Monthly Archives: October 2014

Environmental Officer

Organisation: University of Brighton
Salary: £28,695 – £32,277 pa
Reference: ES5098-14-154
Location: Brighton – Moulsecoomb
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Fri 14 November 14
Website: www.brighton.ac.uk

Environmental Officer
Salary: £28,695 to £32,277 per annum
Estate and Facilities Management: Environment
Location: Brighton – Moulsecoomb
Reference: ES5098-14-154

The university has strong environmental credentials and for the last two years has been ranked as one of the top five most sustainable universities in the UK in the People and Planet Green League. Our award winning Environmental Team are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative Environmental Officer (Environmental Management System and Behaviour Change).

Projects will include:
• Leading on the implementation of an Environmental Management System across all university sites.
• Taking the lead role in managing all environmental communications across the university in partnership with the university’s Internal Communications team in Marketing and Communications, with primary focus on the carbon reduction behaviour-change programme.

To be suitable for this opportunity you will have proven experience in a similar role implementing/operating effective ISO14001 certified systems or equivalent EMS; evidence of driving successful organisational culture change; in addition to exemplary oral and written communications, project management and interpersonal skills.

We are looking for a self-motivated, practical individual with excellent communication skills, who is motivated and works well within a team to achieve goals. You will be organised, analytical and creative with excellent problem solving skills. In addition you will display a good level of sensitivity and understanding when dealing with stakeholders, contractors and other colleges.

In return we will provide the opportunity to join a sector leading Environmental Team, helping create and drive forward further environmental initiatives across the university’s staff, students and estate.

To apply click on ‘More information’ below.

Closing date: Friday 14 November 2014.


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Independent Contractor

Organisation: RSPB/Burung Indonesia/Birdlife International
Location: Sumatra, Indonesia
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Fri 28 November 14
Contact name: Emily Woodfield
Contact telephone: 01767 693352
Contact email:

Contractor Required: Forest Protection
Location: Harapan Rainforest camp, Sumatra, Indonesia

Harapan Rainforest is one of the most important conservation projects in the world. Located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, it protects around 25% of the remaining dry lowland forests of Sumatra, whose area was reduced from 16 million hectares in 1900 to less than half a million today.

A consortium of Burung Indonesia, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Birdlife International established PT Restorasi Ekosistem Indonesia (REKI) in 2007 to manage the first ever ecosystem restoration concession – Harapan Rainforest. Harapan Rainforest aims to: protect and restore the biodiversity, ecosystem services and productivity of 98,555 ha of lowland rainforest in Sumatra; sustainably manage the forest resources in harmony with nature and people’s needs; collaborate with diverse partners; and demonstrate innovative techniques in forest restoration.

We are seeking a contractor who can provide a technical advisory service to the project.

Terms of Contract: One year fixed term (with six month review)Payments: Payment package of Euro 40,000 – 44,000 per annum + airfare provision. This will be supplemented through a local wage of circa Euro 10,000 per annum

Please note that is not an employment position with the RSPB. The successful candidate will have an employment contract with PT REKI, the Indonesian company who manages Harapan Rainforest.

To submit an expression of interest in this contractor opportunity, please supply a detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining how your technical and business skills and track record are suited to this contractor opportunity.

The above information should be sent by email to Peter AJ Taylor, Administration Assistant, RSPB International Department (PeterAJ.Taylor@rspb.org.uk) and Emily Woodfield, Tropical Forest Manager, RSPB International Department (Emily.Woodfield@rspb.org.uk)

We would expect to meet with possible contractors to discuss this opportunity during week beginning 8th December 2014.


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Course: Using Radio Tracking for Mammal Surveying

Organisation: The Mammal Society
Location: Holton Lee, Dorset
Course type: Short Course
Date: Friday 14th November
Cost: From £84
Website: www.mammal.org.uk
Contact name: Krystie Hamilton
Contact telephone: 02380010984
Contact email:

Designed for researchers, consultants and those looking to move into consultancy, this one day workshop will cover the range of techniques available for remotely monitoring an animal’s movement, concentrating on the practicalities of using VHF tracking for mammals. Experts from Biotrak will provide guidance on designing a radio tracking study including selection of appropriate methods, legal requirements and welfare issues. There will be a chance to practise using VHF equipment to track mammals during the afternoon field trip.


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Volunteer Travel Advisors

Organisation: Travel Thurrock
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: TT/VTL
Location: Thurrock, London
Hours: Either
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 30 March 15
Website: www.thurrock.gov.uk
Contact name: Jon Fuller
Contact email:

Thurrock Council is offering this exciting opportunity to people wishing to encourage residents living, studying or working in Thurrock to make healthy and sustainable travel choices.

Travel Advisors will be supporting residents in the field, holding one to one conversations at their doorsteps, promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport.

Volunteers can also participate in promotional activities such as local events, and visits to various organisations within the local communities.

Training will be provided to new volunteers to help you make the most out of your interactions with the public.

