NERC Policy placements with Welsh Government, Scottish Government and UK Government Office for Science

Posted by kay on May 28, 2015

NERC Policy placements with Welsh Government, Scottish Government and UK Government Office for Science

May 28, 2015

NERC has launched three opportunities for policy placements:


NERC Welsh Government high level policy placement

NERC is partnering with the Welsh Assembly Government to seek a senior member of the environmental science community to take on a key role linking NERC science with policymaking at the highest level. The main purpose of the role is to strengthen the uptake of science into policy such that existing and emerging scientific knowledge is rapidly and effectively translated for Welsh national natural resource management policies. It will provide an important mechanism for Welsh Government research and evidence needs to feed back into NERC strategy and will assist in NERC's strategic planning and scoping of partnership activities.


NERC Scottish Government high level policy placement

NERC and Scottish Government RESAS will fund a senior member of the environmental science community to take up a high level policy placement post for 12 months. The senior Fellow will act as a conduit between NERC and the Scottish Government, working to improve knowledge exchange by developing and implementing processes to identify, translate and feed-in NERC's research to the Scottish Government policy and practice in a timely and appropriate manner, prioritising areas which will have most impact on policymaking and practice.


NERC GO-Science policy placement

The Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Government Office for Science are seeking a member of the climate science community to take on a key role advising the government’s chief scientific advisor. This 12-month post will not only support the CSA on issues related to climate change science but also develop strategic links between NERC and GO-Science to inform and help to maximise the effectiveness of science and innovation policy.

For more details on each opportunity please see the NERC website

NERC's Policy Placement Fellowship Scheme allows researchers and other staff involved in environmental science research to work closely with policymakers within government and other public and third sector organisations in the UK. The scheme also allows placements of government and third sector policymakers to work within NERC head office and research centres. The placements will be for 12 months initially.
The closing date for applications is 4pm on 8th July, interviews will be held the week commencing 27th July 2015.

Any queries regarding these calls please send to innovation@nerc.ac.uk



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