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Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

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Coastal Process Scientist at the Plymouth Coastal Observatory

Organisation Teignbridge District Council
Salary details £19,819 - £25,463
Job term Fixed Term until 31 March 2021
Appointment type Full Time
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing Date 07 September 2018
Interview Date 19 September 2018


Our Vision: Making Teignbridge a healthy and desirable place where people want to live, work and visit.
Our Values: Communicative, Respected, Purposeful Conscientious.

What it's like to work here: With its diverse mix of coast, countryside, seaside resorts, market towns, villages and moorland, Teignbridge is a great place to work and live.
The South West Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme is an exciting project which is being managed and led by Teignbridge District Council in partnership with other South West maritime Local Authorities and the Environment Agency.
The programme extends from Portland Bill in Dorset to Beachley Point on the Welsh border, including the Isles of Scilly. The output from the project will be the basis for the ongoing strategic management of the coast, the response to storm or erosion events and the design of future coastal defences in the region. This is of considerable importance to everyone especially in the South West, particularly in view of rising sea levels and climate change.

For this role: You will be part of the Economy and Assets team and will be based at Plymouth University, within the Plymouth Coastal Observatory which is the data management centre for the South West Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme.
You will be mostly office based with some business travel which will include remote site working, surveying and walking substantial distances. This will also include driving one of our vehicles around the South West region.

What you'll be doing: Your main responsibility will be to manage the collection of coastal monitoring data and to receive, download, quality assure and analyse the coastal process information.
You will prepare and maintain appropriate scientific records, review analysed and historical data, carry out scientific reviews and liaise with our partners involved in the project.

Who we're looking for: The successful candidate will have the capability to research problems and develop innovative solutions with experience of the GIS coastal environment and GPS surveying systems.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Honours degree in civil or maritime engineering, oceanography, marine science, environmental science or similar plus preferably experience in coastal processes, GIS or GPS surveying;
- Data Analysis experience;
- Knowledge of data management.
Knowledge and experience in oceanography, marine science, geography and environmental science are essential requirements for this role.

We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment, employee rewards and benefits include:
- Local Government Pension Scheme;
- Generous annual leave;
- Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements;
- Childcare Vouchers;
- Discounted gym membership at Teignbridge District Council Leisure Centres;
- Cycle Scheme;
- Career development through professional learning and development.

As an Investors in People Gold Award holder and a Disability Confident Employer, we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.

For an informal discussion, please contact Emerald Siggery on 01752 586155.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application and supporting statement.

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