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Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.
We are offering a unique opportunity to contribute to the effective delivery and future development of our marine plastics work. The Technical Specialist, Marine Plastics, will play an important role within the Conservation Science and Design team, leading on technical aspects of our marine plastics work.
Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge (some remote working may be considered). Some travel within the UK and internationally may be required.
We are looking for a high-performing and experienced technical specialist with a sound and up-to-date knowledge of marine plastics issues, and experience of developing solutions and changing practice, particularly in relation to microplastics. You will have demonstrable ability and track record in working constructively with a range of stakeholders, including the corporate sector and government, and will be able to represent our work effectively to diverse external audiences.
You will have strong research and analytical skills combined with the ability to present convincing arguments. You will be able to communicate with confidence and credibility to a range of audiences, and have experience in building and maintaining productive organisational and external stakeholder relationships.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.
Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.
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The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 11 August 2020.