|Title||Chief Scientist and Director of the Chief Scientist’s Group|
Are you passionate about good quality science and its use in decision making? Do you want to use your scientific knowledge and skills to create better places for people, wildlife and the environment? The Covid pandemic has highlighted the need for the best available evidence and effective science communication to underpin policy decisions. This role provides a unique opportunity to apply strong science leadership to address current and emerging environmental challenges.
The Environment Agency’s Chief Scientist provides strategic direction and scientific advice to ensure that our decisions are underpinned by sound evidence. The role leads the Chief Scientist’s Group, the focal point for scientific knowledge and professional expertise across the Environment Agency. The Chief Scientist’s Group leads on a wide range of science, research, analysis and evaluation for the Environment Agency, putting strong science and rigorous analysis at the heart of our work.
The Chief Scientist’s Group comprises around 150 scientists and technical specialists working in research, innovation, evaluation, data analysis and reporting, and horizon scanning. They have an extraordinarily diverse range of specialisms and many are leading experts in: air quality, water quality, waste and recycling, climate change, groundwater, hydrology, geomorphology, fisheries science, ecosystems, data science, ecotoxicology and science communication. The team works closely with the Flooding and Coastal Risk Management Research Team and Social Science Team.
This senior leadership role requires scientific credibility to work with expert scientists internally and externally, a PhD (or equivalent) in an environmental science area is desirable in order to achieve this but is not essential.
We are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. Diversity: it’s in our nature.
|Closing Date||15 May 2022|