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Delivery Manager – Scientific Coordination And Communications

About the Role
This role is a 2 year - Fixed Term Contract

The Climate and Earth Observation group at NPL is a world leader in the theory, methods and practice of metrological traceability of Earth Observation (EO) instrumentation and their data products. CEO projects span the full life cycle of EO instrumentation traceability; from pre-flight calibration, in-orbit validation & sensor inter-operability, together with L1, L2 and derived product quality assurance.

The EMN for Climate and Ocean Observation is led by NPL, and was established by the European Association for National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) to provide a structure for collaboration of the European metrology institutes in a field of significant societal importance. It is the European contribution to a global effort to further enhance metrological best practice into climate system and observations through targeted research efforts.

About You
We are looking for a Delivery Manager with a scientific background, preferably in climate science, observational networks, meteorology or Earth sciences, and/or experience of metrology.

The successful candidate will join the CEO team to manage the planning and production of scientist communications across existing and future projects, and work in partnership with the EMN Chair to coordinate the operation of the EMN.

Key activities:

Building relationships with key external stakeholders, arranging meetings with them and establishing a stakeholder network and an advisory board with members from science, industry and international organisations
Supporting the coordination and extension of the European network
Supporting the chair and EURAMET officials with the development of an EMN strategy, organising and participating in meetings and writing the outline documents
Organisation of scientific events (conferences, workshops and courses) and specifically support in coordinating the EMN response to the September 2022 BIPM-WMO Workshop on Metrology in Climate Action
Working with teams to plan and coordinate the production of outreach material, which may include the opportunity to attend fieldwork campaigns to support filming of promotional videos
Developing presentational material such as infographics, promotional videos and attractive websites – either personally, or by liaising with experts
Using scientific case studies to write external facing articles for NPL, and partner websites

Experience in managing complex projects
Interest in and understanding of climate science and/or metrology, through a degree in Earth sciences, physical sciences, chemistry or mathematics or time working in a related organisation
Enjoys independent work in an interdisciplinary team, able to take the initiative
Highly organised and able to balance multiple simultaneous priorities (for self and for team)
Excellent communication skills

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

About The Company
NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. NPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.

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