Non-native Species Specialist - York

APHA - Animal Plant & Health Agency
28040.00 - 31680.00 GBP Annual
12 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Non-native Species Specialist
GBP28,040 - GBP31,680 pa
Full-time, Permanent

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) was launched on 1 October 2014. It merges the former Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) with parts of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) responsible for plant and bee health to create a single agency responsible for animal, plant and bee health. We work to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.

An enthusiastic Non-native Species Specialist is required to provide technical guidance and delivery support primarily to UK Government in delivery of domestic policy on invasive non-native species (INNS) and its obligations under existing European Union Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. The post holder will be responsible for growing and managing a portfolio of projects within the National Wildlife Management Centre on non-native species and their management. This will range from research into risks posed by non-native species and management of those risks, through to delivery of invasive plant and animal control projects within the UK and overseas.

The preferred candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in ecology (or similar) or equivalent experience and ideally also have a postgraduate qualification (MSc, MRes, MPhil, PhD) in ecology or similar. They must also have In-depth knowledge of non-native species ecology and management and high standards of data collection, management, analysis and interpretation. In-depth knowledge of national and EU policy on non-native species would also be an advantage.

APHA offers a Civil Service pension, generous annual leave entitlements, on-site gym, childcare salary sacrifice scheme and flexible working. Although based at York, there will be some requirements to travel with short overnight stays.

Closing date: 28 July 2017.

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