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Science Content Development Lead

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Job Grade

Grade 7

Advertised Salary

£52,120 - £64,380

Type of Role

Analytical,Other (See Full Job Details)

Closing Date

15. april 2024

Job Description from Civil Service Jobs

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities:

Lead and manage a portfolio of science content development projects aimed at enhancing the evidence-base for ELM schemes.
Build strong working relationships with policy customers and be able to react quickly to customer needs.
Lead analysis that is policy relevant by keeping up with and reacting to the latest policy thinking and emerging issues.
Liaise effectively and collaboratively with other analysts to ensure the analytic products are inter-disciplinary and aligned with relevant work.
Ensure that the analysis is interpreted and applied appropriately and accompanied with assurance statements.
Ensure that analysis is appropriately engaged with and disseminated (within the team, programme, across the Defra group and to external stakeholders, as required).
Lead the scoping and commissioning of future content development projects and appropriate assessment and appraisal.
Lead in undertaking evidence projects where natural science expertise is required. This may include more substantive pieces as well as working at pace to deliver commissions to tight deadlines.
Promote evidence-based policy across ELM through building positive and effective relationships with both internal colleagues within the division, across Defra, its arm’s length bodies, and external with stakeholders.
Contribute to accessing the scientific research base and the best available data, as well as considering the impact of emerging issues and innovative technologies on scheme content development.
Line manage a natural scientist in a small team and work closely with a team of scientists in an adjacent Natural Science Strategy team.

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