RRC Science and Technical Officer

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Feb 19, 2020
End of advertisement period
Mar 19, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 3 years
Salary £33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 19/03/2020

Role Description

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. To find out more please visit our website:

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is looking for someone who wants to make a real difference in the field of river restoration, working with natural processes and habitat enhancement, working in the UK and Ireland at the interface between practice, science and policy.

We are looking for an experienced individual to manage and deliver independent technical specialist advice, and a training programme to a broad range of statutory agency, public, private and third sector organisations.   We work to ensure UK river restoration programmes and projects are planned, implemented and evaluated with a high degree of technical confidence and rigor, and are implemented by practitioners trained to a high degree of understanding and competency.  The position will involve travel to locations across the UK, Ireland, and occasionally abroad. You will also work on the RRC’s other activities developing guidance and communicating best practice, applying for grants, supporting project bids and developing practical decision support tools for river restoration.

You will provide expert advice and guidance. This will include delivery of assessments, planning options and scoping potential projects, supporting research, authoring guidance documents and evaluating restoration success. The role also encompasses the design and delivery of training courses and the coordination of an international river restoration science conference.

RRC is an independent, not-for-profit information and advisory centre, supporting all aspects of river restoration, habitat enhancement and best practice river and catchment management. Our office is based at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire and we are funded through the UK environmental agency agreements, project work and our programme of events.

You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification (such as physical geography, geomorphology or similar) and a comprehensive understanding of river processes, river management and restoration. You will have developed and delivered training courses and workshops, and understand the differing needs of public, private, third-sector and local volunteer groups.  You will have the ability to write complex technical and/or scientific reports as well as simple non-technical summaries and guidance tailored to a specific audience or for broad appeal.

You will be able to quickly integrate into a small busy team of highly motivated individuals sharing common purpose and values: understanding river form and function, restoring natural processes, communicating evidence-based knowledge and sharing best practice.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.  Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.  To find out more, please visit

For an informal discussion, please contact Marc Naura, RRC Science and Technical Manager, on (T); +44 (0)1234 752979 or (E);