JNCC’s Marine Management Team provides evidence-based advice on the environmental impacts of activities taking place in the offshore marine environment to the authorities responsible for their regulation. One such area of advice relates to the protection of marine mammals and their habitats from activities that result in underwater noise. The expansion of offshore wind, added to the continued pressures from other industries, particularly when within or near Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) has highlighted the need for further evidence gathering and guidance to reduce uncertainty in impact assessment processes and develop proportionate and effective management measures. Key to achieving this is engagement between different stakeholders and JNCC collaborates with government, industry, NGOs and academia in order to aid the sustainable use of the marine environment. JNCC plays a significant role in identifying and reducing evidence gaps, advice provision, as well as in shaping policy and guidance in this area.
The postholder will carry out a range of functions with the overall objective of contributing to the provision of advice on the protection of marine mammals in UK offshore waters, such as:
To be a successful candidate you will have:
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Equality and diversity
JNCC is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels valued and respected and see this as a good place to work. JNCC has a responsibility to ensure that we have an inclusive culture where discrimination, harassment, bullying and prejudice will not be tolerated. Our selection process is determined on fair and open competition and regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership.
Continuous professional development (CPD)
Employees are encouraged to keep developing skills and professional knowledge.
JNCC has made available, and encourages employees to use, on average, five working days per annum for CPD activities with access to related funding
JNCC annual leave allowance is 25 days per annum. After five years’ service, leave entitlement increases to 30 days per annum.
In addition to annual leave, JNCC offers 12 public and privilege days per annum, three of which are explicitly reserved for office closure between Christmas and New Year.
JNCC supports flexible working hours and practices to help employees strike a good balance between work life and personal life.
Our policies are family-friendly and include flexi-time, flexible working patterns, compressed hours and dispersed working. JNCC also offers paid maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, over and above the minimum statutory entitlements. Some work/life balance benefits are available following a minimum length of service.
Civil Service Pension
Employees will have the opportunity to join Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits. JNCC makes a significant contribution to the cost of employee pensions.
Employee Assistance Programme
JNCC provides employees with a free and confidential support service which gives unlimited access to information, advice and emotional support to help employees prepare for and manage all of life’s ups and downs, events and challenges.
JNCC has entered into a partnership agreement with its recognised Trade Unions: Prospect and PCS, which employees are able to join and be involved with.
Salary sacrifice schemes
Employee Discount Scheme
Civil Service Sports Club