Typical volunteer tasks:

  • Undertake one to one conversations with individuals about sustainable travel habits
  • Keep records of household details and conversations
  • Assist with events, mail-outs and other promotional work
  • Work towards Travel Advisor Accreditation by demonstrating key competencies whilst volunteering (optional)
  • Assist with other tasks as required by the Team Leader and Project Manager

Skills we would like:

No specific job experience or qualifications are required for these opportunities. We would welcome applications from you if you have the following:

  • A friendly and approachable manner, and excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to listen
  • Are happy to work outdoors and be mobile and active in the working day
  • Good organisation skills with an ability to manage time well
  • A passion for helping people and improving the local environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach to working hours and tasks

Benefits include out of pocket expenses, Travel Advisor accreditation scheme (optional), on-going training, employer references and uniform.

Should you be interested in this opportunity please email Jon Fuller to find out more about what we offer.

Please note that it is not feasible for us to accept volunteers living outside of the Thurrock area.


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Volunteer Travel Advisors

Organisation: Travel Thurrock
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: TT/VTL
Location: Thurrock, London
Hours: Either
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Mon 30 March 15
Website: www.thurrock.gov.uk
Contact name: Jon Fuller
Contact email:

Thurrock Council is offering this exciting opportunity to people wishing to encourage residents living, studying or working in Thurrock to make healthy and sustainable travel choices.

Travel Advisors will be supporting residents in the field, holding one to one conversations at their doorsteps, promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport.

Volunteers can also participate in promotional activities such as local events, and visits to various organisations within the local communities.

Training will be provided to new volunteers to help you make the most out of your interactions with the public.

Typical volunteer tasks:

  • Undertake one to one conversations with individuals about sustainable travel habits
  • Keep records of household details and conversations
  • Assist with events, mail-outs and other promotional work
  • Work towards Travel Advisor Accreditation by demonstrating key competencies whilst volunteering (optional)
  • Assist with other tasks as required by the Team Leader and Project Manager

Skills we would like:

No specific job experience or qualifications are required for these opportunities. We would welcome applications from you if you have the following:

  • A friendly and approachable manner, and excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to listen
  • Are happy to work outdoors and be mobile and active in the working day
  • Good organisation skills with an ability to manage time well
  • A passion for helping people and improving the local environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach to working hours and tasks

Benefits include out of pocket expenses, Travel Advisor accreditation scheme (optional), on-going training, employer references and uniform.

Should you be interested in this opportunity please email Jon Fuller to find out more about what we offer.

Please note that it is not feasible for us to accept volunteers living outside of the Thurrock area.


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PhD Studentship: Lakes face the future of a high CO2 world

Would you like to study in the UK but do research in pristine Canadian wilderness? Curious about how lakes respond to global change and influence the world around us?

Background

Never have the conditions for life changed so quickly on our planet. Humans are increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere to levels not seen for millions of years. We are unsure how oceans, lakes and rivers will respond to this incredibly high concentration of CO2.

Research goal

Determine the effect of rising atmospheric CO2 on organisms in lakes

Research methodology

Fieldwork will be conducted in two separate field seasons at lakes in the UK and at a newly constructed facility for the simulation of global change in lakes located in the Gault Nature Reserve of McGill University, Canada. The facility consists of a basin that is covered by a geodesic dome in which the concentration of CO2 in the air can be controlled to simulate global change.

The selected candidate would use state of the art probes, instruments and microscopy to measure biophysical properties, gaining skills valued in academic research and environmental industry. In addition to data collected by the student, she/he will have access to data from the facility extending beyond the student’s field season.

Training

The successful candidate will receive training in limnology, gas analysis and microscopy. The student will have the opportunity interact with faculty and students at the University of Essex, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the Gault reserve, McGill University and related research groups.

Person specification

We seek a self-reliant individual who is enthusiastic about problem solving. The student will have a degree in biology or a branch of environmental science or engineering. The student will be enrolled in the PhD program of the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Essex (http://www2.essex.ac.uk/academic/offices/graduate) and will benefit from professional development through Proficio (http://www.essex.ac.uk/study/pgr/proficio/default.aspx)

Additional search keywords: acidification, global change, carbon, phytoplankton, algae, productivity, mesocosm, travel, aquatic, boat, water

Co-Supervisors

Prof Richard Geider, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex
Prof Stephen C Maberly, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Dr Gregor Fussman, Department of Biology, McGill University, Canada

  • Start date September 2015
  • Programme PhD
  • Mode of Study Full-time
  • Studentship Length 3.5 years

This project has won funding from the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, led by the University of East Anglia with participation from over 20 partners, including the Universities of Essex and Kent.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day on either Thursday 12 or Friday 13 February 2015.

Funding

Successful candidates who meet RCUK’s eligibility criteria (see www.rcuk.ac.uk) will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award.

The stipend for 2014/15 was £13,863 p.a.

For further information, please visit www.enveast.ac.uk.

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Studentship:Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Veterinary Neurology

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – School of Veterinary Sciences

Location: Bristol
Funding amount: £17,564 Stipend(tax free) increasing to £19,030
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 30th October 2014
Closes: 24th November 2014
Reference: SCH/14/12

We are seeking a veterinary graduate with a passion for veterinary neurology, a minimum of two years experience in small animal practice and who holds (or is eligible to hold) membership of the RCVS, to join our veterinary neurology team. Prior completion of a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery will be an advantage. The successful applicant will be working alongside two ECVN diploma holders, a third ECVN eligible neurologist and one other senior clinical training scholar. We are looking for a candidate with strong background knowledge in veterinary medicine and surgery and ready to work with a busy caseload.The post includes out-of-hours work.

