Team Leader Environmental Data Reporting and Coordination

Vacancy Area

Manager / Team Leader

Team Leader Environmental Data Reporting and Coordination - Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Marine Spatial Planning Policy Support

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will work within the Institute’s Marine Spatial Planning Services team.  Working with the Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Strategy Framework cross-services teams they will coordinate the definition and delivery of data-focused services to support MSFD reporting and MSP evidence-based decision making. 

As the National Marine Data Centre, the Marine Institute collects and manages numerous data sets for a variety of purposes to support sustainable marine resource and environmental management on behalf of the public.  Many of these data sets can be represented spatially to support marine spatial planning, while others are used to inform government on the environmental status of conditions in the marine environment based on European Union criteria of GES as defined under the MSFD.  The successful candidate will work with Marine Institute scientists and other groups, including external planning and domain experts, to develop data and information products and services for use in a MSP for Ireland, and data relevant for making GES determinations under MSFD.  

They will coordinate inputs from a range of scientific and technical teams across service areas including Marine Environment and Food Safety Services, Fisheries and Ecosystem Advisory Services and Ocean Science and Information Services. They will be responsible for coordinating the service delivery requirements of the MSP and MSFD programmes and with maintaining the availability and quality of data and information and related services underpinning these programmes.  Further information can be found on the job description here.  

Duration of Contract:

The contract will be issued on a specified purpose basis for up to a maximum duration of up to 31st December 2023, subject to funding with a 12 month probationary period. 

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference MEFSS/TL ENV DATA /MSP/June20  

Closing date for applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on Tuesday June 30th 2020. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.  

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