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Social Science Researcher (FTC)

Marine Conservation Society

Location: Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Work from home
Salary: £20,400 to £22,200
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: PTAAHD2410/CC/LA

Contract: Full-time, 35 hours

Duration: Fixed-term to 30 September 2022

Salary: £20,400 to £22,200 dependent on experience

Location: Flexible – good access to transport links in Sussex required

Closing: We are considering applications on a rolling basis until Sunday 24th October 2021. We may close this role when a suitable applicant is found. 

Sussex seas are now better protected for generations to come thanks to progressive new management measures which mean that trawling is now banned in large areas off the Sussex coast to allow habitats to regenerate (Sussex nearshore trawling byelaw). We invite you to join us as a Social Science Researcher to ensure that the process and tools used to achieve this landmark protection are captured and shared to enable wider application of the approach across the UK. 

You’ll work with the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA) and use a range of research methods, including stakeholder mapping, interviews and desk-based evidence gathering. The research outcomes will illustrate how local and national support helped make the case for the byelaw, which will then be published as an accessible ‘how-to’ document with key learnings and steps. 

You will also explore the public views and values on the effects of the byelaw. You’ll work together with our Volunteer Engagement and Ocean Recovery teams to identify where face to face data in IFCA districts can be collected. 

This is a real opportunity for your work to create a lasting impact for you and for our oceans. Your evidence gathering will inform a feasibility study for the potential of similar byelaws in other IFCA districts. 

Research & Analysis: Can show us evidence of your experience in designing research tools and gathering/analysing both qualitative and quantitative social data. Evidence of the application of qualitative and quantitative social data analysis with an interest in novel and creative approaches. Has an understanding of the need for robust social science evidence to inform work in the conservation sector. Has some knowledge of best practice in stakeholder engagement.  

Reporting: Able to write clearly and in an accessible way for a range of audiences, both in and outside of our team. Can provide relevant data and research to input into other team projects and proposals.  

Delivering: Highly organised, can create an evidence bank to store and share data appropriately and in line with our data policies. Able to travel and flexibility to attend events that may be on weekends or evenings. 

Working with us: Takes an inclusive and equitable approach to engagement, is a problem-solver and supports others and enjoys working with a team of passionate advocates for our ocean and environment. We are looking for you to demonstrate our values, but we value your unique perspectives and experiences which add to our knowledge and our culture. 

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Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland) 

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