[Coral-List] job posting

Joanna Redhead Joanna at yhsg.co.uk
Mon Jul 20 10:33:58 EDT 2009

Dear coral list,


Could you please add the following job posting to the list. Thank you.


Marine Conservation Zone Planner

Net Gain 'The North Sea Marine Conservation Zone Project'

The Net Gain MCZ Project has been set up to plan and develop a network of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in the English North Sea. The goal of the MCZ network will be to contribute to the UK Governments commitment of establishing an ecologically coherent network of effectively managed Marine Protected Areas by 2012 with the aim to safeguard marine biodiversity and to ensure the long-term sustainability of marine resources. 

Recommendations for the MCZs will be made by a Stakeholder Group, using ecological and physical data collated and mapped by the Project Team in a central GIS and database, and combined with socio-economic information collected from individual marine users.  The project must ensure that the final network is supported by a wide cross section of stakeholders, and is successful in providing protection for marine habitats and species. 

Your role

We are seeking a Marine Conservation Zone Planner to lead and support the MCZ planning process. You will be responsible for the development of a Geographical Information System, a stakeholder database and the sourcing, collation, processing and mapping of relevant ecological, physical and human activity information to assist planning and identification of possible MCZs.  You will develop a regional profile, and use this together with national guidance, I.T. (including Marxan) and innovating new technical approaches to support effective decision making for stakeholders and regional representatives.  You will manage the GIS and Data Officer and work with the project stakeholder group and the wider stakeholder community, to ensure that they are integral to the decision-making process and selection of sites. Externally you will liaise with the other regional projects and work with a number of different partners and data-providers. 

You should have a postgraduate degree in a relevant scientific subject (marine biology, ocean sciences, environmental science, GIS or related subject) and proven experience in marine spatial mapping and GIS.  Experience in the region is desirable. The successful candidate will be employed by The Yorkshire and Humber Seafood Group and based at the Deep in Hull. 


Salary: £25,000 to £32,000 depending on experience. Full time post, 37 hours per week.


For a full job description or enquiries please contact Joanna Redhead on 0044 (0)1482 216222, email joanna at yhsg.co.uk or visit www.yhsg.co.uk. Application by CV and covering letter to:


Joanna Redhead - Project Manager

Net Gain, The North Sea Marine Conservation Zone Project

The Yorkshire and Humber Seafood Group

The Deep Business Centre

Tower Street

Hull, HU1 4BG


The deadline for applications is 14th August 2009.




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