Your primary role will be assisting in provision of a veterinary neurology referral service. Training will be centred on aspects of small animal neurology and neurosurgery but you will follow an ECVN approved residency programme with provision for time spent on anaesthesia, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology and general pathology. Details can be found following this link:

http://www.ecvn.org/ecvn/education/residency/training/TrainingGuidelines.pdf

This post is tenable for three years, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress, and is available from 5th January 2015.

Funding: Stipend (tax free) of£17,564 increasing to £19,030. Out of hours duties (currently 1 in 3) attract an additional stipend.

Further details and application forms are available from:  Head of Schools Office by telephone: 0117 928 9200, or e-mail: cvs-hod-office@bristol.ac.ukPlease quote reference SCH/14/12.

Informal enquires are encouraged and may be made to Tom Harcourt-Brown (tom.harcourt-brown@bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Nicolas Granger (nicolas.granger@bristol.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 24th November 2014

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Living Systems Institute Manager

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Living Systems Institute

Location: Exeter
Salary: £43,000 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 30th October 2014
Closes: 27th November 2014
Job Ref: P47821
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A leading international University, at Exeter we are continuously seeking to break new ground, both with our research and our student experience. 

Pushing frontiers is not just all about the research; it requires resources, finances, coordination and plans, and this requires an Institute Manager.  Developing strategic plans, managing budgets and resources, creatively approaching income generation and finding the right people for the right answers are all critical parts of the role.

The largest single investment in science we have ever made, our Living System Institute is a prime example of our world leading, cutting edge work. Bringing together leading mathematicians, physicists, cell and molecular biologists, biomedical scientists and engineers the institute will be focussing on understanding how diseases evolve and revolutionising their diagnosis and treatment.

A solution provider, you will network with finesse being able to engage a variety of stakeholders across numerous pieces of work, Colleges and Departments.  Confident in your professional ability, you will take responsibility and ownership making decisions and communicating effectively.  Previous experience in a senior Business Manager type role will be critical in allowing you to produce high quality business plans, preparing tender documents and assisting the Director with shaping the Institute’s future.  Strong commercial acumen will need to be demonstrated by the successful candidate with an understanding of business and the Higher Education world. 

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Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Event Design and Communication

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £32,277 to £50,200
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 30th October 2014
Closes: 26th November 2014
Job Ref: ST81

Senior Lecturer starting salary from £38,511 – £45,954 per annum with further progression opportunities to £50,200

Lecturer starting salary from £32,277 – £37,394 per annum with further progression opportunities to £40,847

Bournemouth University is creating the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience in a world class learning community by sharing this unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our new, transformational estates programme is changing the face of the University through a stunning series of iconic new buildings, and having won the Queens Anniversary Award for Higher Education in 2012 we recently became the first university to be commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for the quality of student learning opportunities.

The School of Tourism has an international reputation for delivering high quality funded research projects and publishing in leading national and international journals. As Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Event Design and Communication, you will be able to demonstrate your ability and enthusiasm to contribute positively to the research output, reputation and educational activities of the School. You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact by email the Associate Dean Events & Leisure Caroline Jackson, at cjackson@bournemouth.ac.uk.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Interview date: Friday 12 December 2014

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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) /Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Physical Education

University of Bath

University of Bath – Department for Health

Location: Bath
Salary: £38,511 to £54,841 Starting from £38,511, rising to £45,954 (Lecturer) or £47,328, rising to £54,841 (Senior Lecturer)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 30th October 2014
Closes: 30th November 2014
Job Ref: SS2783

The Department for Health is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, who is a scholar with a strong record of publications and either a track-record or clear strategy to attract research funding. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate teaching excellence, appropriate to the level of appointment.

We are seeking a dynamic, adaptable colleague who will work with us to ensure the continuing strength of the Department in both research and teaching. You will be expected to maintain and develop your own programme of research, be successful in seeking external funding, and contribute to teaching and research supervision on relevant programmes. It is expected that your scholarly activities will complement and further enhance existing research foci in and further develop links between the Department for Health and the Department of Sports Development and Recreation, as well as the local community and schools.

While applications are welcomed from all areas relevant to physical education and from any disciplinary background, we are particularly interested in those whose scholarship fosters interdisciplinarity and focuses on: Coaching Science; Sports Pedagogy and Inequalities; Sport and Physical Activity Across the Lifespan; Health Technology and/or; Physical Education. It would be an advantage if you can demonstrate an affinity between your own research programme and existing Departmental and Faculty research themes.

If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact either the Director of Sport and Social Science programme (Dr Emma Rich +44 (0) 1225 386638, email: e.rich@bath.ac.uk or the Head of Department (Dr James Bilzon, Tel: +44 (0)1225 383174, email: j.bilzon@bath.ac.uk).

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