £60,600 – £68,400 pa
Location: Glasgow
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 16 June 14
Website: www.ofgem.gov.uk

Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is designed to encourage increased use of renewable fuels in heating and forms a key part of the UK’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. As the administrator of the scheme, Ofgem is responsible for reviewing large volumes of applications to assess eligibility and managing payments to successful applicants.

This is a key senior management role ensuring the right resources, processes and infrastructure are in place to support the effective delivery of the RHI scheme. You’ll ensure that the scheme complies with legislation and promote a strong performance management and risk aware culture that supports the delivery of high standards of service and meets or exceeds agreed KPIs. You’ll ensure any third party providers are contracted and managed appropriately, ensuring they add value to our work. Effective budget management will be important, as will the ability to continually monitor and evaluate performance, identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement. You’ll work in close partnership with senior RHI colleagues in London to promote consistency of approach and expectations and report regularly to senior management on RHI performance. A strong and visible leader, you’ll ensure the RHI team thrives as a result of clear vision and direction, a professional working environment, and the encouragement and practical support for team members to develop their skills, knowledge and experience.

Essential qualifications:

  • A business or commercially related degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Proven expertise in leading a team of 30+ staff in a service delivery environment, preferably involving a combination of in-house and outsourced services.
  • Strong track record of delivery against Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Proven experience in managing a budget and expenditure of at least £3 million p.a.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven ability to make an impact at a strategic level.

Desirable:

  • Proven expertise in policy development and implementation and in working with legislation.
  • Understanding or interest in the Government’s climate change programme and the policy objectives of the RHI.

Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Interest free season ticket loan.

To apply, please click ‘More information’ below.

Closing date: 16 June 2014.

Ofgem is an equal opportunities employer. Protecting consumers and powering the future of the energy debate.


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Head of Operations – Renewable Heat Incentive

Organisation: Ofgem
Salary: £60,600 – £68,400 pa
Location: Glasgow
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Mon 16 June 14
Website: www.ofgem.gov.uk

Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is designed to encourage increased use of renewable fuels in heating and forms a key part of the UK’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. As the administrator of the scheme, Ofgem is responsible for reviewing large volumes of applications to assess eligibility and managing payments to successful applicants.

This is a key senior management role ensuring the right resources, processes and infrastructure are in place to support the effective delivery of the RHI scheme. You’ll ensure that the scheme complies with legislation and promote a strong performance management and risk aware culture that supports the delivery of high standards of service and meets or exceeds agreed KPIs. You’ll ensure any third party providers are contracted and managed appropriately, ensuring they add value to our work. Effective budget management will be important, as will the ability to continually monitor and evaluate performance, identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement. You’ll work in close partnership with senior RHI colleagues in London to promote consistency of approach and expectations and report regularly to senior management on RHI performance. A strong and visible leader, you’ll ensure the RHI team thrives as a result of clear vision and direction, a professional working environment, and the encouragement and practical support for team members to develop their skills, knowledge and experience.

Essential qualifications:

  • A business or commercially related degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Proven expertise in leading a team of 30+ staff in a service delivery environment, preferably involving a combination of in-house and outsourced services.
  • Strong track record of delivery against Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Proven experience in managing a budget and expenditure of at least £3 million p.a.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven ability to make an impact at a strategic level.

Desirable:

  • Proven expertise in policy development and implementation and in working with legislation.
  • Understanding or interest in the Government’s climate change programme and the policy objectives of the RHI.

Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Interest free season ticket loan.

To apply, please click ‘More information’ below.

Closing date: 16 June 2014.

Ofgem is an equal opportunities employer. Protecting consumers and powering the future of the energy debate.


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South Pennines Grassland Project Officer

Organisation: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Salary: £21,318 pa
Location: Preston
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 16 June 14
Website: www.lancswt.org.uk
Contact name: Kay Hempson
Contact telephone: 01772 324129
Contact email:

FIXED TERM 5 YEAR CONTRACT

We are a leading environmental charity in the region that stands up for wildlife, creates wildlife havens and seeks to raise environmental awareness in our diverse urban and rural communities.

