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Marine Conservation Society

Research Assistant - Clean Seas and Wales Programmes

Contract: Permanent, full time

Salary: £20,200 - £24,000 dependent on experience

Location: Cardiff (initially home based)

Closing: Noon on 17th August 2020 (MCS reserves the right to close earlier if sufficient applications are received)

The Marine Conservation Society fights for the future of our ocean through people-powered action – with science on our side.

We have ambitious plans to drive political, cultural and social change and as we EU-exit – it is vital that MCS is able to support work in Wales and across the whole of the UK’s clean seas programme.

We are looking for a talented individual who has a strong background in understanding policy and advocacy in Wales, and is interested in supporting broader work on pollution across the whole of the UK.

Key Skills

  • Extensive understanding of the marine environment
  • Able to independently undertake research and present a critical analysis, e.g. from datasets or via desktop research
  • Experience in GIS mapping, including using Arc GIS and the presentation of geographical data


Click here to download the information pack, which includes the full job description and the specifics around what we would like to see in your application.

We ask that you start your CV with a 100-word summary of your suitability for this role (but don’t include any academic qualifications). You will also be asked to include a cover letter which tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Researcher, Research Associate, Marine Research Assistant, Marine Conservation Research Associate, or Marine Environment Research Assistant.

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