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Blue Carbon Economist – Marine Conservation Society

Marine Conservation Society

Closing date: 18 April 2021


Climate breakdown presents one of the greatest challenges in the history of humanity, and our seas are a vital element in halting climate change. A critical resource for the UK economy, rich ‘blue carbon’ habitats such as saltmarshes, seagrass meadows and kelp forests store carbon at rates greater than most land-based ecosystems.

Are you a Blue Carbon Economist who can shape our strategy for blue carbon restoration and provide expert input on the carbon and financial costs, benefits and innovation opportunities of sustainable marine management and blue growth?

You will support us to develop and advocate for a costed UK blue carbon recovery strategy, to support both the UK’s contribution to global targets for climate change mitigation and the recovery of our ocean. You will work across our programmes to develop our policies on marine climate-change mitigation to support the blue carbon strategy.

Our teams are keen to work collaboratively with you to promote the strategy and influence the UK governments and businesses. Your specialist knowledge and passion for action on our climate is what we need, and you’ll represent MCS at events, engaging a variety of audiences in this important work, and act as our spokesperson on climate change issues.

Key Skills:

  • A demonstrable understanding and application of environmental economics, including cost-benefit analysis and economic appraisal techniques.
  • Able to show your knowledge of climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a focus on the marine environment.
  • A track record of conducting relevant in-depth research and then delivering informed and accessible outputs.
  • Comfortable working collaboratively across teams to deliver collective outputs.
  • Evidence of producing clear and concise presentations of complex information and new subject areas to political and business audiences.
  • Ability to handle a diverse, fast-moving work area, prioritise and meet deadlines.

We are looking for people who demonstrate our values, but who also contribute their own perspectives and experiences to add to our knowledge and our culture.

For the full job description, information about working at MCS and instructions on how to apply, please download the Information Pack (which can be found by selecting the apply button shown).

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

Other organisations may call this role Environmental Economist, Economist, Blue Economy Consultant, or Blue Carbon Economy Consultant.

Further Details:

Contract: Funding for a 3 year, fixed-term contract. 35 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 p.a. dependent on experience

Location: Flexible with access to our London office (SE1)

Closing: Sunday 18 April 2021

Interviews: W/C 26 April / 3 May

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Job Details

Organisation: Marine Conservation Society

Location: Flexible with access to our London office (SE1)

Salary range: £30,000 - £40,000

Closing date: 18 April 2021

Contract type: Temporary

About the Organisation

MCS is the voice for everyone who loves the sea. We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened sea life before it is lost forever.

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