We need an enthusiastic Project Officer to survey and co-ordinate the restoration and management of key species-rich grassland in the Lancashire and Greater Manchester areas of the Southern Pennines National Character Area. The project will work with landowners and managers to develop sustainable management systems. We are looking for a dynamic, ‘can do’ attitude and experience of grassland ecological survey and project management.

You will have experience in wildlife conservation projects and the ability to motivate other people and achieve outstanding results. In return, we offer a friendly and flexible working environment, great opportunities for professional development and the chance to make a positive difference for people and wildlife in the North West.

To apply for this position you are required to complete an Application Form which can be downloaded from our website by clicking ‘More information’ below.

CV’s will not be considered, no agencies.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 9.00 am Monday 16th June 2014

Interviews: TBC

Human Resource Department, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & N. Merseyside, The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6BY


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Project Assistant – National Citizen Service

Groundwork is one of the UK’s most exciting NGOs, working with a wide variety of partners to build sustainable communities where individuals and enterprise prosper. We are now seeking a Project Assistant to help us bring the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme to diverse groups of young people. NCS is a voluntary programme taking place during school holidays (summer, autumn and spring). It will help its 16 and 17-year-old participants to become engaged with their communities, as well as empowering them to become active, responsible citizens.

Project Assistant – National Citizen Service
Salary: £21,000 per annum
Thames Valley
Fixed Term Contract: Until September 2015, with the possibility of future extension
Ref: 09_2014

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Learning Services and Greener Living & Working.

The immediate role will be to support the Project Officer in overseeing the operational management of the summer 2014 NCS programme. This will involve the coordination of a complex programme of activities to deliver a high-quality experience for 270 young people from the Thames Valley. This will involve excellent communication, problem solving abilities and outstanding organisational skills.

Organised, enthusiastic and a skilled problem-solver, you will be comfortable using your own initiative and working with minimal supervision. You will be familiar with using databases and able to keep them up-to-date with information about young people and the programme itself. You will be a confident communicator able to liaise with colleagues, parents and young people via phone and via. Finally, you must be able to work outside normal hours, including some evenings, weekends and attendance at residential events.

Following on from the summer 2014 programme, you will then be responsible for supporting the planning for NCS autumn 2014 and spring 2015. This will involve liaising with coach companies, residential provides, local business and charities to help build an exciting and varied schedule of activities. You will help to guide young people and their parents through the application process and the programme itself, making it straightforward, convenient and a rewarding experience for everyone. In addition, you will support the Project Officer to identify, recruit and train people to act as Team Leaders, collating references and processing DBS checks.

In return we offer:
• A contributory pension scheme and are proud of our employer’s contribution of 8%.
• Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary
• 25 days annual holiday, rising after three years and reaching 30 days after 5 years
• Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis
• Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

This post will be subject to an Enhanced Check with Lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Groundwork South’s Child Protection Policy supports staff in putting into practice our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

Closing date: 16th June 2014
Interview Date: 20th June 2014

To apply: Please click ‘More information’ below.

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

No agencies please.

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Horticulture Site Activity Supervisor

Organisation: Groundwork North East & Cumbria
Salary: £16,079 – £19,194 pa
Location: Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 12 June 14
Website: www.groundwork.org.uk/northeast

This is a rewarding role if you have horticultural and supervisory skills and looking for a new challenge.

Groundwork aims to be the UK’s leading environmental regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria operate across the North East and Cumbria working towards a vision of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals enterprise and prosper.

Site Activity Supervisor
Salary: £16,079 – £19,194 per annum
Location: Gateshead Central Nursery
Fixed Term: 24 months

We are seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic person to work as a part of the Land Services Team, managing teams of unemployed people. The role will be responsible for planning and supervising a range of practical horticultural and land based activities with the aim of improving and developing the nursery site and other social enterprise projects.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of estimating and ordering materials, dealing with unemployed and disadvantaged people and good quality general construction and horticultural skills

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential as well as the ability to deliver tasks on time within agreed budgets.

Appointment to this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure endorsed by Disclosure Scotland.

Closing date: Thursday 12 June 2014 – noon.

To apply: please click ‘More information’ below.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria want our workforce to reflect the make up of the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

No agencies please.


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