British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world’s leading geoscience research organisations and the leading provider of geological advice and information in the United Kingdom. It operates both in the UK and internationally. The BGS is seeking to recruit two highly-motivated and enthusiastic Geologists to be based at its Keyworth office near Nottingham and undertake a range of office and field based geological activities.

You will have an undergraduate degree in Geology (or related subject) and ideally a range of relevant industry experience. A minimum of 3 years’ experience and/or postgraduate qualifications that demonstrates an ability to use different types of geological information would be an advantage but is not essential. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields of geology are also essential: sedimentology (either clastic or carbonates), structural geology, quaternary geology and geomorphology, engineering geology and geological interpretation of geophysical data.

As a skilled field Geologist, you should be capable of synthesising your observations and data into coherent, spatial interpretations of the rock mass and its superficial cover. You will be numerate and comfortable with modern desk-based and mobile informatics technologies. You will be able to undertake independent and team-based studies, develop innovative solutions to geological challenges and link these to applications and impacts for BGS clients and wider stakeholders. As a confident communicator and team worker, you will be able to contribute positively to areas of your work, interacting with non-specialists, scientists and experts in other disciplines. You will also be a confident writer and have a proven record of contributing to written outputs (e.g. technical reports, scientific papers).

The post is based in Nottingham, UK, but at times involve fieldwork in the UK away from our centres and sometimes overseas. You must be able to travel and be able to work in remote, sometimes challenging environments. A driving license valid for use in the UK is essential.

Starting salary will be between £22,224 per annum to £30,600 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. For a salary above £28,200 per annum you will need to meet the criteria listed in the desirable criteria detailed in Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare allowance, free parking, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, Please quote reference number IRC243787.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 4th February 2018.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organization and has achieved Bronze status for Athena Swan – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

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